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Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

The TU Wien is looking back on a tradition of over 200 years. In 1815 its predecessor, the k.k (imperial-royal) Polytechnic Institute was established which, in the first half of the 19th century, represented by far the largest institution of its kind within the Habsburg Empire. In line with its purpose, this institution traditionally has had close ties with industry and commerce and from the beginning it has especially addressed subject matters that nowadays one would associate with mechanical engineering. In 1872 the k.k. Polytechnic Institute was transformed into a Technical College. Since 1901 it has been authorised to award doctoral degrees, and since 1975 it holds the name “TU Wien“.

In addition to the traditional areas of mechanical engineering, the teaching and research fields of the roughly 20 Chairs of the faculty also include indus- trial management sciences. The faculty offers the two curricula of mechanical engineering and industrial engineering, both consecutively structured as bachelor and master programmes each. In addition, our faculty is substantially involved in the curricula of plant/chemical engineering, in the master curricula of materials science and biomedical engineering, as well as in various postgraduate programmes.

The faculty‘s research activities cover a wide spectrum and are thoroughly integrated in the research areas of the TU Wien in terms of strategic profiling. Four primary research areas were defined with a special focus on:

  • Energy, Mobility, Transport and Environment
  • Materials, Production and Management
  • Human Centred Design, Health and Medicine
  • Digital engineering innovation

This Website provides insight into the wide competence range of the faculty with regard to academic teaching, our strategic directions of research, and the profiles of the individual institutes. 

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Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Getreidemarkt 9, BA Hochhaus, 3. Stock
A-1060 Wien


Student Union

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Student Union Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering

Getreidemarkt 9
Mechanical Engineering building
1060 Vienna

Phone: +43 1 58801 49562
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Faculty News

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What determines the durability of high-performance coatings for turbines or highly stressed tools? Surprising results from TU Wien show: It is not…

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Expanding opportunities for women in aerospace engineering and space sciences. US$10,000 to 30 innovative women from around the globe each year.…

[Translate to English:] Drei dreidimensionale Computerdarstellungen der Metallstruktur: Quader bestehend aus kleinen unregelmäßigen Körnchen.

A seemingly paradoxical effect: friction normally causes more damage at higher speeds. But at extremely high speeds, it is the other way around.


A man in a hospital bed and wired up, two men standing next to him.

Hypothesised in 2020 and confirmed in the clinic in 2022: Eugenijus Kaniusas and his partners showed that stimulating the auricular vagus nerve has…

[Translate to English:] Eine Gruppe steht um einen Tisch an dem etwas vorgezeigt wird.
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On 22nd of June, femTUme was invited to the Institute of Manufacturing Engineering and Photonic Technologies (IFT) for a tour of their TEC Lab. After…

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On 10.06 our Spritzer booth took place in cooperation with the Fachschaft Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik!