In the first 2 years of the ES course, students learn the technical, mathematical and scientific foundations of all engineering courses. After that, the students decide for one out of 4 specializations
- Electrical Engineering,
- Mechanical Engineering,
- Medical Engineering,
which are briefly described below.
Depending on the specialization one or more consecutive master courses can be studied after the bachelor’s degree is successfully completed.
Specialization Electrical Engineering
Electrical engineering makes the entire range of electrical and electromagnetic phenomena and laws usable for technical applications. A prerequisite for successfully studying electrical engineering is an interest in mathematics, physics and applied computer science. Electrical engineering is one of the classic engineering sciences, which – expanded to include information technology – has become one of the main drivers of worldwide technological progress in recent decades. Simultaneously with the successful move into almost all technical products and services, the professional environment of the electrical engineer has increased in complexity.
Electrical engineers work in industry, medium-sized businesses, public institutions, universities and engineering offices. Your activities can include diverse areas such as research, development, production, project management, sales, consulting and teaching. Due to the wide-ranging fields of application, a high degree of specialization is required in the profession. As a consequence, the study of electrical engineering is more than ever before in the area of tension between breadth (for the most diverse possible future uses) and depth (for current, subject-specific skills).
As part of the consecutive Bachelor-Master study structure at the TUHH, the specialization in electrical engineering is used to convey the breadth of the subject area.
Specialization Mechanical Engineering
Today mechanical engineering is involved in practically all industrially manufactured goods of everyday life such as automobiles, airplanes, wind turbines, electronic devices or tools. In a broader sense, mechanical engineering also includes plant engineering, vehicle and engine technology, aerospace technology, energy technology and mechatronics. Mechanical engineering has a very broad field of activity and is one of the key sectors of German industry.
In the specialization Mechanical Engineering, knowledge and skills are acquired for responsible processing of engineering tasks in the fields of research, development, production and organization. The specialization is geared towards the needs of professional practice, whose requirements result from technical, economic, ecological and social development.
Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary interface between the four technical areas of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, information technology and control technology and thus enables the more efficient and sustainable development of intelligent production processes and smart products, such as autonomous vehicles or mobile robots, which can combine this multitude of disciplines.
Specialization Medical Engineering
The demands placed on healthcare systems are increasing continuously due to aging and increasing life expectancy in the population. Technization is of great importance here. This relates to both individual implants and aids as well as large devices for diagnostics and therapy. Medical and engineering specialists will have to work more closely together in the future to meet the new requirements. However, this also means that these fundamentally different disciplines must be able to understand the basic problems of the “other” discipline. Basic knowledge is necessary for this.
For engineers, this means that, in addition to the engineering-specific basics, they must also be able to understand and influence medical and business aspects of patient care, project management, and development and research. In order to achieve the objectives of the degree program, the content in the three areas takes up approximately 1/3 of the specialization. By choosing the content of the work and seminars to be prepared, the focus of the course can be chosen.