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Process Engineering, Department

Fakultät Life Sciences

Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg

Fakultät Life Sciences
Department Verfahrenstechnik
Ulmenliet 20
D-21033 Hamburg
Telephone: +49 40 42875-0

HAW Hamburg
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Basic information

Total number of students at the department


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


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

11/14 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment


Master theses in cooperation with work environment

no data


Third party funds per professor

40,800 €

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Students gain wide basic knowledge in science and engineering ;; Training in how to think and act like an engineer; Teaching of methods to solve engineering tasks; Competence-oriented Teaching; Non-technical subjects such as project management or work safety/accident protection; lecturers with specialist knowledge Practical experience; Interdisciplinary work in teams; Modern, well-equipped laboratories; Practical semester in industry; Project Work; Excursions; Final theses in industry and in international R&D projects. Focus on digitisation/Ind. 4.0., especially in the Master’s degree programme

Special features regarding the international orientation

Many partnerships with foreign universities; Participation in international networks (including CARPE); Support for students who want to go abroad from the International Office (e.g. help with applications and organisation); Completion of a practical semester abroad; Supervision of students from foreign universities (incoming students); Doctoral partnerships with foreign higher education institutions; English-speaking Master’s degree programme in Process Engineering with numerous students from abroad.

Special features regarding the equipment

600 sq. metres of modern laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment in the fields of CAD, CAE, Mechanical Process Engineering, Thermal Process Engineering, Chemical Process Engineering and Materials Engineering; Large machine hall with test benches for research and teaching; Powerful hardware and current software for CAD and CAE; Interdisciplinary use of facilities and equipment through cooperation with other departments. Good facilities in the field of digitalisation, such as 3D printing, augmented reality (VR glasses), SPS laboratory, etc.

Special features regarding research and development

Ongoing ground-breaking research and development project in the field of new biofuels (READEST project, supported by FNR/BMEL); Interdisciplinary research and development projects, such as in the field of packaging technology or the removal of micro-pollutants from wastewater (PharmCycle and EMKA projects); Modern test benches; Close collaboration with industry and other research institutions (e.g. Thünen Institute of Hamburg, Hamburg Packaging Institute); Initiation of research projects with practical relevance, e.g. through the Hamburg Packaging Institute (e.V.)

Support for founders

The career planning centre (CareerService) of the HAW Hamburg offers a wide range of advice services for company start-ups.

Other special features

Close links with teaching and research with the departments of Bioengineering and Environmental Engineering with the possibility of interdisciplinary research (e.g. PharmCycle, EMKA projects); Liaison office to resolve conflicts and difficult situations; psycholog. Consultancy; Guidance services for students with children; Career service (career start and career planning); Postgraduate degree programme (support for doctoral projects); Seminars and workshops, e.g. on learning and presentation, through the central student guidance office.

Further information on research activities




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