Classes are in English.
German is not required to complete the degree programme. However, we recommend that you learn a bit of basic German before starting the course to help with integration into life in Germany.
Winter semester (classes begin in September) and summer semester (classes begin in March)
Please apply using the myHAW online application system on the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) website. Here is the link: https://bit.ly/3d6ECpz
You do not need to send your documents with the postal mail to complete your application. If you are offered a place, we will ask you to submit documents.
Application period for the winter semester: 1 April – 31 May (non-EU applicants), 1 June – 15 July (EU applicants)
Application period for the summer semester: 1 October – 30 November (non-EU applicants), 1 December – 15 January (EU applicants)
Today's complex information processing systems require specialists with comprehensive know-how regarding the software, hardware and information technology aspects of such systems. This degree enables you to understand, specify, design and maintain such systems as well as to further specialise in the disciplines involved.
Basics of Mathematics and Mathematics Extensions
The first two semesters will supply the mathematical fundamentals for scientific engineering (12 TU). During the following two semesters, you will be taught the basics of signal & system theory (8 TU), which are generally essential for information technology.
Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Electrical Engineering
In this series of lectures, the foundations of electrical engineering (8 TU) are presented, which include basic measuring techniques and methods of design and analysis of linear and nonlinear circuits. These courses are supplemented by two lectures on electronics that introduce electronic devices and the foundations of analogue electronic circuits (9.5 TU). A lecture on digital circuits (4 TU) completes this series.
Electrical Engineering Applications
Information and communication systems are software-based and run on application-specific hardware. Fundamentals of microcontroller architecture and programming are introduced in one course (5.5 TU). An additional course (4 TU) offers the design and implementation of application-specific digital systems and the corresponding VHDL hardware description language.
Technical systems are widely based on software. Therefore, knowledge of programming languages and methods of software design is absolutely essential. This course introduces the procedure-oriented programming language C and the object-oriented language JAVA (9.5 TU). Additional topics are algorithms and data structures (4 TU).
This course is based on the course "software construction". It contains methods and procedures to design complex software systems (4 TU) and is completed with modern concepts of databases (4 TU) and operating systems (4 TU). Finally, there is a software engineering project in which students have to apply their knowledge to solve a manageable problem in small groups.
Advanced Engineering Topics and Electives
Students specialise in further fields of engineering via electives (15 TU) and the following modules: bus systems & sensors (4 TU) and digital communication systems (4 TU) and digital signal processing (4 TU), which deal with the transmission and processing of analogue and digital signals.
The programme complements the engineering modules with other modules that prepare graduates for success in their careers: economics & management and scientific & project work (6 TU), intercultural competence (2 TU) and German language (2 TU). The study process is supported by two modules in learning and study methods (5 TU).
In the fifth semester, the programme contains an internship (industrial placement). Students work in industry for 20 weeks in order to become acquainted with the daily working life of an engineer. Personal support is provided by a professor. There is no mandatory practical training before the programme begins.
1 TU = teaching unit of 45 minutes per week