2019 / 20
Industrial Engineering, Department
- Beethovenstraße 1
- 73430 Aalen
- Phone: +49 7361 576-0
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.
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Special features regarding teachingOur courses combine a general and specific compulsory programme with a large number of individual elective options. Particularly in industrial engineering, we enable broad-based acquisition of skills in engineering, business administration and information technology. The basic course is characterised by a strong MINT orientation. This allows students to specialise later on in engineering (production & development) or economics (marketing & controlling and/or corporate management & information systems).
Special features regarding the international orientationOur faculty has many international contacts at organisational and personnel levels. All study programmes benefit particularly from the experience with the Bachelor's in International Business Administration and Master's in International Marketing & Sales thanks to their emphasis on English-language courses that attract many international students, especially from many of the partner universities. These partnerships thrive on the continuous exchange, particularly by way of visits, joint research and guest lectures. There are also joint projects with international companies.
Special features regarding the equipmentOur department provides different courses with various requirements. This creates a wide range of possibilities in terms of technical equipment and subject-specific databases. As concerns technical equipment, we also benefit from the possibilities of the technical departments, particularly Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. We also maintain separate workstations for Matlab, SPSS, CAD and SAP applications and an Industry 40.0 centre with a learning factor and laboratory. Open-access learning and project rooms for our students round off the range of our services.
Special features regarding research and developmentOur faculty is part of the most research-intensive university in Baden-Württemberg, and we follow international research standards consistently. We have a high level of competence in quantitative and qualitative empirical research methods, and our laboratories on Industry 4.0 and Eye-Tracking (in development) are state of the art. IT security plays a significant role in this. At the same time, digital transformation opens up new questions about business models, such as in finance, production (modelling and simulation) and sustainability. 1 cooperative doctorate in the period 2013-2015.
Research topics reflected in teachingThe department's contents are broad-based and promote inter-disciplinary collaboration. This is reflected in the research topics incorporated into the courses. Currently, the focus is on issues ranging from transformation to Industry 4.0, which are integrated into the courses through our own CP Factory. This also deals in particular with issues related to big data and data security. In Production Automation, the fundamentals of programming in cyber-physical systems is taught and questions of energy efficiency in a smart factory addressed.
Website with further information on research activitieshttps://www.hs-aalen.de/de/pages/wirtschaftswissenschaften_forschen
Support for foundersTo promote entrepreneurial spirit, the Aalen University has implemented its own programme (GuStL). At the department, all students benefit from the experience of the Business Administration course for small and medium-sized enterprises and the Master's in Management of small and medium-sized enterprises in the field of entrepreneurship. In practical terms, we promote start-ups together with the technical departments of the university and have developed the joint Master's in Business Development especially for entrepreneurial students. Together with our innovation centre, we offer space, equipment and advice to student start-ups.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsEnabling all students to experience genuine university life, within and outside the university, matters to us. In addition to the legal framework, such as accommodation with respect to exams, we provide individual support to students with permanent health problems through a university officer. This is accomplished in daily life through the great commitment and high level of social skills of our students and staff. We actively encourage this through constant work in small groups and thus ensure actual team building in our programmes.
Characteristics of diversity advancementAs the only non-technical department, we have contributed a new element to the university since its establishment. We are also strategically ready for specific groups. Students of International Business Administration, Business Administration SMEs, Health Management and Industrial Engineering as well as Business Informatics are diverse, yet form a strong unit whose networking we encourage through inter-disciplinary elective options. We are regional, not provincial, and open to new things; in research and teaching particularly to the people who come to us.
Other special featuresWe have our own selection process for our courses. As a department, we aim to set deliberate standards in the selection of applicants. Our focus is on (future) students. This is why we invest in student support and make time for students. This is borne out by a large number of tutorials, exercises and small group sizes.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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