Der Fachbereich

Introduction

Mechanical Engineering with an International Reputation

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technische Universität Darmstadt is one of the most renowned Mechanical Engineering faculties in the world. Our goal is to maintain this leading position and to develop it further in individual areas.

The Department is the largest at the TU Darmstadt. Some impressive statistics are further proof of this:

  • 20.8 million euros of state funding in 2016
  • 43.9 million euros of third party funding (not including Material Research Laboratory) in 2015
  • 28 subjects taught in the Department
  • 2 graduate schools (Computational Engineering, Energy Science and Engineering), as part of the national excellence initiative, has a spokesperson in the Department
  • 3 Collaborative Research Centres in the Department
  • 2 Research Training Groups
  • 3521 registered students (424 of whom are female) in winter semester 2015/2016, including 615 foreign students (of whom 100 are female)
  • 699 students graduated from the bachelor, masters and Diplom programmes in the Department in 2015
  • 85 doctoral candidates in 2015
  • 28 professors, of whom two are female
  • 430 academic collaborators
  • 236 non-academic staff, of whom 23 are apprentices

We see teaching and research as a single indivisible unit, which must be organised in a way which allows students and researchers to produce top results.

In teaching, this is shown in the academically excellent engineering education provided in the optimised and newly-accredited bachelor and masters programmes. This is based on comprehensive scientific and technical foundations and methods. We build on this, providing exemplary and deepening knowledge, in areas of application which look towards the future. Students are involved in current research from early on. Their specialist education is completed with universal methodological expertise, working skills and so-called social skills.

In research, we aim for a balance between and integration of foundation and application-based topics, as well as the close integration of theoretical and experimental methods. The results of the latest research are quickly integrated into teaching. In addition, technology transferto industry and the support of new companies play a central role.