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Doctorate at the Faculty of Engineering

At the Faculty of Engineering, the doctoral degree Dr.-Ing is awarded. Information on the different ways to obtain a doctoral degree (individual doctoral degree, structured doctoral programs, cooperative doctoral degrees, external doctoral degree) can be found on the website of the Graduate Center.

The procedure of a doctorate at the Faculty of Engineering – step by step, all information about the doctoral examination and the valid doctoral regulations can be found below:

Doctoral regulation

The doctoral procedure is regulated across all faculties in the FAU’s framework General Doctoral Regulations and, in addition, the Doctoral Regulations of the Faculty of Engineering also apply. The current versions of the regulations can be found on the FAU website:

General Doctoral Regulations of FAU

Faculty Doctoral Regulations FPromOTech

Doctoral examination

General information on the oral doctoral examination:

Possible formats:

  • Pure presence examination, inclusive public according to RPromO § 12 and FPromO Tech § 12
  • Face-to-face examination with video link to a member of the examination board (except chairperson or doctoral candidate), only with appointment of a substitute member RPromO § 12a and FPromO Tech § 12 (public in face-to-face)
  • Examination completely online according to EFernPO (public is also connected online) and RPromO § 12a and FPromO Tech § 12

Please register your exam at the doctoral office at least 2 weeks before the scheduled exam date using the following form:

Additional information:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email ( or phone (+49 (0)9131-85 28100). We will also gladly call you back.

Exam dates

For the examination dates please go to the website Promotionsprüfung / Prüfungstermine (DE).

Office for Doctoral Affairs

Opening hours

Monday – Friday from 08:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Faculty of Engineering, Office for Doctoral Affairs, Room 0.09 (ground floor), Martensstraße 5a, 91058 Erlangen, GERMANY

Please make an appointment with us to submit your documents. You can reach us by phone +49 (0)9131/85-28100 or by email (