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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners
10.0%
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's
10.0%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
10/14 points

Group 1

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
no data
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
no data

Research

Third party funds per academic
167.1 T€

Group 2

Doctorates per professor
1.9

Group 2

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
none

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Generous, modern practical facilities, close interdisciplinary integration with the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the entire FAU; very good equipment; CIP computer rooms at 3 locations for students from the department.

Special features regarding the international orientation

The 2 Master's courses AOT and MAP (led by the Department of Materials Science, but 50% CBI share) are held entirely in English. Thanks to the close integration with excellence projects, they are far more international in nature than other degree courses. Work is currently ongoing to establish another Master's degree course held entirely in English.

Special features regarding the equipment

State-of-the-art labs with generous range of equipment for handling an extremely wide range of research. The close ties to one another and the inter-disciplinary research institutes creates a virtually complete installation that ranges from traditional research facilities to ultra-modern, project-specific test facilities and extensive measurement technology through to a high resolution transmission electron microscope (TEM).

Special features regarding research activities

The CBI Department completely covers the four building blocks (Technical Chemistry, Biotechnology, Process Engineering and Product Design and Thermal Fluid Dynamics; unique collaborations with the Engineering of Advanced Materials excellence cluster, the Graduate School of Optical Technologies, research institutes of the Fraunhofer Society (two in Erlangen), Max Planck, newly established research facilities (Energy Campus Nuremberg, Bavarian Hydrogen Campus), currently two Collaborative Research Centres and one Research Training Group, several major EU projects and a large number of other projects.

Support for founders

Professors have excellent expertise in this field, department spin-offs have won multiple awards (e.g. Hydrogeniums Technologies)

Other special features

The Academic Guidance Centre of the CBI is open daily for student counselling, transfer students, incoming and outgoing students, credit recognition and internships. Extremely good ranking for the FAU and in the field of Process Engineering in the 2021 "DFG-Förderatlas" report; two Leibnitz prizewinners teach and conduct research at the department; several ERC grants are being worked on in the CBI, including with the involvement of students; excellent career prospects for graduates

Further information on research activities

Biotechnology

Facts

Total number of students
210
Number of master degree students
60
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
59.5%

Group 2

Graduations in appropriate time, master's
84.8%

Group 1

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
4/12 points

Group 2

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

Group 2

Chemical Engineering

Facts

Total number of students
210
Number of master degree students
100
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
71.7%

Group 2

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

Environmental Engineering

Facts

Total number of students
420
Number of master degree students
200
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
49.5%

Group 3

Graduations in appropriate time, master's
78.4%

Group 2

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
3/12 points

Group 3

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

Group 2

Process Engineering

Facts

Total number of students
440
Number of master degree students
240
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
65.2%

Group 2

Graduations in appropriate time, master's
84.5%

Group 1

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

Group 2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
2.3

Group 2

Support in studies
no data
Not specified
Courses offered
no data
Not specified
Study organisation
1.8

Group 2

Exams
no data
Not specified
Digital teaching elements
no data
Not specified
Research orientation
no data
Not specified
Job market preparation
2.7

Group 2

Rooms
no data
Not specified
Library
1.7

Group 2

IT-infrastructure
2.1

Group 2

Laboratories
no data
Not specified
Overall study situation
2.2

Group 2

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Group 2

middle group

Group 3

bottom group
Not specified
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Acronyms

(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

BT = Biotechnology

CE = Chemical Engineering

EnvE = Environmental Engineering

PE = Process Engineering

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