Although the content of a university of the Federal Armed Forces does not differ from public universities, there are some special features.
Year of study divided into trimesters
One trimester lasts 12 weeks, the academic year consists of three trimesters, followed by a three-month lecture-free period. Because a trimester is about two weeks shorter than an average semester at a public university, the number of weekly hours that a student of HSU spends in courses is slightly higher, so that one trimester corresponds in scope to one semester.
Master’s degree in four years
The standard period of study is seven trimesters for all undergraduate programs and five trimesters for all master programs. Together this is exactly four years.
All programs are intensive courses, d. H. It is possible to earn up to 75 credit points per ECTS per academic year, whereas public universities only receive up to 60 credit points per year.
Student officers and officers are neither dependent on a monthly check from their parents’ home, nor do they have to work alongside. They get their salary (depending on age, grade and marital status) during the study period.
Special conditions apply to civil students. When assuming the tuition fees, z. For example, by a company or a foundation, civil students can benefit from the particularly good conditions at the HSU. If required and free capacities, it is also possible for civil students to live on campus in return for a flat-rate living allowance.
Students do not need to spend time looking for a “dorm room”. They live in comfortable dormitories directly on the campus (Holstenhofweg) or in the nearby residential area of the university (Stoltenstraße). On a residential level (as our students call the corridor or the floor where they live), usually only students of the same discipline but of different age groups live, so the older ones can support the younger students.
If required and free capacities, it is also possible for civil students to live on campus in return for a flat-rate living allowance. On campus, in addition to the facilities for research and teaching, the libraries, the cafeteria and the sports facilities are located. Doctors and Dentists, a Protestant and a Catholic community, even a hairdressing salon there. This ensures short distances save a lot of time that can be used for more important things.
Small group concept
Also, study in small groups is an integral part of the ambitious study concept at a university of the Federal Armed Forces and contributes to the fact that the study in the normal period of study is to create. Apart from the few lectures, most courses take place in groups with no more than 25 participants.
Above average equipment
To ensure that the trimester system works and that the tight standard period of study can be complied with, a particularly good level of staffing and material resources is indispensable.
The support ratio is unusually good here: for every 25 students comes a professor.
ISA – Interdisciplinary Study Components
Interdisciplinary study parts are also available at public universities. The term “Studium generale” refers to what the students can optionally study as part of their studies. At the HSU, however, the minor subject study of the ISA is obligatory.
Course of studies
History is the content and scope of the core element of the program. It conveys basic knowledge about historical epochs and objects as well as methods and theories of historical science. In addition, the students will be prepared for further qualification in higher education (Master’s degree program) as well as professionally qualified, ie they will be prepared for different occupational fields of activity across all vocational fields. In conjunction with the comprehensive fundamentals of the bachelor’s program and the specialization with a focal point to be chosen in an epoch or subject, the master’s degree program offers students the further development of individual interests and specializations and a special profile. Compared to the Bachelor’s degree program, this individual profile of the students is even sharpened.
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Psychology (B.Sc./M. Sc.)
Psychology as an empirical science explores human experience and behavior, with the aim of describing, explaining and predicting it systematically and comprehensively. Students of psychology at the Helmut Schmidt University (HSU) undergo a modular bachelor’s program as well as a subsequent consecutive master’s program.
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Civil Engineering (B.Sc./M. Sc.)
Civil engineers plan, develop and construct, calculate and experiment, monitor, provide safety and support users of infrastructure facilities. The field of activity is extremely diverse: Civil engineers build residential and commercial buildings, roads and tunnels, railway stations and airports, sewers and sewage treatment plants, canals and harbors, coastal protection structures and offshore wind turbines. The Bachelor’s and Master’s programs are offered in cooperation with the Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration
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Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (B. Sc.)
A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and information technology, in addition to the entry requirements for a more specialized master’s program, provides the basic professional qualification of an electrical engineering and information technology engineer. It provides access to a wide range of professional activities within and outside the Bundeswehr.
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Electrical Power Engineering (M. Sc.)
The master’s program Electrical Power Engineering deals with the important topics of electrical power generation and distribution as well as power electronic and electromechanical energy conversion. The area covered by the electric energy systems encompasses both the conventional generation of energy through the combustion of fossil fuels as well as the renewable energy production through wind power and photovoltaics.
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Renewable Energies and Intelligent Networks (M. Sc.)
One of the most important current and future tasks of technology is the transition to a sustainable energy supply with renewable energies. Their use conserves fuel resources, improves environmental protection and minimizes impact on the climate. The Master’s Program in Renewable Energy and Intelligent Networks teaches the necessary skills to solve these tasks in the modules High Voltage Technology, Network Operation and Intelligent Networks, Operating Systems and Computer Networks, Measurement Technology for Intelligent Networks, Power Electronics for Intelligent Networks, Nonlinear Control Systems and Regenerative Energy Systems in Parallel Operation.
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Computer Science Engineering (M. Sc.)
Information, information gain, information transfer, and the ability to process huge amounts of data (big data) make up the operational factor information space, which is crucial in the economy and in the military field. Computer science engineering is a degree program in the field of applied computer science. It includes the engineering sciences of mechanical engineering and electrical engineering as applications with a focus on IT management and IT security.
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Information Technology (M. Sc.)
Information technology forms the basis for the design, implementation and operation of the global Internet. An essential task of information technology is the acquisition and processing of multimedia signals (voice, audio, video, sensor signals) and their transmission via mobile networks, satellite systems or computer networks, such as the global Internet.
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Engineering Science (B.Sc.)
Engineering Science combines essential foundations of the two engineering disciplines of mechanical engineering and electrical engineering and information technology.
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Engineering Science: Defense Systems (M. Sc.)
Defense Systems (DSYS) Engineering Science teaches the basics of modern military and civil defense and defense systems. Following the challenges of our time, DSYS empowers the graduates of the English language study program, technical solutions in the global context for the English:
Bundeswehr and for armed forces of the Allies, for politics, business, aid organizations and NGOs.
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Mechanical engineering (B. Sc.)
The term engineering has included a variety of industries since the beginning of industrialization. As generic term it includes construction, production and operation of technical products as machines and their components as well as plants for the processing of energies, materials and signals (information). Mechanical engineers develop, calculate and experiment, design, plan, control and monitor production and operations.
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Energy and Environmental Engineering (M. Sc.)
The master’s program Energy and Environmental Engineering is fundamentally oriented. In-depth fundamentals are imparted in mathematics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer as well as in methods of control engineering. As a further mandatory master-specific subject besides heat and mass transfer, energy and waste technology were integrated into the curriculum. Depending on the choice of study subjects, this Master’s degree program allows students to deepen their knowledge of one of the two areas of energy technology and environmental technology.
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Vehicle technology (M. Sc.)
After completing a bachelor’s degree, the graduate selects a master’s program in mechanical engineering. These are further lectures in mathematics, numerics, mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, machine dynamics and control engineering. In the subject specialization the students learn basics from the vehicle technology. As an additional specialization, the study program “Marine Engineering” can be chosen, which is carried out in cooperation with the TU Hamburg-Harburg.
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Mechatronics (M. Sc.)
Applied mechanics and automation technology as the cornerstones of mechatronics are the main focus of the study. The focus on military technology is to be understood as applied mechatronics. Modern, highly dynamic weapon systems, intelligent ammunition and autonomous, unmanned reconnaissance aircraft are unthinkable without mechatronics. This study focuses on the current career choices of the majority of students and a common interest.
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Product Development and Logistics (M. Sc.)
The degree program “Product Development and Logistics” expands and deepens the basic knowledge acquired in the Bachelor’s degree program “Mechanical Engineering” and thus offers access to higher qualified jobs in industry, commerce, the service industry and the civil service. It allows a higher degree of specialization and promotes the ability to work independently. It lasts five trimesters (eighth to twelfth study trimester) and concludes with the master’s thesis.
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Industrial Engineering (B.Sc./M.Sc.)
With the study subject industrial engineering the students should be given a wide range of technical skills and knowledge in business administration, economics, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. Particular attention is paid to the interdisciplinary view between the disciplines involved. The students should develop special skills that are necessary for qualified and responsible acting in the professional practice and make it possible to grasp economic and technical contexts, to analyze them with scientific methods and to actively control them.
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Law for public administration (LL B.)
The degree program is one possibility for entry into the higher-level non-technical administrative service or a similar activity as a collective employee at the upper functional level. It is aimed at anyone who has an interest in a legal education with a focus on public administration. The study program combines academic training with the perspective of a subsequent career in the Bundeswehr administration. Already during the study the students receive a training fee of 1.250 Euro gross.
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Education and Educational Science (B.A./M.A.)
In the Bachelor’s and Master’s study courses, the students, taking into account the demands of the changing professional world, acquire the required educational and educational knowledge, skills and methods in such a way that they can contribute to scientific work and well-founded judgment, to a critical classification of scientific findings and to responsible Acting in profession and society will be capable.
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Political Science (B.A.)
The study of Political Science at the HSU conveys systematic knowledge of the normative foundations of political thought as well as the empirical structures, processes and contents of public action on different levels and in different fields. As part of the bachelor’s program, students should acquire the basic ability to recognize the political core of internal and international processes, problems and conflicts, and to analyze them both theoretically and methodically.
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International Relations (M.A.)
The Master’s program International Relations deals with the complex relations of actors in international politics and transnational politics between the societies of different states. In particular, the Master’s program provides in-depth knowledge of global governance, international organizations, regions in the international system and Europe in the world.
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Comparative Democracy Research (M.A.)
The Master’s program Comparative Democracy Research deals with different theoretical and empirical aspects of democratic systems. Democracy is not equal to democracy. The organization of “popular rule” varies considerably: democracies can be parliamentary or presidential, majority or consensus-oriented. Comparative Democracy Research explores how democratically organized communities are built, functioning and evolving. It provides theories and methods by which democracies can be empirically researched and normatively evaluated.
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Business Administration (B.Sc./M. Sc.)
The subject Business Administration should impart to the students a wide range of technical skills and knowledge in business administration and offer selective opportunities for further study. To this end, building on a sound theoretical basis of business management disciplines, economics and relevant legal subjects implementation skills.
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The subject Economics should provide students with a broad range of subject-specific skills and knowledge of economics and provide selective opportunities for further study. The emphasis is on methodological skills. Accordingly, both the professional competence as well as the personality development of the students should be supported by the studies. The design and focus of science education is broadly in line with the requirements of a generalist leader. This is important both for the profession of officer, but also for leaders in business, administration, associations and society. The degree program Economics teaches general decision-oriented specialist and managerial tasks, whereby it orientates itself in the thematic orientation on economic problems.
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Letzte Änderung: 1. December 2020