We are one of the youngest faculties at one of the oldest university campuses in the country. Already in 1655 a university was founded in Duisburg. This university existed until 1818. In 1972 the new University of Duisburg was founded. In 2003 the University of Duisburg merged with the neighboring University of Essen to the new University of Duisburg-Essen. As part of this merger the current shape of our faculty has been created; it is unique in Germany. Our four departments pursue research on a high, internationally recognized level. With about 80 professorships and more than 11,000 students our faculty belongs to the largest in Germany.
Organization of the faculty
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.
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.
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.