The B.Sc. in General Engineering Science (GES) is an especially wide-ranging and demanding study program. The basics of all branches of engineering are taught unabridged in the lectures of the study programs in question. In contrast to the parallel study program Allgemeine Ingenieurwissenschaften (AIW), most first-year GES lectures are in English and are therefore an alternative for students who would like to undertake part of their studies at the TUHH in English. Together with the German language courses on offer at the TUHH, that makes it easier for international students to get off to a successful start with their studies. At the same time German students are prepared for the international employment and educational market by the TUHH’s foreign language courses.

General Engineering Science is an especially wide-ranging and demanding study program. After their first year, students opt for one of a total of nine specializations:

•    Civil Engineering

•    Bioprocess Engineering

•    Electrical Engineering

•    Energy and Environmental Engineering

•    Computer Science

•    Mechanical Engineering

•    Biomedical Engineering

•    Naval Architecture

•    Chemical Engineering.

GES 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 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.

By means of cross-disciplinary knowledge they are able them to develop solutions to interdisciplinary problems. This basic interdisciplinary knowledge enables GES students to work their way into new areas fast, to mediate between engineering disciplines, and to keep pace with a constantly changing working environment. Their subsequent career options are correspondingly wide-ranging. Allgemeine Ingenieurwissenschaften graduates are especially in demand where cross-disciplinary knowledge is required, such as in medical engineering, mechatronics, or energy technology. Ever since it was launched in 1994 this international Bachelor’s study program at the TUHH has attracted high achievers from across Germany and other countries to study in Hamburg

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 a 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.