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Industrial Engineering, Department

Fakultät Technik at the HS Pforzheim

Bereich Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen

  • Tiefenbronnerstraße 65
  • 75175 Pforzheim
  • Phone: +49 7231 28-6056
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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 880 *
Number of master degree students 50
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 11/12 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 79.5 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 100.0 % *

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 8/13 points
International orientation, master's 9/13 points
Outgoing students 3.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 10/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 7/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 61.8 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 401.4 %
Share of professors with work experience 100.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 1.7
Courses offered 1.7
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 1.9
Job market preparation 1.7
Support during practical semester 1.7
Support for stays abroad 1.7
Rooms 1.8
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Laboratories 1.4
Overall study situation 1.5

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Case study and method-oriented teaching; teaching and learning methods such as problem based learning, action learning, blended learning, service learning, inverted class room; integrated content delivery; degree course based on 3 pillars: Economics, Technology and Methodological Competence; Individualisation of the course through a wide range of specialisation options; quality management; internationally recognised AACSB accreditation; interdisciplinary projects with research content or corporate cooperation; practical relevance; lecturers from practice; small groups, personal care.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Basic international orientation of the course and English-language courses, e.g. block course, ideally prepares for an international market; WI International: Bundling of intensified international activities with double degree option; Master's degree with international teaching project and exchange; from WS 20/21 Master with double degree option; creation of English-language theses possible, semester abroad with numerous partner universities and internships abroad possible; international lecturer.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Many modern laboratories: Laboratory for innovative manufacturing processes, production management, project workspace for the Master, Lean Manufacturing, International Management / Management Techniques, Logistics Management Techniques, IT Applications, Measurement Technology, Quality Management, Business Simulation, laboratory for virtual product visualisation, laboratory for transport and material flow technology and green logistics, laboratory for sustainable product development, production technology with workshop, databases and programming, digital factory, 2 PC pools with a total of 100 places.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Close integration of national and international research on current issues in teaching, strong involvement of students (interdisciplinary projects, theses, travel grants), cooperation with other departments, interdisciplinary approaches, hands-on research, link to the region, various international research projects, sustainability, resource efficiency, future of mobility, industry 4.0, digitally networked world, business models, recycling processes, cooperation with domestic and international research institutions, sustainable mobility, ecosystem of mobility.
  • Support for founders
    Business model development and strategic corporate management as a conceptual focus of the business-oriented courses; Business plan creation based on student ideas, part of interdisciplinary project work; concept ideas supported by the FAV (Förderer u. Alumni der Hochschule Pforzheim e.V.) and the IHK Nordschwarzwald; student initiative Entrepreneurs Pforzheim founded by STG WI students; "Gründerwerk" - centre for business start-up at Pforzheim University as a contact point for interested students.
  • Other special features
    Intensive support for students, practice contacts, company network, internationally recognised AACSB accreditation increases international career opportunities, internship officers, foreign officers, particularly high proportion of academically qualified teaching staff; cross-faculty project to expand interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary cooperation, various funding options for students, sustainability and ethics as a university focus, ethics; various student initiatives, including VWI, Formula Student, social projects, company contact fair.
  • 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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