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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners
24.0%

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education
no data
Extent of interlinking
6 points

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
11 points

International orientation

Outgoing students
1.0%

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
93.0%
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
86.9%
Share of professors with work experience
100.0%

Research

Third party funds per professor
98.2
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years)
5

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
none

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Sound theoretical training with valuable practical orientation thanks to application-oriented teaching/laboratory sessions. More than 20 laboratories are available; The size of lecture groups is a limited to a max. of 45 students; The laboratories are organised in small groups (max. 12 people); Many labs/projects prepare students for team work in the professional world, promoting social skills. Many excursions/trade fair visits for interesting, current topics are organised; Tutorials are offered during the foundation course to improve learning comprehension.

Special features regarding the international orientation

Double degree options; English-language Master's degrees; exchange of professors, special English-language courses for incoming students; the foreign student adviser is the ideal contact person for students interested in a stay abroad; many partnerships with international universities give students the opportunity to study and conduct research abroad; students benefit from very good contacts to regionally based, internationally operating companies and research institutions; close collaboration with the Academic International Office

Exchange universities for stay abroads

University of Wolverhampton, UK; Chinesisch-Deutsche Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften in Shanghai, China; KOREATECH, Südkorea; Central University of Technology Bloemfontein, Südafrika; Jönköping University, Schweden; Southeast University, China; University of Maine, USA; Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spanien; University of the Pacific, Stockton, USA; South Dakota School of Mining Technology, Rapid City, USA

Special features regarding the equipment

State-of-the-art equipment infrastructure, Ind.4.0Lab; in the past years 5 large-scale pieces of equipment were acquired from federal programmes; 4 research institutes; test vehicles (1 hybrid); shaker, scanning laser vibrometer; roller, engine, pump, turbine, 300kW transmission, oil pump test bench; acoustic camera; 6 casting machines, 10 3D printers (incl. metal), 5-axis machining centre, 7 robots, coordinate measuring equipment; wind and flow channel, laser machining centres, scanning electron microscopes, battery text benches, magnetometer, 3D x-ray computer tomographs; 160 PC workstations, 25 measuring stations

Special features regarding research and development

The most research-intensive department of the most research-intensive university in Ba-Wü. The university was the first in Baden-Wuerttemberg to receive a research building (ZiMATE) and ZTN; 8 of 10 academics are from the department. Project range: Joint ventures at federal and EU level, materials characterisation, magnet research, in-situ high-temperature diffractometry, battery ageing, lightweight construction, die-cast, laser machining, energy-efficient production, drive technology, electromobility, robotics, ORC, LES-CFD, acoustics, metal 3D printing; Smart Pro project as part of the BMBF funding initiative FH-Impuls

Support for founders

Aalen innovation centre (InnoZ): Free use of the shared student desks, consultation and matchmaking, meeting rooms, machine hall, monthly "start-up evening"; stAArt-UP!de: Start-up initiative of the Aalen University. Here, students can develop their ideas, pursue them further and generate business models on that basis. Numerous workshops, methods and tools support this process. Company Founders Talk: Company founders talk about their experiences; stAArt-UP!Challenge: University-wide idea competition for business concepts; Lecture on "entrepreneurial thinking" (5 credit points)

Other special features

Virtual desktop infrastructure; Annual interdisciplinary student project "Formula Student electric"; Large number of regular industry colloquia, industry dialogue 'Industrie 4.0' (well-known speakers from industry and research, live stream at 5 universities and Tongji University in China) Exolorhino: Workshop for young researchers

Further information on research activities

Interdisciplinary programmes

Facts

Total number of students
240
Number of master degree students
50
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
81.9%
Graduations in appropriate time, master's
80.0%
Contact with work environment, bachelor's
9/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's
6/11 points

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
1.9
Support in studies
no data
Courses offered
2.3
Study organisation
1.5
Exams
2.1
Job market preparation
1.9
Support during practical semester
1.7
Support for stays abroad
1.9
Rooms
2.0
IT-infrastructure
no data
Laboratories
1.6
Overall study situation
1.8

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Overall study situation
1.3
Teacher support
1.4
Support in studies
1.8
Courses offered
1.4
Study organisation
1.3
Transition to Master's studies
1.6
Support for stays abroad
no data

Materials Science / Engineering

Facts

Total number of students
20
Number of master degree students
no data
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
no data
Graduations in appropriate time, master's
93.3%
Contact with work environment, bachelor's
9/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's
no data

Mechanical Engineering

Facts

Total number of students
1110
Number of master degree students
260
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
89.9%
Graduations in appropriate time, master's
73.6%
Contact with work environment, bachelor's
9/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's
5/11 points

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
2.1
Support in studies
2.2
Courses offered
2.3
Study organisation
1.8
Exams
2.2
Job market preparation
2.1
Support during practical semester
2.0
Support for stays abroad
2.1
Rooms
1.9
IT-infrastructure
2.2
Laboratories
1.7
Overall study situation
2.0

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Overall study situation
2.2
Teacher support
2.0
Support in studies
2.4
Courses offered
2.2
Study organisation
1.8
Transition to Master's studies
1.7
Support for stays abroad
2.3
top group
middle group
bottom group
not specified
(S) = Students' judgements
(F) = Facts
(P) = Professors' judgements
IntDiscip = Interdisciplinary programmes
MatSE = Materials Science / Engineering
ME = Mechanical Engineering
Last Update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education