Additional Skills

Apart from expertise and methodical competence, engineers need further, interdisciplinary qualifications in order to be successful in their professional tasks.
Among these, the following are of particular relevance:

  • Interdisciplinarity: The ability to communicate and cooperate with members of other scientific fields in order to develop new solutions together.
  • Diversity management: The capability to deal in a constructive way with the heterogeneity of groups in terms of gender, age, ethnicity and disabilities.
Therefore, the ability to “think outside the box” in combination with the specialization in a particular subject and its methods allows students to identify with a modern and global concept of engineering profession. Besides the envisaged increase in interdisciplinary and diversity competences, the individual measures in this field can lead to a reduction of dropout rates.