Dates and Facts
Today the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering with its now 63 institutes and chairs in Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering and its approx. 2,877 new enrollees (winter semester 2015/16) is one of the largest faculties of Mechanical Engineering in Europe. Furthermore, it is very interdisciplinary and offers many qualification possibilities for national and international students.
With 4 Bachelor and 14 Master programs, the whole width of certificates and academic degree is offered, e.g. in 2015:
The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering counts approx. 1,290 academic staff, approx. 645 non-academic staff as well as approx. 1.100 student and academic workers (19 hours annual equivalent).
The more than 12,301 students enrolled in the different degree programs of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in the summer semester 2015 are faced with the large number of 250 teachers of the academic non-professorial teaching staff, 11 associate professors, 350 lecturers from the industry, 18 adjunct professors as well as four honorary professors – on top of the 61,5 full or secondary professors.
Significance of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering within RWTH Aachen University
37% of third party funds of RWTH Aachen University are raised by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
The total revenue of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering amounts to about € 316 million. It is faced with a basic funding of € 98 million by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. In other words: Almost two thirds of the funds spent were raised externally.