The B.Sc. in Engineering Science (ES) is an especially wide-ranging and demanding study program, where most lectures are in English. The basics of all branches of engineering are taught unabridged in the lectures of the study programs in question. By attending lectures in the different areas of engineering, students will be familiarized with the language and concepts of the different engineering disciplines. In spite of the extensive basic education, subject-specific knowledge is not dispensed with.
Next to mandatory engineering-specific lectures, TUHH offers optional German language courses, which shall make it easier for international students to take an active part in social life alongside their studies. At the same time study program participants from Germany are encouraged to attend TUHH’s foreign language courses in order to be well prepared for the international employment and educational market.
Fundamentals of Engineering
At the beginning of the degree course, the permanently valid fundamentals of natural science and mathematics as well as the basic engineering subjects are taught. This includes chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer sciences as well as the engineering subjects mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, thermodynamics, control engineering, and engineering design. By attending courses in the various engineering areas the students are familiarized with the mindsets, languages, and terms of the different engineering disciplines. Even though the education is very broad, technical depth is not waived.
After two years, students opt for one of five specializations:
- Advanced Materials (English)
- Electrical Engineering (English & German)
- Mechanical Engineering (English & German)
- Mechatronics (English & German)
- Medical Engineering (English & German)
A detailed description of the specializations is given here. Please note that there is at least one consecutive Master’s program for each specialization.
High Proportion of Practice
In contrast to the other Bachelor’s programs at TUHH, the duration of ES is 7 instead of 6 semesters. The additional semester is necessary due to the breadth of the education and due to the high proportion of practice by two internships (basic and advanced) and the Bachelor thesis. The basic internship is 10 weeks in duration, aims to familiarize the students with important production processes and tools, and should be completed before the start of the degree course. The advanced internship is 12 weeks and is scheduled for the 7th semester next to the Bachelor thesis. Both the advanced internship and the Bachelor’s thesis are thematically linked to the chosen specialization.
Preparation for Work and Master’s Degree
ES students concentrate on engineering basics and their permanently valid physical and mathematical laws and methods. They will thus become aware of connections between electrical engineering, process engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, and civil engineering. By means of this cross-disciplinary knowledge, they are able to develop solutions to interdisciplinary problems. This basic interdisciplinary knowledge enables ES students to work their way into new areas fast, mediate between engineering disciplines, and keep pace with a constantly changing working environment. Their subsequent career options are correspondingly wide-ranging.
ES graduates are especially in demand in industrial sectors where cross-disciplinary knowledge is required, such as in medical engineering, mechatronics, or energy technology. Alternatively, after taking their B.Sc., students with suitable specializations can go on to study national and international Master’s programs for a further three semesters for further qualification. They can also study for a regular M.Sc. at the TUHH. If they opt for a four-semester Master’s program all four semesters at the TUHH will qualify for a BAföG student loan in spite of the seven semesters spent studying for the B.Sc. at the TUHH.
Why Studying in Hamburg?
Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany with 1.8 million inhabitants. Hamburg is one of the most dynamic regions in Europe with the best growth prospects. It is a vibrant metropolis with a high quality of life. Hamburg has more than 40 theatres, 60 museums, and 100 music venues and clubs. Economically and culturally, Hamburg is also the center of Northern Germany. We have many famous places to visit such as the popular Elbphilharmonie, the Speicherstadt, or many international musicals e.g. The Lion King. Besides, Hamburg is known for its exciting nightlife scene. Bar and clubs are almost clumped on the Reeperbahn and Sternschanze, where one can enjoy the night and have a direct metro link from the TUHH campus.