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Industrial Engineering, Department

ESB Business School at the HS Reutlingen

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

Basic information

Total number of students 580 *
Number of master degree students 110
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 35.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 15.0 %

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 94.4 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 100.0 % *

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 10/13 points
International orientation, master's 12/13 points
Outgoing students 8.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 11/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 10/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 94.3 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 88.9 %
Share of professors with work experience 50.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 1.7
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 1.4
Exams 2.1
Job market preparation 1.7
Support during practical semester 1.6
Support for stays abroad 1.6
Rooms 1.2
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 1.6
Laboratories 1.4
Overall study situation 1.5

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Innovative teaching methods (e.g. Virtual Engineering, 3D simulations, learning factory), case studies, practical projects, teamwork, business games; optimal preparation for the requirements of the industry through practical relevance, projects, lecturers from practice; small teaching / learning groups, international teams, intensive contact with professors; optimal teaching / learning environment; interdisciplinarity, e-learning; cross-location, virtual collaboration in logistics and production projects; international curriculum, high proportion of English-language courses, interdisciplinary project didactics.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Mandatory semester abroad and a high proportion of English-language courses; double degree option; integration of incomings in courses, buddy programme and country workshops at the university; mandatory foreign language teaching; mandatory internship abroad at IOLM; guest lecturer programme; worldwide network of partner universities, courses in intercultural communication with a learning portfolio for self-reflection.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    CAD and CAx laboratories (with a total of 100 places), logistics learning factory with 450m² (5 3D printers, laser cutter, CNC milling machine, maker support), simulation software: Catia, MiniTAB, R-Studio, QM-Labor (12 places); GaBI (LCA software), SPSS, MatLab, ERP system SAP; VR laboratory with fullbody motion capture and PowerWall. Factory planning / logistics planning software: Tarakos-VRbuilder, Plavis-VisTable, LOGSOL-RoutMan; Automation laboratory (12 places, LabView, Robotinos from Festo); 10 computer islands at your disposal, comprehensive WiFi, VPN access to campus and access to Dreamspark / MS Im.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Teaching and research centre: Studying and researching in a versatile learning factory, virtual product development, factory & warehouse planning, Digital & Collaborative Engineering, Advanced Industrial Engineering, Automation in Logistics, Communication in Logistics, Technology and Innovation Management; Reutlinger Centre for Industry 4.0 and Transfer Centre 5G4KMU for SMEs; EU project: Business Transformation towards Digitalisation and Smart Systems BITTMAS; collaborative systems for making intralogistics more flexible; BMBF: ECHO Real-time capable, cyber-physical hybrid production
  • Support for founders
    Business plan seminars and support for founders at university level, office containers are available for start-ups. Proven successful coaching of start-ups, active support in the Young Innovators program, own centre for entrepreneurship at the university.
  • Other special features
    Combination of business and technology, strong international orientation through integrated study and internship semesters abroad, worldwide network of renowned partner universities, multinational seminar groups with close contact to professors and fellow students, practical orientation through lecture-related project work as well as professors and speakers with many years of professional / management experience; holistic training that provides the necessary interface skills for international work areas; strong alumni network.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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