The governing bodies of the Mechatronics & Electrical Engineering Faculty
The Faculty Council (FAR) is responsible for all issues related to teaching. Its tasks include making decisions on new degree course and examination regulations, the appointment of the Academic Affairs Committee, the Examination Board and the laboratory managers, and it also decides on professorial appointment proposals, for example. The Faculty Council elects the Dean, the Academic Director and the Associate Deans. It makes decisions on the setting up, changes to, and the closing of faculty facilities (e.g. laboratories). In addition, the Faculty Council must agree to the structural and development plans of the faculty.
The Faculty Council comprises all faculty professors, 3 members of staff and 6 students.
The Dean is ex officio chair of this governing body.
The Academic Affairs Committee deals with issues relating to teaching and studying. The Academic Affairs Committee has 10 members. These are six elected professors and four elected students. The Academic Affairs Committee is chaired by the Academic Director.
The Committee can appoint further “experts” or “specialists”. Besides its main tasks, the teaching report and the assessment of the evaluation, other issues and problems being experienced by students are dealt with and solutions to problems are worked out jointly.
The Examination Board comprises seven professors, in particular the Academic Director and the Director, Internship Office; the Board is chaired by the Dean. Its main task is to make decisions on hardship applications submitted by students. The Board must comply with the Guidelines set by the Central Examination Committee when making its decisions.