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Mechanical Engineering, Department

Fakultät Technik und Informatik at the HAW Hamburg

Department Maschinenbau und Produktion

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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners 10.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 190
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 84.2 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 83.3 %
Share of professors with work experience 50.0 %


Third party funds per professor 12.6
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 8

Students' assessments on cooperate education courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.6
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Coordination of theory and practice phases 2.3
Rooms 2.8
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Laboratories 1.4
Overall study situation 2.0

Mechanical Engineering

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    The Mechanical Engineering and Production department has 100 staff members with a strong practical orientation and who teach over 1800 students at 8 institutes. In 15 laboratories, foundations with a high practical relevance are taught increasingly using digital methods. The teaching experiments are linked to the latest research and development topics. The department admits new students in every semester, it is very flexible when it comes to late starters or part-time degrees, it has a wide range of mandatory elective subjects, training in special welding engineering. All classes are held on the Berliner Tor campus.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Many partnerships with European universities as part of the Erasmus programme, and very well organised partnerships with universities in the USA and Hong Kong together with the International Office of HAW Hamburg. There is a joint degree programme with a partner university in Shanghai, China. The teaching staff extensively support practicals abroad. Since 2016 at least 25 credit points in English in selected optional required modules are offered in each summer semester.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Institute of Technology Tallaght, Dublin, Irland; University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, England; University of Huelva, Huelva, Spanien; Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valenc., Spanien; UPC Barcelona, Barcelona, Spanien; Université de Franche-Comté, Besancon, Frankreich; Helsinki Metropolia University, Helsinki, Finnland; Akdeniz University Antalya, Antalya, Türkei; San Diego State University, San Diego, USA; Virginia Tech University, USA; California State University, Long Beach, USA
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Eight institutes with 15 laboratories focusing on diverse topics: Centre for energy technology, wind farm, energy campus, laboratory for tribology and lubricants, special laboratory for screw joints, additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping plants, welding engineering training, production logistics, company simulation, process management with SAP, simulation of complex production, Heinrich Blasius Institute for Physical Technologies, surface technology, plastics technology laboratory, laboratory for mechanics and mechatronics, centre for industrial robotics, MSR laboratory, laboratory for drive technology.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Current projects focus on selected issues in Medical Technology, Wind Energy Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Product Development, Robotics and Human-Machine Cooperation, Energy Systems and Storage as well as development of computer-aided simulation methods. In addition, third-party funding is procured through a variety of funding programmes of the well-known third-party donors (BMBF, BMWE, Authority for Science, Research and Equality FHH, EU, DFG and others) as well as foundations and industrial companies. There is the possibility of cooperative doctorates with other universities.
  • Support for founders
    Company start-ups are supported by the Career Service of HAW Hamburg. Mentoring services are available during the transition to working life. The degree courses includes modules on Innovation Management and Intellectual Property Management.
  • Other special features
    The Bachelor's degrees are currently being reformed. Three Bachelor's degrees will be combined to form one degree course. The three dual programmes will be combined to form a single dual degree. The new degree courses will include eight specialisations. In addition to the areas of expertise offered so far, such as development and construction, energy technology, plant construction, production technology and management, courses in robotics and applied AI as well as micro-mobility are also offered. The new programme is expected to start in 2020.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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(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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