Getting your PhD at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

The Strukturiertes Doktorat at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is a combination of the established engineering PhD programme and specific human resources management. The doctoral studies in Braunschweig therefore include independent scientific activity as well as accepting responsibilities at the institute (in research, teaching and/or administration).

The programme qualifies the PhD students for a career in industry and science.

The presentation gives you an overview of the processes of the doctoral studies.

Documents referring to the Strukturiertes Doktorat are available here.

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Workshop programme

Since October 2015, the new Graduate Academy GradTUBS  offers support for all PhD
students regardless of their disciplines and faculties at the TU Braunschweig.
GradTUBS aims at accompanying the PHD students by offering interesting events and
training courses. In order to submit your thesis at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,
you need four interdisciplinary courses. Even though only four of them will be credited at
the end, feel free to participate in as many classes as you would like to (up to two
courses per term). For further information, please pay attention to specific markings in the course program.

The workshop program is available online:
Booking for these courses will be managed via the

Stud.IP platform, which is also used for lectures at the TU Braunschweig.


Excellent PhD chances

The Strukturiertes Doktorat offers PhD students of the Department of Mechanical Engineering an optimum teacher-student ratio as well as individual scientific and interdisciplinary opportunities.

The Strukturiertes Doktorat is unique in Germany and aims at the improvement of the engineering PhD programme. On 24 May 2011, the Strukturiertes Doktorat was awarded a prize by the National Academy of Science and Engineering (Acatech).


Senior Board – the conciliation committee in case of disagreement

When you are doing a PhD, you can encounter problems and conflicts that cannot be solved by discussing them with your supervisor.
The "Senior Board" is a neutral third party which offers you counselling and helps you to help yourself. All requests will, of course, be treated confidentially. All further steps will only be carried out after consultation with you.

The following persons are currently members of the Senior Board :

Emeritus professor: Prof. em. Stephanus Büttgenbach (s.buettgenbach tu-braunschweig.de)
Industry representative: Dr. Sabine Boller, IAV (dr.sabine.boller iav.de)
PhD student:  Dipl.-Ing. Jonas Radtke, Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme (j.radtke @ tu-braunschweig.de)
Department’s representative: Dipl.-Ing. Clemens Eichhorn (c.eichhorn @ tu-braunschweig.de )
Chair of the PhD Admissions Committee: Prof. Markus Böl (m.boel @ tu-braunschweig.de)


Benjamin Piecha 

Tel: 0531 391 4011

E-mail: promotion-fmb@tu-braunschweig.de


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Prom.-ausschuss: 02.07.2019

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