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Mechanical / Materials / Process Engineering, Department

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

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Basic information

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

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/14 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 237.3 T€
Doctorates per professor 2.8

Mechanical Engineering

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Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Own Student Service Center to offer students support; Tutorials and revision courses, practical training experiments; Student group projects such as "Formula Student Germany", "Robocup", VDE/VDI/Association of German Industrial Engineers (VWI) higher education institution groups, "student management consultancy".; improvement in study conditions as a result of tuition fees (Free State of Bavaria) and the "QUIS project" within the framework of the "Qualitätspakts Lehre des BMBF" (Quality Pact for Teaching from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF”; Since 2008, annual award of the seal of approval of the "Fakultätentag FTMV" following years of successful evaluation.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Courses taught in English, special English courses for department students in small groups, study and work placements abroad, integrated semester abroad for International Production Engineering and Management.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    State-of-the-art labs and test halls; State-of-the-art CAD-compliant workstations; Fast free WiFi for students; Cheap computers, laptops and software for students
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Department of Mechanical Engineering with very high level of third-party funding (approx. EUR 18 million per year); heavily involved in all projects of the university's Excellence Initiative; management of a Collaborative Research Centre and a Transregio; close involvement of students, e.g. as student assistants and in Bachelor's/Master's theses
  • Support for founders
    FAU is a "start-up university", start-ups/self-employment events
  • Other special features
    Excellent career prospects for graduates: Erlangen is the city with the highest income for engineers in Germany (source: compensation-online.de / FAZ), engineering graduates from FAU have the second highest starting salaries in Germany (source: Stepstone, as at 2014).
  • Further information on research activities
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(S)-Students' judgements  (F)-Facts  (P)-Professors' judgements
(ME)= Mechanical 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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