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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 760
Number of master degree students 130
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 22.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 14.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 63.6 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 44.8 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 8/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 8/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 57.4 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 77.4 %


Third party funds per professor no data
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 5

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.8
Exams 2.3
Digital teaching elements 2.2
Laboratory internships 1.8
Job market preparation 2.4
Support during practical semester
Rooms 2.0
Library 2.0
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support no survey
Support in studies no survey
Digital teaching elements no survey
Courses offered no survey
Study organisation no survey
Transition to Master's studies no survey
Overall study situation no survey

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 with additional events and coaching. 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
    Partnerships with Scottish partner universities (Edinburgh Napier University; Abertay University, Dundee), but also with Ireland. Polish partner university Rzeszów University of Technology, initiation of cooperation with Tecnológico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico, location northwest of Mexico City. German courses for Erasmus students, German courses for refugees. Free course auditing for refugees, mentorships for refugees. Modules optionally offered in English.
  • 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 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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