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Mechanical / Materials / Process Engineering, Department

Studiendekanat Verfahrenstechnik at the TU Hamburg

  • Denickestraße 15
  • 21071 Hamburg
  • Phone: +49 40 42878-2859
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners 12.2 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Master theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Share of professors with work experience 31.0 %


Third party funds per academic 131.7 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.8


Interdisciplinary programmes

Process Engineering

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Each year around 150 graduates complete their studies with a Bachelor's or Master's degree. In terms of teaching, the department offers Process Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering and procedural lectures and courses in German and English. The Bachelor's and Master's degrees prepare the students for interesting careers in environmental engineering, the chemistry, food and pharmaceutical industries and in up-and-coming fields such as biotechnology and nanotechnology. The teaching methods include lectures, project-based learning, tutorials and laboratory and computer-based practical training.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The department cooperates with more than 40 international partner universities worldwide in research and teaching so as to enable all interested students to spend a qualified period of time studying abroad. Specialist supervision for exchange students is provided by a dedicated advisory office within the department. The courses held in English, internationally oriented course contents and the international Master's degree course also attract numerous international students to the department, especially from India, followed by China, Mexico and Cameroon.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Federico Santa María TU, Valparaiso, Chile; TU Delft, Niederlande; Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spanien; Aalto University, Helsinki, Finnland; King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand; Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB, Indonesien; University of California, Berkeley, USA; Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan; České Vysoké Učení Technické v Praze, Prag, Tschechien; National University of Singapore; Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The laboratories and lecture rooms are modern, generously sized and very well equipped. In the practical laboratory work, the students can become familiar with modern analytical methods as well as traditional and innovative process engineering methods using a wide variety of test equipment. The PC rooms are very well equipped and allow modern simulation methods in process engineering to be demonstrated. The department collaborates in broad fields and maintains contacts with industrial and academic partners as part of global joint research initiatives.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The department is involved in various Clusters of Excellence for research and in leading scientific coordination. The department is split into three university-wide key research areas: Climate Protecting Energy- and Environmental Engineering; Integrated B
  • Support for founders
    The Startup Dock start-up centre initiated by the TUHH has been supporting innovative startups from the university sector since 2013. Startup Dock advises and supports students, scientists and alumni of Hamburg's universities and research institutions in the realisation of their technological and knowledge-based business ideas. With individual coaching and one-on-one support as well as teaching and training sessions, it provides the teams involved with the support they need during the early stage of their company start-up. https://startupdock.de
  • Other special features
    The department's combination of traditional Process Engineering with Biotechnology as well as with Energy and Environmental Engineering is unique in Germany. The Master's degree course offers students the option of specialising in selected subject areas. Thanks to the varied nature of the course, students obtain a wide-ranging qualification which opens up employment options in various areas of industry, at universities and institutes, in national and regional authorities or in a freelance capacity.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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(S)-Students' judgements  (F)-Facts  (P)-Professors' judgements
(BT)= Biotechnology (IntDiscip)= Interdisciplinary programmes (PE)= Process Engineering (IntDiscip)= very interdisciplinary and thus not classified;
As the ranking is done for the whole subject area, for the single "sub-subjects" it can happen that not all rank groups are represented in all criteria.
Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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