Engineering Science (BSc), Defence Systems (MSc)

Faculty: Electrical Engineering
Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Master of Science
Standard period of study: 7 trimesters for Bachelor + 5 trimester Master
Admission requirements:

  • The general university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Profound English language skills at the level SLP 3332 (professional)
  • The passed officer examination
  • The obligation as a soldier / temporary soldier for 13 years in the career of the officers of the troop service.

Study language: English
Start of studies: beginning of October


Both the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs are designed as intensive study programs, which are completed after a maximum of three years with the “Bachelor of Science” and after four years with the “Master of Science”. In the degree program, the students work strongly application-oriented and system-oriented. They learn to think in an interdisciplinary way in larger system contexts and to design, specify, design, test and accept systems within a frequently larger international team. These include, for example, the development of new defense and security systems, taking into account specific requirements, such as operability, special material and system properties such as security against eavesdropping or disruptibility, but also extreme climatic conditions, interoperability or robustness. The focus of the work is the interaction of individual components and modules to a holistic system or subsystem for military use or to improve civil security.

Program structure

Like all other HSU Bachelor programs, the DSYS Bachelor program covers seven terms and consists of compulsory modules, compulsory elective modules and the final thesis. All
Modules build on each other in time and are synchronized in time. Students who have not yet completed all the achievements of the bachelor’s program after seven trimesters can be provisionally accepted into a master’s program. Students who have earned a Bachelor of Science degree of 3.0 or better by the end of the eighth trimester of study can continue their Master’s studies. This also applies to students who have achieved a grade of up to and including 3.4 and have passed an additional qualification interview. Students who do not meet these requirements will have until the end of the ninth trimester to successfully complete their undergraduate studies. They are denied access to the following Master’s program at HSU.

The master’s degree programs each comprise five terms (eighth to twelfth trimester of study) and conclude with the master’s thesis. They include both compulsory and elective modules. Graduates of the DSYS Bachelor’s Degree program have access to the Master’s degree programs of the Faculties of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.


You will receive application documents from the career counseling office responsible for your place of residence. As a soldier or soldier you bear great responsibility. That is why there is a detailed consultation at the beginning of the application process. You can find contact details for career counselors on the Internet at Free telephone hotline: 0800 9800880.

Student Advisory / Contact

Academic guidance is provided under the responsibility of faculties by members of the academic community.

Contact Person

Univ. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Marcus Stiemer
Telefon: 040 6541–2769
E-Mail: [email protected]

Students who wish to study at HSU within the framework of a cooperation with a company, foundation, authority or other institutional partner, as well as soldiers who wish to study at HSU within the framework of the BFD, should contact university marketing :

Astrid Strüßmann
Phone: +49 (0)40 6541-3855
E-Mail: [email protected]

Susanne Killus
Phone: +49 (0)40 6541-3652
E-Mail: [email protected]

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Program Descpription Engineering Science (B.Sc.) / Defence-Systems (M.Sc.)
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Compilation of Modules Engineering Science B.Sc.
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Compilation of Modules Engineering Science Defence Systems M.Sc.
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Letzte Änderung: 29. April 2024