Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg


The Faculty of Engineering at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is a young educational and research institution. Since its foundation in 1966, the Faculty has gained an outstanding national and international reputation. The Faculty boasts expertise in a range of future-oriented areas of study and research across the five departments:

  • Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering (EEI)
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBI)
  • Materials Science and Engineering (WW)
  • Mechanical Engineering (MB)
  • Computer Science (INF)

The Faculty has close connections with other natural sciences as well as with traditional subjects at the University. The Faculty of Engineering currently concentrates on the following research fields:

  • New Materials and Processes
  • Life Science Engineering and Medicine Technology
  • Energy Technology and Mobility
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Optics and Optical Technologies
  • Information- and Communication Technologies
  • Micro-/Nanoelectronics

The Faculty of Engineering has a firm commitment to the ‘unity and freedom of teaching and research’ as an essential precondition for scientific progress. The prioritisation of teaching and research is realised through the principle of ‘teaching based on research’, and the Faculty plays a significant role in social and technological developments. Students from Germany and abroad enjoy an excellent educational environment which provides the basis for a career in industry or research.

The Faculty promotes knowledge transfer, mobility and exchange within research and teaching in cooperation with numerous universities worldwide. Partnerships with businesses, research institutions, as well as international educational and cultural institutes are well established.

The Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems (FAPS) at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) overarching objective is the integration of all the manufacturing factory functions for a comprehensive computer-integrated concept.

The FAPS institute is also involved in teaching activities of the Department of Mechanical engineering in the following disciplines:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Industrial engineering and management
  • Mechatronics
  • International production engineering and management

The education and training is strongly reinforced through the modern test facilities for component manufacturing, assembly and electronics manufacturing.

Thanks to the large number of collaborative work with research institutions and companies, there are various experiences in work together with students and industry partners on projects.

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