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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners
21.0%
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's
37.0%

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education
10
Extent of interlinking
6/10 points

Group 2

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
12/14 points

Group 1

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
86.9%
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
55.0%

Research

Third party funds per professor
192.1

Group 1

Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years)
12

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
Leadership in Industrial Sales and Technology (M.Eng.)

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Mechanical Engineering - digital: Digitalisation laboratory, green technology, artificial intelligence, driving simulator, VR glasses, graphics tablets, eye tracking in the Sales and Purchasing Lab and Materials for Future, Industry 4.0, autonomous systems, robotics, E-Mobility and virtual simulations - that is what sets us apart. More than 20 laboratories. Max. 45 students per semester. New professors (11) under 40 years of age in the fields of Smart Factory, AI, Additive Manufacturing, Digitalisation, Virtual Product Development of Plastic Components, Digital Sales, Data Science, Continuum Mechanics.

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.

Special features regarding the equipment

Short & ultra-short laser sources, green & UV lasers, CO2 marking lasers, 3D metal printers. High-speed & thermal-image cameras, infrared pyrometer. Cold-chamber die casting machines, 3D computer tomographs, 20 MAGMASOFT workstations, 4- to 6-axis industrial robots, 3D scanners. Ultrasonic scanning microscope, microscopes, vibration magnetometer, battery test benches. 5-axis, high-speed milling machine. Drive & total vehicle test bench, E-Bike test bench. Coordinate gauge incl. 90 software licenses. Injection moulding machine Laser cutter, driving simulator, VR glasses, graphic tablets. 9 Specialist databases, PC pools

Special features regarding research and development

The most research-intensive department of the most research-intensive university in Ba-Wü. Research building: ‘Zentrum innovativer Materialien & Technologien f effiziente elektr. Energiewandler-Maschinen’ (ZiMATE): 8 of 10 academics are from the department. 3D printing with moon dust with the ESA. Research institutions:Among other things, Institut für Materialforschung, Gießereitechnologie Aalen, Laserapplikations-Zentrum, Institute for Polymer Science and Processing, Institut für Innovative Oberflächen, Institut für Antriebstechnik Aalen, smart materials and intelligent production technologies. Audi e-tron electrical test vehicle

Support for founders

Start-up initiative stAArt-UP!de (workshops, seminars, lectures...). Start-up founders talk (live interviews with the self-employed. In summer semester 2021, the start-up series celebrated its 50th anniversary). Founding radar of the Stifterverband: Aalen University in first place for the first time in the category of medium-sized universities. EU-funded Innovation Centre for student start-ups at HSAA: Free use of the shared student office, counselling, contact brokering, meeting rooms, machine hall. Monthly ‘start-up founders’ evening’ at INNO-Z (from mechanical engineering: NEXTBASIN, self-cleaning basin).

Other special features

Virtual desktop infrastructure; Annual interdisciplinary student project "Formula Student electric"; Large number of regular industry colloquia, Exolorhino: Workshop for young researchers. Guest lectures (e.g. ‘Data Science and Consulting in Action’, discussion forum on ‘Product Service Life and Sustainability’). Online excursions during the coronavirus pandemic. Awarded by studycheck.de: ‘Digital studies – we’re ready’ and 3rd place among the most popular universities in Germany 2021.

Further information about study entry phase

Materials Science / Engineering

Facts

Total number of students
270
Number of master degree students
90
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
77.9%

Group 2

Graduations in appropriate time, master's
65.5%

Group 2

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
10/12 points

Group 1

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

Group 1

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
2.0

Group 2

Support in studies
2.3

Group 2

Courses offered
2.3

Group 2

Study organisation
1.8

Group 2

Exams
2.3

Group 2

Digital teaching elements
2.1

Group 2

Laboratory internships
1.7

Group 2

Job market preparation
2.2

Group 2

Support during practical semester
no data
Not specified
Rooms
1.9

Group 2

Library
1.7

Group 2

IT-infrastructure
1.7

Group 2

Overall study situation
no data
Not specified

Mechanical Engineering

Facts

Total number of students
820
Number of master degree students
170
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
86.9%

Group 1

Graduations in appropriate time, master's
96.8%

Group 1

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
10/12 points

Group 1

Contact with work environment, master's
7/12 points

Group 2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
1.7

Group 1

Support in studies
2.0

Group 2

Courses offered
1.8

Group 1

Study organisation
1.4

Group 1

Exams
1.8

Group 1

Digital teaching elements
1.9

Group 1

Laboratory internships
1.7

Group 2

Job market preparation
2.1

Group 2

Support during practical semester
2.4

Group 2

Rooms
1.8

Group 2

Library
1.5

Group 2

IT-infrastructure
1.6

Group 1

Overall study situation
1.8

Group 1

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top group

Group 2

middle group

Group 3

bottom group
Not specified
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Acronyms

(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

MatSE = Materials Science / Engineering

ME = Mechanical Engineering

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