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Industrial Engineering, Department

Fachbereich WI - Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen at the EAH Jena

  • Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 2
  • 07745 Jena
  • Phone: +49 3641 205-900
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Basic information

Total number of students 390 *
Number of master degree students 110
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 10.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 5.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 8/12 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 58.3 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 94.7 % *

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 10/13 points
International orientation, master's 5/13 points
Outgoing students 2.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 7/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Master theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Share of professors with work experience 80.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 2.5
Job market preparation 2.2
Support during practical semester 2.3
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 2.3
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Laboratories 1.8
Overall study situation 2.1

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    All the courses are characterised by a special emphasis on practical orientation. A close network is maintained and utilised for teaching and its further development together with partner companies and alumni, for example, through a separate sponsorship association, Jenaer Wirtschaftsingenieure. This is also reflected in the final theses, most of which are completed at companies. Scientific findings are also implemented within the framework of development projects. In addition, excursions are an integral part of the Bachelor's and Master's courses.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    In an increasingly globalised and networked global economy, the department considers it necessary to focus not only on subject and methodological know-how, but also on cross-cultural skills. Students can choose from a large number of partner universities (e.g. USA, South Africa, Namibia, China, Vietnam, Jordan, Mexico, Peru) and complete parts of their studies there. There are also annual summer schools, and international visiting professors are invited regularly via German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) projects.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The department has extensive and modern laboratory equipment, which has been expanded significantly in recent years through industry partnerships and research projects. For example, there are laboratories for production management and work science, robotics, factory design and simulation, production engineering/precision machining, information and communication technology, assembly engineering and environmental engineering.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    The department is involved in several national and international research projects. Currently, there is an EU project within the EDU-Link programme with partners in South Africa and Namibia, as well as various DAAD projects with partners in Asia and South America. Apart from this, one should also mention BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) and AiF (German Federation of Industrial Research Associations) projects in the field of Industry 4.0 and Explosion Protection. What is more, several contract research projects are carried out for industry.
  • Support for founders
    The promotion of start-ups has high priority at the department. Since 2011, all start-up-related activities of the EAH Jena have been combined in the Circle of Excellence Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The department is closely linked to it. In 2015, the Ernst-Abbe University in Jena was named one of the most active university in the acquisition of start-up scholarships. Based on the most recent EXIST ranking, the EAH Jena is among the TOP 10 German universities and universities of applied sciences in this respect.
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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