Dates and Facts


Today the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering with its now 60 institutes and chairs in Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering and its approx. 2,532 new enrollees (winter semester 2019/20) 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 9 Bachelor and 19 Master programs, the whole width of certificates and academic degree is offered, e.g. in 2019:


235 Dissertations

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering counts 60 professors, approx. 1,531 academic staff, approx. 689 non-academic staff as well as approx. 1,189 student and academic workers (19 hours annual equivalent).

The more than 12,435 students enrolled in the different degree programs of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in the winter semester 2019/20 are faced with the large number of 250 teachers of the academic non-professorial teaching staff, 5 associate professors, 350 lecturers from the industry, 24 adjunct professors as well as six honorary professors – on top of the 60 full professors.


Significance of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering within RWTH Aachen University

38% 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 € 300 million. It is faced with a basic funding of € 120 million by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. In other words: Almost two thirds of the funds spent were raised externally.


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