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Information Engineering (B.Sc.)

Degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Faculty/department Technik und Informatik/Informations- und Elektrotechnik
Semester 7
Applications accepted EU Applicants: June 1 - July 15, NON-EU Applicants: April 1- May 31*
Language of instruction English
Fees/charges Semester contribution 335,60 €**
Full-/part time Fulltime
Location Campus Berliner Tor, Berliner Tor 7, 20099 Hamburg

Competence in software, electronics and information technology

Today‘s complex information processing systems require a system know-how that includes the software, hardware and information technology aspects of such systems.

The international Bachelor programme (B.Sc.) Information Engineering which is completely taught in English enables you to understand, specify, design and maintain such systems and to further specialize in the disciplines involved.

Antwort auf/zuklappen Career fields

Complex systems that process various kinds of information can be found in many business and industrial sectors. In automotive systems, electronic control units determine from output of sensors the current stability state of the car and derive counter-measures in critical situations. User interfaces with touch panels, read user inputs and control machines in automation industry. Autonomous vehicles in automated warehouses make use of various sensor signals to find the right shelf. Smart cameras check the quality of produced parts and goods, and wireless communication systems allow mobile devices to deliver location-based services.

All these fields need women and men who have the engineering know-how to design the information processing components of such systems – as software architects or designers, electronics engineers, system engineers or test and quality engineers. As a graduate of Information Engineering, you could also act in (technical) marketing as a link between German companies and the markets, suppliers and business partners worldwide.

The ability to put theoretical and state of the art knowledge into practice makes you very attractive for industrial employers. Equipped with project experience since the first semester, knowledge in project management and business and experiences from a mandatory industrial placement, you soon will take on responsibility in companies.

Antwort auf/zuklappen Course content and structure

The programme which has been accredited by ASIIN is seven semesters in length, with a large part of the curriculum dedicated to practical experience in the form of lab work, student projects and a semester in industry.

Curriculum (structure):

  • 1st year: Fundametals of Mathematics, Electrical Engineering and Software Construction, Intercultural and Language Competences
  • 2nd year: Signals and Systems, Analog and Digital Electronics and Applications, Computer Science and Applications, Economics and Management
  • 5th semester: Industrial placement (20 weeks)
  • 6th/7th semester: Selected topics in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Information Engineering; Elective Modules, Bachelor’s Thesis
Antwort auf/zuklappen Skills and interests

A broad interest in technology and technical systems in general is a good prerequisite for the “BSc Information Engineering” program and the professional world of engineers, such as an affection for mathematical and physical problems and programming and creating solutions by software and understanding and shaping the electronic aspects of today’s technology. Also, passion and endurance for solving complex tasks and rational and independent thinking are useful.

Antwort auf/zuklappen Entry requirements

Entry requirements are:
•    „Hochschulreife“ (equivalent to German Fachhochschulreife, allgemeine Hochschulreife or
       fachgebundene Hochschulreife) or equivalent school leaving certificates.
•    Knowledge of English language proven by accepted certificates: TOEFL-test (at least 550 PBT or
      220 CBT, 87 IBT), IELTS (minimum Band 6), BULATS (65), TELC B2-C1, Pearson (PTE General
      level 3, PTE Academic 59) or presentation of the university of applied sciences entrance
     qualification in the final year of school or the general higher education entrance qualification
     of an English speaking country. For German applicants at least „befriedigend“ in school

Foreign applicants should clarify admission requirements, courses of studies, and acceptance of foreign reports and certificates well in advance of coming to Germany, ideally as early as eight months to one year before the intended start of the degree program. To study at Bachelor‘s level in Germany, international students must, in general, have a qualification that is equivalent to a German university entrance certificate (Abitur or Fachhochschulreife). To find out if you have the right qualifications, please apply to uni-assist:
Information can be found online:

Antwort auf/zuklappen Application and admissions procedure

To apply for the Bachelor's program Information Engineering, please follow the online application process ( After the completion of the online application procedure, please submit

  • "VPD" from uni-assist (more information below)
  • your CV
  • letter of motivation and
  • your English language certificate directly to the admission office (see below).

The degree program admits first semester students only for the winter semester. Application periods for EU applicants: June 1 - July 15, for NON-EU applicants April 1- May 31.

Higher semester applicants can apply for the summer semester, too: Application periods for EU applicants: December 1 – January 15, for NON-EU applicants October 1 – November 30.

NOTE: The application deadlines will not be extended because of the corona pandemie. Your application must be sent as a hard copy to the HAW Hamburg by the application deadline. Applications by eMail will not be accepted. We ask for your understanding.

Antwort auf/zuklappen Contact

Applications and admissions
Stiftstrasse 69
20099 Hamburg (Campus Berliner Tor)
Tel.: + 49.40.428 75-9898
Drop-in hours: Mon - Tues 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Thurs 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Advice and information by phone: Mon/Tues 9.00 am - 10:00 am, Thurs 9:00 am -11:00 am

Specifically subject-related queries
Students Counselor
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Lapke
Berliner Tor 7
D-20099 Hamburg
Tel.: + 49.40.428 75-8023 

International Student Coordinator
Christine Reinking
Berliner Tor 7
Room 12.03
D-20099 Hamburg
Tel.: + 49.40.428 75-8162
Fax: - 86 13

For general queries on HAW Hamburg degree courses and course choice
Student Counselling Team (Zentrale Studienberatung)
Stiftstrasse 69, 20099 Hamburg (Berliner Tor campus)
Tel.: + 49.40.428 75-9110
Drop-in hours: Mon/Tues 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Thurs 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Advice and information by phone: Mon/Tues 10:00 – 11:00 am, Thurs 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Contact for applicants with disabilities or chronic health conditions
Meike Butenob
Alexanderstrasse 1, 20099 Hamburg, room 4.10
Tel.: +49.40.428 75-7220
Current contact hours:



*Please note: application documents of foreign students have to be submitted at least 4 weeks before these deadlines to UniAssist for approval.

**This includes 75,- EUR for the service of the Students' Organisation Hamburg (Studentenwerk Hamburg),  18,50 EUR for the work done by the self-governing Student Administration (AStA), 4,50 EUR for the Semsterticket-Härtefond and 169,90 EUR for the semester ticket allowing unlimited travel on Hamburg's public transport system. It also includes an administrative fee of 50,- EUR.

Besides of the semester contribution there are no further tuition fees.

Letzte Änderung: 26.02.20

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