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Mechanical Engineering, Department

Fakultät für Maschinenbau und Mechatronik at the HS Karlsruhe

  • Moltkestraße 30
  • 76133 Karlsruhe
  • Phone: +49 721 925-1914
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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners 7.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 7.5 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 470
Extent of interlinking 8/10 points

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 13/14 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 81.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 87.1 %


Third party funds per professor 46.2
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 7

Students' assessments on cooperate education courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Digital teaching elements
Coordination of theory and practice phases
Laboratory internships
Overall study situation

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
    Tutorials for students in higher-level semesters for beginning students, support for learning groups, regular agreements with the departmental student organisation, StudiumPlus – combination of academic studies and training, international focus – many partnerships with universities throughout the world, specialisation/subject area selection during the main study stage, practically oriented training, Learning Centre for Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, link programmes, ‘Successful start’ programme, ‘Learning how to learn’ seminars, high level of practical relevance.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Approximately 25 % of Bachelor's students have contact abroad (specialised and/or practical study semester, final thesis); More than 60 partner universities around the world, in addition to the leading market of the USA also in the growth region of South-East Asia; various mobility programmes with financial support. High-quality double-degree programmes with France (ENSMM) and the USA (Cal Poly State University); Erasmus Mundus programme: EU4M Master's programme. International research cooperation with UMP Malaysia (including doctoral students). Numerous international third-party funds have been obtained for projects in which students are involved.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    To ensure outstanding teaching and research, numerous laboratories and facilities with modern equipment are available, such as: IMP – Manufacturing Engineering and Production department, Institute of Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Environmental Technology (IKKU), Bionics Laboratory, Robotics Laboratory, Institute for Energy-Efficient Mobility, Plastics Engineering Laboratory, Microcomputer Engineering Laboratory, Quality Management Laboratory, Sensor and Actuator Engineering Laboratory, Materials Testing Laboratory, clean room, Acoustics Laboratory, Institute for Mechatronic Systems, Digital Electronics Laboratory, etc.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Many of the laboratories are used for teaching AND research (e.g. Refrigeration Laboratory, wind tunnel, combined heat and power plants), laboratory equipment is therefore competitive and modern; Active involvement of students in research projects, especially in the Master's degree course (research assistant/part-time in multi-semester projects), increasing proportion of internal theses; Professors included in the BW CAR quality instrument , focus is applied research in cooperation with small and medium-sized companies, currently more than 30 doctorates in progress
  • Support for founders
    The Center of Competence at the HsKA is the contact point for people interested in founding a company at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. Students and scientific staff are prepared for self-employment and young entrepreneurs are supported in all start-up phases. There are seminars and workshops for company founders and people interested in founding a company. A first consultation service is also available as well as the "Gründer-Treff" start-up group.
  • Further information on research activities
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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 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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