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Wichita State University has a strong College of Engineering and Aerospace Engineering is the college's flagship department. It has an excellent reputation throughout the US with a strong undergraduate and graduate curriculum, substantial funded research and rich collaborative relationships with Airbus Americas, Boeing, Bombardier-Learjet, Cessna, Hawker Beechcraft and Spirit Aerosystems. In January 2017 the Airbus Americas Engineering Center will be relocating its 400 employees to the WSU Innovation Campus. Classes focus on composites, structures, engineering mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, applied aerodynamics, and flight simulation. The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at WSU has an annual budget of 50 Mio. USD; the second largest research budget of an American university. Students can use these labs for research, class assignments or projects. Students interested in aeronautical Engineering at WSU can contact Prof. Dr. Markus Linke.

The College of Engineering offers a wide range of engineering courses in different fields: 

Bachelor courses in Engineering (course catalogue)

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering (Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen)
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Life in Kansas & at Wichita State University

Wichita is the largest city in Kansas and has a population of 670,000 people. It is the cultural, industrial and financial center of Kansas, with a top-rated symphony orchestra, ballet, beautiful parks, and interesting museums. Wichita is known for its warm and friendly people and has been given the prestigious All-American City award four times. This award is given to the 10 best cities in America.

Studying at Wichita State University will give you the full experience of life on a US university campus. It is set on a beautiful 2 sq km park-like campus with over 200 clubs and student organisations. It has a large sports complex, basketball arena, baseball and softball stadiums, track stadium, swimming pool, bowling alley, an 18-hole golf course and a large tennis complex. Exchange students live in on-campus housing arranged by the university. Below you can read reports by HAW Hamburg students who have studied there.

Letzte Änderung: 01.11.18

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Für das Wintersemester 2019/20 bietet Wichita State University zwei Stipendien in Höhe von jeweils 2.000 USD an. Diese Stipendien werden zusätzlich zu möglichen PROMOS Stipendien gewährt und sind für HAW Hamburg Studierende reserviert! Bewerbungsfrist: 15.02.2019 (über die Student Exchange Coordinators)

Location: Wichita, Kansas
No. of students: 14,495

#135 for Engineering (Schools with doctoral programmes)
(U.S. News & World Report 2017)

DAAD Sprachzertifikat
Students should take a language test at Hamburg School of English (mehr)

Wichita State University will help you find on-Campus housing and offers two scholarships towards the cost for applicants in WS17/18 (see above)
On-Campus housing

Semester dates:

The semester starts around the end of August. Here is the academic calendarfor WSU.

To apply to Wichita State University you must be nominated by the HAW Hamburg. Application period: November - 6. January (see more information here)
Once you have been nominated, you canapply online.

Fun Fact:
The Pizza Hut chain was started by WSU graduates and the first Pizza Hut ist still on the campus (though it no longer serves food)