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Fakultät 5 - Fakultät für Georessourcen und Materialtechnik

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Fakultät 5 - Fakultät für Georessourcen und Materialtechnik
Fachgruppe Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik
Intzestr. 1
D-52072 Aachen
Telephone: +49 241 809-5907

RWTH Aachen
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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners
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Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's
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Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
11/14 points

Group 1

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
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Master theses in cooperation with work environment
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Third party funds per academic
246.3 T€

Group 1

Doctorates per professor

Group 1

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Our degree courses ensure: individual support, quick contact with lecturers, access to interactive e-learning tools and excellent career prospects. The relevance to professional practice is very important, especially in Materials Engineering (high degree of practical training at and outside the university). The materials sciences are inter-facultative and link four promising areas (Materials Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Sciences and Electrical Engineering. The Master's degree course in Metallurgical Engineering is taught completely in English and contributes significantly to the internationalisation of RWTH.

Special features regarding the international orientation

The Master's degree course in Metallurgical Engineering is taught completely in English and contributes significantly to the internationalisation of RWTH. As the teaching content is integrated with that of the degree courses held in German, students on these courses can also benefit from international orientation. Additionally, exchange programmes such as ERASMUS+ and departmental collaborations have been and continue to be expanded with a view to fostering and increasing student mobility. In the field of research, our Chairs cooperate with a large number of international partners.

Special features regarding the equipment

The nine institutes in the department have highly modern technical equipment for basic research and practice-based research into materials. Students benefit from the equipment in the laboratories and workshops in a wide variety of internal practicals at the university. From the PVD coating chamber to the 3D laser doppler anemometer and the top-blown converter through to access to the Ernst Ruska centre (electron microscopy) and to the Jugene mainframe at Forschungszentrum Jülich, students and researchers equally benefit from innovative equipment for material analysis.

Special features regarding research activities

2 Clusters of Excellence (Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries, Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass), 1 EU Cluster (KIC) and 3 Collaborative Research Centres (Plasma, Steel Ab Initio, Precision Manufacturing by Controlling Melt). Through JaraEnergy, StrucMat and CorroNet there is close cooperation with Forschungszentrum Jülich, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Dechema and the Max Planck Institute. There are two affiliated institutes: ACCESS and ÖFI, as well as collaborations within RWTH: 2 profile areas (Materials Science and Engineering, Production Engineering), AixViPMaP, Aec, AKR, CHAMP.

Further information on research activities

Further information about study entry phase

Materials Science / Engineering


Total number of students
Number of master degree students
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees

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Graduations in appropriate time, master's

Group 1

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
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Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support

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Support in studies
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Courses offered

Group 3

Study organisation

Group 2

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Digital teaching elements

Group 2

Research orientation

Group 2

Job market preparation

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Overall study situation

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(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

MatSE = Materials Science / Engineering

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