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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners


Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's


Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education


Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

12/14 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment


Master theses in cooperation with work environment



Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years)


Third party funds per professor

29,400 €

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

The Mechanical Engineering and Production department has 100 staff members with a strong practical orientation and who teach over 1800 students at 8 institutes. In 15 laboratories, foundations with a high practical relevance are taught increasingly using digital methods. The teaching experiments are linked to the latest research and development topics. The department admits new students in every semester, it is very flexible when it comes to late starters or part-time degrees, it has a wide range of mandatory elective subjects, training in special welding engineering. All classes held on the Berliner Tor campus.

Special features regarding the international orientation

Many partnerships with European universities as part of the Erasmus programme, and very well organised partnerships with universities in the USA and Hong Kong together with the International Office of HAW Hamburg. There is a joint degree programme with a partner university in Shanghai, China. The teaching staff extensively support practicals abroad. Since 2016 at least 25 credit points in English in selected optional required modules are offered in each summer semester.

Special features regarding the equipment

Eight institutes with 15 laboratories focusing on diverse topics: Centre for energy technology, wind farm, energy campus, laboratory for tribology and lubricants, special laboratory for screw joints, additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping plants, welding engineering training, production logistics, company simulation, process management with SAP, simulation of complex production, Heinrich Blasius Institute for Physical Technologies, surface technology, plastics technology laboratory, laboratory for mechanics and mechatronics, centre for industrial robotics, MSR laboratory, laboratory for drive technology.

Special features regarding research and development

Current projects focus on selected issues in Medical Technology, Wind Energy Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Product Development, Robotics and Human-Machine Cooperation, Energy Systems and Storage as well as development of computer-aided simulation methods. In addition, third-party funding is procured through a variety of funding programmes of the well-known third-party donors (BMBF, BMWE, Authority for Science, Research and Equality FHH, EU, DFG and others) as well as foundations and industrial companies. There is the possibility of cooperative doctorates with other universities.

Support for founders

Company start-ups are supported by the Career Service of HAW Hamburg. Mentoring services are available during the transition to working life. The degree courses includes modules on Innovation Management and Intellectual Property Management.

Other special features

The previous Bachelor’s degree programmes were merged to form a single degree course. There are four courses of study in the regular and dual degree course: Development and Design, Power Engineering, Production Engineering and Management, and Digital Engineering and Mobility. There are 12 areas of study offered, including robotics and applied AI, digital production or micro-mobility. The new degree programme has been in place since summer semester 2020.

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Mechanical Engineering


Total number of students at the department


Number of master degree students (w/o teacher qualification)


Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Exam organisation
Digital teaching elements
Laboratory internships
Offers for career orientation
Support during practical semester
Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Digital teaching elements
Courses offered
Study organisation
Transition to Master's studies
Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires





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(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

ME = Mechanical Engineering


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Value in points


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