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Mechanical / Materials / Process Engineering, Department

Fakultät 4 - Fakultät für Maschinenwesen at the RWTH Aachen

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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners 35.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 6/14 points

International orientation

Outgoing students 2.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Master theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Share of professors with work experience 77.0 %


Third party funds per academic 342.5 T€
Doctorates per professor 4.2

Mechanical Engineering

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering has an internationalisation work group as well as a project group that deals with internationalisation strategies. The faculty has its own international subject-specific advice service.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Großbritannien, Imperial College London; Großbritannien, The Queen's University Belfast; Italien, Politecnico di Milano; Niederlande, Technische Universität Delft; Norwegen, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskaplige universiteit Trondheim; Schweden, Chalmers tekniska högskola; Schweden, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan Stockholm; Schweiz, ETH Zürich; Spanien, Universitat Politècnica de València; Türkei, Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    A range of large equipment and machinery is installed at our institutes.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Faculty 4 takes a leading role in all fields of mechanical engineering. This is evidenced by a correspondingly high level of third-party funding.
  • Support for founders
    Usually carried out directly by the relevant institutions.
  • Other special features
    Full-time dean; Strong interdisciplinary orientation through concepts I³ and project centres; Close proximity to industry via the RWTH-Aachen campus (network of science and industry; Three Clusters of Excellence; Almost exclusively full-time employed doctoral students
  • 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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