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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners
1.8%
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's
7.1%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
11/14 points

Group 1

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
370.0%
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
24.0%

Research

Third party funds per academic
258 T€

Group 1

Doctorates per professor
1.3

Group 2

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
none

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Individual and intensive knowledge transfer in close contact with the teaching staff; good structure of the courses offered due to minimal overlapping in the range of compulsory modules; relatively small group sizes in seminars, exercises and practicals; intensive supervision for writing academic papers; the specialisations offered in higher study semesters are based on the profile of the "Resource University" (Geo, Material, Energy and Environment).

Special features regarding the international orientation

Close international cooperation of the individual institutes with companies and universities worldwide. Visits abroad may be organised for students through personal contact.

Special features regarding the equipment

Extensive facilities with test benches from laboratory to pilot scale; technical systems for application-oriented teaching and research areas; modern apparatus engineering; variety of software packages for construction, modelling and simulation. Experimental facilities for research and teaching in the university's teaching and research mining plant; shared use of high-quality devices and apparatus with the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg. Students can make use of the technical equipment as part of laboratory practicals, student assignments, etc.

Special features regarding research activities

The key research areas of the department's individual institutes are listed online. The key areas of research are based on the profile of the "Resource University" (Geo, Material, Energy and Environment) and are characterised by interdisciplinary projects and cooperation in Collaborative Research Centres, EU projects, Clusters of Excellence, etc. Students can be involved in ongoing research projects, both in the context of student projects (coursework, project paper, thesis) as well as through contracts as assistants

Support for founders

Cross-university: SAXEED start-up network

Other special features

Family-friendly university, e.g. two children's daycare centres on campus, for students with children benefit from individual study schedules and family-friendly planning of lecture periods

Further information on research activities

Further information about study entry phase

Materials Science / Engineering

Facts

Total number of students
100
Number of master degree students
100
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
no data
Not specified
Graduations in appropriate time, master's
no data
Not specified
Contact with work environment, bachelor's
points
Contact with work environment, master's
5/12 points

Group 2

Mechanical Engineering

Facts

Total number of students
410
Number of master degree students
220
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
29.4%

Group 3

Graduations in appropriate time, master's
no data
Not specified
Contact with work environment, bachelor's
8/12 points

Group 1

Contact with work environment, master's
5/12 points

Group 2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
no data
Not specified
Support in studies
2.1

Group 2

Courses offered
2.0

Group 2

Study organisation
1.6

Group 1

Exams
2.3

Group 2

Digital teaching elements
2.3

Group 2

Research orientation
2.0

Group 1

Job market preparation
2.5

Group 2

Rooms
2.2

Group 2

Library
2.0

Group 2

IT-infrastructure
2.0

Group 2

Laboratories
1.5

Group 1

Overall study situation
1.9

Group 1

Process Engineering

Facts

Total number of students
150
Number of master degree students
60
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
no data
Not specified
Graduations in appropriate time, master's
66.7%

Group 2

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
8/12 points

Group 1

Contact with work environment, master's
5/12 points

Group 2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
2.2

Group 2

Support in studies
2.1

Group 2

Courses offered
2.1

Group 2

Study organisation
1.4

Group 1

Exams
2.1

Group 1

Digital teaching elements
2.3

Group 2

Research orientation
2.2

Group 2

Job market preparation
2.1

Group 1

Rooms
2.4

Group 3

Library
2.2

Group 2

IT-infrastructure
2.3

Group 2

Laboratories
no data
Not specified
Overall study situation
no data
Not specified

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Groups

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Group 2

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Group 3

bottom group
Not specified
not specified

Acronyms

(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

MatSE = Materials Science / Engineering

ME = Mechanical Engineering

PE = Process Engineering

Last Update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education