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Mechatronics, Department

Fachbereich Maschinenbau und Kunststofftechnik at the HS Darmstadt

  • Schöfferstraße 3
  • 64295 Darmstadt
  • Phone: +49 6151 16-8571
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Basic information

Total number of students 330 *
Number of master degree students 10
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 10.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education
Extent of interlinking

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 3/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 58.6 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's no graduates in the years surveyed; source: department survey

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 3/9 points
International orientation, master's 4/9 points
Outgoing students 0.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 9/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 4/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 89.8 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Share of professors with work experience 100.0 %


Third party funds per professor no data
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 0

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Degree courses with details

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Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Teaching is structured in such a way that a professionally qualifying degree can be earned in the Bachelor's degree course. Projects and Bachelor's theses with professional relevance are carried out in industrial companies. In the Master's degree courses of the department, theoretical training is offered in more depth which qualifies students to pursue a doctorate. Master's theses are only carried out in university research institutes. When appointing professors, the department gives the highest priority to many years of professional experience and proven academic qualification.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The department is preparing to introduce double degrees for all of its degree courses in cooperation with its partner university, the University of Massachusetts. For several years, the department has been appointing professors with a teaching qualification in English who have generally spent one or more years abroad. It has also relied on foreign visiting professors as guest lecturers since 2014, previously from the University of Wisconsin (USA) and the Universität Leoben (Austria). Doctorates are carried out in collaboration with Irish and American universities.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA; University of Wisconsin – Stout, Menomonie, USA; University of Wisconsin – Platteville, USA; Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg, USA; Purdue University - College of Technology, West Lafayette; Universidad Nacional de Asunción, San Lorenzo, Paraguay; Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Irland; Linkopings Universitet, Linköping, Schweden; Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor, Malaysia
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The faculty has laboratories for research and teaching covering more than 6,000 sq. metres. A new multifunctional laboratory was completed in 2015. Through cooperation with industry, up-to-date equipment, machines and systems are always available. The IT equipment covers the entire spectrum so that the best conditions are provided, also for research and teaching with virtual methods and processes. Specifically for the degree courses in Mechatronics, the facilities of the departments of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Information Engineering as well as Computer Science are also used, which creates even more possibilities.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    The ongoing research projects of the department are industry-oriented and cover a wide range of fields spanning Automotive Development, Production and Plastics Engineering as well as specialised topics such as Renewable Energies or Hybrid and Composite Materials. The research projects integrated in the Master's degree courses ensure that close links are actually established between research and teaching. Doctorates are successfully carried out in the department's Institute for Plastics Engineering.
  • Other special features
    Academics from different disciplines (engineers, physicists, polymer chemists) work in the department so that courses as well as research projects have an interdisciplinary character. The students therefore have the opportunity to analyse and understand the entire process chain from materials development through to the production. The Bachelor's degree courses are application-oriented and qualify students to work in the profession. The Master's degree courses can be studied either with a focus on research or application and qualify students to pursue doctorates. Cooperative doctorates are possible.
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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