Science and Engineering (BSc, BEng)
At a glance
- Study programme
- Science and Engineering (BSc, BEng)
Cooperating departments: Applied Computer Science , Electrical Engineerung & Information Technology
- Applied Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Food Technology
Graduates are awarded either a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) depending on their choice of specialisation
- Type of programme
- Campus-based programme
- Standard Duration
- 8 semesters
- Start of study programme
- Winter semester
- Admission Restriction
- The programme has unrestricted admission.
- Admission Requirements
- For admission, applicants must provide evidence of a university entrance qualification pursuant to Section 54 of the Hesse Higher Education Act (HHG) in the version valid at any given time, plus evidence of English language proficiency to level B2 and German language proficiency to level B1 of the European Common Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
- Language of instructions
- German, some courses in English
- Language Requirements
- English proficiency to level B2 and German proficiency to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
- Specific Features
- The study programme has an international orientation. German language proficiency is not necessary in the first two semesters, as courses are delivered in English. Students learn German to DSH examination level during the first two semesters; students who already have DSH 2 level German language proficiency acquire equivalent proficiency in a foreign language.
What Is This Programme About?
In the first two semesters, the programme delivers an interdisciplinary introduction to three branches of engineering: Applied Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Food Technology. Students become familiar with different specialist disciplines and learn basic skills. In the third semester, they elect to specialise in one of the three areas. The language of instruction in the introductory part of the programme is English. This helps international students to gain access to the programme and German students to improve their language skills. In addition to knowledge of the subject, students acquire linguistic and intercultural skills as well as special knowledge of social and cultural sciences.
Why Choose This Programme?
The programme is designed both for international and German students, especially those with a migration background. If you are interested in studying engineering but not entirely sure which direction you would like to specialise in, this is the ideal programme. Initially, it introduces you to the three engineering disciplines, after which you choose your specialisation in the third semester.
How is the programme structured?
The first two semesters of the interdisciplinary programme cover general engineering principles (including mathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry) in English. An important objective of the introductory part of the programme is that students learn German to the level of the DSH examination (for students whose native language is German this is replaced by equivalent foreign language modules). This makes it easier for international students to gain access to this programme and supports the integration of those seeking asylum in Germany. A module in which international students learn about German law and society serves a similar purpose. German-speaking students are prepared through their acquired language skills and an “Intercultural Skills” module for roles in international companies and organisations. An “Orientation” module is designed to help students choose their specialisation after the introductory part of the programme. This module presents key content of the three specialisations in Applied Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Food Technology.
Where does it lead?
The programme prepares students to work in an international environment. They acquire knowledge and skills in planning, handling and evaluating specialist tasks and problems in engineering disciplines. After completing the programme, graduates have the option of going straight into professional life or continuing their studies in a related Master’s programme.