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Mechanical Engineering, Department

Fakultät Maschinenbau und Werkstofftechnik at the HS Aalen

  • Beethovenstraße 1
  • 73430 Aalen
  • Phone: +49 7361 576-2239
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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners 24.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education no data
Extent of interlinking 6/10 points

Support during the study entry phase

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

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 93.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 86.9 %
Share of professors with work experience 100.0 %


Third party funds per professor 98.2
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 5

Students' assessments on cooperate education courses

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Coordination of theory and practice phases no survey
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Interdisciplinary programmes

Mechanical Engineering

Materials Science / Engineering

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Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Sound theoretical training with valuable practical orientation thanks to application-oriented teaching/laboratory sessions. More than 20 laboratories are available; The size of lecture groups is a limited to a max. of 45 students; The laboratories are organised in small groups (max. 12 people); Many labs/projects prepare students for team work in the professional world, promoting social skills. Many excursions/trade fair visits for interesting, current topics are organised; Tutorials are offered during the foundation course to improve learning comprehension.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Double degree options; English-language Master's degrees; exchange of professors, special English-language courses for incoming students; the foreign student adviser is the ideal contact person for students interested in a stay abroad; many partnerships with international universities give students the opportunity to study and conduct research abroad; students benefit from very good contacts to regionally based, internationally operating companies and research institutions; close collaboration with the Academic International Office
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Wolverhampton, UK; Chinesisch-Deutsche Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften in Shanghai, China; KOREATECH, Südkorea; Central University of Technology Bloemfontein, Südafrika; Jönköping University, Schweden; Southeast University, China; University of Maine, USA; Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spanien; University of the Pacific, Stockton, USA; South Dakota School of Mining Technology, Rapid City, USA
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    State-of-the-art equipment infrastructure, Ind.4.0Lab; in the past years 5 large-scale pieces of equipment were acquired from federal programmes; 4 research institutes; test vehicles (1 hybrid); shaker, scanning laser vibrometer; roller, engine, pump, turbine, 300kW transmission, oil pump test bench; acoustic camera; 6 casting machines, 10 3D printers (incl. metal), 5-axis machining centre, 7 robots, coordinate measuring equipment; wind and flow channel, laser machining centres, scanning electron microscopes, battery text benches, magnetometer, 3D x-ray computer tomographs; 160 PC workstations, 25 measuring stations
  • Special features regarding research and development
    The most research-intensive department of the most research-intensive university in Ba-Wü. The university was the first in Baden-Wuerttemberg to receive a research building (ZiMATE) and ZTN; 8 of 10 academics are from the department. Project range: Joint ventures at federal and EU level, materials characterisation, magnet research, in-situ high-temperature diffractometry, battery ageing, lightweight construction, die-cast, laser machining, energy-efficient production, drive technology, electromobility, robotics, ORC, LES-CFD, acoustics, metal 3D printing; Smart Pro project as part of the BMBF funding initiative FH-Impuls
  • Support for founders
    Aalen innovation centre (InnoZ): Free use of the shared student desks, consultation and matchmaking, meeting rooms, machine hall, monthly "start-up evening"; stAArt-UP!de: Start-up initiative of the Aalen University. Here, students can develop their ideas, pursue them further and generate business models on that basis. Numerous workshops, methods and tools support this process. Company Founders Talk: Company founders talk about their experiences; stAArt-UP!Challenge: University-wide idea competition for business concepts; Lecture on "entrepreneurial thinking" (5 credit points)
  • Other special features
    Virtual desktop infrastructure; Annual interdisciplinary student project "Formula Student electric"; Large number of regular industry colloquia, industry dialogue 'Industrie 4.0' (well-known speakers from industry and research, live stream at 5 universities and Tongji University in China) Exolorhino: Workshop for young researchers
  • Further information on research activities
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(S)-Students' judgements  (F)-Facts  (P)-Professors' judgements
(IntDiscip)= Interdisciplinary programmes (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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