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Mechatronics, Department

Fakultät für Maschinenbau und Mechatronik at the HS Karlsruhe

Studiengang Mechatronik

  • Moltkestraße 30
  • 76133 Karlsruhe
  • Phone: +49 721 925-1705
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 410 *
Number of master degree students 60
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 12.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 20 *
Extent of interlinking 6/10 points

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 53.8 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 82.9 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's not ranked
International orientation, master's 6/9 points
Outgoing students 2.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's no data
Contact with work environment, master's 6/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 88.6 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 59.6 %
Share of professors with work experience 40.0 %


Third party funds per professor 93.1
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 0

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.1
Job market preparation 2.0
Support during practical semester 2.5
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Rooms 2.3
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Laboratories 1.7
Overall study situation 2.2

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Tutorials during the semesters, support for learning groups, regular agreements with the departmental student organisation, StudiumPlus – combination of academic studies and training, international focus – many partnerships with universities throughout the world, specialisation/subject area selection during stage II studies, practically oriented training, Mathematics Learning Centre, assessment for Bachelor's and Master's degree courses, link programmes, "Successful start" programme, "Learning how to learn" seminars, high level of practical relevance.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Students: Approximately 25% of Bachelor's students have contact abroad (specialised and/or practical study semester, final thesis); 61 partner universities around the world, in addition to leading market of the USA also in the growth region of South-East Asia; Mobility programmes. Degree programmes: high-quality double degree programmes with France (ENSMM Besancon) and the USA (Cal Poly State University); Erasmus Mundus programme: EU4M Master's programme. Research projects: International research cooperation with UMP Malaysia (including doctoral students).
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Ägypten - German University in Cairo; Australien - RMIT University; Brasilien - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG); Chile - Universidad de Santiago de Chile; China (VR)- Shanghai University; Dänemark - Aarhus Universitet; Finnland - Kaakkois - Suomen Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy; Frankreich - Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et des Microtechniques; Kanada - Lakehead University; Korea, Republik-Hanyang University; Malaysia - Universiti Malaysia Pahang; Mexiko - Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM); Norwegen - Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet; Peru - TECSUP Instituto Superior Tecnologico Privado; Polen - Politechnika Krakowska; Rumänien - Universitatea 'Politehnica' din Timisoara; Russland - Kubanskij gosudarstvennyj technologiceskij universitet; Schweden - Linköpings universitet; Spanien - Universidad de Oviedo; Taiwan - National Central University; USA - zahlreiche Möglichkeiten; Vereinigtes Königreich - Coventry University; Vietnam - Vietnamese-German University
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    To ensure outstanding teaching and research, numerous laboratories and facilities with modern equipment are available, such as: IMP – Manufacturing Engineering and Production department, Institute of Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Environmental Technology (IKKU), Bionics Laboratory, Robotics Laboratory, Institute for Energy-Efficient Mobility, Plastics Engineering Laboratory, Microcomputer Engineering Laboratory, Quality Management Laboratory, Sensor and Actuator Engineering Laboratory, Materials Testing Laboratory, clean room, Acoustics Laboratory, Institute for Mechatronic Systems, Digital Electronics Laboratory, etc.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Laboratories: 60% of the laboratories are used for teaching and research (e.g. refrigeration laboratory, wind tunnel, combined heat and power plants), laboratory equipment is competitive and modern; Student involvement: Active involvement of students in research projects, especially in the Master's degree course (research assistant/part-time in multi-semester projects), increasing proportion of internal theses; Research type: Professors included in the BW CAR quality instrument (experimental clause), focus is applied research in cooperation with small and medium-sized companies
  • Support for founders
    Business start-ups at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences; The Center of Competence at the HsKA is the contact point for people interested in founding a company at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. Students and scientific staff are prepared for self-employment and young entrepreneurs are supported in all start-up phases. There are seminars and workshops for company founders and people interested in founding a company. A first consultation service is also available as well as the "Gründer-Treff" start-up group"; https://www.hs-karlsruhe.de/gruenden/
  • Further information on research activities
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