The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the most successful faculties of its kind worldwide and has occupied top places in the main research rankings for the past several years. The basis of this success is both, very good conditions for teaching and an excellent research record based on a balanced mix of publicly and industry funded projects and demonstrated by quality publications.
Rankings in Germany
The QS World University Ranking by Subject evaluates universities according to the academic reputation, employer reputation, number of citations per publication and h-index. In the past years our Department of Mechanical Engineering has been placed among the top in Europe (currently on position 9 in Europe).
Placement Worldwide for Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering:
TUM Mechanical Engineering: 25 (2020)
Previous Years: 25 (2019) 29 (2018) 35 (2017) 27 (2016) 19 (2015) 30 (2014) 23 (2013)
The new international university ranking system U-Multirank compares universities and subjects in over 30 different criteria but does not compile a comprehensive ranking list. When considering the relevant teaching and research metrics of universities worldwide, the TUM's Department of Mechanical Engineering occupies top places among those conferring doctorates.
The CHE – Center for Higher Education provides a study-oriented ranking for the ZEIT Study Guide. Similar to U-Multirank, several indicators are allocated to categories "top performing group", "medium performing group" and "low performing group". Most interesting is a survey amongst students, conducted every third year. The survey amongst Bachelor students 2019 places the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the TUM as the only one amongst the universities surveyed in 3 of the 4 most important categories (degree course organisation, support at the beginning of the degree course, graduations within a reasonable period of time, general degree course situation) in the top performing group.
The Times Higher Education Ranking evaluates universities in their specialist groups according to their teaching and research performance, based primarily on citations, teaching indicators and research volume. According to this ranking, TUM's Engineering occupies the top place among German universities again.
Placement Engineering and Technology Wordwide:
Engineering and Technology of the TUM: 24 (2021)
Previous Years: 25 (2020), 26 (2019), 20 (2018), 28 (2016/17), 27 (2015/16), 28 (2014/15), 26 (2013/14), > 50 (2012/13), 43 (2011/12), >50 (2010/11)
The National Taiwan University Ranking is based exclusively on the number of publications, citations and h-indexes - primarily from the past decade. It therefore reacts very slowly to the process of change. Evaluation is subject specific meaning parts of the Department of Mechanical Engineering are not assessed (e.g. process technology and materials science). The Department of Mechanical Engineering of the TUM demonstrates particularly strong performance with regard to highly cited publications ("HiCi" rank 17) and now holds the top position in Germany.