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Mechanical / Materials / Process Engineering, Department

Fakultät für Maschinenbau at the Karlsruher Inst. f. Technologie KIT

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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners 3.3 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 5/14 points

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

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 8.1 %


Third party funds per academic 134.9 T€
Doctorates per professor 3.6

Mechanical Engineering

Materials Science / Engineering

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Faculty professors are also directors/heads of Fraunhofer institutes and other research institutes, which produces synergies; large volume of research activities (application-related and in large-scale research) that have a direct influence on the latest teaching. In the area of basic research the focus is on the three pillars of technical mechanics, construction and materials science. A specific feature of the Master's degrees is their great flexibility with regard to choice of subjects.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Partnerships with other universities worldwide, International Studying in Mechanical Engineering (ISIM), International Afternoon, various English-language courses, double degrees with France, South Korea and China.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA; Indiana State University, Terre Haute, USA; University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA; Tongji-Universität, Shanghai, China; Jiaotong, University of Shanghai, Shanghai, China; INSA, Lyon, Frankreich; ENSAM, Metz, Frankreich; Ecole Polytechnique Palaiseau, Paris, Frankreich; ITBA, Buenos Aires, Argentinien; KAIST, Daejon, Südkorea
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Generous range of labs, computer rooms; test facilities at individual institutes; Excellent lab equipment.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    It is one of the five faculties in Germany that attracts the most third-party funding.
  • Other special features
    Library open 24/7/365; internal university shuttle system; campus located close to city centre; Research university in the Helmholtz Association (association of 18 independent scientific-technical and biological-medical research centres, largest scientific organisation in Germany)
  • Further information on research activities
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(S)-Students' judgements  (F)-Facts  (P)-Professors' judgements
(ME)= Mechanical Engineering (MatSE)= Materials Science / 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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