The Institute of Mechanical Engineering is headed by Prof Dr-Ing Joachim Friedhoff. Its two main responsibilities are teaching and applied research. The key areas of concentration are automotive engineering, mechanical engineering and information technology, and manufacturing engineering.
The Institute has various laboratories to ensure that teaching is relevant to practice. Furthermore, these facilities are used for research and development topics in publicly funded and bilateral projects.
In the area of teaching and research, the Institute currently works with the following companies:
- Siemens AG Energy Sector
- Salzgitter Mannesmann AG
- DEKRA Automobil GmbH
- Geibel & Hotz GmbH
- Hassia Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH
- IDG – Ingenieurgemeinschaft Gesellschaft für Ingenieurleistungen mbH