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Mechanical Engineering, Department

Fakultät für Maschinenbau und Mechatronik at the HS Karlsruhe

Studiengang Fahrzeugtechnologie

  • Moltkestraße 30
  • 76133 Karlsruhe
  • Phone: +49 721 925-1705
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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners 7.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 7.5 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 10
Extent of interlinking 8/10 points

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 13/14 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 64.6 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 85.5 %


Third party funds per professor 22.5
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 7

Students' assessments on cooperate education courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Digital teaching elements
Coordination of theory and practice phases
Laboratory internships
Overall study situation

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
    Tutorials by students for first-year students, support for learning groups, mentoring by professors, regular agreements with the departmental student organisation, StudiumPlus – combining the academic degree programme with training, many partnerships with universities throughout the world, specialisation/selection of focus at the main study stage, practically oriented training, Learning Centre for Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, assessment for Bachelor’s and Master´s degree programmes, supplementary courses, ‘Successful start’ programme, ‘Learning how to learn’ seminars, high level of practical relevance.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Approximately 25% of Bachelor's students have contact abroad (specialised and/or practical study semester, final thesis); 60 partner universities around the world, in addition to leading market of the USA, also in the growth region of South-East Asia; Mobility programmes. high-quality double degree programmes with France (ENSMM Besancon) and the USA (Cal Poly State University); Erasmus Mundus programme: EU4M Master's programme. International research cooperation with UMP Malaysia (including doctoral students). Numerous international third-party funds have been obtained for projects in which students are involved.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    To ensure outstanding teaching and research, numerous laboratories and facilities with modern equipment are available, such as: IMP – Manufacturing Engineering and Production department, Institute of Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Environmental Technology (IKKU), Bionics Laboratory, Robotics Laboratory, Institute for Energy-Efficient Mobility, Plastics Engineering Laboratory, Microcomputer Engineering Laboratory, Quality Management Laboratory, Sensor and Actuator Engineering Laboratory, Materials Testing Laboratory, clean room, Acoustics Laboratory, Institute for Mechatronic Systems, Digital Electronics Laboratory, etc.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Many of the laboratories are used for teaching AND research (e.g. Refrigeration Laboratory, wind tunnel, combined heat and power plants), laboratory equipment is therefore competitive and modern; Active involvement of students in research projects, especially in the Master's degree course (research assistant/part-time in multi-semester projects), increasing proportion of internal theses; Professors included in the BW CAR quality instrument , focus is applied research in cooperation with small and medium-sized companies, currently more than 30 doctorates in progress
  • Support for founders
    Business start-ups at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences; The Center of Competence at the HsKA is the contact point for people interested in founding a company at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. Students and scientific staff are prepared for self-employment and young entrepreneurs are supported in all start-up phases. There are seminars and workshops for company founders and people interested in founding a company. A first consultation service is also available as well as the "Gründer-Treff" start-up group.
  • Further information on research activities
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(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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