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Electrical / Information Engineering, Department

Fakultät Technik und Informatik at the HAW Hamburg

Department Informations- und Elektrotechnik

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Basic information

Total number of students 1,230 *
Number of master degree students 120
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 17.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 230
Extent of interlinking 5/10 points

Support during the study entry phase

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

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 43.8 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 53.7 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 5/9 points
International orientation, master's 5/9 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 11/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 7/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 76.3 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 78.1 %
Share of professors with work experience 50.0 %


Third party funds per professor 25.3
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 3

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 1.8
Exams 2.7
Job market preparation 2.1
Support during practical semester 2.3
Support for stays abroad 2.0
Rooms 2.2
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Laboratories 1.6
Overall study situation 2.1

Students' assessments on cooperate education courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 2.4
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Coordination of theory and practice phases 2.5
Rooms 2.3
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Laboratories 1.6
Overall study situation 2.0

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered 2.7
Study organisation 1.4
Transition to Master's studies 1.6
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Overall study situation 1.9

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
    project-oriented teaching; Practical orientation through theme weeks (http://www.haw-hamburg.de/ti-ie/lehre-hoch-n.html); Broad range of specialisation options, two dual study models, part-time study; Teaching increasingly focused on skills; High practical element through laboratory practicals/exercises/practical work in industry/excursions/external practitioners; Broad range of English-speaking courses.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The department offers a completely English-speaking BA in Information Engineering (almost every second student with foreign educational qualifications is in this degree course at the HAW), thus 10 incoming students per semester. This degree course makes, for example, interesting partnerships possible with the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and in the GlobalE3 network (only 3 other German higher education institutions: TUM, RWTH, HAW MUN). The department offers a joint degree course at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, 35% of subjects in the degree course in Electrical and Electronic Engineering are taught by professors from Hamburg.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    California State University, Long Beach, USA; Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA; Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China; Nanyang Technological University, Singapur; Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku, Finnland; Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris, Paris, Frankreich; University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, Großbritannien; Tallaght Institute of Technology, Dublin, Irland; Portugal Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra; Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spanien; Obuda University, Budapest, Ungarn
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Well-equipped and modern laboratory workstations in teaching, SmartGrid laboratory in the EnergieCampus, EMC measurement room, low-reflection room (acoustics), several PC pools with free access for students, Virtual Reality Cave.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Strong participation in the CC4E Competence Centre for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency, EnergieCampus research centre; Anwendungszentrum Leistungselektronik des Fraunhofer-Institut für Siliziumtechnologie (Application Centre for Power Electronics of the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology); Automotive Electronics (Battery Research, Sensor Engineering, Federal Ministry of Education and Research); Graduate school together with the Uni Hamburg (Key Technologies for Sustainable Energy Systems in Smart Grids); Urban Mobility Lab; Research on didactics of e-Learnings in Engineering (Quality Pact in Teaching).
  • 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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