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Industrial Engineering, Department

Fakultät für Maschinenbau at the Uni Paderborn

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

Basic information

Total number of students 1,170 *
Number of master degree students 380
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 20.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 20.0 %

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 38.7 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 75.9 % *

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/13 points
International orientation, master's 4/13 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
Contact with work environment, master's 4/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Master theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Share of professors with work experience 40.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Research orientation
Job market preparation
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Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation
Transition to Master's studies 2.1
Research orientation 2.2
Support for stays abroad 2.5
Overall study situation 2.3

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department

Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Engineer with Business related education; ability for interdisciplinary cooperation and holistic strategic thinking; recognise products for the markets of tomorrow and design the necessary business processes; Engineering and Economics subjects are taught in parallel; initiative; holistic thinking; willingness to perform; communication skills.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    It is through various international and programme representatives for universities in different country that the Department of Mechanical Engineering guarantees individual support for students who wish to complete parts of their course abroad. As such, the Department of Mechanical Engineering cooperates closely with the International Office of the Paderborn University. There are also various contacts to universities and companies around the world.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Illinois State University, USA; Western Michigan University, USA; University of Alberta, Kanada; Carlos III University of Madrid, Spanien; Université du Maine, Frankreich; University College of Southeast Norway, Norwegen; Mersin University, Turkei; Chalmers University of Technology, Schweden.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    There is WiFi available across the whole university. Effective study is supported by continuous IT development in the Faculty, provision of an e-learning environment, laboratory for Virtual Prototyping (augmented reality/virtual reality), computer pools with subject-specific software and laboratory equipment for the practical application of theoretically acquired knowledge.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Direct Manufacturing Research Centre, SFB 614 Self-Optimizing Systems in Mechanical Engineering, SFB TR 30 Manufacture of graded structures based on thermo-mechanically coupled phenomena, KET (Competence Centre Energy Technology), ILH (Institute for Lightweight Construction with Hybrid Systems), Fraunhofer IEM and much more
  • Support for founders
    The University of Paderborn is one of the universities with the highest spin-off rates in North Rhine-Westphalia - and our chair would like to make a substantial contribution to this. In recent years, numerous students, graduates and scientists have founded companies that today work closely with the university and play an important role as clients for research and development, but also as employers for graduates.
  • Other special features
    The Paderborn Economic Engineers distinguish themselves through their ability to work across disciplines and with integrated strategies. The course fosters and promotes individual initiatives, the willingness to perform, creativity and the ability to communicate. International exchange programmes with China, Canada, Australia, Slovenia; these are underlined by dual studies with industrial companies. The "mb-cn" characteristic of the Master's course includes a fixed curriculum of study and practical stays in China. Selected industry partners offer grants.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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