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CHE University Ranking
Industrial Engineering, Department

KIT-Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften

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

Basic information

Total number of students 3,120
Number of master degree students 1,090
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 15.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 4/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 9/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 3/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 84.6 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 53.7 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 4/11 points
International orientation, master's 6/11 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 3/10 points
Contact with work environment, master's 2/10 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience 10.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 2.2
Research orientation 2.2
Job market preparation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 2.2 *
Rooms 1.8
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 1.5
Laboratories 1.6
Overall study situation 1.5

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 1.6
Study organisation 1.8
Exams 2.2
Transition to Master's studies 1.6
Research orientation 1.9
Job market preparation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 2.4
Rooms 2.0
Library 1.4
IT-infrastructure 1.5
Overall study situation 1.7

Degree courses without details

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The inter-disciplinary teaching concept, the promotion of a solid knowledge base gained as well as broad methodological skills give the students qualifications for both the present and future. As a result, the graduates are in a position to face trends and changes effectively and to develop sustainable solutions. In many courses, students have the opportunity to gain insights into the current state of research and issues relating to specific areas. This forms the basis for the final thesis, analysing the current state of research in a critical manner.
  • Practice oriented teaching formats in bachelor's degree courses
    example cases; business and simulation games; case studies; contract design tutorials; negotiation tutorials; project workshops and work; field trip to companies; lectures by practitioners; learning by research
  • Practice oriented teaching formats in master's degree courses
    example cases; business and simulation games; case studies; contract design tutorials; negotiation tutorials; project workshops and work; field trip to companies; lectures by practitioners; learning by research
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Apart from the university's central service facilities to promote course-based stays abroad, the KIT department of Economics also has its own International Relations Office, which coordinates the international collaborations of KIT and serves as a first contact point for subject-based advice for KIT students and international exchange students. It is here that Industrial Engineering students receive specific support and assistance in the planning and implementation of their stays abroad.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia; University of Newcastle, Australia; Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management in Nashville, USA; Beijing Institute of Technology, China; Royal College of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden; Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland; University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark; École Polytechnique Palaiseau, France; Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain; Universidade de Lisboa (Instituto Superior Técnico), Portugal
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Entire campus with WiFi; 24-hour pool rooms with 75 workstations, an additional 400 PC workstations; All seminar rooms digitally equipped; 50 rental notebooks for students; Libraries, some with 24-hour access, with around 1,500 WiFi learning spaces, of which around 300 for Economics/Info; Some lectures are recorded; hundreds of German and international databases available online and on campus via VPN; Current versions of high-priced products such as Ansys, Autodesk, MatLab, Mathematica, Maple, SAS or SPSS free of charge for students; High and ultra-high-performance computers for the computing centre for projects.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The research comprises all aspects of small and large enterprises, from internal Information and Communication Management right through to production and public finance topics. Extensive third-party funding from industry, the German Research Foundation (DFG), from the federal government and federal states as well as from the European Union is available to the KIT faculty for research purposes. The students have the opportunity to actively experience and help to shape innovations in both inter-disciplinary and international research projects.
  • Research topics reflected in teaching
    Mathematical optimisation; Topics in Econometrics; Methods and Theories in IS Research; Business Planning for Founders; Finance; Data Protection and IT Security; Energy Management; Production; Data Science in Service Management; Marketing and Sales; Political Economics; Mobility Services; Human Research Management; Company Financing; Experimental Economic Research; Data Analysis and Statistics; Risk Communication; Energy Informatics; Digital Service Design; Non- and Semi-Parametrics; Technology Assessment; Management Accounting.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    The Department of Entrepreneurship, Technology Management and Innovation provides support, in identifying of potential for start-ups, for their strategic planning and efficient realisation as well as for ensuring the sustainability of organisations, the identification, development and utilisation of core skills in a changing environment with the focus on capacity for innovation and competitiveness of the players in the innovation system. The "KIT incubator for start-ups" initiative informs and supports students with respect to establishing a business
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Equalisation of disadvantages (extensions, etc.), distance exams.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Faculty members have access to the Diversity Management programme of KIT. This supports employees and students in an ever more complex work, research and study environment, helping them to navigate the rich diversity in different lifestyles as well as social and cultural backgrounds in a constructive manner, and to integrate them into everyday work positively. This includes a diversity platform, counselling as well as publications, further training and workshops.
  • Other special features
    The KIT faculty is closely networked with the inter-disciplinary KIT key areas "COMMputation" and "Humans and Technology" as well as with the KIT centres "Energy" and "Mobility Systems". Employees of the KIT faculty participate in many ways in these structures, cooperating with leading business and administrative enterprises and also take on consultancy tasks supporting the world of politics. In this way, you will make a crucial contribution to the success of the outstanding research at KIT. The teaching at the KIT faculty is enriched by lecturers from the major research field.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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