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Mechanical Engineering, Department

Fakultät Maschinenbau at the HTW Dresden

  • Friedrich-List-Platz 1
  • 01069 Dresden
  • Phone: +49 351 462-0
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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners 10.0 %

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 89.7 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Share of professors with work experience 100.0 %


Third party funds per professor 1.6
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 7

Interdisciplinary programmes

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
    Training as Diplom engineer; Range of courses, areas of study, mandatory elective subjects; Modular curriculum, system accredited degree courses (certified until 2023); Extensive laboratory capacities for practical training; Exercises and practicals in small groups of students; Compact administrative units; Good accessibility of professors and teachers; Practical study semester (5th) and diploma semester (8th) in industry; Coordinated course timetables (standard period of study of 8 semesters); Options for additional qualifications (e.g. European welding engineer).
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Selected specialisation modules in English; Many partner programmes with foreign higher education institutions => https://www.htw-dresden.de/de/international/partnerschaften.html; After expert review: individual recognition of coursework (ECTS transfer); Practical study semester and/or Diplom semester abroad are also possible; Degree course in Production Engineering: ml: optional international focus with IMES, International Manufacturing Engineering Studies => https://www.htw-dresden.de/de/fakultaet-maschinenbau/studium/produktionstechnik/ => IMES.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Russian University of Transport; RMIT Melbourne; Budapest Uni of Technology and Economics; Zheijang University of Science and Technology; Stellenbosch University
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    CAD and FEM laboratories; Fluid Technology Laboratory; Francis turbine test bench; Laboratories for technical building services; Materials Engineering Laboratories and scanning electron microscope; Measurement Technology Laboratories and Machines Laboratory; Vehicle technical centre vehicle technical laboratories; E-mobility laboratory, engine and exhaust gas test benches; Laboratory for Commercial Vehicle Engineering; Laboratory for Hydraulics/Pneumatics; Laboratory for Vehicle Safety/Expert Assessment; Electron beam technical centre; Laboratory Section for Production Measurement Technology; Laboratory for Welding Technology; Lab Section for Metal Working; Laboratory for Factory Planning; Assembly technology laboratory; Laboratory for rapid technologies, VR laboratory.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Separate Vehicle Engineering Research Institute (FiF) => https://www.htw-dresden.de/fakultaet-maschinenbau/forschung-fif.html; Numerous research topics with an application-oriented character, e.g. electron beam technology, hydraulics/pneumatics, driver assistance systems, oscillation measurement technology, energy self-sufficient sensors, production measurement technology/quality management, flow machines, materials engineering, exhaust technology, thermodynamics, factory planning, transmission technology, Vehicle Mechatronics, etc., see link to the research of the HTW => https://apps.htw-dresden.de/app-fis/frontend/forschungsinformationssystem/projekte/
  • Support for founders
    HTW Dresden and the mechanical engineering faculty support business start-ups => https://www.htw-dresden.de/wiwi/einrichtungen/htw-gruendungsschmiede.html; Ideas students have as part of their research and project work and final dissertations can be further pursued and worked on in-depth. The following services are available, among others: Help with putting a business idea into practice; Help with drawing up a business plan; Free rooms and infrastructure (for 2 years); The services of dresden|exists; Networking with regional businesses
  • Other special features
    The HTW is a partner university for top-level student athletes => https://www.htw-dresden.de/de/hochschule/hochschulstruktur/hochschulsport/leistungssport.html; The HTW is certified as a "family-friendly university“ => https://www.htw-dresden.de/hochschule/zertifikate-und-engagement/familiengerechte-hochschule.html; the HTW is system accredited => https://www.htw-dresden.de/hochschule/zertifikate-und-engagement/systemakkreditierung.html; The HTW is a member of the "HochschulAllianz für Angewandte Wissenschaften" (University Alliance for Applied Sciences" => http://www.hawtech.de/; The HTW Dresden cooperates with approx. 145 universities worldwide.
  • Further information about study entry phase
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(S)-Students' judgements  (F)-Facts  (P)-Professors' judgements
(IntDiscip)= Interdisciplinary programmes (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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