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Process Engineering, Department

Fakultät Life Sciences at the HAW Hamburg

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Basic information

Total number of students 320 *
Number of master degree students no data available
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 15.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 55.2 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's no graduates in the years surveyed; source: department survey

International orientation

Outgoing students 2.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 10/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 4/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 83.9 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment no data


Third party funds per professor 16.9

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 2.3
Job market preparation 1.7
Support during practical semester 2.3
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 2.2
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Laboratories 1.4
Overall study situation 1.8

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department yes, please see department website
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Students gain wide basic knowledge in science and engineering ; Training in how to think and act like an engineer; Teaching of methods to solve engineering tasks; Competence-oriented Teaching; Non-technical subjects such as project management or work safety/accident protection; lecturers with specialist knowledge Practical experience; Interdisciplinary work in teams; Modern, well-equipped laboratories; Practical semester in industry; Project Work; Excursions; Final theses in industry and in internal R&D projects. Focus on digitisation/Ind. 4.0., especially in the future Master's degree
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Many partnerships with foreign universities; Participation in international networks (including CARPE); Support for students who want to go abroad from the International Office (e.g. help with applications and organisation); Completion of a practical semester abroad; Supervision of students from foreign universities (incoming students); Doctoral partnerships with foreign higher education institutions; Planned English-language Master's degree in Process Engineering and significant participation of Process Engineering in the English-language Master's degree "Renewable Energy Systems".
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku, Finnland; South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, Mikkeli, Finnland; University of West of Scotland, Paisley, UK; Kwazulu-Natal/Durban, RSA; Bogazici-University Istanbul/Türkei; Universitat Polytèchnica de Catalunya Barcelona; Spanien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    600 sq. metres of modern laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment in the fields of CAD, CAE, Mechanical Process Engineering, Thermal Process Engineering, Chemical Process Engineering and Materials Engineering; Large machine hall with test benches for research and teaching; Powerful hardware and current software for CAD and CAE; Interdisciplinary use of facilities and equipment through cooperation with other departments.
  • Support for founders
    The career planning centre (CareerService) of the HAW Hamburg offers a wide range of advice services for company start-ups.
  • Other special features
    Close link in teaching and research with the departments of Bioengineering and Environmental Engineering with the possibility of interdisciplinary research; Liaison office to resolve conflicts and difficult situations; psycholog. Consultancy; Guidance services for students with children; Career service (career start and career planning); Graduate school (support for doctoral projects); Seminars and workshops, e.g. on learning and presentation, through the central student guidance office.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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