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Information Engineering (B.Sc.)

Degree Qualification Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Faculty/Department Technik und Informatik/Informations- und Elektrotechnik
Semester 7
Application period EU Applicants: June 1 - July 15, NON-EU Applicants: April 1- May 31*
Language English
Fees Semester contribution 333,50 €**
Form of studying 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 specialise 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 Content

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

You are a good match for the “BSc Information Engineering” programme and the professional world of engineers if you have a broad interest in technology and technical systems in general. Mathematical and physical problems rather delight than deter you. Programming and creating solutions by software are fun for you and understanding and shaping the electronic aspects of today’s technology is your objective. You devote yourself to solving complex tasks with passion and endurance. Your way of thinking and acting is rational and independent.

Antwort auf/zuklappen Entry Requirements

„Hochschulreife“ (equivalent to German Fachhochschulreife, allgemeine Hochschulreife or fachgebundene Hochschulreife) or eqivalent school leaving certificates.

Adequate English language skills must be demonstrated by a certificate (attestation, test result) of one of the following achievements:

  • Passing an internationally acknowledged English language test with a minimum result BULATS 65; Cambridge FCE grade B,CAE,CPE; IELTS 6.0; Pearson PTE General level 3, PTE Academic 59; TELC English B2, English B2-C1 University; TOEFL IBT 87, PBT 550, CBT 220 or
  • Entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences or general qualification for university entrance acquired in Germany with at least 6 years of school education in English in Sekundarstufe 1 and 2 and at least 8 points (satisfactory) in the last year of English classes, or
  • Entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences or general qualification for university entrance acquired in an English-speaking country if the language of instruction was English, or
  • Academic year successfully completed in an English-speaking country if the language of instruction was English, or
  • University degree acquired abroad if the language of instruction was English

The English-speaking countries (“Majority English speaking countries” according to the definition of the UK Home Office) are conclusively defined by the following list of countries:
Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, New Zealand, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America (Source: [15 Feb 2014])

For German applicants at least "befriedigend" in school certificate.

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

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Antwort auf/zuklappen Application

To apply for the Bachelor's programme 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.

Antwort auf/zuklappen Contact

Application and admission
HAW Master Admissions Office

Stiftstrasse 69
20099 Hamburg (Campus Berliner Tor)
Tel.: + 49.40.428 75-9898
Office hours: Mon+Tue 11am-1pm, Thur 2pm -5pm
Telephone advisory service: Mon+Tue 9am-10am, Thur 9am-11am

General Student Advisory Team
Stiftstrasse 69
D-20099 Hamburg (Campus Berliner Tor)
Tel.: + 49.40.428 75-9110
Office hours: Mon+Tue 11am-1pm, Thur 2pm-6pm
Telephone advisory service: Mon+Tue 10am-11am, Thur 1pm-2pm

Students Counselor
Prof. Dr. Lutz Leutelt
Berliner Tor 7
D-20099 Hamburg
Tel.: + 49.40.428 75-8164
Fax: - 83 09

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

*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.

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