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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Industrial Engineering, Department

Technische Fakultät

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 1,820
Number of master degree students 903
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 10.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 10

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 5/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 12/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 8/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 87.6 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 71.7 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/11 points
International orientation, master's 3/11 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 5/10 points
Contact with work environment, master's 4/10 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience 50.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support response rate too low
Support in studies response rate too low
Courses offered response rate too low
Study organisation response rate too low
Exams response rate too low
Research orientation response rate too low
Job market preparation response rate too low
Support for stays abroad Same rank group for all departments because differences are small
Rooms response rate too low
Library response rate too low
IT-infrastructure response rate too low
Laboratories response rate too low
Overall study situation response rate too low

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 2.2
Exams 2.6
Transition to Master's studies 1.8
Research orientation 2.2
Job market preparation 2.2
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 1.8
Library 1.6
IT-infrastructure 1.7
Overall study situation 2.0

Degree courses without details

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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
    Stays abroad are considered of great importance; More than 40 partner universities abroad; International exchange and recognition of credits by student service centre; Wide range of English-taught courses for the university's own students and incoming students; Wide range of language courses, can be credited to one's studies; Large number of international research partnerships with Europe, USA, Asia, etc.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    University of Cadiz, Spain; University of Shanghai, China; University of Tampere, Finland; University of Paris, France
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    State-of-the-art labs and test halls; state-of-the-art CAD-compliant workstations; fast free WiFi for students; cheap computers, laptops and software for students.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Department of Mechanical Engineering with very high level of third-party funding (approx. EUR 12 million per year): heavily involved in all projects of the university's Excellence Initiative; management of Collaborative Research Centres and a Transregio; Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Information Engineering also benefits from generous third-party funding, plus two associated Fraunhofer institutes with > 300 employees.
  • Research topics reflected in teaching
    Since Industrial Engineering has an interdisciplinary basis, it suffices at this point to refer to the many different and extensive research topics of the facilities involved, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering-Electronics-Information Technology and Economic Sciences.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    Participation in the EXIST programme.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Provisions on equalisation of disadvantages enshrined in exam regulations, representative for people with severe disabilities, modern, accessible lecture halls and laboratories.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    International Office for international student support services, wide range of language courses, women's representative.
  • Other special features
    Department accredited with the seal of quality of the Faculty Association of Mechanical Engineering/Process Engineering since 2008; Stays abroad are considered of great importance; Studying at the very well-developed Technical Faculty AND at the Department of Law and Economics; Numerous industry contacts; high renown of faculties in research and industry/business; Involvement of students in current research projects, including Excellence Initiative and Industry Work projects; Well-developed study service centre, which helps students to find university places and work placements abroad.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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