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Mechanical Engineering, Department

Fakultät Maschinenbau und Energietechnik at the HTWK Leipzig

  • Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 134
  • 04277 Leipzig
  • Phone: +49 341 3076-0
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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners 2.8 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 4.2 %

Support during the study entry phase

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

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 100.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 100.0 %


Third party funds per professor 74.8
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 7

Mechanical Engineering

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Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Degree focuses on product development and production engineering; Specialisation in mechatronics, digital product development, computational mechanics, digital production technology possible; Strong interdisciplinary focus; Relatively high proportion of electronic and information technology content which is required for the development and production of modern technology; High methodical competence; Broad expertise in application softwareComputer algebra, CAD, FEM, MBS, databases and programming environments; Strong practical focus through project-oriented modules, practicals, final dissertations in industry
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Establishment of a one-semester cross-university degree programme in English for foreign exchange students (incoming students); Establishment of a mobility window as part of the curriculum for stays abroad (outgoing students) at foreign partner universities; Long-standing cooperation and regular student exchange with the University of the West of Scotland (GB), Université d'Artois (F), etc.; Transparent rules for the recognition of credits earned abroad; Regular information events about study periods abroad
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    New building with excellently equipped lecture halls and seminar rooms; Modern laboratories for materials technology, materials testing, manufacturing technology, 3D scanning technology, CNC machine tools, factory planning, measurement and control technology, drive technology, robotics, transport systems, additive manufacturing processes; Generously equipped computer pools with 120 seats; Well-equipped with software (computer algebra, CAD, FEM, MBS, etc.); modern library; Access to many relevant electronic databases, DIN and ISO standards as well as VDI and VDE guidelines
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Close cooperation with the University of Leipzig (biomechanics and medical engineering), TU Dresden (lightweight construction), regional Helmholtz Centres and Fraunhofer Institutes; Development cooperation with regional and national commercial enterprises; High research competence in the development of mechatronic systems (robotics, medical engineering, intralogistics), computer-aided digital simulations (FEM, MBS, ...), additive manufacturing methods, lightweight construction, materials engineering, alternative energy systems.
  • Support for founders
    Technical consultation and support for business start-ups by the Startbahn13 team; Professional consultation on product developments; Consultation on the transfer of research and development results
  • Other special features
    Inter-disciplinary teaching staff; Strong links with electrical and information technology; Broad involvement of students in ongoing research and development projects
  • Further information on research activities
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(S)-Students' judgements  (F)-Facts  (P)-Professors' judgements
(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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