Mechanical Engineering and Production Management – Shaping technology

To address the challenges of the future, we need mechanical engineers who are able to develop systematic strategies and solutions. This is why our courses not only impart technical knowledge but also illustrate systemic cause-and-effect relationships. Our graduates' strong foundational knowledge together with their broad range of technical and social skills mean that they are optimally equipped for diverse engineering positions in business and industry.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Production Management offers engineering degree courses in the areas of mechanical and plant engineering as well as production technology and management. With roughly 50 specialty branches, mechanical and plant engineering is more versatile than any other industry. The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Production Management trains professionals with well-rounded skill sets who can work successfully in a range of branches. Our training in the area of Production Technology and Management enables tomorrow's engineers to link technology and management. They operate, steer, organise and optimise production processes. They know how to lead and are able to optimise work processes.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Production has a long history: Before the founding of HAW Hamburg (then the Fachhochschule Hamburg) in 1970, it was part of the Hamburg Engineering School. This means that successful engineers have completed their training here for over 100 years. The Fritz Schumacher Building at Berliner Tor 21 was opened in 1914 and reflects the department's long tradition.

Facts and figures

  • Approximately 1,850 students
  • 50 professors, seven of whom are female
  • 71 academic and technical staff members in teaching, research and administration
  • 26 sessional instructors
  • Bachelor's degree courses
     - Mechanical Engineering and Production
     - Mechanical Engineering and Production (cooperative degree programme)
     - Manufacturing Technology (offered in cooperation with Shanghai-Hamburg College)
  • Master's degree courses
    - Computational Methods in Mechanical Engineering
    - Sustainable Energy Systems
    - Design Technology and Product Development in Mechanical Engineering
    - Production Technology and Management
    - Industrial Engineering (offered in cooperation with HSU Hamburg and Universität Hamburg) 

Contact information

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Production Management
Berliner Tor 21
20099 Hamburg
+49 40 42875-8601


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