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Mechanical Engineering, Department

Fakultät Engineering

Hochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen

Fakultät Engineering
Studiengang Maschinenbau
Jakobstraße 1
D-72458 Albstadt
Telephone: +49 7571 732-0
http://www.hs-albsig.de

HS Albs.-Sig./Albstadt
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Student body

Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners
23.0%

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education
no data
Extent of interlinking
no data

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
71.1%
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
83.3%
Share of professors with work experience
66.0%

Research

Third party funds per professor
4.2
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years)
no data

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
none

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

The course was a finalist for the VDMA prize for "Best Machine Hall 2015", a programme for success rates in Mechanical Engineering awarded by the VDMA (German Engineering Association). Various measures are in place that enable students improve their skills in key subjects like mathematics immediately before they start their course and during the course. The degree course has an online learning platform ("Mathe-Camp") set up for this purpose and organises the "Nacht der Mathematik" event to prepare for the maths exams - with the help of professors.

Special features regarding the international orientation

Long-standing partnerships are in place with many international universities. Master's students have the opportunity to do do some of their degree at the University of Glamorgan (Wales) and gain a double degree. Students who wish to do their practical semester abroad have access to the contacts of the degree programme and receive extensive support from the department's international adviser.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

John Neumeier University Kecskemet, Ungarn; Szechenyi Istvan University Györ, Ungarn; Tallinn University of Applied Sciences, Estland; Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexiko; Inha University Incheon, Südkorea

Special features regarding the equipment

The degree programme provides access to laboratories for all sub-disciplines of mechanical engineering. The technical equipment includes a virtual reality laboratory, a mechatronics laboratory, a hydro pulser, all common processing machines, surface analysis and a laboratory for lightweight construction and fibre-reinforced plastics. In addition, students of the course run a 3D printing laboratory where fellow students can create their own CAD designs and implement them.

Special features regarding research and development

Development of an Industry 4.0 production cell; Development of autonomous vehicles for industrial applications, e.g. as part of the Industry 4.0 concept; Design, manufacture and testing of fibre-reinforced lightweight structures; ZIM project "Laser cutting methods for the separation of living cell tissue" (cell culture robot); EMOKO project "Development of a mobile collaboration environment" (digitisation in the field of cooperative collaboration)

Support for founders

The department is involved in many entrepreneurship events (e.g. "Elevator Pitch", which awards prizes to particularly innovative start-up ideas, or "Startup Nights") to offer young entrepreneurs a platform for their start-up ideas and feedback from experts. The department works closely with the Tailfingen technology workshop, which offers young company founders rooms, infrastructure and a network for their start-up ideas. An experienced start-up manager supports company founders in implementing their ideas and provides valuable contacts.

Other special features

The programme offers a personal atmosphere and direct contact between students and teaching staff. The Career Center supports the transition from university to the job market with a wide range of needs-based further training services for students. Students can also take part in many excursions, company visits and trade fair visits on top of their regular classes. Die Albstadt-Sigmaringen University of Applied Sciences is a certified family-friendly university.

Further information on research activities

Mechanical Engineering

Facts

Total number of students
240
Number of master degree students
40
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
89.5%
Graduations in appropriate time, master's
84.3%
Contact with work environment, bachelor's
8/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's
6/11 points

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
1.8
Support in studies
2.2
Courses offered
2.3
Study organisation
1.6
Exams
2.0
Job market preparation
2.0
Support during practical semester
1.9
Support for stays abroad
1.7
Rooms
1.6
IT-infrastructure
1.5
Laboratories
1.5
Overall study situation
1.9
top group
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bottom group
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(S) = Students' judgements
(F) = Facts
(P) = Professors' judgements
ME = Mechanical Engineering
Last Update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education