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Mechatronics, Department

Fakultät für Technik 1 - Mechanik und Elektronik (T1) at the HS Heilbronn

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Basic information

Total number of students 590 *
Number of master degree students 50
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 18.5 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 70 *
Extent of interlinking 4/10 points

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 77.8 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's no graduates in the years surveyed; source: department survey

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 4/9 points
International orientation, master's 3/9 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 9/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 5/11 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 36.8 %


Third party funds per professor 20.6
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 1.9
Job market preparation 1.8
Support during practical semester 1.8
Support for stays abroad 1.7
Rooms 2.1
IT-infrastructure 1.6
Laboratories 1.7
Overall study situation 1.9

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Application-oriented degree course with balanced teaching of practical and theoretical skills; Extensive training in laboratories for the consolidation and application of learnt content; Project work/Bachelor’s thesis/Master’s thesis with predominantly industry-related tasks and practice-oriented research projects.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The English-language range of courses is currently being expanded.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Kajanni Polytechic, Finnland; Université Savoie Mont Blanc, Frankreich; Northumbria University, UK; Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spanien; Xiamen University, China; Hefei University, China; German Jordanian University, Jordanien; Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Südkorea; University of Ulsan, Südkorea; Indiana University Prudue University Indianapolis, USA
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Automotive Systems Engineering: Drive test bench for the research and development of electrified drives; Driving simulator lab; Exhaust gas measuring systems; Laboratories in the fields of electronics, measurement technology, system dynamics, sensor systems, electromobile systems, driver information systems, embedded systems, computer science; Mechatronics and robotics: Scanning electron microscope, laboratory for technical optics with spectral photometer and laser interferometer, digital image processing, rapid prototyping system, injection moulding machine for micromechanical components, modular concept factory, industrial robot.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Test field for autonomous driving; Artificial Intelligence (field of application: Automated driving, environmental perception, industrial process monitoring); Image Processing; Communication car-to-car or car-to-infrastructure; Sensor development; Range extender for electric vehicles; Electromobility in rural-urban areas; Adaptive software and system architecture for driver assistance systems; Economic Cruise Control (ECC); Process development for the production of wear-resistant, micro-structured plastic components; Solution methods in fluid mechanics; Additive manufacturing; Bionics.
  • Support for founders
    The topic of company start-ups is the remit of the chancellery and is currently being established.
  • Other special features
    The department's students are involved in HHN Racing e.V. association Since 2014, the association has participated in the Formula Student competition, in which various teams of students compete in international competitions with racing cars they have designed, constructed and built themselves. Further information can be found at https://hhn-racing.de/.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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