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Industrial Engineering, Department

Technische Fakultät at the Uni Erl.-Nürnb./Erlangen

Department Maschinenbau

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

Basic information

Total number of students 1,260 *
Number of master degree students 530
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 10.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 10.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/12 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 65.4 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 88.2 % *

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 5/13 points
International orientation, master's 5/13 points
Outgoing students 4.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 6/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 6/12 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 50.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Research orientation
Job market preparation
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Overall study situation

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.8
Transition to Master's studies 1.8
Research orientation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Overall study situation 1.7

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Own Student Service Center to offer students support, tutorials and revision courses, practical experimentation, student group projects such as "Formula Student Germany", "Robocup", VDE/VDI/Association of German Industrial Engineers (VWI) higher education institution groups, "student management consultancy"
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    High priority for stays abroad; more than 40 partner universities abroad; placement abroad and recognition of achievements by study service centres; wide range of English-language courses for own students and incoming students; wide range of language courses, creditable for study; numerous international research collaborations with Europe, USA, Asia etc.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Uni Cadiz, Spanien; Uni Shanghai, China; Uni Tampere, Finnland; Uni Paris, Frankreich.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    State-of-the-art laboratories and test halls; state-of-the-art CAD-compatible computer workstations; free fast WiFi for students; discounted computers, laptops and software for students.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Department of Mechanical Engineering with a very strong third-party funding (approx. 12 million euros / year): significantly involved in all projects of the University's Excellence Initiative; Head of an SFB and a transregio; Department of Electrical Engineering, also very strong.
  • Support for founders
    Participation in the EXIST programme.
  • Other special features
    Department has been accredited with the seal of approval of the Faculty Day Mechanical Engineering / Process Engineering since 2008; High priority for stays abroad; degree courses at a very well-developed technical faculty and at the Law and Economics faculty; numerous industrial contacts; high reputation of the faculties in research and industry / economy; involvement of students in current research projects including projects of the Excellence Initiative and industrial work; well-developed study service centre with placement of study places and internships abroad.
  • 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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