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Engineering Science (ES)

Fact sheet

Study program
Engineering Science
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Study length:
7 Semester
Credit points according to ECTS:
English, German for some majors
Type of study:
Full-time study
Start of study:
Winter semester (October)
Application period:
June 1st – July 15th
Admission requirements:
University entrance qualification
Admission restriction:
Dual studies possible:
Course web page:

What characterizes this study program?

The Bachelor's program in Engineering Science (ES) is currently the only engineering program at TUHH which can be studied in English. Thereby, similar to the program in General Engineering Science, the basic concept of ES is to provide the students with the broadest possible basic knowledge of all central engineering disciplines. Thus, ES is not only an international but also an interdisciplinary Bachelor's program. 
Learning and understanding the engineering basics from the various disciplines is demanding. However, it enables graduates to quickly familiarize themselves with new tasks from different areas and mediate between the engineering disciplines.

How is the program structured?

The ES program is structured as follows to achieve the goal of engineering education being as broad as possible: First, the students learn the basics of all central engineering disciplines in the so-called core subjects. In addition to the timelessly valid scientific principles and the mathematical methods of engineering, this also includes the fundamental laws and working methods as well as the technological and business principles of the central engineering sciences. The core subjects make up around half of the curriculum.

In addition to the core subjects, students must choose one of a total of 5 specializations (majors) after the first three semesters of study. There are the following choices:

  • Advanced Materials (English)
  • Biomedical Engineering (bilingual English & German)
  • Data Science (English)
  • Electrical Engineering (bilingual English & German)
  • Mechanical Engineering (bilingual English & German)
  • Mechatronics (bilingual English & German)

Another unique feature of ES is the comparatively large proportion of practical work. The course includes a 10-week basic internship, in which the students get to know typical manufacturing processes and learn how to use tools. The basic internship is ideally completed before the start of the course. On the other hand, a 12-week advanced internship in the last semester serves to experience the everyday working life of qualified engineers and get insight into possible future areas of responsibility such as design, calculation, quality control, assembly planning, maintenance, or development. The advanced internship is planned in the area of ​​the chosen specialization.

The bachelor thesis in the 7. semester rounds off your studies. You can write your bachelor thesis either at a university-internal research institute or within an external company or institute.

Further information and Contact

You can find more information on ES at the course webpage

All the relevant regulations and documents for your studies are provided here. They include the general conditions for examinations at the TUHH are set out in the general study and examination regulations (ASPO) and the subject-specific study and examination regulations (FSPO). In addition, the module handbook describes the specific design of the modules provided in the curriculum and their learning objectives. They also provide information on content, recommended prior knowledge, and literature to help you prepare.

The admission requirements include a 10-week basic internship, the contents of which are regulated in the basic internship regulations. Proof of the basic internship is only mandatory for registering for the bachelor thesis. Still, it is strongly recommended to complete the basic internship before starting your studies for both content and organizational reasons. ES also includes an advanced internship of 12 weeks. It is scheduled at the end of the course and serves, among others, as a guide for future work.

If you still have questions, contact us via email.

How do I apply?

You can apply annually for the winter semester from June 1st to July 15th. For the application, you need a university entrance qualification. We conduct an online application procedure.

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Program Coordinator

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Seifried
M-13 Mechanik und Meerestechnik
  • Studienbereichsleiter FIT, Studiengangsleiter AIW, Studiengangsleiter Engineering Science, Studiengangsleiter Theoretischer Maschinenbau
Office Hours
Freitags 10:00-11:00. In der vorlesungsfreien Zeit nach Vereinbarung. Fridays 10:00-11:00. During teaching break by appointment.
Eißendorfer Straße 42 (M),
21073 Hamburg
Building M, Room 0511/0512
Phone: +49 40 42878 3020

The degree program is accredited.