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CHE University Ranking

Mechanical Engineering, Department

Fakultät Maschinenbau / Umwelttechnik

Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden

Fakultät Maschinenbau / Umwelttechnik
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 23
D-92224 Amberg
Telephone: +49 9621 48 237-01
OTH Amb.-W./Amberg
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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



Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years)

no data

Third party funds per professor

200,200 €

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Application-oriented courses combined with a number of laboratory practicals as well as industry-related or highly practical course work. Teaching is also accompanied by a number of mentoring programmes especially for female engineering students as well as programmes during the initial phase of studies and coaching during studies together with professionally experienced female engineers. There is also a practical project called "Running Snail Racing Team" in which an interdisciplinary team of students and professors participates in the Formula Student competition.

Special features regarding the international orientation

The faculty of Mechanical Engineering/Environmental Engineering has partnerships and research projects with various universities in the Czech Republic. In addition, there is collaboration with 31 internationally operating companies in the form of a Partner Circle, and Innovative learning centres have been established, e.g. in India.

Special features regarding the equipment

The faculty of Mechanical Engineering/Environmental Engineering has state-of-the-art equipment in its approx. 30 laboratories (e.g. engine test benches, fibre laser deployment, etc.). This makes practically oriented, up-to-date student training possible. The equipment in the laboratories is continuously upgraded in consultation with students. The faculty also offers students six computer labs with modern equipment.

Special features regarding research and development

The students are directly involved in projects in applied research with industry and through their work on practically-oriented topics as part of course assignments integrated in the research work. In addition, it is also possible to participate in a university-wide student project: development of an electric race car. The department conducts, e.g. research work in the following areas: combustion power machines, simulation, additive manufacturing, laser technology, etc. This is also reflected in the formation of several affiliated institutes to support research and development.

Support for founders

At both sites, the OTH Amberg-Weiden offers founders of companies in the digital sector co-working spaces and an interesting network.

Other special features

Small study groups and personal atmosphere, practically-oriented training in modern laboratories, top business contacts for optimum career prospects after the degree course, relaxed housing market and cost of living, 24-hour library, drop-out study, analyses of course progress.

Further information on research activities

Further information about study entry phase

Website of the Student Council

Materials Science / Engineering


Total number of students at the department


Number of master degree students (w/o teacher qualification)

no data

Mechanical Engineering


Total number of students at the department


Number of master degree students (w/o teacher qualification)


Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support

no data

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Support in studies
Courses offered

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Study organisation
Exam organisation
Digital teaching elements
Laboratory internships

no data

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Offers for career orientation

no data

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Support during practical semester

no data

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Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires





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(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

MatSE = Materials Science / Engineering

ME = Mechanical Engineering


Value in percent

Value in points


Thousand Euro

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