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Mechanical Engineering, Department

Fachbereich M - Mechatronik und Maschinenbau at the HS Bochum

  • Lennershofstraße 140
  • 44801 Bochum
  • Phone: +49 234 3210-400
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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners 7.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 140
Extent of interlinking 6/10 points

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

International orientation

Outgoing students 0.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Master theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Share of professors with work experience 40.0 %


Third party funds per professor no data
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) no data

Students' assessments on cooperate education courses

Teacher support number of cases too small
Support in studies 3.2
Courses offered rank group not distinct
Study organisation rank group not distinct
Exams 2.8
Support for stays abroad number of cases too small
Coordination of theory and practice phases number of cases too small
Rooms rank group not distinct
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Laboratories number of cases too small
Overall study situation rank group not distinct

Mechanical Engineering

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Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Variety of options and specialisation opportunities for accessing related subject areas; Stays abroad are supported; Numerous well-organised placements in laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment support theory; Examples of content: Machine Components, Production Processing, Thermodynamics, Control Engineering, Construction (CA Methods, Simulation, Motive Power Engineering, Energy Engineering), Production (Production Planning, Logistics, Industrial Robots, Assembling Technology). Problem-based learning is practised by the university-wide projects Solar car (internationally successful!) and Cargo-Pedelec.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Global network of companies in which students can complete a 20-week work placement abroad or write their final thesis. Every 2 years students can participate in a 2-week excursion to China. International Office to promote international mobility is unique at the Hochschule Bochum. Buddy supervision programme for students with foreign partner universities available (incoming students). Extensive supervision of students (outgoing students) in the organisation and implementation of a stay abroad (studies/work placement).
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    CDHAW, Shanghai, China; Coventry University, UK; SIGMA, Clermont-Ferrand; Università della Calabria, Italien; Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italien; German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordanien; ITESM, Monterrey, Mexiko; Edinburgh Napier University, UK
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Many excellently equipped labs: Automotive Systems, Robotics; Computer-Aided Product Development: CAD, CAM, CAE, CFD, Rapid Prototyping, Computer Sciences, Automation, Image Processing, Motor Test Bench, Material, Assembling, Welding and Laser Engineering – Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Management, Machine Tool Design, 5-Axis Machining Centre.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Research and development focuses on: Industry 4.0; Alternative energies; Mechatronics; Automotive; Robotics; Computer-Aided Product Development; CAD; CAM; CAE; CFD; Rapid Prototyping; Computer Science; Automation; Image Processing; Engine Test Bench; Material, Assembly, Welding and Laser Engineering; Manufacturing Engineering; Quality Management; Machine Tools; 5-Axis Machining Centre; Long-standing, close and successful cooperation with companies
  • Other special features
    Close cooperation of the department with the Institut für Studienerfolg und Didaktik (Institute for Success and Didactics, ISD) as a central academic institution of the Bochum University of Applied Sciences.
  • Further information on research activities
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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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