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Mechanical Engineering, Department

Fakultät für Technik 1 - Mechanik und Elektronik (T1) at the HS Heilbronn

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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners 21.7 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 12.1 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 100.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 100.0 %


Third party funds per professor 42.0
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 1

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
    Application-oriented degree course with balanced teaching of practical and theoretical skills; Extensive training in laboratories for the consolidation and application of learnt content; Project work/Bachelor’s thesis/Master’s thesis with predominantly industry-related tasks and practically oriented research projects; Strong emphasis on practical relevance and employability of graduates.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The department maintains contacts with more than 45 partner universities worldwide. This gives students a wide range of opportunities to gain international experience and make contacts during a semester abroad. Some professors teach in partner universities all over the world. There are also international guest lecturers and numerous incomings to enrich the students in the department.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Modern labs with a wide range, e.g. combustion engines with multiple engine test benches, Automotive Measurement Technology, Turbo Engines, Cooler Test Bench, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Machine Tools, Metal Working (Forming Analysis), Newly Equipped Materials Engineering laboratory for the examination and analysis of metallic materials, Robotics, Automation, Control Engineering, CAD, FEM, CFD, Modal Analysis, Rapid Prototyping. Very well-equipped mechanical workshop. In recent years, about half a million euros has been invested in the ongoing modernisation of the laboratories and workshop.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Research on application-related topics, e.g. component optimisation, development of robot kinematics for high-speed applications, etc.; Research projects through the Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM) and research projects of the Institute of Automotive Engineering and Mechatronics; Participation in technology transfer in cooperation with the Steinbeis Foundation.
  • Support for founders
    The Master´s degree programme in Mechanical Engineering has had a focus on entrepreneurship since winter semester 2021/22. In addition, the start-up centre STARTKLAR offers courses and workshops on the topic of start-up and assists students with general start-up questions.
  • Other special features
    Since 2014, students in the department have participated in the Formula Student competition, in which various teams of students compete in international competitions with racing cars they have designed, constructed and built themselves.
  • 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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