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Engineer the future!
Yours and everyone’s!

Technically
it’s
possible.
This is the time for your ideas, because today’s challenges won’t solve themselves. Studying Engineering Sciences at the University of Technology Hamburg will provide you with the basics needed to engineer the impossible. And now TU!
TU Hamburg is home for makers, their ideas and projects. Get to know four TU Hamburg characters who shape the future with technology: Technically it’s possible.
Professor
Tobias Knopp
FabLab
Joana
Gil
Jacqueline
Maaß
„Only who understands can develop the algorithms of tomorrow.“
Professor Dr.-Ing. Tobias Knopp is the head of the new data science program at TU Hamburg. Also he is a professor for biomedical imaging and develops new kinds of imaging technologies. In his free time he likes to spend time with his family and on his surf board.
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Professor Dr.-Ing. Tobias Knopp is the head of the new data science program at TU Hamburg. Also he is a professor for biomedical imaging and develops new kinds of imaging technologies. In his free time he likes to spend time with his family and on his surf board.
„Thanks to 3D printing FabLab enables you to turn your ideas into real products.“
At FabLab TU Hamburg students of TU Hamburg can test out their creativity and use new technologies to develop products.

Katharina Bartsch is the senior engineer of the Institute of Laser and System Technologies. She is specialized in the field of additive manufacturing.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann is at the head of the Institute of Laser and System Technologies since 2001 and is a driving force in the industrialization of future technologies.
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At FabLab TU Hamburg students of TU Hamburg can test out their creativity and use new technologies to develop products.

Katharina Bartsch is the senior engineer of the Institute of Laser and System Technologies. She is specialized in the field of additive manufacturing.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann is at the head of the Institute of Laser and System Technologies since 2001 and is a driving force in the industrialization of future technologies.
„Why make plastic from oil, if you can also make it from straw?“
Joana Gil is a biotechengineer and PhD candidate at the Institute of Thermal Separation Processes. Also she is co-founder and CEO of the startup LignoPure. The venture has taken out a patent for the production of plastic using biomass instead of fossil oil.
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Joana Gil is a biotechengineer and PhD candidate at the Institute of Thermal Separation Processes. Also she is co-founder and CEO of the startup LignoPure. The venture has taken out a patent for the production of plastic using biomass instead of fossil oil.
„We want to ensure mobility for everyone.“
Jacqueline Maaß is the senior engineer of the Institute for Transport Planning and Logistics. She does research on sustainable city and transport planning as well as automated driving in public transport. She is a member of the SRL Forum Mensch & Verkehr. The group just published a paper:

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Jacqueline Maaß is the senior engineer of the Institute for Transport Planning and Logistics. She does research on sustainable city and transport planning as well as automated driving in public transport. She is a member of the SRL Forum Mensch & Verkehr. The group just published a paper:

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Find your study program
Discover the full variety of our Bachelor’s programs. Each takes as a rule six semesters. You should serve a basic six-week internship before starting your studies. You graduate with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.). You can then either embark directly on a career or go on to study for a master’s. And you can study for all Bachelor’s degrees at the TUHH on a dual, work-and-study basis.
AIW
AIW
Allgemeine Ingenieurwissenschaften (AIW) is an especially wide-ranging and demanding study program. The fundamentals of all engineering subjects are taught unabridged in the lectures of the courses in question. After the first year you can opt for a specialization: civil engineering, bioprocess engineering, electrical engineering, energy and environmental technology, computer science, mechanical engineering, medical engineering, naval architecture or process engineering.
Engineering Science
Engineering Science
The bachelor’s course in Engineering Science is an especially wide-ranging and demanding study program. The fundamentals of all engineering subjects are taught unabridged in the lectures of the courses in question In contrast to its corresponding study program Allgemeine Ingenieurwissenschaften (AIW), ES courses are taught in English.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil engineering, said to be the oldest engineering discipline, deals with the planning, construction and maintenance of buildings and structures. Environmental engineering deals with fundamental issues of environmental protection and sustainability. It develops solutions, for example, for supply and disposal systems, the management of waterways and handling waste water and waste.
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electrical engineering comprises all processes that generate, transmit, use and distribute electricity and pertains to nearly all areas of life. Without it no power station would generate energy, no plane would fly and no automobile would start. Reading this would be impossible without electrical engineering. News, data and information that must be processed, relayed and communicated is also a part of electrical engineering.
Energy and Environmental Technology
Energy and Environmental Technology
Energy technology deals with the production of energy, its conversion, transportation, storage and use. Conservation of resources in energy production requires close collaboration of energy technology and environmental technology. Environmental technology is an engineering discipline that deals with processes to protect the environment and even regenerate nature that is already damaged.
Computer Science and Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Studying computer science and engineering teaches you the basics of computer science, electrical engineering, mechanics and engineering mathematics. Small wonder, then, that your career prospects are brilliant. Overarching knowledge from engineering sciences combined with computer science is the basis for developing “thinking machines.” Your knowledge and abilities are the precondition for the development of artificial intelligence.
Computer Science
Computer Science
The bachelor’s course in Computer Science is a scientifically based, basic research-oriented study program focused on the mathematical basics of computer science, software technology and hardware systems technology. You acquire in-depth knowledge in one of two specializations: computational mathematics or computer engineering.
Logistics and Mobility
Logistics and Mobility
Efficient provision of goods, people, services, information and cash is a major success factor for the economy. Logisticians control and shape these flows. That requires a reliable and functioning transport infrastructure, which is also a precondition for people mobility. At the same time, mobility of people and goods must meet overriding sustainability targets.
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical engineering today plays a leading role in practically all industrially manufactured goods encountered in daily life. It is a classical engineering science and covers the development, design and production of machines and their components, including power machinery, work machines, machine tools, conveyor systems, vehicles, aerospace craft and ships.
Mechatronics
Mechatronics
As the name indicates, mechatronics systems link mechanical and electronic components. Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary area within the engineering sciences. It improves the performance of classical systems and realizes new functions to, for example, convert, transport or store energy, matter or information.
Naval Architecture
Naval Architecture
Ships are one of the oldest means of transportation. Growing world trade is handled by larger, faster and increasingly numerous ships. Building modern types of ship requires a high degree of technical expertise and swift action. Shipbuilding is an international activity and a future-oriented industry. By the way, Hamburg University of Technology is the only university in Germany to offer a separate B.Sc. program in naval architecture.
Technomathematics
Technomathematics
Technomathematics is the part of math that is specialized in working on technical problems. They require both extensive mathematical knowledge and the ability to collaborate with engineers and technicians. At the same time mathematicians must be able to implement their ideas on a computer with the methods of computer science. Technomathematics takes up this challenge.
Bioprocess Engineering
Bioprocess Engineering
Process engineers develop, test and optimize processes in which products are manufactured from raw materials. They then put these processes into practice in plant construction. Bioprocess engineers deal more with the biological aspects—the microbiological and biochemical conversion of materials—and take them from the lab to the industrial level.
Data Science
Data Science
Data Science is the right subject for you if you like logical and abstract thinking and enjoy math. You would like to know how navigation systems, voice assistants and autonomous driving work and to understand the underlying algorithms. Programming skills are not a precondition, but they are an important part of your studies. You see the computer as an aid or tool and would like it to relieve you and others of as much work as possible.
Process engineering
Process engineering
Process engineering is the right field of study for you if you are curious, adventurous and willing to contribute to a better world. You are aware of the fact that this is only possible if resources and materials are processed in a resource- and climate-friendly way, like medication, food, cosmetics, construction materials and fuel.
Orientation program
Orientation program
Thanks to our orientation program you can have a two semester peek at engineering studies. Like this you can find out which engineering discipline is just yours. You take part in regular courses and lectures and get to know all the engineering subjects that interest you. This is the perfect program for all the doers who haven’t quite decided yet how they want to engineer the future.

Technology for humanity…

… this is the guiding principle of University of Technology Hamburg. Since 1978 we teach young people the basics of engineering science and train them to become engineers of the future. At TU Hamburg research and teaching is pursued both rationally and passionately. The world is full of challenges that are in need of a technological answer. Let’s go!
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Academics

The world is changing so fast that all that can be said for sure is that technology will continue to play a major role in the future. That is why our Bachelor’s study programs teach you the basics you will definitely need in a technology-driven world while at the same time leaving you ample scope for individual options. Do you want to quick-start a career in Germany or abroad or would you sooner go on to study for a master’s? If you like, we will happily help you to put your personal plan into practice or to develop it. We have repeatedly re-sharpened and improved our study programs. We, after all, were the first TU in Germany to adopt the system of Bachelor’s degrees. And there are some things we definitely do best:

At TU Hamburg you are part of a family:

An engineering degree course at the TU Hamburg is demanding, but we know that you are up to the task. From Day One we will support you on your way to a successful conclusion to your studies and to everything thereafter.

Integrated degree programs:

At the TUHH you can study for every single degree program on a dual, work-and-study basis—uniquely in Germany. Your benefit is that you are paid while studying and can take your career forward. Study and practical blocks alternate, of course. Check out your options at dual@TUHH.

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Careers

Which would you prefer? A career in business or a scientific career? After your B.Sc. would you like to study for a master’s or would you sooner set up in business with your great idea? No matter how you aim to shape the future with technology, we are prepared for all of your plans. And even if you don’t yet know exactly where you want technology to take you we are happy to help you find what is right for you. We attach great importance to the practical relevance of your studies because that is the only way you acquaint yourself with the full range of careers in engineering. Our interdisciplinary Bachelor’s projects are a case in point, and only one of many examples. At the TUHH you can, for example, design and construct airships in well-equipped interdisciplinary workshops: from material procurement via control and flight attitude checks to an airworthy model. In cooperation arrangements with business partners or in-house research projects you can make contact with later career options at an early stage of your studies.

Our Career Center is happy to help you contact companies and offers seminars that enable you to gain important additional qualifications. They include rhetoric, presentation techniques and preparation for assessment center and job interviews. And our alumni too will gladly help you make a success of your career start.

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Career Center
TU & You
Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Project
Graduate Academy
Startup Dock

Internationality

To shape the future you need to think globally. And to think globally you need to see the world. As a part of your studies at the TUHH you have access to 143 student exchange schemes in 48 countries. We have a wide-ranging cooperation network with first-class partner universities in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. If you want, we are happy to enable you to study abroad for a while after your fourth semester and offer scholarships, some of which are comprehensive. Engineers with international experience are in greater demand than ever. More happens at the TUHH than research into world-changing technologies. Hamburg University of Technology is a hive of internationality. Students from over 110 countries make ours a cosmopolitan campus and the study program in General Engineering Science even enables you to study in English for your B.Sc. and to forge international friendships. Would you like to improve your foreign language proficiency? No problem; we offer courses in seven foreign languages.

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International Office

Research

How can we make the world better with technology? The TUHH has always been a successful research university. Our founding mission commits us to developing and researching “technology for people.” TUHH scientists work on eco-friendly ship propulsion or renewable energy systems, do research on quieter aircraft and develop sensory systems for artificial hands. Right from the start you will be involved in research work and have an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge and conduct state-of-the-art research.

Areas of expertise

Three areas of expertise characterize our unique profile. Green Technologies focuses on expertise in sustainable and environmentally friendly research subjects. Life Science Technologies deals in equal measure with the need for efficient and resource-conserving production processes and with the challenges that a growing life expectancy poses to modern medical devices. Aviation and Maritime Systems, finally, expresses the TUHH’s research strengths in aviation technology, marine engineering and maritime structures and in logistics and mobility.

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Areas of expertise
Research centers

Hamburg

Let’s be honest about it. Scientific facts and first-rate research and teaching are all very well, but studying at the TUHH would not be half as much fun without Hamburg itself. The metropolis on the Elbe is not only Germany’s second-largest city but also its most attractive city. And a genuine chameleon. Hamburg combines urbanity and a maritime flair. It is both green and criss-crossed by waterways, classy und chic around the Alster and Jungfernstieg, original in Altona, hip in the Schanzenviertel and creative in the Karolinenviertel and St. Pauli. In Hamburg you need never be bored. By day you can go rowing on the canals or jogging in the Stadtpark. Sundown by the Elbe. Take in a movie, a show, a concert or a festival in the evening. Hang out in a bar or club at night. Plus the Fischmarkt in the early hours. Hamburg really does have much to offer. By the way, all that talk about the bad weather and standoffish people is a pack of lies. Honestly.

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Our master’s programs
After graduating with a B.Sc. you can go on to study for a master’s with an M.Sc. at the end of one of the following four-semester master’s programs.
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Info sessions for prospective students

Once a month our Student Counseling Center holds an information meeting for prospective students at which you can ask and get answers to your questions personally. Please register in advance.

Taster Days

Taster Days are held on two days in February with lectures, discussion groups, experiments in the DLR_School_Lab and visits to technology companies to give you a foretaste of what engineers do.

TUHH4u

At TUHH4u you get first-hand information. In small groups based on study programs students of the subject in question and subject advisors provide information on the course and about studying.

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Get fit for studying

MINTFIT

MINTFIT trains first semesters’ math courses with you. To find out before you begin your studies the areas of mathematics in which you may need to refresh your knowledge the MINTFIT initiative offers a free and voluntary math test. You then receive a detailed personal evaluation and recommendations on how to prepare specifically for your study program.

Online Math Bridging Course Plus - OMB+

The OMB+ course makes starting to study easier. It was developed to test and identify gaps in mathematical knowledge and to bridge them by means of exercises. The OMB+ is widely used at many universities and is also recommended by the German Physical Society. You should definitely give it a try before you start your studies. Hint: The course is also a good preparation for your “Abitur”!

viaMINT

The viaMINT course developed by the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences is complemented by videos and applets.

Orientation Program

Is a university degree course really right for me? Are the MINT (i.e. STEM) subjects the right match for me? Take the Orientation Program and you will know within a year the answers to these questions. The program’s building blocks are attendance at regular TUHH lectures, extensive practical work and student counseling offers. The Orientation Program was offered for the first time in the 2019/20 winter semester.

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Online Math Bridging Course
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Math and IT Bridging Courses

Every year in October, before the start of the semester, we offer a bridging course in math for new students. It is designed to repeat and intensify final year math work at high school and to bridge gaps in knowledge.

Math and IT Bridging Course
FAQ
Will there be an NC (limit on student intake) this year?

Admission to most study programs at the Hamburg University of Technology is in any case not governed by a numerus clausus. That means a specific average grade is an admission requirement.

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Will the winter semester 2020/21 be postponed too?

No, the winter semester begins on October 1, but classes don’t start until November 1.

Will application deadlines be extended too?

As classes don’t start until November 1 the application period was extended. It runs from July 1 to August 20. This is true for all bachelor programs. For the master programs other deadlines do apply. For further information click here

Are preparation courses available online?

Yes, they have been for several years.

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How do I find out online about studying at the TU Hamburg?

You will find important information about the TU Hamburg and study options here on the following pages:

Tuhh.de Stuhhdium.de Nachwuchscampus

Helpful hints on study and career options are also to be found on the following pages of the Federal Labor Office website.

What online courses in the STEM sector does the TU Hamburg offer?

All online courses for school students from Grades 4 to 12 and beyond are on the TU Hamburg website under “TU Hamburg macht Schule.”

Is student counseling available online?

Monthly discussion for prospective students are now held online to answer your queries about bachelor’s study programs. Click here for further information and system requirements..
The chat function will also be back again—probably from May 1, 2020—on our www.stuhhdium.de website. It is staffed by skilled and knowledgeable students.

Is there a telephone student counseling service?

The Student Counseling Service is happy to advise on study orientation by e-mail or on the phone (call 040/428 78-2232).

What is a career-related internship to be served before taking up your studies?

A career-related internship or basic internship is an important precondition for your studies and is designed to give you an initial insight into a career in engineering. In addition, it should enable you to gain the initial practical experience you need in order to fully understand the classes and successfully take part in the practicals that are a part of your study program. In some cases the internship can be for up to 10 weeks.Click here for detailed information about the requirements.

By when must I have completed the internship?

The career-related internship must be completed and recognized by the time you submit your bachelor’s thesis. As the internship can in some study programs be for up to 10 weeks we recommend serving your internship before you start your studies. Click here for detailed information about the requirements.

For which subjects do I need a career-related internship?

For all study programs except technomathematics, data science, process engineering and bioprocess engineering you need a career-related internship. It takes 10 weeks. For computer science you need only to complete a six-week software project internship.

Where do I find a career-related internship?

You can choose one yourself. We are not allowed to arrange internships but you will always find a list of some kind, at the student body of your faculty for example, of companies whose internships have been recognized in the past. An apprenticeship or vocational training can count toward an internship. An important point in all cases is that the areas of activity listed in the internship regulations for your study program are covered in your internship.

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What shape is the 2020/21 winter semester going to take?

The upcoming winter semester will be hybrid, assuming the continued requirement that a safe distance of 1.5 meters must be kept.
With the exception of lectures, as many first-semester courses as possible will be held on-site. That will enable us to help you to the best of our ability to get off to a good study start. All the preparations are already under way at full speed.
All courses with more than 25 participants will be held digitally. As in the summer semester, the only exceptions to this rule will be internships and laboratory practicals.
If suitable rooms are available, courses with up to 25 participants can be held on-site. There will shortly be an overview of classroom-based attendance courses; all of the planning is in progress.
Non-technical (NTA) courses and language courses will without exception be held digitally.
Click here for detailed information: www.tuhh.de/tuhh/uni/aktuelles/covid-19.html

More than just academics
A campus full of opportunities
The TUHH campus provides plenty of space for new ideas and inspiring exchanges of views. In addition, the main university building with its learning and communication center is open around the clock seven days a week. To ensure that alongside all your study activities leisure does not draw the short straw there are university sport activities, including the TUHH’s own on-site fitness center and many other leisure activities. Around 50 student workgroups invite you to look further afield than your study program. At the TUHH students can join forces to make music, to stage plays, to keep bees, to drive racing cars, to teach robots to play football, to invent things or to take on social commitments. And much more.