Best Machine House: Department of Mechanical Engineering wins award

A prize worth 20,000 Euros: As a finalist in the VDMA University Award "Best Machine House", the TUM Department of Mechanical Engineering has won this prize money with its innovative teaching concept for industry 4.0.


Presentation of the prize money

Presentation of the prize money in Berlin (Image: Konstantin Gastmann / goenz.com Berlin)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Hajek, Dr. Ingrid Mayershofer, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Stahl and Maximilian Trübswetter

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Hajek, Dr. Ingrid Mayershofer, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Stahl and Maximilian Trübswetter receiving the prize (Image: Konstantin Gastmann / goenz.com Berlin)

The VDMA award is the highest monetary prize for teaching in engineering technology in Germany – this year the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Department of Mechanical Engineering was one of four finalists. At the prize ceremony in Berlin, it received prize money worth 20,000 Euros.

The topic in focus in this year's VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e. V.) prize, awarded every second year, was "Innovation in teaching for industry 4.0". The TUM Department of Mechanical Engineering's innovative teaching concept convinced the 21-strong jury from industry, universities, associations, initiatives and politics.

Using its 'project-based demonstrator set-up', the department wishes to link its teaching outcomes better, both systematically and comprehensively, with regard to industry 4.0. The set-up enables students to construct machine subsystems in subtasks and thereby experience the interplay of various different disciplines using concrete examples.

VDMA news on the "Best Machine House 2019":
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VDMA University Award website:
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Further news on the VDMA University Award "Best Machine House 2019":
Best Machine House: Department of Mechanical Engineering in the final