DegreeBachelor of ScienceCourse language(s)English and GermanAdmission semesterWinter semester onlyBeginningOctoberProgramme durationSeven semesters (three and a half years)Application deadline15 JulyCourse contentThe Hamburg University of Technology - TUHH's international Bachelor's programme General Engineering Science (GES) consists of interdisciplinary basic studies followed by the choice of one of several branches of specialised studies. All the fields in the classical engineering sciences are presented in a single basic course of study. This type of general basic course in engineering science is unique within the German university system. The degree "Bachelor of Science" attained at TUHH will, of course, entitle students to continue their studies in a corresponding Master's degree course in their selected field. Furthermore, after the Master of Science degree has been awarded, they will have the opportunity to continue their studies towards a doctorate.
During the first two semesters of the Bachelor's degree, basic knowledge in general engineering science will be taught (basic study stage). Students choose a special major after these two semesters. There is a wide choice of fields of specialisation.
In addition to the corresponding programme lectures, there is an independent project including a Bachelor's thesis which is required in the seventh semester.
Educational organisationTeaching the methodology and logic of engineering - "learning to think" - is a key aspect of studies at TUHH. Only in this way can one acquire the knowledge to keep pace with rapid technological change. This sound theoretical foundation is rounded off by a well-balanced mixture of practical application in internships, projects and thesis work. It should be noted that students at TUHH are trained to think and decide for themselves, to learn and work independently as well as in international teams representing many different academic, national and cultural backgrounds. TUHH promotes interdisciplinary research, teaching and learning. Students will be integrated into research and development projects at an early stage; this facilitates a smooth transition to working life.InternshipsThe programme includes an internship of at least ten weeks.Forms of assessmentLab reports, seminar presentations, oral and written examinations, project work, Bachelor's thesisECTS credits210Diploma supplementYesCourse-related German language coursesYesCourse objectivesThe profile of higher engineering education at TUHH focuses on research and application, including practical training in industry. It is characterised by features such as humanism, the Humboldt Principle of unity of research and teaching, and a solid mathematical and scientific foundation. The base of knowledge covers a wide range, and priority is given to knowledge of methodology as opposed to the mere repetition of knowledge. This allows quick adaptation to new fields of technology and new branches of employment. A solid and comprehensive education gives rise to the qualification and personality for a promising professional or academic career.
Tuition feesNo tuition feesEnrolment feesThe semester contribution of approx. 310 EUR per semester includes an administrative fee as well as a contribution to the Students' Union, the student service organisation, and the student ticket for public transport in Hamburg.Costs of livingWe recommend that single students budget around 800 EUR per month to meet personal expenses (accommodation, living costs, health insurance, etc.).Job opportunitiesIn principle, there are opportunities to work part-time as a teaching or research assistant at TUHH. However, such jobs cannot be arranged in advance and from a distance. Since the course schedule is very tight and employment regulations for international students are quite restrictive, students cannot depend on this source of income only.Funding opportunities within the universityTo a limited extent, partial funding in the form of performance-related scholarships, scholarships linked to support work, and scholarships for the final phase of the programme is available for international students at TUHH.
Language requirementsProof of proficiency in German with at least DSH-1 or TestDaF (provided grade 3 is reached in all constituent tests)
Proficiency in English (valid TOEFL with a minimum score of 577/90, valid IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5, valid Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, valid Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, valid "telc English C1" result or valid "UNIcert English level III" result)Required DSH / TestDaFYesAcademic requirements
Where to applyTechnische Universität Hamburg
- General university entrance qualification ("Abitur") or equivalent
- proficiency in German with at least DSH-1 or TestDaF (provided grade 3 is reached in all constituent tests)
- TOEFL score at least 577/90 or equivalent
STUDIS - Studierendenservice / Admission and Registration
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 3
Arrival supportThe Students' Union, international students' societies, and student tutors offer guidance to newcomers. An orientation and a preparatory German language course will be offered before the start of the programme.Services and support for international studentsIntroductory events, special counselling office, accommodation office, tutorials, language courses, sports and social activitiesAccommodationThe TUHH accommodation office provides advice and assistance regarding accommodation.
Course websiteAbout the universityThe Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) was founded in 1978 and specialises in training engineers. 7,000 students are registered at the university; almost one in every five students is of foreign nationality.Total number of students7,000Total percentage of international students16 %About the cityGermany's second-largest city, Hamburg, is an exciting place to live. It offers its residents close proximity to water and green spaces in combination with the benefits of living in the middle of a vibrant metropolis. Hamburg is one of the most dynamic commercial centres in Europe. Modern services in the logistics as well as the technology and media sectors have taken their place alongside modern industrial production and traditional trade in shaping Hamburg's economy.
As a global hub for overseas transport in Central and Eastern Europe as well as the entire Baltic Sea region, Hamburg benefits from its central position at the heart of Europe's logistical commodity flows. Hamburg is well known as an important place for maritime systems and the shipbuilding industry. The city is also one of the most significant centres for the civil aviation industry worldwide.
In Hamburg, environmental awareness has a long history, which will continue on into the future. Today, the Hanseatic city is known as one of the leading centres of research on climate change, the global challenge of our time. The presence of several leading companies makes Hamburg a centre of renewable energy technologies, such as wind power systems.