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Mechanical / Materials / Process Engineering, Department

Technische Fakultät at the Uni Erl.-Nürnb./Erlangen

Department Werkstoffwissenschaften

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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners no data
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 6.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 8/14 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Master theses in cooperation with work environment no data


Third party funds per academic 230.2 T€
Doctorates per professor 2.2

Materials Science / Engineering

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Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Strong integration of research in teaching; Lecture cycles focus on current topics in research and development (e.g. sustainability); comprehensive training in all material groups and classes; stand-alone degree programmes based in an independent department; extensive internships in small groups during training; very good supervision ratio between lecturers and students; strong interdisciplinary networking; students are closely involved in matters relating to the degree courses by means of commissions and through the departmental student organisation
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    ERASMUS exchange programmes at the department: FR, GB, IT, NO, PL, PT, CH, ES, dedicated ERASMUS coordinator in the department. Global exchange options thanks to various exchange programmes in Asia, Europe, Central, North and South America, Oceania
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    AFM, FIB, SEM,TEM, microprobe, Raman spectrometer, X-ray computer tomograph; development laboratories for: polymers, bioengineering, rapid prototyping, AES, SAM, XPS, SEM, AFM, STM, FT-IR, rheological laboratory, analysis laboratory, crystal growth, characterisation, metallography, TEM
  • Special features regarding research activities
    In terms of research, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (WW) consistently works on both basic principles and market and technology-related issues. The close links to industry help to drive this work forward. This is also reflected by the current funding ranking from the German Research Foundation (DFG). When it comes to research funding, the materials scientists at the FAU are leaders in Germany: A comparison of the individual disciplines shows a top position in Germany with 25.9 million euros.
  • Other special features
    The materials sciences at FAU ranked in the top 100 of the QS World University Ranking in 2021. Materials science occupies 6th place in the national ranking. In teaching and research, all material classes are represented by a dedicated professorial Chair. With 9 professorial Chairs, it is the largest Materials Science department in Europe.
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(S)-Students' judgements  (F)-Facts  (P)-Professors' judgements
(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 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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