Faculty of Process Engineering, Energy and Mechanical Systems
The faculty of Process Engineering, Energy and Mechanical Systems is oriented towards engineering and has seven institutes with ten degree programs. Some of the programs are set up across institutes, even across different faculties. Presently there are approximately 3,000 students registered in F-09.
Even though all eight degree programs are distinct, particular attention is given to promoting interdisciplinary teaching and learning of complex relationships as well as responsible use of technology in natural environments.
Competency in and implementation of new and innovative teaching and learning concepts are steadfast components in the faculty of Process Engineering, Energy and Mechanical Systems.
Special importance is paid to project based learning and teamwork, which encourages students to embrace new possibilities and stimulates sustainable learning processes.
To encourage thinking outside of the box and promote gaining interdisciplinary perspective, projects with other faculties are conducted every semester.
Our efforts in implementing new teaching concepts have received teaching awards from the TH-Köln twice (2013 and 2014).
To ensure teaching quality, our degree programs are regularly accredited.
Our close connections to representatives in associations and industry show that our newly implemented curriculum concept is right and important. In 2014, we became the second department at a German university to successfully enter into the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) “Maschinenhaus-Transfer” project for promoting success in engineering programs.
Teaching and research are equally important at the faculty of Process Engineering, Energy and Mechanical Systems and both interact and derive benefits from each other. One of our most important goals is strengthening the knowledge and technology transfer from science to industry and vice versa.
Individual professors at the faculty are members in the research institute STEPS that, i.a., develops and publishes solutions for interdisciplinary, complex problems. There are many synergy effects within STEPS since different universities and universities of applied sciences cooperate across disciplines. Thus, STEPS offers qualified graduates a structured doctorate program in an interesting field of research.