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Mechanical / Materials / Process Engineering, Department

Fakultät Maschinenbau

Technische Universität Dortmund

Fakultät Maschinenbau
Leonhard-Euler-Straße 5
D-44227 Dortmund
Telephone: +49 231 755-2723

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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners


Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's


Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

10/14 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment


Master theses in cooperation with work environment



Third party funds per academic

119,400 €

Doctorates per professor


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

A variety of teaching methods such as lectures, exercises, practicals, laboratories, simulation games and supervised project work are used in the degree courses to enable students to acquire skills in a wide variety of ways. Teaching is also strongly research-oriented. Numerous research activities and different types of courses organised jointly with partners from industry ensure practice-oriented training. UA Ruhr students can also attend courses at the Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Special features regarding the international orientation

Extensive personal advice provided by the faculty and by the International department for study periods or internships abroad; Courses taken abroad are recognised; A wide range of exchange programmes for study periods or internships abroad; "Internationalization at Home"International and intercultural activities and encounters on campus; Students and graduates are prepared and trained for work in international contexts; UA Ruhr liaison office in New York, Moscow and Sao Paulo

Special features regarding the equipment

Students at the mechanical engineering faculty have access to several hundred workplaces around the campus. Students like to study in the central library with its over 1,300 workplaces and demand-oriented opening hours from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (including on the weekends). The mechanical engineering faculty also has a variety of software and hardware tools, including many production machines, test benches and measuring instruments.

Special features regarding research activities

Close cooperation with the following institutions: Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, Institute for Robot Research at the TU Dortmund, Dortmunder Initiative zur rechnerintegrierten Fertigung e.V., Institute for Work Physiology at the TU Dortmund; Multiple special research areas and transregios

Support for founders

TU Dortmund is one of the leading start-up universities; "Centre for Entrepreneurship & Transfer (CET)" as the central university institution for company start-ups and transfer from science; tu>startup FOUNDATION: Financing of forward-looking research, teaching and transfer projects and early-stage support for outstanding spin-offs

Other special features

Research and teaching is on a broad footing and dedicated to the key areas of production technology, technical business management and logistics. This covers a broad spectrum of research and development areas - from economic goods production to goods distribution. The mechanical engineering faculty meets this challenge with its future-oriented degree courses. The 16 professorships reflect the know-how that led to a top research position, an excellent reputation among businesses and to modern teaching methods.

Further information on research activities

Further information about study entry phase

Mechanical Engineering


Total number of students at the department


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Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

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(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

ME = Mechanical Engineering


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