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Mechanical / Materials / Process Engineering, Department

Fakultät 5 - Fakultät für Georessourcen und Materialtechnik at the RWTH Aachen

Fachgruppe Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik

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General remarks
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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners no data

Support during the study entry phase

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

International orientation

Outgoing students 0.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Master theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Share of professors with work experience no data


Third party funds per academic 183.7 T€
Doctorates per professor 3.0

Materials Science / Engineering

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Our degree courses ensure: individual support, quick contact with lecturers, access to interactive e-learning tools and excellent career prospects. The relevance to professional practice is very important, especially in Materials Engineering (high degree of practical training at and outside the university). The materials sciences are inter-facultative and link four promising areas (Materials Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Sciences and Electrical Engineering. The Master's degree course in Metallurgical Engineering is taught completely in English and contributes significantly to the internationalisation of RWTH.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The Master's degree course in Metallurgical Engineering is taught completely in English and contributes significantly to the internationalisation of RWTH. As the teaching content is integrated with that of the degree courses held in German, students on these courses can also benefit from international orientation. Additionally, exchange programmes such as ERASMUS+ and departmental collaborations have been and continue to be expanded with a view to fostering and increasing student mobility. In the field of research, our Chairs cooperate with a large number of international partners.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    IIT Madras, University of Alberta, University of California at Berkeley, Southeast University, Michigan State University, Beijing Institute of Technology, École Polytechnique Fédérale (EPF) Lausanne, Technische Universiteit Delft; Tampere University of Technology; Oulu University; Aalto University; Centrale Supélec; Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon; Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille-Polytech'Lille; Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Céramique Industrielle, Limoges; Université de Pau de des Pays de l'Adour; INSA Rennes; Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne; Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille; National Technical University of Athens; Università degli Studi di Padova; University of Zagreb; Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine; Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim; Silesian University of Technology, Gliwiece; Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnicza, Krakau; Universidade do Porto; Kungl Tekniska Högskolan; Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne; Polymer Technology College; University of Maribor; Universidad Politécnica de Madrid: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales; Universitat Politécnica de Valéncia; Universitat Politécnica de Valéncia; Universitat Polit'cnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech; Czech Technical University in Prague; Technická Univerzita Ostrava; Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi; Marmara Üniversitesi, Instanbul; Yildiz Technical University; University of Miskolc
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The nine institutes in the department have highly modern technical equipment for basic research and practice-based research into materials. Students benefit from the equipment in the laboratories and workshops in a wide variety of internal practicals at the university. From the PVD coating chamber to the 3D laser doppler anemometer and the top-blown converter through to access to the Ernst Ruska centre (electron microscopy) and to the Jugene mainframe at Forschungszentrum Jülich, students and researchers equally benefit from innovative equipment for material analysis.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    2 Clusters of Excellence (Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries, Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass), 1 EU Cluster (KIC) and 3 Collaborative Research Centres (Plasma, Steel Ab Initio, Precision Manufacturing by Controlling Melt). Through J
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(MatSE)= Materials Science / Engineering (IntDiscip)= very interdisciplinary and thus not classified;
As the ranking is done for the whole subject area, for the single "sub-subjects" it can happen that not all rank groups are represented in all criteria.
Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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