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Mechanical / Materials / Process Engineering, Department

Studiendekanat Verfahrenstechnik

Technische Universität Hamburg

Studiendekanat Verfahrenstechnik
Denickestraße 15
D-21071 Hamburg
Telephone: +49 40 42878-2859

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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
10/14 points

Group 1

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
no data
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
no data


Third party funds per academic
118.2 T€

Group 2

Doctorates per professor

Group 2

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Each year around 150 graduates complete their studies with a Bachelor's or Master's degree. In terms of teaching, the department offers Process Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering and procedural lectures and courses in German and English. The Bachelor's and Master's degrees prepare the students for interesting careers in environmental engineering, the chemistry, food and pharmaceutical industries and in up-and-coming fields such as biotechnology and nanotechnology. The teaching methods include lectures, problem-based learning, tutorials and laboratory and computer-based practical training.

Special features regarding the international orientation

The department cooperates with more than 40 international partner universities worldwide in research and teaching so as to enable all interested students to spend a qualified period of time studying abroad. Specialist supervision for exchange students is provided by a dedicated advisory office within the department. The courses in English, internationally oriented course content as well as the international Master´s degree programme also attract numerous international students to the department, especially from India, followed by China, Mexico and Cameroon.

Special features regarding the equipment

The laboratories and lecture rooms are modern, generously sized and very well equipped. In the practical laboratory work, the students can become familiar with modern analytical methods as well as traditional and innovative process engineering methods using a wide variety of test equipment. The PC rooms are very well equipped and allow modern simulation methods in process engineering to be demonstrated. The department collaborates in broad fields and maintains contacts with industrial and academic partners as part of global joint research initiatives.

Special features regarding research activities

The department is involved in various Clusters of Excellence for research and in leading scientific coordination. The department is split into three university-wide key research areas: Climate Protecting Energy- and Environmental Engineering; Integrated Biotechnology and Process Engineering; Regeneration, Implants, Medical Technology. In order to foster collaboration with industry and promote exchange between industry and the institutes, knowledge transfer is managed by a subsidiary of TUHH, TuTech Innovation GmbH (TuTech), which was founded specifically for this purpose.

Support for founders

The Startup Dock start-up centre initiated by the TUHH has been supporting innovative startups from the university sector since 2013. Startup Dock advises and supports students, scientists and alumni of Hamburg's universities and research institutions in the realisation of their technological and knowledge-based business ideas. With individual coaching and one-on-one support as well as teaching and training sessions, it provides the teams involved with the support they need during the early stage of their company start-up.

Other special features

The department's combination of traditional Process Engineering with Biotechnology as well as with Energy and Environmental Engineering is unique in Germany. The Master's degree course offers students the option of specialising in selected subject areas. Thanks to the varied nature of the course, students obtain a wide-ranging qualification which opens up employment options in various areas of industry, at universities and institutes, in national and regional authorities or in a freelance capacity.

Further information on research activities

Further information about study entry phase

Process Engineering


Total number of students
Number of master degree students
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees

Group 2

Graduations in appropriate time, master's

Group 2

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
7/12 points

Group 2

Contact with work environment, master's
9/12 points

Group 1

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support

Group 2

Support in studies

Group 2

Courses offered
no data
Not specified
Study organisation
no data
Not specified

Group 2

Digital teaching elements

Group 2

Research orientation

Group 2

Job market preparation
no data
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Group 2


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Group 2

no data
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Overall study situation

Group 2



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bottom group
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(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

PE = Process Engineering

Last Update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education