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Mechanical Engineering, Department

Fakultät Maschinenwesen at the HS Zittau/Görlitz, Zittau

  • Theodor-Körner-Allee 16
  • 02763 Zittau
  • Phone: +49 3583 61-24813
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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners 25.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 90
Extent of interlinking 8/10 points

Support during the study entry phase

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

International orientation

Outgoing students 0.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 100.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 100.0 %
Share of professors with work experience 50.0 %


Third party funds per professor 86.4
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 5

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

Mechanical Engineering

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Structured studies through coordinated modules; Practical semester in a company; High proportion of laboratory work in small groups (5 students); Degree theses generally in industry; E-learning components; Individual support for students from dedicated teachers; Involvement of students in research work as student assistants, in course assignments and final theses; Stays abroad possible at the partner university and international companies; Close information exchange with the departmental student organisation on a fixed day.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Semester abroad placement at the partner university Tec de Monterrey in Mexico or other higher education institutions under the scope of DAAD exchange programmes, practical semester placement in partner companies abroad, final these placement in companies abroad. Separate language courses.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Université d' Angers, Angers, Frankreich; Fachhochschule Oberösterreich, Wels, Österreich; Technická univerzita v Liberci, Liberec, Tschechische Republik; Izmir Katip Celebi Üniversitesi, Izmir, Türkei; Recep Tayyip Erdogan Üniversitesi, Rize, Türkei
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Variety of teaching laboratories; Almost every module includes laboratory practicals; Test benches and systems meet a high technical standard consistent with state-of-the-art technology, research laboratories are used for the Master's degrees; Lecture theatres and seminar rooms are outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment. CAD, CAM and CAE laboratories are available for training. In the field of Energy and Environmental Engineering, the equipment of the Zittau public utility company is actively used for practical training. A high-power neutron generator is used for radiation studies.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    The key research projects occur in the fields of Energy and Environmental Engineering as well as Plastics Engineering and Lightweight Construction. The focus is on: Optimisation of energy systems; Use of biomass for energy purposes; Biorefinery; Heat storage together with the Fraunhofer IFAM; Flow-related studies; Material value thermodynamics; Function-integrating plastics engineering together with Fraunhofer IWU; Process Engineering with GWT Dresden; Radiation Engineering in Technology and Medicine; Tests on radon contamination in public buildings.
  • Support for founders
    TÜV certificate for quality management
  • Other special features
    The atmosphere in the faculty is open and friendly. All problems and conflicts are discussed and clarified publicly. The members of the faculty are involved in key decisions. A member of staff in the Registrar's Office is always available to students. The exchange with the departmental student organisation occurs on a fixed day.
  • 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 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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