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Electrical / Information Engineering, Department

Fachbereich Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik at the FH Südwestf./Hagen

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Basic information

Total number of students 890 *
Number of master degree students 190
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 16.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 61.1 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's <10 graduades/year in at least one of the years surveyed; source: department survey

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 3/9 points
International orientation, master's 2/9 points
Outgoing students 0.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 7/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 9/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 63.2 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 85.3 %
Share of professors with work experience 44.4 %


Third party funds per professor no data
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 0

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.5
Courses offered 2.9
Study organisation
Job market preparation 2.4
Support during practical semester
Support for stays abroad 3.1
Rooms 2.5
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Laboratories 1.8
Overall study situation 2.4

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

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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
    Small department with a very good support ratio; Learning centre with full-time academic collaborators; Flexible degree course (Studium Flexibel) is a programme to provide support in the difficult initial phase of studies by extending course contents from 2 to 4 semesters. Very good links with other departments, higher education institutions and regional industry; In addition to the core competence in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, subject specialisations in Automation Engineering, Lighting Engineering, Energy Engineering, Medical Technology, Technical Computer Science; Research focuses in various areas.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Concentration on the English-speaking world. Partnerships with Scottish partner universities (Edinburgh Napier University; Abertay University, Dundee), but also with Ireland. Annual excursions to the partner universities in Scotland. German courses for Erasmus students. Free course auditing for refugees, mentoring for refugees.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Great Britain; Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Great Britain; Rzeszow University of Technology, Rzeszow, Polen
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Financial and technically very well-equipped laboratories and computer pool rooms; Bright workstations with modern equipment; Industry-tested hardware and software tools; Matlab/Simulink licence for every student; Manufacturer databases; university's own workshop to create prototypes and models for project work and final theses. Library with large range of e-books, access to all DIN and VDI standards, to all IEEE standards and IEEE publications as well as digital databases; Medical devices for ultrasound, MRT, computer tomography, X-ray, endoscopy
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Research focuses: Optics and optical applications in medicine: Laser structuring of implants, laser technology in diagnostics, optical imaging in medicine (endoscopy), dyes for the production of reactive oxygen; Medical Technology: GETEON – Zentrum für Gesundheitstechnologie und Ökonomie (Centre for Health Technology and Economics); New lighting technologies and systems; New energy technologies and rational energy applications: Competence platform on Centre for Strategic Corrosion Protection; Intelligent lights; Applied optics; LED technology; Luminescent fluorescent materials; Degradation analyses, etc.
  • Support for founders
    STARTUP LAB SWF: Start-up innovation laboratory of South Westphalia; SWICE BARCAMP: South Westphalia International Center for Entrepreneurship - support and promotion of student start-up and innovation projects
  • Other special features
    Flexible Degree Course (Studium Flexibel: Programme in the initial study phase: The content of the first 2 semesters is extended over 4 semesters in order to optimise the learning environment, improve exam results and reduce the drop-out rate. Students attend half of the regular lectures and tutorials, receive support in Mathematics and Physics and are accompanied by a student coach. Learning centre open every day for 7 hours (even on Saturday) + online learning centre with academic collaborators on staff to support joint and individual learning, dealing with information gaps and so on.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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