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Mechanical / Materials / Process Engineering, Department

Technische Fakultät

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Technische Fakultät
Department Maschinenbau
Immerwahrstraße 2a
D-91058 Erlangen
Telephone: +49 9131 85-28769

Uni Erl.-Nürnb./Erlangen
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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

12/14 points

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

237,300 €

Doctorates per professor


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Own Student Service Center to offer students support; Tutorials and revision courses, practical training experiments; Student group projects such as "Formula Student Germany", "Robocup", VDE/VDI/Association of German Industrial Engineers (VWI) higher education institution groups, "student management consultancy".; improvement in study conditions as a result of tuition fees (Free State of Bavaria) and the "QUIS project" within the framework of the "Qualitätspakts Lehre des BMBF" (Quality Pact for Teaching from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF”; Since 2008, annual award of the seal of approval of the "Fakultätentag FTMV" following years of successful evaluation.

Special features regarding the international orientation

Courses taught in English, special English courses for department students in small groups, study and work placements abroad, integrated semester abroad for International Production Engineering and Management.

Special features regarding the equipment

State-of-the-art labs and test halls; State-of-the-art CAD-compliant workstations; Fast free WiFi for students; Cheap computers, laptops and software for students

Special features regarding research activities

Department of Mechanical Engineering with very high level of third-party funding (approx. EUR 18 million per year); heavily involved in all projects of the university's Excellence Initiative; management of a Collaborative Research Centre and a Transregio; close involvement of students, e.g. as student assistants and in Bachelor's/Master's theses

Support for founders

FAU is a "start-up university", start-ups/self-employment events

Other special features

Excellent career prospects for graduates: Erlangen is the city with the highest income for engineers in Germany (source: / FAZ), engineering graduates from FAU have the second highest starting salaries in Germany (source: Stepstone, as at 2014).

Further information on research activities

Mechanical Engineering


Total number of students at the department


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


Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

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(S) = Students' judgements

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(P) = Professors' judgements

ME = Mechanical Engineering


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Value in points


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