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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 1.5 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 6/14 points

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

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 17.0 %


Third party funds per academic 192.3 T€
Doctorates per professor 2.0

Materials Science / Engineering

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Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Extensive training in all material groups and classes, autonomous degree courses based in an independent department, comprehensive practical training in small groups during the training, excellent ratio of lecturers to students, strong interdisciplinary networks, excellent integration of students into matters relating to the degree courses by means of commissions and 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.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    INP Grenoble, Frankreich; Université de Limoges, FRankreich; Imperial College London, Großbritannien; Universita Niccolò Cusano Rom, Italien; Universitetet i Oslo, Norwegen; Politechnika Warszawska, Polen; Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal; ETH Zürich, Schweiz; Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya Barcelona, Spanien; Universidad Autónoma de Madris, Spanien
  • 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
  • Other special features
    The materials scientists at the FAU were in the top 100 of the QS World University Ranking in 2018. Materials science occupies 6th place in the national ranking. In terms of citation and publication indicators, materials science occupies several top 3 places. 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 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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