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Mechanical / Materials / Process Engineering, Department

Fachbereich Maschinenbau at the TU Darmstadt

  • Otto-Berndt-Straße 2
  • 64287 Darmstadt
  • Phone: +49 6151 16-26091
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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners 12.3 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

International orientation

Outgoing students 2.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 26.2 %
Share of professors with work experience 100.0 %


Third party funds per academic 282.0 T€
Doctorates per professor 3.3

Mechanical Engineering

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department yes, please see department website
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Acquisition of skills in academic work, writing and teamwork; self-reflection on decisions and results produced in projects is encouraged; support by mentors, course guidance from the MechCenter and the departmental student organisation, leading to independent study and time management; Work on current issues from the fields of research and industry as part of projects (partly interdisciplinary); introduction to international environment through broad range of exchange programmes; Extended study service by the MechCenter (extended study office).
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Information events and "International" consultation hours: Verified processes for information, support for outgoing and incoming students, recognition of credits from exchange programmes, numerous double degrees and exchange programmes, internationalisation officer and the "International" working group in the department;. Leave semester during participation in exchange programmes possible; International project work; Research partnerships with a large number of foreign universities + international companies; Summer schools for foreign students.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Toronto; Tsinghua University; National University of Singapore; École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne; University of British Columbia; University of Tokyo; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Warwick; Lund University;
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    TUCaN (campus management software) as a central, digital organisation system for courses and examinations at the TU Darmstadt - for the virtually paperless planning and organisation of the course development and day-to-day course matters. State-of-the-art multi-media pool for students of the department, several learning centres, wind tunnel, airfield, process learning factory CiP (lean production, Lean 4.0,...), ETA factory (large-scale research equipment for research + teaching in the field of energy efficiency, energy flexibility and resource efficiency in industrial production).
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research is a central focus of mechanical engineering in Darmstadt. Be it basic research or industrial contracts: The focus is on the application of scientific methods to practice-relevant issues - and the early involvement of young scientists. You can fi
  • Support for founders
    In the Master's degree students can take useful modules worth up to 12 credit points, e.g.: "Introduction to Innovation Management", "Fundamentals of Patent and Copyright Law", "German and International Business Law"…. HIGHEST: Innovation and start-up centre of the Darmstadt University of Technology: Support services such as assistance in the development of business models, the search for investors and suitable support programmes. A mentoring service and topical courses and lecture series complete the offerings. EXIST start-up grant + infrastructure.
  • Other special features
    Annual award of the "Germany Scholarship"; Information and support for students with disabilities; Equal opportunities concept and equal opportunities officer of the mechanical engineering department; "Ingenium" – Young Researchers at TU Darmstadt: Umbrella organisation for the promotion of young scientists at the TU Darmstadt for their academic + non-academic careers; "Big Sister" is a programme that consists of mentoring, networking and training for female students with a migration background; International Student Service and housing service for exchange students at the TU Darmstadt
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(S)-Students' judgements  (F)-Facts  (P)-Professors' judgements
(ME)= Mechanical Engineering (IntDiscip)= very interdisciplinary and thus not classified;
As the ranking is done for the whole subject area, for the single "sub-subjects" it can happen that not all rank groups are represented in all criteria.
Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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