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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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Basic information

Total number of students 340
Number of master degree students 60
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 7.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 7.5 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 30
Extent of interlinking 8/10 points

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 13/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 59.2 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 10/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 9/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 67.2 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 79.1 %


Third party funds per professor 6.8
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 7

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.5
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.4
Digital teaching elements 3.0
Laboratory internships 2.0
Job market preparation 2.2
Support during practical semester 2.8
Rooms 2.6
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 3.1
Overall study situation 2.4

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 for students from higher semesters, support for learning groups, regular agreements with the departmental student organisation, StudiumPlus – combining academic studies and training, international focus – many partnerships with universities throughout the world, specialisation/subject-area selection during stage II studies, practically oriented training, Learning Centre for Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, gap courses, ‘Successful start’ programme, ‘Learning how to learn’ seminars, high level of practical relevance, participation in outstanding projects (sensory science with Karlsruhe Zoo, snow quality sensor with Paralympics Team, gripping sensor)
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Approximately 25 % of Bachelor's students have contact abroad (specialised and/or practical study semester, final thesis); More than 60 partner universities around the world, in addition to the leading market of the USA also in the growth region of South-East Asia; Mobility programmes with financial support. high-quality double degree programmes with France (ENSMM Besancon) and the USA (Cal Poly State University); Erasmus Mundus programme: EU4M Master's programme. International research cooperation with UMP Malaysia (including doctoral students). Numerous international third-party funds have been obtained for projects in which students are involved.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    To ensure outstanding teaching and research, numerous laboratories and facilities with modern equipment are available, such as: Laboratory for 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 Technology and Actuator Engineering Laboratory, Materials Testing Laboratory, Cleanroom, Acoustics Laboratory, Institute for Mechatronic Systems, Digital Electronics Laboratory, various 3D printers, and much more
  • Special features regarding research and development
    The laboratories are used for teaching and research (e.g. refrigeration laboratory, wind tunnel), laboratory equipment is competitive and modern; Active student involvement in research projects, especially in the Master’s degree course (Sensorei with Karlsruhe Zoo, snow-quality sensor with Paralympics Team, grasping sensor), increasing proportion of internal theses; Professors included in the BW CAR quality instrument (experimental clause), focus is applied research in cooperation with small and medium-sized companies, currently
  • Support for founders
    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.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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