Engineering Science (ES)

Seven-semester Bachelor of Science program

The B.Sc. in Engineering Science (ES) is an especially wide-ranging and demanding study program. The basics of all branches of engineering are taught unabridged in the lectures of the study programs in question. Most courses in ES are held in English. German as a Foreign Language course offers shall help foreign students to get started in social life, while at the same time students from Germany are encouraged to participate in TUHH foreign language courses in order to be well prepared for the international job and education market. 

Engineering Science students concentrate on engineering basics and their permanently valid physical and mathematical laws and methods. They will thus become aware of connections between electrical engineering, process engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, and civil engineering. By attending lectures in the different areas of engineering, students will be familiarized with the language and concepts of the different engineering disciplines. In spite of the extensive basic eduction, subject-specific knowledge is not dispensed with. After the first two years students must opt for one out of four specializations:

•    Electrical Engineering

•    Mechanical Engineering

•    Mechatronics

•    Biomedical Engineering

By means of cross-disciplinary knowledge ES students are able to develop solutions to interdisciplinary problems. This basic interdisciplinary knowledge enables them to work their way into new areas fast, to mediate between engineering disciplines, and to keep pace with a constantly changing working environment.

Their subsequent career options are correspondingly wide-ranging. Engineering Science graduates are especially in demand where cross-disciplinary knowledge is required, such as in biomedical engineering, mechatronics, or energy technology. Their subject expertise is accompanied by a language competence that enables them to work above all in an international environment.

The international orientation of the degree course is supported by the possibility to complete part of the course in a semester abroad at universities inside or outside of Europe.

After taking their B.Sc., students with suitable specializations can go on to study national and international Master’s programs for a further three semesters for a further qualification. They can also study for a regular M.Sc. at the TUHH. If they opt for a four-semester Master’s program all four semesters at the TUHH will qualify for a BAföG student loan in spite of the seven semesters spent studying for the B.Sc. at the TUHH.

Further information:

Homepage of the ES program:

All modalities for admission to the Bachelor's program "Engineering Science" are regulated in the Statutes on Studying at the TUHH (Satzung über das Studium an der TUHH). To apply to study Engineering Science, applicants must prove German and English language proficiency. The exact requirements you find here:

The admission requirement is also a 10-week preliminary internship, the contents of which are regulated in the Basic Internship Regulations (Grundpraktikumsordnung GPrO-ESBS). Although proof of completion the internship is only required when registering for the thesis, it is strongly recommended - for both content and organisational reasons - that you complete it before commencing your studies. In addition, the course of study includes a 12-week internship in a specialist field, which is only completed at the end of the course of study and is intended to provide orientation with regard to the future field of work. This internship can also be served abroad subject to the visa requirements of the country in question.

The framework conditions for the examinations at the TUHH are laid down in the General Study and Examination Regulations (Allgemeine Studien- und Prüfungsordnung, ASPO) and the Subject-specific Study and Examination Regulations (Fachspezifische Studien- und Prüfungsordnung, FSPO). The module handbook describes the concrete design of the modules provided in the curriculum and their learning objectives. They also provide information on content, recommended prior knowledge and literature for preparation.

All regulations relevant to the course of study can be found here.


Program Director:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Seifried
Email: robert.seifried(at)

Program Manager:

Dr.-Ing. Alexander Held
Email: alexander.held(at)

Study Advisor:

Ferdinand Kieckhäfer
Email: ferdinand.kieckhaefer(at)

Student Representatives (Fachschaftsrat):

Email: fsr-aiw(at)

Student Counselling Office

+49 40 42878-2232
Email: studienberatung(at)