We are one of the youngest faculties with a structure that is unique in Germany. From electrical engineering and information technology to mechanical engineering and materials technology to construction sciences, everything that belongs to the field of engineering is under one roof. The fact that there is also room for the fields of medical engineering, business administration and logistics not only ensures further multi-perspective study courses and research approaches, but also takes account of the rapid development towards multidisciplinarity. With more than 50 institutes and over 7,500 students, we are one of the largest faculties in Germany.

Organization of the faculty


The Dean's Office coordinates and manages all central processes of the faculty. It consists of the Dean, the Dean of Studies, three Vice-Deans and the management. They are supported by lecturers and the assistant to the dean.

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The members of the faculty are active in various committees. They are elected by the Faculty Council or commissioned accordingly by the Dean's Office.

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Faculty Council

The faculty council is responsible for making decisions on the affairs of the faculty. In this respect, it is responsible for all matters concerning research and teaching and for passing resolutions on the faculty regulations.

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The service bundles all activities related to student counselling and support, mentoring, course planning, examination organization, scholarships and stays abroad.

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Structure of the faculty


The faculty is organizationally divided into seven teaching units, which are closely networked with each other through joint degree programs and research programs. Four departments have been formed from the teaching units in accordance with the university's organizational structure. In addition, there is an inter-departmental institute within the faculty.

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Immediately after the founding of the University of Duisburg-Essen, the jointly defined goal of the faculty was to bring together all engineering disciplines under one roof. In doing so, it anticipated a development that is today shaping the world, especially for technologically leading and research-strong companies and institutions.

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History of the faculty

The faculty was created in its current structure in 2001, when the departments of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering were merged. Strategic expansions and the integration of the departments of Civil Engineering, Cognitive Science as well as parts of the Business Administration Department followed in the years 2006 to 2008.

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Facts and figures

The faculty has undergone rapid development since its foundation. In the area of departments, institutes and research, it has greatly sharpened its profile despite its broad positioning. The number of students and graduates has more than doubled over the years.

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