Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering

Doctorate and post-doctorate studies (habilitation) in the department of mechanical andf process engineering


In the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, the doctoral degree is the highest academic degree awarded. The doctorate demonstrates the ability to work independently in the scientific field.

The doctoral theses are usually carried out at the individual chairs or working groups, and the scientific staff also take on teaching tasks.

If you would like to apply for doctoral supervision, please contact a professor directly in our department.

Since 2017, all doctoral candidates are free to enroll in the TUK as a doctoral student.

Further important information can be found in the Instructions for PhD candidates




The doctorate is a requirement for a habilitation. The habilitation serves to provide proof of outstanding scientific achievements and pedagogical authority (teaching qualification). Through the habilitation, the teaching authorization for a specific subject area is acquired.




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