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Mechanical Engineering, Department

Fakultät für Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Augsburg

Fakultät für Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik
An der Hochschule 1
D-86161 Augsburg
Telephone: +49 821 558 631-50

HAW Augsburg
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Student body


This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education
Extent of interlinking
8 points

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
8 points

International orientation

Outgoing students

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience


Third party funds per professor
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years)
no data

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Practice- and application-oriented; Methodological, social and personal skills are taught; Dual academic studies; Modern (problem- and project-based) forms of learning; Modern teaching (e-Learning, iPads in the classroom, etc.); Promotion of process knowledge and ability to work in a team; Integration of modern technologies and the latest scientific findings; (Guest) instructors working in the field; Dialogue with academia and industry; Practicals in ultra-modern laboratories (small groups); Excursions, trade fair visits; Tutorials, mentoring. (

Special features regarding the international orientation

English-language modules (optional); Close networking with 40 partner universities; Guest professorship of a professor at the TU Brno (CZ); (Guest) instructors from abroad; Activities under the scope of teaching, staff and student mobility; Participation in the "Internationalisation of universities" audit of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK); Attractive options for visits abroad by students (semester, multi-week projects); Courses for the acquisition of linguistic, cross-cultural skills). (

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Universidad de Buenos Aires; University of Newcastle; Shandong University; VIA University College Denmark; Saimaa University of Applied Sciences; Lulea Tekniska Universitet; Kookmin University; Brno University Technology; University of Ulster; Universidad de Cádiz

Special features regarding the equipment

High-tech building (ready for occupancy in 2011); State-of-the-art laboratories (; Modern IT infrastructure (hardware and software: including PC pools with industry-standard software, interactive whiteboards, iPads, WiFi); Equipment for lending (laptops, projectors, tablets, iPads, e-book reader, boards, presenters, dictation devices, etc) including high-performance computing clusters; Free software licenses for students; Ongoing optimisation of existing equipment and procurement of new equipment.

Special features regarding research and development

Integration through project work/final theses as well as "Master of Applied Research" Cooperative doctorates; Application-oriented research with partners from industry and institutions; Research focuses: "Resource Efficiency" and "Digitisation in Production and Services"; Clusters "Simulation and Validation", "Production and Automation", "Lightweight Construction and Fibre Composite Technology", "Energy, Process and Environmental Engineering"; Faculty's own research groups "HSA_comp: Composites in Mechanical Engineering" and "HSA_sim: Simulation in Mechanical Engineering" (

Support for founders

Fundamental: Teaching of specialist and key qualifications, individual support / advice; Various support offers provide by the start-up department (start-up café, support, patents, advice on tax issues etc. - see; Digital business concepts: Support by the university initiative HSA_digit, cooperation partner of the new Digital Start-Up Centre Schwaben (DZ.S); see:

Other special features

Label as a "family-friendly university", "Healthy University"; partner university for top-level student athletes and fire brigades/aid organisations; Projects such as Formula Student, West and Central African Future Group; University and faculty development plan 2015 to 2020; Career Service, company networking fair, work placement/job exchange; Startklar-de for initial study phase (e.g. preliminary course in Mathematics); Library with numerous additional services (equipment for lending, courses); Information Management: Informational events for new students, intranet/Internet, InfoScreens; Mentoring/tutoring programmes; Departmental student organisation.

Further information on research activities

Further information about study entry phase

Mechanical Engineering


Total number of students
Number of master degree students
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
Graduations in appropriate time, master's
no data
Contact with work environment, bachelor's
6/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's
4/11 points

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Job market preparation
Support during practical semester
Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation
top group
middle group
bottom group
not specified
(S) = Students' judgements
(F) = Facts
(P) = Professors' judgements
ME = Mechanical Engineering
Last Update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education