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Industrial Engineering, Department

Fakultät Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen at the HS Furtwangen

  • Robert-Gerwig-Platz 1
  • 78120 Furtwangen
  • Phone: +49 7723 920-1868
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Basic information

Total number of students 570 *
Number of master degree students 70
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 6.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 50.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/12 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 84.6 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 100.0 % *

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 8/13 points
International orientation, master's 5/13 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 10/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 12/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 100.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 100.0 %
Share of professors with work experience 71.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.6
Support in studies 1.6
Courses offered 1.7
Study organisation 1.3
Exams 1.8
Job market preparation 1.8
Support during practical semester 1.6
Support for stays abroad 1.6
Rooms 1.7
Library 1.4
IT-infrastructure 1.6
Laboratories 1.3
Overall study situation 1.5

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Practical elements: Practical teaching, intensive exchange with business. Quality: Technical and methodological knowledge is imparted, social competence is lived and taught. Culture: Constructive learning and teaching climate; open communication; strong we-feeling; close and familiar relationship. Career: Graduates are able to work in a team, confident and goal-oriented and able to successfully complete a variety of tasks. Equipment: Technical and personnel equipment at the highest level. Network: Closely interwoven with business, science, research; functioning alumni network.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Cooperation with over 140 partner universities worldwide. Double degree (Bachelor of Honors) from Napier University Edinburgh. International workshop for MBA students, Hanzehoge School Groningen. 2 foreign officers (professors) support the students with all questions about studying abroad. Information and advice from the HFU International Centre. Financial support and scholarships. 6-Flex and 7-Up: flexible study programmes at foreign universities. English courses as compulsory courses. Election events in English.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Case study lecture hall with 8 work islands for 6 students each; CAD laboratory (PTC Creo, SolidWorks, etc.); 2 electronic classrooms (24 or 12 seats); Electrical Engineering laboratory and Physics laboratory; Robotics laboratory (including Scara and BRO robots); Optics laboratory (including use of the FRED optics simulation tool); usability laboratory in HD quality with Eye Tracking; Service laboratory, Certified Mixed Reality laboratory; Innovation laboratory technology (small groups, tests, mechanical workshop, 3D printing / scanning, LabView etc.); Media laboratory (with professional film production workstations); Marketing laboratory under construction.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    The established research areas of usability and technical documentation of the Faculty of Industrial Engineering were systematically supplemented by Service Engineering, Robotics and Electromobility. This is reflected in several publicly funded projects with significant WING participation. With its modern laboratories, the WING faculty offers a well-equipped basis for projects with industrial partners. The faculty is currently expanding its research to include topics from the following areas: Lightweight Construction, Optical Sensors, Market Research, Industry 4.0, Sustainability and Mobility.
  • Support for founders
    One of the strategic goals of the Furtwangen University is to support student business start-ups. The Faculty of Industrial Engineering is an essential support and driver in doing so. The contact person at the HFU location in Furtwangen is WING Professor Dr. Bernhard Plum. The offer for students includes information events, workshops, advice, lectures and support for start-ups.
  • Other special features
    Robert-Schäflein-Armbruster, WING professor and Vice Rector for Teaching at HFU, is responsible for the HFU program for top athletes as Rectorate Officer: Around 20 members of national teams study at the HFU, about half of them at the WING faculty. The flexible study conditions for top athletes are anchored in the study and examination regulations. The cooperation partner is the Olympic base Freiburg-Black Forest. Students and alumni include Olympic champions, world champions and numerous national champions.
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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