Faculty of Mechanical, Electrical and Industrial Engineering
The BTU Cottbus is one of the few universities of technology that has taken on the task of implementing the central demand for structural integration, particularly with respect to the Faculty of Mechanical, Electrical and Industrial Engineering. This process is characterised by a distinct interdisciplinarity in both our core areas of engineering science and business administration. The BTU has a solid reputation for its broad spectrum of subjects and disciplines and we are committed to upholding our good name through an unwavering commitment to excellence in research and teaching.
The range of courses we offer is particularly tailored to the specialist areas and competencies required by research. These competencies are especially evident in Mechanical Engineering, with its focus on traffic engineering, automotive engineering and power engine technology, as well as production engineering and lightweight construction.
In the Electrical Engineering sector, this pertains especially to power engineering, as well as to information technology and electronics.
Our Industrial Engineering curriculum has been the faculty’s largest and most successful degree programme over the past several years. In the most current university ranking of 2008, the BTU Cottbus was the only university to attain the top spot for all evaluated study subjects. We also adhere to the principle of multi-disciplinarity in our approach to Industrial Engineering studies. The overarching goal is to train our students for senior management tasks, thereby preparing them to assume positions in mid and upper management. Applicants to the BTU can greatly profit from our innovative approach to a comprehensive education in social sciences and economics that is closely tied to natural and engineering science. We challenge budding industrial engineers to learn how to solve complex, interdisciplinary problems, in addition to quickly and flexibly familiarising themselves with new fields of specialisation.
Our faculty’s ‘latest arrival’, the Business Administration programme, was initiated in 2007. Students are purposefully trained to acquire ’practical expertise’ and to meet the challenges of a most diverse and rapidly-evolving job market; they engage in practical research activities and learn social responsibility. Students acquire the ability to understand abstract and integrative processes, how to master complex situations in conjunction with scientific and team-oriented working methods, as well as the ability to independently make decisions and form opinions.
Our faculty provides students with an excellent research and learning environment. Here, they have access to all the most modern, well-equipped laboratory facilities they will need to ensure successful university studies. The BTU places great value on the importance of practical training and learning how to tackle today’s scientific challenges. A broad, cross-disciplinary training approach of this kind ensures excellent career perspectives for our graduates.