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Industrial Engineering, Department

Fakultät für Maschinenwesen at the RWTH Aachen

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

Basic information

Total number of students 2,130 *
Number of master degree students 470
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 35.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 35.0 %

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 64.7 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 92.3 % *

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 7/13 points
International orientation, master's 7/13 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
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 10.7 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 19.8 %
Share of professors with work experience no data

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 1.8
Research orientation 2.3
Job market preparation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 2.0
Rooms 1.9
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 1.7
Overall study situation 1.8

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 1.7
Transition to Master's studies 1.7
Research orientation 2.1
Support for stays abroad 2.0
Overall study situation 1.7

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department

Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Industrial Engineering is a modern engineering subject and combines classic Mechanical Engineering with the theory and models of Economics. In the degree course in Industrial Engineering with a specialisation in Mechanical Engineering, students acquire skills and expertise in Engineering as well as Economics. This inter-disciplinary education enables them to work in technical, economic and inter-disciplinary fields after their degree (e.g. tasks in overlapping areas between Technology and Economics).
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Industrial Engineering students, Mechanical Engineering specialisation, have many options to add an international component to their studies. They can take advantage of university partnerships of the Faculty of Economic Sciences and those of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Accordingly, the stay abroad can be designed quite individually: From work placement abroad and ERASMUS semester to dual Master’s programmes.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Tsinghua University, China; Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH), Schweden; Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal; Politechnika Warszawska, Polen; Technische Universität Delft, Niederlande; Politecnico di Milano, Italien; Imperial College, Vereinigtes Königreich; École Centrale Paris, Frankreich; Keio University, Japan; Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, Türkei.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The various institutes at RWTH Aachen have a wide range of technical equipment that is used in research and development. Students are given the opportunity to work with these machines as part of their academic work and their work as a research assistant. In addition, computer pools are available to all RWTH Aachen students at various locations to be used freely and with no charge. University WiFi is also available.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    RWTH Aachen offers its Bachelor's students a structured research programme that is unique in Germany; UROP promotes the early development of academic skills and opens up the path to academia.
  • Support for founders
    RWTH Innovation Start-Up Centre: There is a start-up centre at RWTH Aachen to support students interested in starting a business. As part of the start-up region of Aachen, the start-up centre supports not only the start-up culture at RWTH Aachen University but also students interested in start-ups. Start-up advice and support: In addition to the start-up centre, the Entrepreneurship Chair, Chair of Economics for Engineers and Natural Scientists was established.
  • Other special features
    The Bachelor's program is characterised in particular by a high level of technical basics, the scope of which also creates the basis for a purely Engineering based Master's program.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
  • Information on access restrictions
    http://www.rwth-aachen.de/cms/root/Studium/Vor-dem-Studium/Bewerbung-um-einen- Studienplatz/~dqnc/Numerus-Clausus/
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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