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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners
34.0%

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education
30
Extent of interlinking
8 points

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
10 points

International orientation

Outgoing students
1.0%

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
85.2%
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
86.6%
Share of professors with work experience
42.1%

Research

Third party funds per professor
51.3
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years)
3

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
none

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Teaching in the "Aviation and Aerospace Engineering" department aims to train highly qualified and responsible academics in the high-technology fields "Aviation and Aerospace" and "Vehicle Engineering". All courses are geared toward covering the range between theoretical principles and their application in engineering practice. Small exercise groups, many practicals in very well-equipped laboratories and extensive opportunities for independent work in research and industrial projects form the basis of this teaching method.

Special features regarding the international orientation

For many years, the department has maintained a comprehensive international exchange programme for Bachelor's and Master's training inside and outside of Europe. The main partner universities are the RMIT in Melbourne, Universiti Putra Malaysia and the universities in Bologna, Madrid and Paris. In addition to the possibility of completing a semester abroad, the department also offers English-language Bachelor's modules. The Master's degree is taught entirely in English, which makes the course very attractive for students from all over the world.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

RMIT University, Melbourne, Australien; Universiti Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile; Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italien; Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spanien; ESTACA, Paris, Frankreich; Mälardalen University, Västerås, Schweden; Mid Sweden University, Östersund/Sundsvall, Schweden

Special features regarding the equipment

A special feature of the department is its diversity and equipment in the laboratories, which is currently being added to: The Competence Centre for Mobility (KMAC) with new lecture halls and laboratories as well as a new test facilities building is currently being built for this purpose. Current issues in automotive engineering can be looked into there, using emission measuring equipment and battery test benches for example. The department has a "flying" laboratory for use in research and teaching in the form of a 4-seater motored aircraft and a 2-seater, state-of-the-art motored glider.

Special features regarding research and development

The FH Aachen is the only university in North Rhine-Westphalia that has teaching and research expertise in the high-tech fields of Aviation and Aerospace as well as the automotive industry and where synergies can be specifically researched and capitalised on. The department is home to a research Institute ECSM "European Centre for Sustainable Mobility", an NRW competence platform "Synergetic Automotive and Aerospace Engineering" and one graduate college with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Support for founders

The university and the department support the implementation of start-up ideas through internal and external framework programmes. Examples of such programmes are: Career Service, Start-Up, TRACE, AC², AC.E, EXIST.

Mechanical Engineering

Facts

Total number of students
1490
Number of master degree students
190
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
48.4%
Graduations in appropriate time, master's
52.2%
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
1.9
Support in studies
2.1
Courses offered
1.9
Study organisation
1.8
Exams
2.1
Job market preparation
1.9
Support during practical semester
2.2
Support for stays abroad
2.1
Rooms
2.6
IT-infrastructure
2.1
Laboratories
1.8
Overall study situation
1.9

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Overall study situation
1.7
Teacher support
1.7
Support in studies
2.1
Courses offered
1.8
Study organisation
1.6
Transition to Master's studies
1.6
Support for stays abroad
1.8
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