The faculty council is responsible for making decisions on the affairs of the faculty. It is responsible in this respect for all matters concerning research and teaching and for passing resolutions on the faculty regulations. In addition, the faculty council advises on the use of faculty resources and on fundamental questions of research and teaching.
The commission for international affairs advises the dean's office in international matters of the faculty. These tasks include, in particular, the preparation of strategic considerations regarding international orientation, support of ongoing activities with an international focus in teaching (incoming and outgoing), research cooperation and external representation, as well as coordination with the overarching activities of the university.
Lecturers of the faculty are elected as course representatives. Their main task is the maintenance and further development of a study program. They are also available to students for any questions related to the curriculum, the course content and the prerequisites of the individual degree programs.
The examination board of a study program monitors compliance with the respective examination regulations. This also includes the recognition of academic achievements, extension of deadlines for papers, decisions on objections and the examination of certificates, etc. It also monitors the development of examinations and study times and makes suggestions for reforms of study and examination regulations.
Academic Advisory Board
The faculty council and the dean are advised by the academic advisory board in matters of teaching and studies, especially in matters of study reform, evaluation of studies and teaching, as well as with regard to the enactment or amendment of examination regulations.
The equal opportunities committee deals with all personnel and social issues that affect the interests of women at the university, in particular with staffing and appointment procedures as well as with measures for personnel development and for improving the compatibility of work and studies with family responsibilities.
Public Relations Committee
The public relations committee has the task of making the faculty better known to the general public. In particular, the aim is to attract more students to study engineering sciences and to intensify contacts with companies in Duisburg and in Essen as well as in the surrounding area.
Quality Improvement Commission
Under the chairmanship of the dean of study affairs, the quality improvement commission, together with the faculty's student representatives, decides on the initiation and financing of various measures to improve studies and teaching and advises on the proper use of tuition fees.