Rüsselsheim is home to automotive engineering and the industry has long had strong links to science. The proximity to Frankfurt Airport means that Rüsselsheim also has close ties to the field of aeronautical engineering, and the high concentration of industry in the Rhine-Main region is reflected in the diversity of our cooperation projects. A large number of Max Planck and Fraunhofer Gesellschaft research institutes are also located in the surrounding area, as well as other institutes, providing further stimulus for the faculty’s research activities. A large number of cooperation partners are linked to the Faculty of Engineering, and thanks to the final theses and internships carried out in the industry as well as joint research activities, this network keeps its finger on the pulse of all the latest developments.
The university campus in Rüsselsheim is located about 20 minutes away from Frankfurt Airport and is surrounded by charming places to visit:
Rüsselsheim itself is small and compact; it is home to Opel's old and new production facilities, plus a fortress located directly on the river Main, the Opel villas, and a small, multicultural city center.
The cities of Frankfurt and Mainz are about 25 km away and offer a more bustling city lifestyle (but with higher rents). The Rhine with its many castles, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Saalburg and the Middle Rhine are close by, as are the tourist highlights of Rüdesheim, Koblenz with its Ehrenbreitstein fortress and Stolzenfels castle, not to forget Heidelberg in the south, Darmstadt in the east, the little jewel of Kronberg in the north, the Odenwald and the Taunus, and the vineyards on the Rhine, Main and adjoining rivers.
The Faculty of Engineering offers a wide range of technical degree programs: Applied Physics, Medical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Media Engineering, Electrical and Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Automotive Engineering or Virtual Product and Process Development, Industrial Engineering and International Management. More details on the degree programs and the admission requirements can be found in the tab “Degree Programs”.
We currently have around 3,500 students at our faculty. Engineering students from Rüsselsheim thus make up a large proportion of the student body at RheinMain University of Applied Sciences. About half of our students come from the surrounding area of the university, while the other half come from further afield – some from other parts of Germany and some from abroad. Nearly 80 professors teach at the faculty, along with a large number of external lecturers from industry as well as about ? laboratory engineers and other members of staff.
The Faculty of Engineering has made a name for itself in Germany as a center of excellence for part-time and cooperative university education. It offers a wide range of degree programs in various organizational forms: Besides the many full-time degree programs, there are a growing number of cooperative and part-time degree programs. The “Centrum für Berufsintegriertes Studieren” (CeBiS), (Center for part-time studies) for example, is also based at the Rüsselsheim campus, and has over 20 years of experience with part-time studies and further education.
In order to meet the demands of the diverse lifestyles of our students, we are currently planning a “multi-paced course of studies”; after all, there are many reasons why it is not always possible to study at full speed: Competitive sports, illness, caring for children or elderly relatives, volunteer work, working part-time to finance one's studies, etc. We support a colorful mix of life concepts and want to offer our students in a wide range of circumstances as many opportunities as possible to pursue the highest quality education.
Hochschule RheinMain / RheinMain University of Applied Sciences
Fachbereich Ingenieurwissenschaften / Faculty of Engineering
Am Brückweg 26
Telephone: +49 6142 898-0
Fax: +49 6142 898-4651
The Faculty of Engineering is located at two sites: most of the degree programs are taught in Rüsselsheim, but the degree program Media Engineering is also located on the media campus in the state capital Wiesbaden in immediate proximity to the media center there.
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