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Mechatronics, Department

Fakultät für Technik at the HS Pforzheim

Bereich Informationstechnik

  • Tiefenbronner Straße 65
  • 75175 Pforzheim
  • Phone: +49 7231 28-6117
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Basic information

Total number of students 240
Number of master degree students 70
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 11.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 10.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education
Extent of interlinking

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 65.2 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 95.6 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 10/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 6/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 92.9 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 91.4 %


Third party funds per professor 22.3
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 2.1
Digital teaching elements 2.1
Laboratory internships 1.9
Job market preparation 2.2
Support during practical semester 2.3
Rooms 1.7
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 1.8

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Young innovative team of professors; Involvement of current research topics in teaching, e.g. Industry 4.0 and robotics; Many instructors from well-known companies; Use of modern teaching media (interactive smart boards, tablets, e-Learning platform, video clips); High proportion of practical training in laboratories and practicals; Studi-Cockpit (students can view their academic achievements online in a Cockpit); Active course design through small groups in advanced studies; Many learning units alongside lectures (tutorials, exercises, laboratories).
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Comparatively large number of foreign students; Practical semesters and study semesters abroad are supported; Professorial advice and working group for periods abroad (practical semester, whole course, thesis); Research and teaching partnerships with international companies; Promotion of documentation, work placements and final theses in English; Contacts to more than 100 universities and universities abroad; Summer school for incoming students (EMIG); USA excursions 2018 (Silicon Valley)
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Modern buildings, very well equipped mechatronics workshop; Four excellently equipped PC pools; Software tools: e.g. MATLAB/Simulink, visual studio, Model-Sim, CAD etc.; Access to rapid prototyping processes; Automated model factory for teaching and research; Interactive smart boards for use by students; Own workshop for the Formula Student racing team; The latest computer hardware for CAD, simulation and software engineering. Online access to a wide range of specialist literature in German and English via the library.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Cooperation with the company Intel and annual presentation of the results in the Chancellor's Office as part of the Girl's Day; High level of donations from companies for the equipment in the research laboratories (ABB, Siemens, FESTO, INTEL); New interdisciplinary research project BikeAssist for the stabilisation of bicycles in cooperation with mechanical engineering, department of economics and law and industrial partners. graduate school with the Universität Tübingen.
  • Support for founders
    ""Gründerwerk" service - centre for business start-ups of Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences": Central contact point and network for students interested in founding a company.
  • Other special features
    Small group sizes, very good contacts with professors (2 hours per professor without requiring appointment), outstanding equipment, innovative didactic concepts, interdisciplinary courses and project work (with faculties of economics and law as well as design); Very good industrial contacts to local and international companies; High quality of student housing/affordable housing market for students in Pforzheim
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Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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