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Mechanical Engineering, Department

Fakultät Engineering

Hochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen

Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners
7.0%

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
10/14 points

Group 1

International orientation

Outgoing students
0.0%

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
85.7%
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
no data
Share of professors with work experience
100.0%

Research

Third party funds per professor
25.9

Group 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 teaching staff offer personal support and assistance in identifying and solving technical problems. This is made possible by small group sizes and a strong practical orientation. From the fourth semester onwards students can specialise in Advanced Materials (modern multi-component materials, including hybrid materials) and Technical Textiles (fibre-based materials, e.g. functional textiles), which qualifies them for specific professional fields.

Special features regarding the international orientation

The degree course maintains close links with numerous partner universities around the world and supports students in the organisation of semesters abroad and the recognition of credits earned abroad. The practical semester and the Bachelor's thesis can also be completed at foreign companies, and the relevant contacts to interesting industrial partners are in place. The course is also of great interest for foreign students and experts. A foreign PhD students is currently being supervised in the field of plasma technology.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Tallinn University of Applied Sciences, Estland; Universidad de Vigo, Spanien; Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexiko

Special features regarding the equipment

The course has excellent, state-of-the-art equipment in its laboratories which allows students to work with innovative technologies. The central chemistry and materials testing laboratory has recently been renovated and completely refitted. The course has access to a plasma system for the plasma functionalisation of materials. The state-of-the-art laboratory environment is ideal for product analyses and innovative material developments in research or as part of a doctorate.

Special features regarding research and development

The current key research areas are in plasma technology, smart textiles and additive manufacturing (production of hybrid components). The degree programme does joint research with other departments, such as in order to integrate their own research topics into Industry 4 scenarios. The degree course has already initiated and supervised doctoral projects as part of the interdisciplinary research project "RespothermTex" (BMBF-funded).

Support for founders

The focus on entrepreneurship ensures a continuous and wide range of events such as elevator pitches, start-up nights, etc. Student projects are supported via the Start2Research scheme. Close links with industry and joint research and development projects means that students are actively accompanied and supported by professors and 2 start-up managers from the university, from the initial idea to the foundation of the company. The local infrastructure is excellent and includes the technology workshop in Albstadt and the Innocamp in Sigmaringen as partners.

Other special features

Students of this course receive very personal and comprehensive support. Our students benefit from small group sizes and highly practice-oriented specialist training. Over the course of their degree students look at the entire process chain and are shown how material-specific properties can be integrated into innovative components and products using state-of-the-art manufacturing processes. Graduates can work in an extremely diverse range of occupational fields and their career prospects are excellent.

Materials Science / Engineering

Facts

Total number of students
70
Number of master degree students
no data
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
no data
Not specified
Graduations in appropriate time, master's
no data
Not specified
Contact with work environment, bachelor's
7/11 points

Group 1

Contact with work environment, master's
no data
Not specified

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
1.8

Group 1

Support in studies
1.9

Group 2

Courses offered
2.1

Group 2

Study organisation
1.6

Group 2

Exams
2.1

Group 2

Job market preparation
2.0

Group 2

Support during practical semester
1.9

Group 2

Support for stays abroad
no data
Not specified
Rooms
no data
Not specified
IT-infrastructure
2.2

Group 2

Laboratories
1.5

Group 1

Overall study situation
no data
Not specified

Legend

Groups

Group 1

top group

Group 2

middle group

Group 3

bottom group
Not specified
not specified

Acronyms

(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

MatSE = Materials Science / Engineering

Last Update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education