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Mechanical Engineering, Department

Fachbereich Maschinenbau und Facilities Management at the Westfälische HS/Gelsenkirchen

Lehreinheit Maschinenbau

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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners 10.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 60
Extent of interlinking 6/10 points

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 7/14 points

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 77.8 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 80.0 %
Share of professors with work experience 100.0 %


Third party funds per professor 14.9
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 1

Students' assessments on cooperate education courses

Teacher support number of cases too small
Support in studies
Courses offered number of cases too small
Study organisation number of cases too small
Exams number of cases too small
Support for stays abroad number of cases too small
Coordination of theory and practice phases number of cases too small
Rooms number of cases too small
IT-infrastructure number of cases too small
Laboratories number of cases too small
Overall study situation number of cases too small

Interdisciplinary programmes

Mechanical Engineering

Degree courses without details

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Interdisciplinary optional subject in the form of an annual competition for the best machine for each newly assigned topic (CIM competition).
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The department runs the Indo-German Centre for Higher Education, a consortium of eight German and four Indian higher education institutions that jointly offer a degree course in the subjects Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Science and Mechatronics.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    UCF, Orlando, Florida; PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Indien; Vel Tech Institute, Chennai, Indien; Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Wales; Universita Eftimie Murgu, Resita, Rumänien; Universität Obuda, Budapest, Ungarn
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Very well-equipped laboratories, teaching centres and PC Pools, particularly in the field of Materials and Welding Technology.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Participation in the inter-university competence platform for nanoscale materials. Dissertations may also be supervised as parts of third-party-funded projects; Most Bachelor's theses are carried out in close collaboration with industrial companies.
  • Further information on research activities
  • 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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