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Mechatronics, Department

Fachbereich Maschinenbau at the Westfälische HS/Bocholt

  • Münsterstraße 265
  • 46397 Bocholt
  • Phone: +49 2871 2155-902
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Basic information

Total number of students 140
Number of master degree students 10
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 10.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 10.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 50
Extent of interlinking 5/10 points

Support during the study entry phase

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

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
Graduations in appropriate time, master's

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 8/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's no data
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 100.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment no data


Third party funds per professor 43.0
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 0

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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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
    High proportion of exercises and practicals; Combination with bionics, solutions from nature; Also considered from the perspective of cost-effectiveness through joint projects with industrial engineers.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Recognition of credits and examinations at foreign universities; Consideration given to the shifted semester timetable at foreign universities, e.g. in New Zealand, Australia.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Practicals are less equipped with didactic systems, more with industry products, e.g. in the fields of Machine Tools, Robots and Drive Systems. In addition to many laboratories, two machine halls are also used, one in the university, one in the technology park next to the university.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    The faculty has formed 2 internal institutes: The Mechatronics Institute Bocholt and the Bionics Institute Bocholt. The Mechatronics Institute emerged from the cooperation with the University of Twente/Netherlands approx. 12 years ago.
  • Other special features
    The university is supported by a very active funding organisation. There is also the Otto-Spaleck Foundation to promote young academics. Interdisciplinary structure of the department with Mechatronics, Bionics and Industrial Engineering.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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