For the current university ranking of the Center for Higher Education Development, the students of the TU Ilmenau were able to award up to five stars in a variety of evaluation criteria for their study program. Accordingly, the universities are divided into a top, a middle and a bottom group for each subject and criterion. In addition to facts about studies, teaching and research, the ranking includes students’ judgments about the study conditions at their university. Each year, different subjects are examined, this year including industrial engineering and business informatics.
In the industrial engineering course, students at TU Ilmenau awarded an average of four out of five stars in the summary criterion "General study situation", and even four and a half out of five stars in the business informatics course. The Vice President for Studies and Teaching, Professor Anja Geigenmüller, is pleased with the excellent ratings of the students in the two business degree programs at the university: "The TU Ilmenau is known for the fact that a course of study is comparatively demanding, regardless of the discipline. This makes it all the more important to have consistent study conditions and very good student support. The rating in the current CHE ranking motivates us to continue to maintain and develop the quality of these and all other study programs."
Business Information Systems Engineering study programNot only did the students of Business Information Systems Engineering rate the "general study situation" with four and a half out of five stars, they also awarded four and a half stars for the "range of courses", i.e. the breadth of content of their studies and the opportunity to set individual subject specializations. The same number of stars was awarded for the "support provided by lecturers". The excellent support ratio at the TU Ilmenau means that the lecturers are not only always available to students to discuss exercises and exams, they are also available at all times for any general questions and problems. The students of business informatics are also extremely satisfied with the range of "digital teaching elements" with four and a half stars. The flexibilization of studies through digitally prepared teaching elements and online self-learning offerings, as well as the streaming of courses, are valuable additions to the university’s overall course offerings. With four and a half stars out of five for "study organization," students of business informatics are extremely satisfied with the accessibility of all their courses. Students also gave four and a half stars in all three criteria in the area of "equipment": "IT equipment", "library " and "rooms". They awarded a very good four out of five stars for "practical orientation in teaching", the "introduction to scientific work" and for "support during studies".
The industrial engineering and management students are also extremely satisfied with their course of study. In addition to four stars for the summary criterion "General study situation", they awarded four and a half stars for the "Support by lecturers" and for the "Study organization", as well as four stars for the "Range of courses", the range of "Digital teaching elements", the "Support during studies", the "Exam organization", the "Practical orientation in teaching" and the "Introduction to scientific work".
The Dean of the Department of Economic Sciences and Media , Prof. Michael Grüning, is pleased that the long tradition of excellent performance of the Department of Economic Sciences and Media the ranking of the study programs Business Information Systems and Industrial Engineering and Management could be continued: "This renewed success is the result of the daily commitment and dedication of every single person at our department. The ranking emphatically shows that the TU Ilmenau and the Department of Economic Sciences and Media are an attractive place to study, playing at the forefront of Germany-wide competition."