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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Mechanical / Materials / Process Engineering, Department

Fakultät für Maschinenbau

  • Universitätsstraße 150
  • 44801 Bochum
  • Phone: +49 234 322-6192
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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners 34.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 7/14 points

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 16.6 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 19.4 %
Share of professors with work experience 90.0 %


Third party funds per academic 125.1 T€
Doctorates per professor 2.3

Mechanical Engineering

Materials Science / Engineering

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department Environmental Engineering and Ressource Management (B.Sc./M.Sc.) in cooperation with the Fakultät für Bau- und Umweltingenieurwissenschaften.
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Exercises in small groups for practical application of knowledge acquired in the lectures; specialist labs in very small groups in state-of-the-art lab environment; simulations and case studies; professionally qualifying training; use of speakers from industry; highlighting of the application relevance at the beginning of the degree course; five interesting areas of specialisation that are focused on future needs with profiles going into further depth, and at the same time excellent flexibility in course planning; optimised lecture and examination planning.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Numerous cooperation programmes with European, American and Asian universities. Double Master's degree programme with Tongji University in Shanghai (China). Stays abroad are given strong support with flexible study planning and credit transfer options. An advice centre has been established to support international study visits as part of programmes or for students who are organising for themselves as "free movers". Centre for foreign language training for intensive support in foreign language skills.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Penn State (USA); VGU (Vietnam); Drexel University (USA); Tongji Universität (China); University of Sheffield (GB); Ege Üniversitesi (Türkei); Yildiz Teknik Üniversitesi (Türkei); Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (USA); Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finnland); Universidad de Huelva (Spanien); Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Budapest)
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    A new faculty building was completed in 2013 with state-of-the-art test facilities and approx. 140 PC workstations. Pilot or learning factory for further intensification of practical training. Further large test halls with state-of-the-art test benches for research and teaching. Lecture theatres have modern equipment, with sockets and network connections at every workstation. WiFi in the entire building. Student workstations with sockets and network connections.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Very broad research profile using basic and industry-related research. Steady increase in third-party funding and thus rising number of doctoral candidate positions and opportunities to do a doctorate. Diverse collaborations with internationally renowned
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    The mechanical engineering faculty together with the engineering faculties and the economics faculty offer workshops on the topic of company start-ups. The "Fit für die Gründung" (fit for the start-up) series and professional guests present successful start-up companies that started out at the university, offer assistance and advice such as as part of an ideas exchange scheme and speed dating events and people looking to start a company can meet each other. In addition, the WORLDFACTORY helps people on their way to entrepreneurial independence (free consulting services, seminars, rooms).
  • Other special features
    Numerous activities in the initial study phase, tutorials for first semester and new external Master's students given by higher-level students, mentoring programme by teaching staff, first semester excursion, Flying Egg design competition, introductory event held by the course guidance, work placement guidance and internationalisation representatives from the faculty. Cooperation within the framework of the UA Ruhr (http://www.uaruhr.de/) with the universities of Dortmund and Duisburg-Essen and therefore an even more varied range of courses, especially in the specialisation phase.
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(S)-Students' judgements  (F)-Facts  (P)-Professors' judgements
(ME)= Mechanical Engineering (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, Germany.
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