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Mechatronics, Department

Fachbereich M - Mechatronik und Maschinenbau at the HS Bochum

  • Lennershofstraße 140
  • 44801 Bochum
  • Phone: +49 234 3210-400
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Basic information

Total number of students 350 *
Number of master degree students 50
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 7.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 30 *
Extent of interlinking 6/10 points

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 51.8 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 69.0 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 5/9 points
International orientation, master's 3/9 points
Outgoing students no data

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 5/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 2/11 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 40.0 %


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

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.7
Support in studies 3.2
Courses offered 2.9
Study organisation 2.1
Exams 2.9
Job market preparation
Support during practical semester
Support for stays abroad
Rooms 2.4
IT-infrastructure 2.4
Laboratories 2.3
Overall study situation 2.9

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Variety of options and specialisation opportunities for accessing related subject areas; Stays abroad are supported; Numerous well-organised placements in laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment support theory; Examples of content: Machine Components, Production Processing, Thermodynamics, Control Engineering, Construction (CA Methods, Simulation, Motive Power Engineering, Energy Engineering), Production (Production Planning, Logistics, Industrial Robots, Assembling Technology). Problem-based learning is practised by the university-wide projects Solar car (internationally successful!) and Cargo-Pedelec.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Global network of companies in which students can complete a 20-week work placement abroad or write their final thesis. Every 2 years students can participate in a 2-week excursion to China. International Office to promote international mobility is unique at the Hochschule Bochum. Buddy/tandem supervision programme for students with foreign partner universities available (incoming students). Extensive supervision of students (outgoing students) in the organisation and implementation of a stay abroad (studies/work placement).
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Thomas More, Mechelen, Belgien; CDHAW, Shanghai, China; Edinburgh, Napier University, GB; The Hague University, Delft, NL; King Mongkut´s University of Technology, Bangkok; Kocaeli Üniversitesi, Türkei
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Many excellently equipped labs: Automotive Systems, Robotics; Computer-Aided Product Development: CAD, CAM, CAE, CFD, Rapid Prototyping, Computer Sciences, Automation, Industrial Image Processing, Motor Test Bench, Material, Assembling, Welding and Laser Engineering – Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Management, Machine Tool Design, 5-Axis Machining Centre.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Research and development focuses on: Industry 4.0; Alternative energies; Mechatronics; Automotive; Robotics; Computer-Aided Product Development; CAD; CAM; CAE; CFD; Rapid Prototyping; Computer Science; Automation; Industrial Image Processing; Engine Test Bench; Material, Assembly, Welding and Laser Engineering; Manufacturing Engineering; Quality Management; Machine Tools; 5-Axis Machining Centre; Long-standing, close and successful cooperation with companies
  • Other special features
    Close cooperation of the department with the Institut für Studienerfolg und Didaktik (Institute for Success and Didactics, ISD) as a central academic institution of the Bochum University of Applied Sciences.
  • 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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