Degree Programmes

At the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS), we offer 42 degree programmes in the most varied of disciplines. Whether visual design, social sciences, languages, business, or MINT subjects (mathematics, informatics, natural science, technology), the options are endless. For every programme, there is a short description where you get all information about the programme's contents and admissions requirements.

While most degree programmes are taught in German, a number of programmes are conducted entirely in English.

Bachelor's programme Architecture

Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; aptitude test (see below)

Language of Instruction: German, partly English

Duration: 8 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

...developing, projecting, designing, drafting, calculating, managing, organising, constructing... Architects’ activity profiles are highly diversified, their tasks varied, and they can work regionally and internationally. Therefore, the programme’s objective is to be able to solve diverse planning tasks with creativity and professionalism after having earned the degree. The degree programme teaches theoretical and practical knowledge, creative and design abilities as well as it offers interdisciplinary insight into the closely related subject areas of the planning and executing process. In present legislation and as the programme takes eight semester graduates are entitled to register with the German Chamber of Architects after two years.

Programme Structure

During the first semester, or orientation semester, and the following three semesters students learn about designing at all scales. Among planning and design-oriented subjects, there are technical and organisational basics taught as well as the basics of construction economics. Tutorials and workshops serve to train interdisciplinary thinking and necessary abilities. To do so, the model-making workshop, photo and film lab, energy and lighting lab as well as a CAD-Pool are an important basis for contemporary teaching. Field trips, excursions to construction sites and companies are an important part of the training that is closely linked to practice. During the fifth semester, or practical semester, students are required to make their own practical experiences. The following project studies focus on working in an integrative manner by solving complex tasks. To complete the degree programme, a bachelor’s thesis has to be written on a given or freely chosen topic.

Career Perspectives

Professional tasks of architects are

  • creative, technical, and economical design of new or existing buildings
  • coordination and supervision of building implementation
  • advising and representing owners in all questions related to construction projects
  • creation of urban development plans
  • participating in state-level and regional planning

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Prof. Martin Schirmer
Röntgenring 8, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-9002
E-Mail martin.schirmer@fhws.de

Consultation hours by appointment

Website of the Bachelor's programme Architecture (German only)

Bachelor's programme Business Administration

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admissioin requirements; N.C. (see below)

Language of Instruction: German, partly English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The degree programme Bachelor Business Administration has the objective to offer a broad and practice-oriented training with a modern academic basis. On graduation, students are able to assist the management in all questions related to business administration, to take over management functions in internationally operating companies, or to start their own businesses. Furthermore, due to its academic and quantitative approach this bachelor's programme entitles to take up master’s programmes at all higher education institutions. During the second part of their studies, students concentrate on a specific combination of subject areas; they are thus given the opportunity to intensify skills and knowledge identified and worked on during the first part of their studies.

Programme Structure

The programme is characterised by a broad basic training during the first part of studies followed by a specialised focus on the subject area. During the first part of studies, students are taught the skill to identify, understand, and work towards an solution for complex relations and interdependencies not only within the actual subject area. This is followed by two areas of specialisation so students are able to further improve their knowledge and their problem solving competence in the chosen subject areas. This structure is the theoretical foundation on which students can start building their professional careers in companies.

Career Perspectives

In contrast to many other degree programmes with a broad approach towards their subject area, our students are being prepared for their future tasks by an extensive hands-on approach that involves project work in cooperation with companies. By order from external companies and especially in the chosen areas of specialisation, student project teams work on real-life questions. Networking is highly encouraged to enhance their professional expertise even further; therefore, students write their bachelor’s theses in colllaboration with companies.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Prof. Dr. Christian Kille
Room S.3.14
Münzstraße 12, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8906
E-Mail christian.kille@fhws.de

Office hours during the lecture period:
Friday, 11:00-12:00

Website of the Bachelor's programme Business Administration (German)

Bachelor's programme Business and Engineering (in English)

Faculty of Business and Engineering

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; pre-study internship (see below)

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Schweinfurt

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

This Bachelor’s programme is one of our Twin Programmes, i.e. the Business and Engineering programme taught in English (IBE) is basically identical to the programme mainly taught in German (BWW). During the course of studies, students may switch between programmes and languages and so acquire a Twin Certificate at the end.

Due to the teaching’s orientation towards economic and technical matters, the programme offers above-average career opportunities and security of employment. Lecturers who often gathered there experience in top management positions of companies teach up-to-date and future-oriented knowledge. To prepare students for their careers as good and practically as possible, many classes apply their learning content to issues in small, medium sized and big companies by cooperating with these companies. Students learn to meet managerial challenges with up-to-date skills in the economic-technical field as well as with professional, methodological, and social competence.

Programme Structure

During the first three semesters, teaching concentrates on the basics of substantial sub-disciplines of business engineering: Natural sciences, engineering, economics, and general skills. From the fourth semester specialisation modules from the technical or economic field can be chosen. BWW: for a technical specialisation, students can choose mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or mechatronics; for a business specialisation, students can choose purchasing, logistics, production, distribution, or controlling. IBE: A technical specialisation is possible in mechatronics; for a business specialisation, students can choose purchasing, logistics, or production. There is an internship module (sixth semester) that introduces students to the actual work of business engineers. Studies are completed by a bachelor’s thesis that discusses a (often practical) problem on a scientific basis.

Career Perspectives

Due to the programme’s mixture of technical and non-technical elements, graduates can choose from a broad variety of occupational fields to start their career: Marketing/distribution, logistics, materials management/purchasing; production, controlling, accounting, administration/organisation, or data processing. Possible fields of activity are, for example, in producing and trading companies, engineering offices, banks, insurance companies, consulting firms, but also in the public sector or when establishing one’s own company.

Additional Information

Please follow the link for more details regarding general and programme specific admission requirements.

Contact person

Faculty of Business and Engineering

Prof. Dr. Elke Stadelmann
Room 6.1.08
Ignaz-Schön-Str. 11, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940-8739
E-Mail elke.stadelmann@fhws.de

Office hours: Please see the faculty's website!

Website of the Bachelor's programme Business and Engineering

Bachelor's programme Business and Engineering (in German)

Faculty of Business and Engineering

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; pre-study internship (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Schweinfurt

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

This Bachelor’s programme is one of our Twin Programmes, i.e. the Business and Engineering programme taught in English (IBE) is basically identical to the programme mainly taught in German (BWW). During the course of studies, students may switch between programmes and languages and so acquire a Twin Certificate at the end.

Due to the teaching’s orientation towards economic and technical matters, the programme offers above-average career opportunities and security of employment. Lecturers who often gathered there experience in top management positions of companies teach up-to-date and future-oriented knowledge. To prepare students for their careers as good and practically as possible, many classes apply their learning content to issues in small, medium sized and big companies by cooperating with these companies. Students learn to meet managerial challenges with up-to-date skills in the economic-technical field as well as with professional, methodological, and social competence.

Programme Structure

During the first three semesters, teaching concentrates on the basics of substantial sub-disciplines of business engineering: Natural sciences, engineering, economics, and general skills. From the fourth semester specialisation modules from the technical or economic field can be chosen. BWW: for a technical specialisation, students can choose mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or mechatronics; for a business specialisation, students can choose purchasing, logistics, production, distribution, or controlling. IBE: A technical specialisation is possible in mechatronics; for a business specialisation, students can choose purchasing, logistics, or production. There is an internship module (sixth semester) that introduces students to the actual work of business engineers. Studies are completed by a bachelor’s thesis that discusses a (often practical) problem on a scientific basis.

Career Perspectives

Due to the programme’s mixture of technical and non-technical elements, graduates can choose from a broad variety of occupational fields to start their career: Marketing/distribution, logistics, materials management/purchasing; production, controlling, accounting, administration/organisation, or data processing. Possible fields of activity are, for example, in producing and trading companies, engineering offices, banks, insurance companies, consulting firms, but also in the public sector or when establishing one’s own company.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Business and Engineering

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Dögl
Raum 5.E.02
Ignaz-Schön-Str. 11, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940-8402
E-Mail rudolf.doegl[at]fhws.de

Website of the Bachelor's programme Business and Engineering (German only)

Bachelor's programme Business Information Systems

Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; N. C. (see below)

Language of Instruction: German, partly English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

In today’s society the interaction of people and information systems is of primary importance. Therefore, the bachelor’s programme Business Information Systems teaches its students to solve complex problems related to providing and processing business information. Business information systems are the link between modern information/communication technology and their commercial use within companies. Graduates in Business Information Systems can expect multiple tasks in various specialist and management areas within companies. Our comprehensive training teaches skills for methodical problem solving and for quickly familiarizing oneself with the diverse areas of application of business information systems; the curriculum is complemented by comprehensive fundamental knowledge as well as interdisciplinary methodological and social skills.

 

 

Programme Structure

During the introductory phase (first four semesters) the focus is on acquiring fundamental knowledge about the subject and methods:

  • Business administration (e.g. Economic Basics, Corporate Management and Organisation, Accounting, Commercial law, Logistics),
  • Computer Science (e.g. Programming, Data Bases, Data Communications, Software Engineering),
  • Mathematics (e.g. Statistics, Operations Research) and
  • Business Information Systems (e.g. Business Software, Business Technologies, IT-Organisation, Project Management).

During the internship (fifth semester), students can apply their acquired knowledge to practical situations.

In the specialisation phase (sixth and seventh semester) students choose one core subject of business information systems and add four more electives from neighbouring disciplines. Core subjects for specialisation: Business Software, Business Technologies, Information Security, Media Informatics, Management of Digital Innovations and Mobile Solutions.

 

 

Career Perspectives

Job titles usually connected to business information systems include IT consultant, business analyst, product manager, information systems manager, software architect, multimedia programmer, SEO specialist and many more.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems

Prof. Dr. Eva Wedlich
Room I.3.35
Sanderheinrichsleitenweg 20, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8865
E-Mail eva.wedlich@fhws.de

Office hours: Please send an e-mail!

Website of the Bachelor's programme Business Information Systems (German only)

Bachelor's programme Civil Engineering

Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; pre-study internship (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

Students of this programme become application-oriented civil engineers; they are trained to solve the varied tasks in the field of construction within society and the environment by their theoretical and practical abilities independently and autonomously. The degree programme is geared to the expectations and needs of the labour market. Its objective is to qualify excellently trained graduates for work in planning offices, construction companies, and public administration. Therefore, students are taught on the basis of applied science to get a professionally grounded qualification to be able to independently fulfil the full scope of tasks of the building industry. Students learn to work solution-oriented and interdisciplinary. Ability for teamwork is promoted. Additionally, students are trained to work actively on questions related to an increasing globalisation.

 

 

Programme Structure

The programme takes seven semesters which consist of a general part (two semesters) and the following subject-specific part (five semesters). During the general part, students are taught the required technical-scientific fundamentals and skills. During the subject-specific part, the focus lies on teaching in-depth competences by applying the knowledge acquired during the first two semesters.  Teaching formats include lectures and tutorials supported by practical coursework in university laboratories.   Additionally, a 15-week basic internship as well as an internship during the practical semester have to be done.  Major fields of study: Building construction, statics, steel construction, reinforced concrete construction, bridge construction, construction operations, hydraulic engineering, sanitary engineering, project management, project development.

Career Perspectives

Civil engineers shape the environment. They design, draw up and calculate buildings, industrial facilities and infrastructure facilities. They plan and supervise the construction implementation taking into consideration security, operability, functionality, and efficiency. A civil engineers main duties are in the fields of

  • Structural engineering
  • Traffic engineering
  • Hydraulic and sanitary engineering
  • Construction implementation.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerald Steinmann
Room D.0.05
Röntgenring 8, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8263
E-Mail gerald.steinmann[at]fhws.de

Consultation hours:
Wednesday, 11:45 - 12:45 Uhr, and upon arrangement

Website of the Bachelor's programme Civil Engineering (German only)

Bachelor's programme Communication Design

Faculty of Visual Design

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; aptitude test (see below)

Language of Instruction: German, partly English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: no

Tuition fees: none

Communication brings people together, it connects, gives information and enthuses. It is always about the goals and desires of its participants. However, it is also often about problems or challenges and their solution. For this, the means of communication follow the objectives mentioned above and they can vary greatly. There are for example, brochures, ads, films, websites, magazines, room concepts and many more. Every communicative result is based on a conception and complements the technical skills acquired during the course of the programme. As a consequence, a widely diversified range of offers is created; these offers are geared to current practical communication so they qualify graduates to successfully work in diverse occupational fields according to their own talent and interests.

 

 

Programme Structure

The first half of the programme (first three semesters) is committed to teaching the basics of creative design and technical skills for creating and finalising designs. Additionally, theoretical basics of areas from science and technology relevant for design are taught. The second half of the programme (fourth to seventh semester) focuses on specialisation in individual areas of design.  By a project-oriented focus, students can specialise in particular areas of activity or in specific design tools and distribution media.  From the fifth to the seventh semester, students learn in semester-overlapping classes to encourage the exchange of experiences between students from different semesters. The degree programme’s distinctive feature is the practical module, which usually takes place during the fifth semester. During the seventh semester, students work on their Bachelor’s thesis.

 

 

Career Perspectives

The degree “Bachelor of Arts” for the programme Communication Design qualifies graduates for complex subject-specific work especially in the following areas: Print media (newspapers, magazines, books); electronic and audio-visual media (web, film); digital products (applications, e-commerce); advertising; marketing; branding; corporate design; museums, exhibitions and fairs; photography either as a freelancer or employed by design agencies, press/marketing agencies, or publishers.

 

 

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Visual Design

Prof. Christoph Barth
Sanderheinrichsleitenweg 20, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8458
E-Mail christoph.barth@fhws.de

Office hours by appointment

Website of the Bachelor's programme Communication Design (German only)

Bachelor's programme Computer Science

Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; N. C. (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

Computer science is the cornerstone of today’s and future key technologies. After completing the Bachelor’s programme Computer Science, students will be able to analyse and design complex information systems for technical and business applications, and to put them into practice. As computer scientists can work in various areas, the degree programme offers a comprehensive basic training which develops the students’ skills to solve problems methodically and makes it possible that they can quickly familiarize themselves with computer science’s vast occupational fields. Beside a complex basic knowledge, the programme also teaches interdisciplinary methodological and social skills.

 

 

Programme Structure

Basic introductory phase – first four semesters:

  • Programming and practical programming work
  • Technical computer sciences, computer architecture, operation systems, data communications
  • Algorithms and data structures, theoretical computer sciences
  • Software engineering and data bases
  • Mathematics (e.g. algebra, analysis, statistics)
  • IT-project management, business administration basics
  • English for computer scientists
  • Soft and professional skills

Fifth semester: Internship with a company

Specialisation phase – sixth and seventh semester:
Specialisation (three modules) in current topics, among them at the moment: Information security, media and IT, mobile solutions, smart systems, management of digital innovations

  • Various electives on current topics in computer science
  • International week with modules completely taught in English
  • Project work in teams
  • Bachelor’s thesis at FHWS or in cooperation with a company

Career Perspectives

Computer scientists have very good job prospects and earn high starting salaries. Jobs can be quite versatile and can differ considerably depending on specialisation and personal preferences. Among others, there is software development, project management, developing software components for hardware, administrating larger networks, programming and testing games, IT-security, consulting and training, sales and distribution, researching, work in all industries, working on future technologies, working in teams.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems

Prof. Dr. Arndt Balzer
Room I.3.26
Sanderheinrichsleitenweg 20, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8362
E-Mail arndt.balzer@fhws.de

Office hours: Please send an e-mail!

Website of the Bachelor's programme Computer Science (German)

Bachelor's programme E-Commerce

Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; N. C. (see below)

Language of Instruction: German, partly English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

E-Commerce is about all forms of selling via the Internet. It is one of the biggest issues of future importance already showing enormous growth rates! Lectures and seminars are about

  • online marketing
  • search engine marketing
  • web programming
  • interface design and usability
  • project management and much more.

Programme Structure

The bachelor’s programme takes seven semesters.Six of them involve face-to-face teaching at FHWS plus one practical semester. The first and second semester teach the basics of the degree programme. Subjects like Web Programming, Interface Design and Usability, Introduction to E-Commerce, etc. provide a basic understanding for the programme. Students create their own individual websites and develop them over the course of their studies.During the third and fourth semester, other modules, e.g. Databases, Online Marketing, Mobile Systems and Applications, Content Engineering, E-Commerce Simulation Game (off-campus team project), create a deeper understanding for the subject area. To prepare for the following practical fifth semester, students attend classes on soft skills as well as professional skills (conflict training, moderation techniques, body language etc.). Having completed a 20-weeks-internship, students can specialise in one subject field of E-Commerce.

 

 

Career Perspectives

E-commerce offers a variety of different jobs. The range of its market participants is steadily increasing and companies have quite different demands depending on their size, industry etc. As a consequence, graduates have broad and exciting opportunities to choose from. An Online Marketing Manager, for example, supervises the various activities in online marketing, whereas an Affiliate Manager takes care of distribution together with partners and networks. Digital Analysts or Web Analysts are responsible for monitoring the company’s success.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems

Prof. Dr. Christina Völkl-Wolf
Room I.3.42
Sanderheinrichsleitenweg 20, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8923
E-Mail christina.voelkl-wolf@fhws.de

Office hours:
Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 or upon arrangement by e-mail

Website of the Bachelor's programme E-Commerce (German)

Bachelor's programme Electrical Engineering

Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements (see below)

Language of Instruction: German, partly English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Schweinfurt

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

By the application of scientific methods geared towards real-world questions, electrical engineers are qualified to work on demanding tasks. A broad basic training resting on the pillars electrical technology/electronics, information technology and mathematics/science leads students toward their goal. Four offered areas of specialisation - electric power engineering, automation technique, telecommunication technology and medical engineering - provide specialisation and in-depth knowledge. Students are brought close to professional practice by application-oriented lectures, in-depth practical coursework, a practical semester, and the Bachelor’s thesis. Key qualifications are taught by connecting theory and practice, so that students are perfectly prepared for social and technical requirements in their future corporate or academic environment.

Programme Structure

Studies begin with an induction period making orientation possible; this period can take the first four semesters. Specialisation begins during the third semester when students can combine important key modules with an individually chosen area of specialisation (electric power engineering, automation technique, telecommunication technology, and medical engineering). The chosen programme specialisation can be brought to a even higher level by taking advanced modules. Studies end with a practical semester and the Bachelor’s thesis.

Career Perspectives

As an electrical engineer you are among the highly-skilled top performers in business and society. You will be working in research, product development, production, quality management, or in distribution of electrotechnical devices, technical facilities and systems for various industries. More occupational fields are information process and transfer, analog and digital circuit engineering as well as microelectronic controls, but also complex automation, projecting and implementing of facilities and work related to power supply.  Nowadays, important occupational fields also are renewable energy, energy transmission, and electro mobility.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Prof. Dr. Joachim Kempkes
Room 1.1.64
Ignaz-Schön-Straße 11,  Schweinfurt

E-Mail joachim.kempkes@fhws.de

Office hours: Please see the faculty’s notification board!

Website of the Bachelor's programme Electrical Engineering

Bachelor's programme Geovisualisation

Faculty of Plastics Engineering and Surveying

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

Route planning and navigation, location-based services on smartphones, virtual sightseeing tours on the Internet, digital hiking maps on mobile devices – today geographic information is available everywhere and at any time in different applications as everyday tools. Applications’ success depends on professionally collecting, modelling and presenting the underlying geographic data. As a graduate you implement models of geovisualisation and applications for different uses and develop new fields of application. The programme is characterised by its application-oriented teaching. Varying in topics and with a focus on the target group, the programme concentrates on visualisation and presentation of geographic information. In addition, methods to collect, administrate and analyse spatial issues are taught. With this, the whole range of processing steps of geographic data is condensed in one single degree programme.

 

 

Programme Structure

The bachelor’s programme takes seven semesters and is structured into a fundamental, a main, and a specialisation phase; additionally, there is a practical semester before it concludes with a bachelor’s thesis. Practical relevance in teaching, the practical semester, and the project-oriented as well as interdisciplinary training ensure an application-oriented approach. The targeted use of computer graphics, geographic information systems, and cartography teaches all dimensions of collecting, processing, and presenting information. Among others, there is photorealistic visualisation of 3D-objects, multimedia applications for web-use and mobile devices, time series and simulations, but also virtual reality. By using high-end IT-components and shooting systems students are being prepared for their future jobs with a practical orientation. There is also the possibility to do the master’s programme as a Dual Studies Programme, i.e studies with intensified practice including the degree programme and an intensified practical phase.

Career Perspectives

Due to the increasing importance of geographic information in our society, the possible occupational fields for graduates are diverse and job prospects very good. The geographical data market is still not fully developed. Therefore, processing and visualising geographic information is not only relevant in technical fields, but it also finds its way into various non-technical fields of application. Possible jobs can be found in: GIS industry, (geo-)marketing, energy supply, planning offices, municipalities, print and Internet media.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Plastics Engineering and Surveying

Prof. Dr. Ansgar Brunn
Room A.2.16
Röntgenring 8, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8212
E-Mail ansgar.brunn@fhws.de

Office hours: Please see the faculty's website!

Website of the Bachelor's programme Geovisualisation (German only)

Bachelor's programme Industrial Mathematics

Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences and Humanities

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements (see below)

Language of Instruction: German, partly English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Schweinfurt

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The bachelor's degree programme Industrial Mathematics aims at qualifying students for work based on science in the occupational areas for mathematicians with technical fields of use.  With the help of equations, industrial mathematicians usually transform physical and technical issues into mathematical models; after that, computer simulations calculate the solutions. Finally, the solutions to the mathematical models bring forward information about the initial issue. Most of the time this is an iterative process. From the beginning, not only mathematical skills are taught, but also physics and programming as well as technical skills (from mechanical and electrical engineering). Another area of training is group work to work out solutions for questions from a technical field.

 

 

Programme Structure

In the first year, mathematical basics like analysis, linear algebra, physics as well as computer science are taught. The teaching of applied mathematics like stochastics, differential equations, numerics begins with the second year. From physics and computer science, students get to technical subjects (mechanical and electrical engineering). Eventually, students can form their individual profile by choosing from technical, but also mathematical electives. The curriculum is completed by modules in English and economics, and by practical coursework in mathematics and physics. Students will do a practical semester in a company and write a Bachelor’s thesis.

 

 

Career Perspectives

Industrial mathematics and computer simulations play a role in all areas of technology, especially in mechanical and electrical engineering. Therefore, industrial mathematicians typically work closely with technicians. Due to the programme’s design and mathematically-structured way of thinking and working acquired by it, there are not only jobs in the field of computer simulations, but also in software development, design and consulting.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences and Humanities

Prof. Dr. Oliver Bletz-Siebert
Room 1.E.40
Ignaz-Schön-Straße 11,
Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940-8712
E-Mail oliver.bletz-siebert@fhws.de

Office hours: Please see the faculty's website!

Website of the Bachelor's programme Industrial Mathematics (German only)

Bachelor's programme International Management

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; N. C. (see below)

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The degree programme “International Management” takes 3.5 years (seven semesters) including one practical semester (usually the fifth semester). Within a modular structure 210 CPs (approx. 30 CPs per semester) can be achieved.

The modules can be assigned to the following topics:

  • General basics
  • Economic basics
  • Business functions
  • Subject related specialisation
  • General studies
  • Specialist modules

Programme Structure

The structure of the bachelor’s programme taught in English is similar to the German taught bachelor’s programme Business Administration (following the TWINConcept of FHWS). During the first two semesters, the internationally standardised basic modules are almost identical to the ones in “Business Administration.” In the third semester, modules like Intercultural Management or Organizational Structure prepare students for the particularities in international business during their third semester. In the fourth or fifth semester, an optional semester abroad and/or an internship abroad is an opportunity to get to know cultures and subject-specific perspectives of and in other countries. To make recognition easier, the subjects of the fourth semester are designed and compiled similar to those at all partner universities. The English taught specialisations General Management and International Business have to be completed in the sixth and seventh semester.

Career Perspectives

On graduation, students are able to assist management in all questions related to business administration, to take over management functions in internationally operating companies, or to set up their own business. For their personal development students also acquire social and intercultural skills as well as language skills. Classes taught in English, an optional semester abroad, and the integration of international students (mobility at home) are designed to improve students’ competitiveness in the labour market.

Additional Information

Please follow the link for more details regarding general and programme specific admission requirements.

Contact person

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Prof. Dr. Manfred Kiesel
Room Z.2.10
Münzstrasse 19, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8110
E-Mail manfred.kiesel@fhws.de

Office hours during the lecture period:
Tuesday, 14:00-15:00

Website of the Bachelor's programme International Management

Bachelor's programme Logistics (in English)

Faculty of Business and Engineering

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; pre-study internship (see below)

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Schweinfurt

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

This bachelor’s programme is one of our Twin Programmes, i.e. the Logistics programme taught in English (IBL) is basically identical to the Logistics programme mainly taught in German (BL). During the course of studies, students may switch between programmes/languages and so acquire a Twin Certificate at the end.

Logistics, as it is understood by the bachelor’s programme, is the management of planning, structuring, and controlling the flows of goods and the information flows connected to them – in companies, but also between suppliers and customers within supply chains. To be able to react appropriately to managerial questions in their professional life, students are taught specialist knowledge and skills in an interdisciplinary training in the following areas (percentage of total CPs): Economics (7 %), core competences (7 %), natural sciences (10 %), engeneering (16 %), and especially in logistics and transportation management (60 %). Teaching contents are provided in internationally oriented, mostly English taught classes (BL) or completely English taught classes (IBL) by tuition in seminars and project work.

Programme Structure

Among the basics of economics, natural sciences, and engineering, the seven-semester-programme teaches specialist knowledge of logistics and transportation in international corporate networks. It aims at qualifying students for their profession in basic subjects, e.g. mathematics, physics, technical mechanics, logistical methods of analysing and planning, operations management, as well as transport logistics (semesters 1 to 3). Additionally, there are modular classes like material flow systems, technical logistics, supply chain management, international logistics, strategic purchasing, logistics services (semesters 4 to 6). Moreover, the programme includes two projects in industry and a 20-week internship plus seminar in the sixth semester. During the seventh semester, students complete their studies with classes on core competences, a bachelor’s seminar and their individual Bachelor’s thesis.

Career Perspectives

With this degree students can choose from a wide variety of occupational fields in industry, commerce or logistics services. These are determined by competitors striving to minimise their stocks while increasing the availability of goods for their customers. Knowledge of technological solutions (also related to information technology) is thus gaining more and more importance. Professional newcomers often find a job in production planning, transportation management, but also in purchasing and procurement.

Additional Information

Please follow the link for more details regarding general and programme specific admission requirements.

Contact person

Faculty of Business and Engineering

Prof. Dr. Birgit Gampl
Room 9.02.08
Konrad-Geiger-Str. 2, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940-8731
E-Mail birgit.gampl@fhws.de

Office hours: Please see the faculty’s website!https://bl.fhws.de/en/bachelor_degree_programme.html

Website of the Bachelor's programme Logistics

Bachelor's programme Logistics (in German)

Faculty of Business and Engineering

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; pre-study internship (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Schweinfurt

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

This bachelor’s programme is one of our Twin Programmes, i.e. the Logistics programme taught in English (IBL) is basically identical to the Logistics programme mainly taught in German (BL). During the course of studies, students may switch between programmes/languages and so acquire a Twin Certificate at the end.

Logistics, as it is understood by the bachelor’s programme, is the management of planning, structuring, and controlling the flows of goods and the information flows connected to them – in companies, but also between suppliers and customers within supply chains. To be able to react appropriately to managerial questions in their professional life, students are taught specialist knowledge and skills in an interdisciplinary training in the following areas (percentage of total CPs): Economics (7 %), core competences (7 %), natural sciences (10 %), engeneering (16 %), and especially in logistics and transportation management (60 %). Teaching contents are provided in internationally oriented, mostly English taught classes (BL) or completely English taught classes (IBL) by tuition in seminars and project work.

 

 

Programme Structure

Among the basics of economics, natural sciences, and engineering, the seven-semester-programme teaches specialist knowledge of logistics and transportation in international corporate networks. It aims at qualifying students for their profession in basic subjects, e.g. mathematics, physics, technical mechanics, logistical methods of analysing and planning, operations management, as well as transport logistics (semesters 1 to 3). Additionally, there are modular classes like material flow systems, technical logistics, supply chain management, international logistics, strategic purchasing, logistics services (semesters 4 to 6). Moreover, the programme includes two projects in industry and a 20-week internship plus seminar in the sixth semester. During the seventh semester, students complete their studies with classes on core competences, a bachelor’s seminar and their individual Bachelor’s thesis.

Career Perspectives

With this degree students can choose from a wide variety of occupational fields in industry, commerce or logistics services. These are determined by competitors striving to minimise their stocks while increasing the availability of goods for their customers. Knowledge of technological solutions (also related to information technology) is thus gaining more and more importance. Professional newcomers often find a job in production planning, transportation management, but also in purchasing and procurement.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Business and Engineering

Prof. Dr. Birgit Gampl
Room 9.02.08
Konrad-Geiger-Str. 2, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940-8731
E-Mail birgit.gampl@fhws.de

Office hours: Please see the faculty’s website!https://bl.fhws.de/en/bachelor_degree_programme.html

Website of the Bachelor's programme Logistics

Bachelor's programme Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; pre-study internship (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Schweinfurt

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

Mechanical engineers with a broad fundamental knowledge are needed in almost all areas of industry and in the public service. Students acquire this extensive knowledge that opens a multitude of professional opportunities by an intensive training in basic subjects up to the third semester and targeted specialisation during the fifth and sixth semester in the fields of energy and environmental engineering, automotive engineering, mechatronics, or manufacturing engineering . State-of-the-art computer technology as well as economic and ecological aspects are taken into account and integrated into the studies. The general development of the students’ personality (soft skills) is encouraged, especially by projects. The practical semester is bridging the gap between theory and practice.  Modern, generously equipped laboratories and collaboration with industry make it possible to offer up-to-date studies that are geared to real-world challenges.

Programme Structure

The degree programme is structured into an introductory/orientation phase (first three semesters, basic and subject-specific studies), a practical phase (fourth or sixth semester), and a specialisation phase (fifth to seventh semester) with classes (and projects) that are characterised by their special focus on application.    Writing a Bachelor's thesis completes the programme. Before the start of studies, there is a 12-weeks  internship to be done at an industrial company. As an exception, it is possible to catch up on the pre-study internship until the start of the third semester.   If there is proof of having completed vocational training, the pre-study internship may be dropped.

Career Perspectives

Mechanical engineers can perform a multitude of activities as, for example, in development, construction, assembly, manufacturing, commissioning, projecting, quality assurance, but also in the areas of distribution/sales, customer service, and consulting; last but not least their are also job opportunities  in public service. Job prospects are excellent, as there is demand in all branches of mechanical and plant engineering. Moreover, the Bachelor's degree is the starting point for an application-oriented, academic qualification by completing a master’s programme.

 

 

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Udo Müller
Room 3.E.09
Ignaz-Schön-Straße 11, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940-8635
E-Mail udo.mueller@fhws.de

Office hours: Please send an e-mail!http://fm.fhws.de/studium/bachelor_maschinenbau

Website of the Bachelor's programme Mechanical Engineering (German only)

Bachelor's programme Mechatronics (in English)

Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; pre-study internship (see below)

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Schweinfurt

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The Bachelor’s programme Mechatronics is devised to meet the multidisciplinary requirements of today’s industry. This engineering discipline combines the expertise from areas of electrical and mechanical engineering with information processing. In addition to delivering a solid understanding of these areas, this programme aims to develop further skills needed to carry out and manage engineering projects. Specially designed courses enable students to identify the environmental impact of technology and encourage them to act responsibly. Due to elective modules, the students may tailor their courses according to their own inclinations and interests without compromises. The practice-oriented learning environment at FHWS makes them capable of applying the know-how and scientific methods to solve engineering problems independently. This programme also focuses on personality development by offering foreign languages, interaction in multicultural teams, soft skills and further social competences. The degree programme can also serve as a solid fundament for graduate studies.

Programme Structure

A six-week pre-study internship is a requirement of this Bachelor’s programme. The programme can be divided into three stages. At the first stage, consisting of three semesters, basic and foundation modules are offered. The emphasis is on the fundamentals of engineering, mathematics, computing, natural sciences and soft skills. The second stage of the programme, consisting of the fourth and fifth semester, deals with core modules of mechatronics. The theory and lab courses, offered at this stage, involve control systems, measuring techniques, actuators, software engineering, embedded systems, design & simulation of mechatronic systems etc. A wide range of elective modules with direct industrial relevance to automation, robotics, manufacturing, power engineering and automotive sectors is also offered during the fifth semester. The final stage of the degree programme, consisting of the sixth and seventh semester, involves practical training with real-world problems. The major part of the sixth semester is an internship in industry. During this internship students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to the industrial problems. This way they develop a problem-solving approach. The seventh semester involves an engineering project, a Bachelor’s thesis and some interdisciplinary lab work.

Career Perspectives

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering. Mechatronics engineers can perform a wide variety of jobs such as research and development; hardware and software design; product development; planning, execution and management of engineering projects; installation, testing and commissioning of industrial equipment; quality control; marketing; customer care and consulting. The career prospects are very bright. Potential employers are companies from various industrial sectors like automotive, aerospace, robotics, manufacturing, material processing, energy systems, drives, printing, medical systems and consumer products etc. Their multidisciplinary competencies enable them to assume coordination and leading jobs in project teams involving engineers of other disciplines like electrical, mechanical and software engineering. The Bachelor’s programme at FHWS is highly practical. The interaction of students with the industry, during the internship and the Bachelor’s thesis, normally paves the path to a fascinating career in a national or multinational enterprise.

Additional Information

Please follow the link for more details regarding general and programme specific admission requirements.

Contact person

Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Prof. Dr. Abid Ali
Room 1.1.64
Ignaz-Schön-Str. 11, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940- 8454
E-Mail abid.ali[at]fhws.de

Office hours by appointment

Website of the Bachelor's programme Mechatronics (German only)

 

 

Bachelor's programme Mechatronics (in German)

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; pre-study internship (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Schweinfurt

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

A practical orientation in teaching enables the independent use and application of academic knowledge and methods. With regard to the range and diversity of occupational fields, mechatronics engineers need a sound, fundamental knowledge; the programme therefore teaches the necessary subject-specific, methodological and social skills to quickly become familiarised with  every application of mechatronics. By choosing from a range of elective modules, students have the chance to choose classes according to their interest and occupational expectations, but without having to limit their possible future area of activity. Relevant subjects enable students to realise the impact of technology on the environment and, in accordance, to act responsibly. Character formation and problem-solving skills that follow from acquiring social, cultural and foreign language skills are developed by intensive project work. The degree programme also prepares students to take over executive functions. Moreover, the bachelor's programme is the starting point for further  application-oriented, academic qualification by completing a master’s programme.

Programme Structure

There is a compulsory 6-weeks pre-study internship. The first three semesters serve as introduction/orientation phase with basic and subject-specific studies. These studies involve mathematical-scientific basics as well as technical basics and soft skills. During the specialisation phase (fourth and fifth semester) there are classes, tutorials and practical coursework in mechatronic basics and applications. Additionally, two groups of elective modules have to be completed. During the practical semester (sixth semester) students do an internship in industrial companies accompanied by various classes. The seventh semester is dedicated to projects and practical coursework involving cross-subject teaching contents as well as writing a bachelor’s thesis.

Career Perspectives

Mechatronics engineers can perform a multitude of activities as, for example, in development, construction, assembly, manufacturing, commissioning, projecting, quality assurance, but also in the areas of distribution/sales, customer service, and consulting. Job prospects are excellent, as there is demand in all branches of mechanical and plant engineering as well as in electrical engineering and electronics. Being generalists, mechatronics engineers act as mediators in companies between already existing disciplines; by their interdisciplinary knowledge graduates are able to increase the efficiency of specialised teams.

Additional Information

The degree programme is a cooperation of the Faculties of Mechanical Engineering (FM) and Electrical Engineering (FE).

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Silke Müller
Room 3.E.02
Ignaz-Schön-Straße 11, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940-8798
E-Mail silke.mueller[at]fhws.de

Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 11:00 Uhr

Website of the Bachelor's programme Mechatronics (German only)

Bachelor's programme Media Management

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences and Humanities

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; N. C. (see below)

Language of Instruction: German, partly English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

Media are subject to constant change, especially by constant technical and/or technological innovations and the related change of usage habits. The degree programme prepares students to develop, produce, design, and sell content for different kinds of media (print, broadcasting, online media; mobile applications). The central idea is teaching the students skills and knowledge of communication studies, business administration, but also legal issues and design-related matters.  Students get to know all individual process steps from a strategic and also an operational perspective so that special skills in managing media projects are being developed.

Programme Structure

At the start of the programme, there is a three-day team training. During the first four semesters, students learn business basics and the fundamentals of media science and journalism. Additionally, their technical English knowledge will be intensified. Many practice-oriented projects support the development of managerial skills. The fifth semester is an internship semester usually spent in media companies, marketing departments or agencies. During the sixth and seventh semester, students can choose from four areas of specialisation to further enhance their skills: Cross-media editing, PR and Corporate Communications, Product and Project Management, Digital Media Marketing. The degree programme is completed by writing a bachelor’s thesis.

Career Perspectives

In contrast to many other degree programmes with a broad approach towards their subject area, our students are being prepared for their future tasks by an extensive hands-on approach that involves project work in cooperation with companies. On their behalf and especially in the chosen areas of specialisation, student project teams work on real-life questions. Networking is highly encouraged to enhance their professional expertise even further; therefore, students write their Bachelor’s theses in colllaboration with companies.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences and Humanities

Prof. Dr. Thilo Büsching
Room F.1.18
Friedrichstr. 17a, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8489
E-Mail thilo.buesching@fhws.de

Office hours:
Thursday, 13:00-11:30 or by appointment (e-mail arrangement preferred)

Website of the Bachelor's programme Media Management (German only)

Bachelor's programme Nursing and Health Management

Faculty of Applied Social Sciences

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; completed vocational training in healthcare profession (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 7 semesters (start: summer semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

This full-time programme equips students for general management or lead department roles in healthcare facilities. Therefore, students are taught technical-methodical, but also social-personal management skills.  The programme uses an interdisciplinary business- and behaviour-oriented approach. Among the topics is not only the management of organisations, groups and personnel, but also reflecting ones own role in management. To be able to also apply  knowledge acquired in a theoretical way, students can gain multiple experiences from healthcare facilities by working on a practical project, by an internship and a practice-oriented final thesis.

Programme Structure

Standard time to degree is seven semesters, the fifth semester being the practical semester.  The sixth and seventh semester serves specialisation where students can choose their study focus individually. After completing all modules successfully students will have earned 210 Credit Points and the degree “Bachelor of Arts” (B.A.).  The degree opens ways for further academic training – from a master’s programme to doctoral studies.

 

 

Career Perspectives

Graduates take on leading roles in clinics and institutions of geriatric care. They work in associations, health insurances, consulting services and other institutions of the healthcare sector.  Another important occupational field is quality and risk management in healthcare facilities.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Applied Social Sciences

Prof. Dr. Holger Truckenbrodt
Pavillion I, Room 3
Münzstraße 19, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8501 or -8420
E-Mail holger.truckenbrodt@fhws.de

Office hours by appointment

Website of the Bachelor's programme Nursing and Health Management

Bachelor's programme Plastics and Rubber Engineering

Faculty of Plastics Engineering and Surveying

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admisstion requirements; pre-study internship (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The degree programme offers a traditional engineering training complemented by application-oriented contents for jobs in the relevant industries. Based on the fundamentals of engineering the focus is on processing, component construction, and materials science of plastics and elastomers. Among traditional and modern manufacturing processes, there are many more innovative topics treated like 3D-printing, fibre reinforced plastic, computer aided design, rubber technology, modern methods of analysis, or surface finishing. Throughout the course of study and oarallel to lectures, there is a high share of practical coursework in modern-equipped laboratories where student teams apply and broaden their acquired theoretical knowledge. Furthermore, the degree programme is characterised by its uncomplicated and personal student-teacher relationship in conveniently sized groups.

Programme Structure

The programme takes seven semesters (six theoretical and one practical semester) with 210 CPs in total. The foundation courses take place in two semesters, the main courses in another five semesters. The first two semesters teach the fundamentals of mathematics, engineering and natural science in subjects like mathematics, physics, chemistry, or construction. The third and fourth semester intensify the general engineering knowledge; in addition, the basics of plastics processing as well as the chemistry and materials science of polymers are treated. For their practical semester (in the fifth semester), students already do engineering work at companies in the plastics or elastomer industry. During the sixth and seventh semester, the focus is on specific topics related to plastics and elastomers; relevant knowledge and skills are intensified, for example by a team project. Additionally, basic knowledge of business administration is taught. The degree programme is completed by a bachelor’s thesis.

 

 

Career Perspectives

As there is an enormous scope for the use of plastics, the range of occupational fields for graduates is vast. International corporations, from the automotive and aerospace to sports and leisure time industry, as well as local medium sized companies or research institutes are always on the lookout for qualified personnel specialised in plastics and rubber engineering. Job prospects are very good at the moment, but also in economically difficult times the demand for the skills and knowledge of dedicated graduates was and will be constantly high.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Plastics Engineering and Surveying

Dipl.-Ing (FH) Dieter Lambl
Room A.1.14
Röntgenring 8, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8234
E-Mail dieter.lambl@fhws.de

Office hours: Please see the faculty's website!

Website of the Bachelor's programme Plastics and Rubber Engineering (German only)

Bachelor's programme Social Work

Faculty of Applied Social Sciences

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; N. C.; pre-study internship (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The programme’s objective is training the ability to act professionally in the various practice fields of social work based on scientific knowledge and scientific methods. Its concept is geared towards the rapid changes in the welfare state and the constantly emerging problems, as well as the socially valid claim of quality management in social work. In addition to an undergraduate education, knowledge and skills are taught that stress a behaviour-oriented approach. Social problems are analysed against the background of empirical-scientific findings and methods are used whose effectiveness is testable and verifiable. After the behaviour-oriented approach has long proved to be successful in other countries, the training provides a connection to international practice.

Taught qualifications are oriented towards the Global Standards for Social Work Education and Training.

 

 

Programme Structure

The first stage of studies covers theoretical issues like the basics of the profession social work, basics of humanities and social sciences, behaviour-oriented action, law and management, and scientific research. The second stage of studies begins with the internship during the fifth semester. During the sixth and seventh semester, there are general courses, but students also choose their specialised area of studies and write their bachelor’s thesis. Possible specialisation: Development and support in early childhood; social service for predelinquents and social re-integration; healthcare counselling; youth and adult education; social support for children, youths and families; music therapy in social work; social work in an immigrant society; social work in an ageing society; social work with mentally ill and addicted persons; social work and disability.

Career Perspectives

The sphere of activity includes measures for children and young people, social services for women and/or mothers, for the married and for families, support for the elderly and/or disabled, offers in healthcare, services for people with a migration background, support against educational disadvantages and for the unemployed and/or poor, and services for delinquents, but also participating in training, teaching and research, in continuing education and advanced training.  These tasks are fulfilled by public and non-profit institutions and services.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Applied Social Sciences

Prof. Dr. Theresia Wintergerst
Room T.2.15
Tiepolostr. 6, 
Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8926
E-Mail theresia.wintergerst@fhws.de

Office hours: Please send an e-mail!

Website of the Bachelor's programme Social Work

Bachelor's programme Specialized Translation (Business or Technical)

Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences and Humanities

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Entrance Requirements: general and programme specific requirements (see below)

Language of Instruction: German, target languages

Duration: 3 semesters (start: summer semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

In addition to the practical course at a private college for language careers (Fachakademie), students study the academic disciplines of linguistics, translation studies, intercultural communication and terminology management. Students also receive an introduction to technology as a new area of specialized translation expertise.

Programme Structure

The “fourth semester” is divided into five part-semesters; classes are held at the weekends and in the private college’s semester breaks. In the fifth semester, the students complete an internship abroad. The sixth semester is full-time study in which students have the opportunity to practise translation at a high level. In this semester they also write their BA dissertation.

Career Perspectives

Specialized translators for the subjects technology and economics as free-lancers or within a company or institution.

Additional Information

Programme specific requirements:

Degree is taken in parallel with a training course at a private college for language careers (Fachakademie), or after a completed qualification as a state certified translator or equivalent qualification.

The degree takes three semesters. However, one of these semesters is taken part-time in parallel with the course at the private college for language careers (Fachakademie) and divided over 4-5 actual semesters. Thus the work of 3 semesters is completed over a period of 6-7 actual semesters.

Language requirements:

  • A-language: German (C2 – native or near-native)
  • B-language: English, Spanish or French (as at the Fachakademie)
  • C- language: English, Spanish or French (as at the Fachakademie)

General admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences and Humanities

Prof. Dr. habil. Heike Elisabeth Jüngst

Contact via the Dean's office:
Room S.2.17
Sanderring 8, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8492
E-Mail fachuebersetzen[at]fhws.de

Office hours: Please send an e-mail!http://fang.fhws.de/studium/bachelor_fachuebersetzen.html

Website of the Bachelor's programme Specialized Translation (German only)

Bachelor's programme Surveying and Geoinformatics

Faculty of Plastics Engineering and Surveying

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

For surveying and geoinformatics the earth’s surface with its natural and artificial objects is the sphere of action. This opens up a broad occupational profile: From regulation and remodelling of ownership structures, defining routes and locations for road, bridge, and tunnel construction over satellite-based monitoring systems (GPS) to providing and managing geographic data used in everyday and specific applications. The degree programme teaches all methods that cover the full range of the occupational profile outlined above. The programme especially includes: Tacheometry, levelling, satellite measurement, laser scanning, remote sensing, land management, geographic information systems, CAD and visualisation technologies. In laboratories with excellent technical equipment the methods mentioned above cannot only be taught, but they can also be applied during tutorials and practical courses.

 

 

Programme Structure

The bachelor’s programme takes seven semesters and is structured into an introduction, an intensification, and a specialisation phase with two semesters each; it concludes with a bachelor’s thesis. During the introduction phase, students are taught the basic skills they need for the following course of studies. During the second phase, students learn to work independently on different subject-specific tasks. The last two semesters of the programme serve further intensification and specialisation. The fifth semester is a practical semester where students are introduced to work autonomously as interns at, for example, an engineering office or at state survey authorities. By using high-end IT-components and shooting systems students are being prepared for the future jobs with a practical orientation. There is also the possibility to do the bachelor’s programme as a Dual Studies Programme, i.e studies with intensified practice including the degree programme and an intensified practical phase.

Career Perspectives

Graduates' professional future looks very bright. The demand for qualified specialists in the public and private sector is increasing. Job opportunities have developed considerably well, because in our society the importance of geographic information is steadily increasing; this kind of data is not only important for technical uses, but also because non-technical areas of application have been developed ranging from marketing to tourism. Possible employers are: Engineering offices/departments, survey authorities, GIS industry, energy supply providers, municipalities.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Plastics Engineering and Surveying

Prof. Dr. Ansgar Brunn
Room A.2.16
Röntgenring 8, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8212
E-Mail ansgar.brunn@fhws.de

Office hours: Please see the faculty's website!

Website of the Bachelor's degree Surveying and Geoinformatics (German only)

Master's programme Behavioral Counseling

Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
Campus for Professional Development

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; minimum one year professional experience in related field (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 5 semesters while working (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: € 1,750

Der berufsbegleitende Weiterbildungsstudiengang „Verhaltensorientierte Beratung“ vermittelt und vertieft fachliche Kenntnisse und Kompetenzen um anspruchsvollen beraterischen Tätigkeiten in psychosozialen und pädagogischen Einrichtungen auf der Grundlage des verhaltensorientierten Konzepts und dessen Methoden nachzugehen und weiterzuentwickeln. Alle Fertigkeiten werden in enger Verbindung mit der individuellen Berufspraxis verknüpft: Zuerst im geschützten Rahmen der Ausbildungssituation eingeübt, anschließend auf die konkrete Berufspraxis unter kontrollierten Bedingungen übertragen und während des Praktikumssemester schließlich in den Berufsalltag umgesetzt. Besondere Bedeutung haben dabei Evaluation und Supervision. Die Verhaltensorientierung ist ein zukunftsweisender Ansatz in der psychosozialen und pädagogischen Praxis, der moderne interventionsbezogene und sozialpolitische Entwicklungen, wie z. B. die Forderungen nach Evidenzbasierung und professioneller Qualitätssicherung, berücksichtigt und sich in allen psychosozialen und pädagogischen Beratungssettings umsetzen lässt.

Programme Structure

Das Studium umfasst fünf berufsbegleitende Studiensemester und besteht aus einer Kombination von Selbststudium, Präsenzphasen (alle zwei bis drei Wochen vornehmlich freitags und samstags) und praktischen Einheiten. Im ersten Semester werden vertiefte Kompetenzen hinsichtlich einschlägiger normativer, medienwissenschaftlicher und forschungsmethodischer Aspekte erworben. Im zweiten und dritten Semester steht der Erwerb von Kompetenzen in der verhaltensorientierten Arbeit mit Einzelnen und mit Gruppen im Mittelpunkt (Erstellung einer Verhaltensanalyse, einer verhaltensorientierten Interventionsplanung und –durchführung sowie Evaluation). Das vierte Semester (Praxissemester) dient der verhaltensorientierten Beratungspraxis unter Supervision in Institutionen. Die Studierenden setzten hier ihre in den vorangehenden Semestern erworbenen Fachkompetenzen in der Praxis um. Im fünften Semester steht die Arbeit an der Masterthesis im Mittelpunkt.

Career Perspectives

Die vermittelten Kompetenzen befähigen die Absolventen in jedem Handlungsfeld der psychosozialen und pädagogischen Praxis in fachlich verantwortungsvoller Position tätig zu werden: z. B. der Kinder- und Jugendarbeit (z. B. Erziehungsberatung), der Beratung im Kontext von Schule und Unterricht (z. B. Förderung), der Klinischen Sozialarbeit (z. B. psychiatrische Kliniken), der Sozialarbeit mit Menschen mit Behinderung (z. B. Betreuung), mit Menschen im höheren Lebensalter (z. B. Wohnstätten) mit Migranten (z. B. Integrationshilfen), der Beratung in besonderen Lebenslagen (z. B. Eheberatung).

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
Campus for Professional Development

Prof. Dr. Franz J. Schermer
Tiepolostraße 6, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8152
E-Mail franz-josef.schermer@fhws.de

Office hours by appointment

Website of the Master's programme Behavioral Counseling (German only)

Master's programme Brand and Media Management

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; N. C.; professional experience (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 3 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

Brands and media shape the world’s global economy. Within three semesters, our Master’s programme Brand and Media Management equips its students to take over and carry out managerial tasks in brand name companies, agencies, consultancies, and media companies.

Programme Structure

There are ten modules taught, e.g. Brand Strategy, Media Planning and Agency Management, that are accompanied by two practical projects working on specific issues from everyday corporate life, e.g. developing brand properties or social media campaigns. At the end, a master’s thesis has to be prepared.

Career Perspectives

Graduates find excellent career options in brand name companies (e.g. BMW, Deichmann, Unilever), consulting agencies (e.g. Brand-Trust, McKinsey), marketing agencies (e.g. Jung von Matt, Serviceplan), service providers (e.g. BrandMaker, Optimal Media), in traditional media companies (e.g. Axel Springer, RTL), and social media (e.g. YouTube, Instagram).

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Prof. Dr. Karsten Kilian
S.3.05
Münzstraße 12, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8943
E-Mail karsten.kilian@fhws.de

Office hours by appointment

Website of the Master's programme Brand and Media Management (German only)

Master's programme Business and Engineering

Faculty of Business and Engineering

Degree: Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; N. C. (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 3 semesters (start: summer and winter semester)

FHWS location: Schweinfurt

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

Graduates of the Master’s programme Business and Engineering are qualified to, on a high level, cover the interface between technology and business which is gaining more and more importance today. Intensifying the scientific, methodical, and professional knowledge in substantial disciplines of business engineering is the basis for a broad range of possible occupational fields; jobs can be found where technical and economical integration into and interaction between business areas need a interdisciplinary solution, such as in the areas of marketing/sales, logistics, materials management/purchasing, production, development, accounting, or organisation and IT. The programme aims at intensifying the students’ technical/economic professional and methodical expertise, but also their social competence; graduates are thus capable to apply methods independently and to act responsibly in the occupational fields “Technical Sales and Distribution”, “Logistics Engineering” and “System Engineering.”

Programme Structure

Service Engineering, Quantitative Methods of Analysis, Process and Quality Management, Product Life Cycle Management, Systems Design and Systems Integration, and one elective are obligatory lectures or modules. For specialisation there are different lectures; when specialising in Technical Sales and Distribution there are specialist lectures on “Requirement Engineering” and “Legal Basics of Technical Sales/Distribution”; for Systems Engineering there are “Production Processes” and “Simultaneous Engineering”; for Logistics Engineering there are lectures on “Intralogistics Systems Engineering” and “Supply Chain Engineering.” Projects usually run over two semesters and should be based on a research topic or a scientific task. Following this theoretical and project part, there is a final thesis to be written which has to be completed within five months.

 

 

Career Perspectives

The programme broadens the possible occupational field and equips to master even demanding engineering tasks. Specialisation in Technical Sales/Distribution, System Engineering, or Logistics Engineering not only teaches professional expertise, but also methodical competence. Graduates are qualified to take over management tasks in industry and entitled to German senior civil service (Höherer Dienst). Zudem wird mit dem Masterabschluss die Additionally, the master’s degree is a precondition to apply successfully for doctoral studies at technical universities.

 

 

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Business and Engineering

Prof. Dr. Kurt Schwindl
Room 9.2.07
Konrad-Geiger-Str. 2, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940-8782
E-Mail kurt.schwindl@fhws.de

Office hours: Please see the faculty’s website!

Website of the Master's programme Business and Engineering (German only)

Master's programme Business with Europe

Faculty of Business and Engineering
Campus for Professional Development

Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; minimum one year professional experience (see below)

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 3 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Schweinfurt, international partner universities

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: € 6,250 for 3 semesters

Students with a minimum of one year work experience in different corporate functions will study this master’s programme full-time to prepare for taking over executive positions. Future work locations are usually in a European company located outside Europe or in a non-European company operating in Germany. This two-way possibility of students' areas of activity is treated in all modules; additionally, the international aspect is especially stressed in specific courses Students have the choice of two specialisations. Currently, there are Marketing and Finance with two modules each.

Programme Structure

The first semester takes place at a partner university abroad. In lectures and tutorials as well as from case studies students learn about the main corporate functions in an international business environment which involve management activities (e.g. marketing/sales, finance, HR, operations). The second semester takes place in Schweinfurt and concentrates on the students’ preparation for their international assignment in Europe. Depending on where they see their own future, students then can choose whether they want to spend the third semester in Schweinfurt or at a partner university abroad. In the last semester and in addition to preparing their final thesis, students choose two modules from an area of specialisation.

Career Perspectives

Taking over executive positions in an internationally operating company with a location in Europe or in a non-European country.

Additional Information

Please follow the link for more details regarding general and/or programme specific admission requirements.

Contact person

Faculty of Business and Engineering
Campus for Professional Development

Prof. Dr. Uwe Sponholz
Room 6.1.09
Ignaz-Schön-Straße 11, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940-8409
E-Mail uwe.sponholz@fhws.de

Office hours: Please see the faculty’s website!

Website of the Master's programme Business with Europe

Master's programme Compliance and Data Privacy & Security

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Campus for Professional Development

Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; minimum one year professional experience (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 5 semesters (actual duration 3 semesters where appropriate) (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: € 4,350 per semester

The master’s programme Compliance and Data Privacy & Security aims at developing experts and management specialists in the area of compliance, data protection, and systematic prevention of criminal offences. To train experts and management specialist, the programme covers all theoretical issues of the subject and is completed by relevant knowledge and skills from other specialist areas and occupational fields. This master’s programme is an exciting opportunity while staying employed that can be studied in a heterogeneous team and which is offered by a dedicated team of lecturers from academia and industry. Teaching takes place in small groups where students work with case studies, projects and simulations; skills thus acquired can be immediately implemented into students’ working life. Graduates are equipped to develop and decisively shape compliance management systems and data privacy/security systems in the private and public sector.

 

 

Programme Structure

First semester: Basic knowledge about compliance and data protection

Second semester:
In-depth knowledge about compliance including ISO 19600, which is a guideline on compliance management systems; legal framework on a national and international basis; knowledge about civil and criminal liability.

Third semester:
In-depth knowledge about data privacy and security including laws on IT-security; skills to develop capacity for teamwork, and for internal and external communications as well as for cooperating internationally; methodical competence.

Fourth semester:
Practical project

Fifth semester: Knowledge management and Master’s thesis

Career Perspectives

Graduates fill positions in the private sector, for example as compliance officers, data privacy officers, anti-money-laundering officers (AML officers), or as heads of internal audit units/departments. Additionally, with this master’s degree graduates can specialise as lawyers, chartered accountants, journalists, private investigators, security manager or in public administration, investigative authorities, and health insurances.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Campus for Professional Development

Prof. Dr. Angelika Kreitel
Randesackerer Straße 15 Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-6300
E-Mail angelika.kreitel@fhws.de

Office hours:
Wednesday, 11:00-12:00

Website of the Master's programme Compliance and Data Privacy & Security (German only)

Master's programme Developmental Music Therapy and Music Therapy with Dementia Patients

Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
Campus for Professional Development

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; minimum one year work experience in related profession (see below)

Language of Instruction: German, partly English

Duration: 4 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: € 6,800

The advanced training programme Developmental Music Therapy and Music Therapy with Dementia Patients at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt qualifies its students for an independent, scientifically sound application and development of music therapy interventions. It focuses especially on skills in music therapy for both the disabled (including autism, neurorehabilitation and hospice work) and dementia patients (including the elderly with other handicaps). The programme’s paradigm is a bio-psycho-social approach with an evidence-based foundation. The advanced training is international in its orientation and meets the subject area’s international standards. International university cooperation is thus firmly linked to the entire training programme.

Career Perspectives

The advanced training master provides qualification for specialists and managers in in-patient and out-patient facilities, but also for related services.  Occupational fields include

  • Hospitals
  • Facilities for the disabled and other special facilities
  • Geriatric care institutions
  • Out-patient services
  • Social participation
  • Teaching (e.g. in nursing training)

Additionally, graduates are entitled to enter doctoral studies either carried out in existing research projects of FHWS or together with other German or international higher education institutions.

Additional Information

Start of studies is every winter semester of even years (2018, 2020, 2022 ...). All examinations can be taken either in German or in English.

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
Campus for Professional Development

Ann-Kathrin Folle and Prof. Dr. Thomas Wosch
Münzstraße 12, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-6301
E-Mail ann-kathrin.folle[at]fhws.de or thomas.wosch@fhws.de

Office hours by appointment (e-mail arrangement preferred)

Website of the Master's programme Developmental Music Therapy and Music Therapy with Dementia Patients (German only)

Master's programme Electrical Engineering

Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Degree: Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: general and special qualification requirements (see below); interview

Language of Instruction: German, partly English

Duration: 3 semesters (start: summer and winter semester)

FHWS location: Schweinfurt

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The master’s programme Electrical Engineering is a so called Master-Research-Programme where students can earn their degree either by working on a technological research project that is closely linked to professional practice and diversely networked, or by taking advanced modules that are individually supervised. Students are to be trained to work independently on scientific projects and acquire interdisciplinary key qualifications by practical experience and in-depth problem-solving skills. Student teams are working within a research network consisting of internal and external partners and get individual support from supervising professors as well as in seminars. This kind of training perfectly meets the labour market’s demand for highly-skilled engineers experienced in project work.

Programme Structure

Together with their respective project supervisor students compile their individual curriculum. The core of this master’s programme is carrying out a practice-oriented research project throughout a three-semester period. The degree programme is a full-time programme. It consists of three project stages and the master’s thesis belongs to the third stage. There is a Master’s Seminar where all student research activities within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and undertaken by partner faculties are brought together in lectures and poster sessions. Students’ engineering, technological, and interdisciplinary skills are completed by additional modules offered by FHWS, a partner university or another higher education institution. There is, however, largely freedom of choice to find the perfect combination of modules which depends on the student’s previous education, their research project and their intended specialisation.

Career Perspectives

The degree programme is fully accredited and was successfully re-accredited; it entitles graduates to enter the German senior civil service (höherer öffentlicher Dienst) and has best job prospects in terms of demanding technical and management responsibilities in business and science. Numerous graduates study in doctoral programmes cooperating with other universities. Several graduates completed their doctoral studies with excellent performance. Moreover, two PhD graduates got the offer of professorship and accepted.

Additional Information

Please go to the faculty's section on admission (available in German only) about special requirements regarding qualification.

On the following websites you can find out more about general admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Prof. Dr. Andreas Küchler and Prof. Dr. Markus H. Zink
Room 2.2.05
Ignaz-Schön-Straße 11, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940-8498
E-Mail andreas.kuechler@fhws.de, markus.zink@fhws.de

Office hours:
Please see the faculty's notification board or make an appointment (e-mail preferred)!

Website of the Master's programme Electrical Engineering (German only)

Master's programme Healthcare Management

Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
Campus for Professional Development

Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; minimum one year full time work experience in a related profession (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 4 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg, Bad Kissingen

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: € 3,000 per semester

This programme teaches the necessary competence to successfully cope with management tasks in the health business. Accordingly, business subjects take up a large part of the programme. Furthermore, theoretical basics as well as practical issues are taken into consideration. So some courses are taught by professionals from the Health Region Bäderland Bayerische Rhön. Therefore, a specialised health business academy Akademie für Gesundheitswirtschaft, which belongs to the innovation centre Röhn-Saale Gründer- und Innovationszentrum (RSG) in Bad Kissingen, helps with organisational issues. The programme’s target group are workers in health services who would like to improve their qualification while being on the job.  This includes physicians, pharmacists, but also business administrators, healthcare manager, physical therapists, social education workers, and members of other academic professions in the social and healthcare sector.  There is the possibility of earning CME-Points for physicians.

Programme Structure

The programme takes four semesters of studying while working. A master’s thesis is written during the fourth semester. Every two or three weeks there is face-to-face teaching on Fridays and Saturdays. Depending on the module, there are written and/or oral exams, or graded presentations including a written assignment. There are no classes during Bavarian school holidays.

Career Perspectives

The programme addresses workers in healthcare and in the health business who - while working - would like to earn an academic degree in the field of management to qualify themselves for the handling of appropriate and responsible tasks. The MBA, accordingly, qualifies for professional development in healthcare. Job prospects are offered, for example, by healthcare facilities and organisations like hospitals, surgeries, insurances, consulting firms, and associations. The MBA-programme, however, is also a suitable preparation when starting a business.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
Campus for Professional Development

Prof. Dr. Prof. Dr. Dieter Kulke
Münzstraße 12, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8838 or -8420
E-Mail dieter.kulke@fhws.de

Office hours by appointment

Website of the Master's programme Healthcare Management

Master's programme Information Design

Faculty of Visual Design

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; aptitude test (see below)

Language of Instruction: German, partly English

Duration: 3 semesters (start: summer and winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: no

Tuition fees: none

Information Design is seen as an umbrella term for creative contributions to visual culture. The programme focuses on the multimedia culture of knowledge: visual awareness, education and guideline assistance in the multimedia world we live and work in. The master’s programme is geared towards graduates of design studies who want a qualification for independent, project-oriented work beyond the classic design training. The connection of design and future-oriented research, including applied and fundamental research, is paramount. Therefore, the Würzburg Master Model requires a way of thinking and working that connects practical designing even stronger with scholarly reflection. During the course of the degree programme, structures, models, theories, and languages of design practice, cultural and social sciences are developed - always in relation to the students’ research interests.

 

 

Programme Structure

Students apply with their own project and work on it throughout their period of study. The programme is consists of consecutive modules which include theoretical, but also practical subjects. The programme concludes with a successfully completed master’s thesis which should show the practical result of the student’s project and a theoretical and scientific preparation of it. Students plan and structure their course of study with a high degree of autonomy. Among important modules like project theory and project practice, students can also choose from a range of classes on the philosophy of science, methodological, or practical classes according to their individual plan in the different stages of their studies. Interaction with experts from other disciplines, higher education institutions, institutes, and research institutions is vitally important, as today’s design is dependent on multidisciplinary teamwork.

 

 

Career Perspectives

A Master of Arts in Information Design qualifies graduates for complex subject-specific work especially in the following areas: Print media (newspapers, magazines, books); electronic and audio-visual media (web, film); digital products (applications, e-commerce); advertising; marketing; branding; corporate design; museums, exhibitions and fairs; photography either as a freelancer or employed in managerial roles by design agencies, press agencies, or publishers.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Visual Design

Prof. Erich Schöls
Sanderheinrichsleitenweg 20 Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8805
E-Mail erich.schoels@fhws.de

Office hours by appointment

Website of the Master's Programme Information Design (German only)

Master's programme Information Systems

Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems

Degree: Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; selection process

Language of Instruction: German, partly English

Duration: 3 semesters (start: summer and winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

Information systems provide a connection between people and computers or technology in general with the aim to make information available in an optimal way and to enable communication between people. No matter whether systems like Facebook or corporate systems like SAP – today information systems play a decisive role in shaping our future. Following an undergraduate degree programme in Computer Science, Business Information Systems, or E-Commerce, the master’s programme Information Systems provides valuable and targeted teaching which opens its highly qualified graduates an even wider range of professional and personal opportunities.

Programme Structure

The master’s programme has two phases: During the first two semesters there are eight obligatory classes and four subject-specific elective modules (FWPM). These FWPMs can be taken at other faculties or universities, if they are part of similar master’s programmes. During the third semester, two scientific papers have to be written (master’s thesis and one independent scientific publication).

Career Perspectives

For graduates with an ambition to leadership and management roles, a master’s degree offers extended job prospects especially in the field of information systems, but also in the field of information technologies or consulting. Moreover, the academic part makes it possible to start a research or academic career, for example at higher education institutions or research institutions. At the same time, a high share of elective modules supports a more individual focus according to the students’ personal preferences.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems

Prof. Dr. Karsten Huffstadt
Room I.3.27
Sanderheinrichsleitenweg 20, Würzburg

E-Mail karsten.huffstadt@fhws.de

Office hours by appointment

Website of the Master's programme Information Systems (German only)

Master's programme Innovation for Small and Medium Enterprises

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; N. C.; selection process

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 3 semesters (full time) or 6 semesters (part time) (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The degree programme “Innovation for Small and Medium Enterprises” is geared towards all those interested in designing and shaping new products, services, operating areas and/or organisational changes - either at an operational or management level. Innovation is not only about products and production methods, it is also about strategic and leadership issues within enterprises. Thus, a work climate is supposed to be developed where graduates are able to identify opportunities for change, assess them in terms of market value and initiate relevant means of implementation. Our university puts particular importance on direct application of acquired theoretical knowledge; therefore, the programme offers practical projects cooperating with well-known enterprises. By working well with partner companies, graduates have the chance to set themselves apart and pave the way for a possible career.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of ten coordinated modules accompanied by two practical projects; it is completed by a final thesis. This combination of theory and practice allows the students to learn the theoretical basics, but also to gather necessary practical experiences. The ten modules comprise several coordinated classes specially devised for this degree programme. In terms of content, they concentrate on providing the basics of science/theory and methodology/techniques. Additionally, they have a strong orientation towards real-world topics and problems and so prepare students for their future activities in enterprises. The two practical projects accompany and follow after the modules, respectively. These projects are an opportunity for students to work on innovative projects in small and medium sized enterprises and thus to apply, evaluate and intensify their their professional, methodical, and social expertise as well as their self-competence.

Career Perspectives

The degree programme focuses heavily on strengthening the innovative potential in German small and medium sized enterprises. By the programme’s holistic approach, graduates are able to start their careers in various business departments where they can add their innovation competence. Career options are available in business administration departments, but also technical departments. The master’s programme thus offers a interdisciplinary degree and equips its students to carry out leadership tasks in projects, but also to take over other higher managerial tasks in an innovation-driven environment. Moreover, the programme is a perfect starting point to becoming an entrepreneur; On a regular basis, there are start-ups established by students while still studying or immediately after graduation.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hube
Room F.1.18
Friedrichstrasse 17a, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8873
E-Mail gerhard.hube[at]fhws.de

Consultation hours:
Monday, 15:00-16:00 (Please register by e-mail!)

Website of the Master's programme Innovation for Small and Medium Enterprises (German only)

Master's programme Integrated Design and Construction

Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Degree: Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 2 semester (60 CP) or 3 semester (90 CP) (start: summer and winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The training in the master’s programme Integrated Design and Construction follows the occupational profile of a project developer; as a project executor and manager a project developer initiates, designs and takes responsibility for the entire value chain, i.e. from the stage of development and financing to the construction design and implementation until the operation of sites.  The training focuses on the interdisciplinary work of project developments during the entire life cycle of buildings - from development and financing to designing and implementing constructions until the operation and usage of sites. By an analytical understanding of society, the programme qualifies students to design and develop infrastructure projects, urban areas and buildings in a sustainable way and to integrally plan, manage and control development and implementation processes.

Programme Structure

The knowledge about design and construction acquired during the bachelor's programme is complemented by the fields of project development and site operation.  A deeper theoretical knowledge about the design of integrated processes in project development is taught at the beginning of the master’s programme. Later the focus is on deeper theoretical knowledge about property management and property law. Competences in the field of project development are deepened even further by exemplary practice-oriented applications.

Career Perspectives

Graduates of the master’s programme Integrated Design and Construction are prepared for various job profiles in the construction and property industry. Due to their interdisciplinary competences, graduates can start a career in the following areas:

  • Property industry (project developer, building contractors, property management companies, etc.)
  • Construction industry (classic construction companies in building and civil engineering, prime contractors, PPP and construction service provider)
  • Architecture and design
  • Project management
  • Public building authorities
  • Private builders
  • Consulting firms

 

 

Additional Information

Please note the different start dates:

  • 60 CP programme (2 semesters): Start every winter semester (1 October)
  • 90 CP programme (3 semesters): Start every summer semester (15 March)

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Halswick
Raum D.4.03
Röntgenring 8, 97070 Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-9002
E-Mail daniel.halswick@fhws.de

Office hours by appointment

Website of the Master's programme Integrated Design and Construction (German only)

Master's programme International Business with Focus on Asia, Western Europe or Central and Eastern Europe

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Campus for Professional Development

Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Entrance Requirements: Minimum one year professional experience; general admission requirements (see below)

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 3 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg, international partner universities (additionally 6 weeks abroad in Koahsiung, Taiwan, or Moskow, Russia)

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: € 5,500 per semester

The MBA-programme is an advanced training programme especially devised for  international business in Asia, Western Europe, Central, and Eastern Europe. It can be completed while being employed and working; classes are on Fridays and Saturdays and held by well-known professors of FHWS or experienced experts from renowned companies and state institutions. Within three semesters, students get a general corporate management training from an international perspective with a focus on intercultural aspects related to the regions mentioned above. Moreover, specialist knowledge  and a special training are offered that develops students’ already existing capabilities and leadership skills. The programme aims at preparing students for their career advancement in a targeted way.

Programme Structure

The programme’s objective is to impart a comprehensive understanding of current task and duties in international and intercultural management. In that, developing students’ personal skills is of high importance. Apart from that, the programme offers ideal conditions for starting or strengthening a network where colleagues, alumni, the faculty and companies get necessary incentives to keep alive the process of growing and sharing. The programme’s curriculum ensures all these goals.

Career Perspectives

The master’s programme specialises in equipping executives or managing generalists with global abilities and expertise in business relations with Asia, Western Europe, or Central and Eastern Europe. The advanced training programme “International Business” qualifies students for their career advancement in internationally operating companies or organisations. The curriculum concentrates on the acquisition of intercultural skills, special soft and hard skills as well as an adequate level of language proficiency.

Additional Information

Please follow the link for more details regarding general and programme specific admission requirements.

Contact person

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Campus for Professional Development

Prof. Dr. Bruno Diez and Ann-Kathrin Folle
Room R.1.04
Randersackererstraße 15, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-6301
E-Mail ann-kathrin.folle@fhws.de

Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 9:00-16:00

Website of the Master's programme International Business with Focus on Asia, Western Europe or Central and Eastern Europe

Master's programme International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants

Faculty of Applied Social Sciences

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements (see below)

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 3 semesters (start: summer semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The master’s programme International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants is an application-oriented, consecutive, in terms of content and network internationally oriented English-language degree programme. The programme provides professional, social and profession-related competences for the field of action of social work with migrants and refugees in the international and national context.  Based on empirical findings and theoretical references, students are qualified with respect to intercultural, legal, educational and psychological matters to develop and implement solution-oriented action for the special situation of refugees and migrants. They are able to operate in the area of policies of local as well as international actors. The professional grasp of social work in the context of migration will be thus further developed.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of six areas of study which will turn the students’ focus to the international level of social work, sensitise them for the work with refugees and migrants, and teach them practice-oriented methodological and decision-making competences. Especially the the fifth area of study (practical projects & research) strengthens the international focus of the programme. Students learn the language of a typical region of origin or transit and have the opportunity to study abroad or do an internship abroad for one semester, preferably in a region of origin or transit.

Career Perspectives

Graduates are able to act professionally on a national level (e.g. migrants’ advice centres, youth welfare with unaccompanied minor refugees, volunteer management) and to do management tasks. Moreover, they are able to work skilfully and competently in an international environment (e.g. supervision of UNHCR refugee camps, EU Asylum Hotspot Centres or other internationally operating organisations). The steadily growing demand for skilled specialists due to the world-wide increasing migration results in very good job prospects.

Additional Information

Please follow the link for more details regarding general and/or programme specific admission requirements.

Contact person

Faculty of Applied Social Sciences

Vice President Prof. Dr. Ralf Roßkopf
Room T.2.11
Tiepolostraße 6, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8178
E-Mail ralf.rosskopf[at]fhws.de

Office hours by appointment

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Master's programme Product Development and Systems Design

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Degree: Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; N. C. (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 3 semesters (start: summer and winter semester)

FHWS location: Schweinfurt

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The master’s programme Product Development and Systems Design is a consecutive master’s programme, i.e. it builds upon the level of knowledge acquired during a bachelor’s programme in a similar specialist field; it takes three semesters including the final thesis. It is geared to students with a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, or Plastics and Rubber Engineering having graduated from FHWSor other higher education institutions. The master’s programme has its focus on a holistic approach to products and systems. It provides intensified knowledge about the full life cycle: from development and production to usage and dismantling/recycling. Thus, the programme includes on one hand modules teaching deeper theoretical knowledge about the development of products and systems; on the other hand, there are modules with a focus on application. Well-known companies are involved in the application oriented modules.

Programme Structure

Studies can be taken up every winter and summer semester. Modules offered in the respective first semester, no matter if a winter or summer semester, do not build upon modules from the previous semester; with the exception of one basic module, modules are offered only once during the academic year. As their elective modules, students choose specification modules according to their prior knowledge. These electives offer in-depth knowledge building upon and geared towards the subject-specific basics acquired during a bachelor’s programme in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, and Plastics and Rubber Engineering. The programme is completed by interdisciplinary non-technical modules. The master’s programme’s methods include tuition in seminars, project work which is conducted in-house and outside FHWS together with partners from industry, practical coursework and internships, as well as a master’s thesis.

Career Perspectives

Graduates are able to develop and evaluate new engineering solutions. Students acquire skills to plan and carry out projects as well as to take over demanding and complex project and/or general management tasks. The master’s programme is thus a comprehensive qualification for specialists and managers - also in an international environment. Students are trained for all occupational fields related to the development, optimisation, manufacture, distribution, monitoring and operation of technical products and systems.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gregor Mengelkamp
Room 4.E.18
Ignaz-Schön-Straße 11, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940-8896
E-Mail gregor.mengelkamp[at]fhws.de

Office hours by appointment

Website Master's programme Product Development and Systems Design (German only)

Master's programme Social Work

Faculty of Applied Social Sciences

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 3 semesters (start: summer semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The consecutive Master’s programme Social Work is a complex full-time programme which follows the bachelor’s programme Social Work at the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences. Its graduates are qualified for management, higher-level and professional duties on a master’s level.  For these, the programme teaches the following competences:

  • deeper methodical expertise in terms of receiving and implementing
  • research results
  • advanced competences in terms of behavioural analysis and intervention
  • more detailed knowledge about management
  • greater ability to participate in social science discourses and confidently represent a professional position when in contact with future colleagues from other disciplines.

Programme Structure

The Master’s programme takes three semesters consisting of eleven modules. Classes mainly take place during the first two semesters, while the third semester is almost completely dedicated to the master’s thesis. Modules of the first semester are Academia and Social Work I, Behavioural Methods, Law and Social Work , Organisation and Quality Management, and Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods. During the second semester, there are Academia and Social Work II, Finance and Staff Management, Media and Social Work, Behavioural Projects I, Socio-Scientific Specialisation, and Methodological Specialisation. Behavioural Projects are practical projects with four contact hours per week. Practical projects are continued during the third semester (Behavioural Projects II) when also the final thesis is to be written.

Career Perspectives

Graduates are qualified for management, higher-level and professional duties on a master’s level, i.e. for leading roles in social enterprises, child and youth psychotherapy possibly with their own practice, expert and consulting tasks for (social welfare) associations or foundations, but also for jobs in teaching and researching at universities of applied sciences.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Applied Social Sciences

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Gartzke
Room T.2.12
Tiepolostraße 6, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8907
E-Mail ulrich.gartzke[at]fhws.de

Office hours by e-mail appointment

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Master's programme Specialized Translation with Media Translation

Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences and Humanities

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; attested skills in target languages (see below)

Language of Instruction: German, target languages

Duration: 4 semesters (full time); 8 semesters (part time) (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The degree programme is suitable for applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree in any of the translational or philological disciplines. If the relevant language skills can be attested, a lateral entry from a bachelor’s degree in any other discipline is possible. The main focus of the degree is on specialized translation for technology and life sciences, and on media translation with classes in software localization, subtitling, audio description and voice-over translation. The programme has a strong practical orientation and is focussed on the demands of the market. We pride ourselves in preparing students for the changing face of the profession in the light of new media and technologies. In class, students are provided with laptops with CAT and subtitling software, and internet access. Some of the classes are held in the professionally equipped studios of the university’s media centre. For the specialized subject medicine we have a cooperative arrangement with the Julius Maximilian University, where our students attend selected lectures. A special feature of the programme is the module “Fit for the Market,” in which guest lecturers from beyond higher education speak from their own experience about the practical demands of the profession. There are regular excursions to technical units, companies, and to the EU in Brussels. We also have a lively exchange with partner universities in Spain.

 

 

Programme Structure

Students spend all four semesters in full-time study in Würzburg. Erasmus exchanges, especially with Spain, are possible.

Career Perspectives

This degree programme equips students to undertake demanding tasks in the fields of specialized translation and media translation. Possible careers include translation project management, software and game localization, and of course, the highest level of translation in the fields of technology and medicine.

Additional Information

Programme specific admission requirements:

  • A-language: German, English, French or Spanish (C2 – native or near-native)
  • B-language: German, English, French or Spanish (C1)
  • C- language: English, French or Spanish (B2)

On the following websites you can find out more about general admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences and Humanities

Prof. Dr. habil. Heike Elisabeth Jüngst

Office:
Sabina Ahlmann
Raum S.2.17
Sanderring 8
97070 Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8492
E-Mail fachuebersetzen[at]fhws.de

Office hours: Please send us an e-mail

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Master's programme Trade Journalism and Corporate Communications (Technology or Business)

Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences and Humanities

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 3 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The master’s programme aims at crossing communicative competence in the fields of journalism and corporate communications with professional expertise in technology or business. Students have usually already acquired professional expertise in technology/business during previous studies (and/or previous work experience). That is why the major focus is on professional communication. Students without any previous expertise in the relevant subjects will have to do additional learning. The master’s programme has an interdisciplinary approach – not least to enable students to think outside the box of their respective disciplines. Another element of this integrative concept is to teach journalism alongside corporate communications. No matter which side the student chooses to work for, it is always important to know techniques and strategies of the opposite side.

 

 

Programme Structure

You need 90 Credit Points to complete our master’s degree.  Therefore, standard time to degree is three semesters. You can do the master’s programme part-time which then takes you six semesters. It is a traditional on-site programme. Teaching usually takes place on three or four days during the week and is complemented by block events (Blockseminar) on weekends at the end of the semester. The training is theoretically grounded but at the same time very close to professional practice. Many practical projects about technical and business issues are on the schedule. The programme trains communication experts who are very well acquainted with their field of expertise; graduates know their trade – as journalists or as PR-experts – and understand the nuances and forms of trade journalism; they are experienced in all media (esp. print-online) and, last but not least, possess not only business know-how, but also social awareness. These are the objectives the curriculum aims at. 

Career Perspectives

To us journalism is not in a crisis as it is commonly claimed. First and foremost, we train for trade media who are always on the lookout for experienced trade journalist. Some of our graduates work for daily newspapers and special interest magazines. Most graduates join corporate communications, mainly in areas where writing texts is important (content marketing, corporate publishing) and where social media are increasingly used. Job prospects are still very good.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences and Humanities

Prof. Dr. Lutz  Frühbrodt
Raum Z.1.09
Münzstraße 19, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8576
E-Mail lutz.fruehbrodt@fhws.de

Office hours by appointment

Website of the Master's programme Trade Journalism and Corporate Communications (Technology or Business) (German only)

Bachelor's programme Business and Engineering (in English)

Faculty of Business and Engineering

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; pre-study internship (see below)

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Schweinfurt

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

This Bachelor’s programme is one of our Twin Programmes, i.e. the Business and Engineering programme taught in English (IBE) is basically identical to the programme mainly taught in German (BWW). During the course of studies, students may switch between programmes and languages and so acquire a Twin Certificate at the end.

Due to the teaching’s orientation towards economic and technical matters, the programme offers above-average career opportunities and security of employment. Lecturers who often gathered there experience in top management positions of companies teach up-to-date and future-oriented knowledge. To prepare students for their careers as good and practically as possible, many classes apply their learning content to issues in small, medium sized and big companies by cooperating with these companies. Students learn to meet managerial challenges with up-to-date skills in the economic-technical field as well as with professional, methodological, and social competence.

Programme Structure

During the first three semesters, teaching concentrates on the basics of substantial sub-disciplines of business engineering: Natural sciences, engineering, economics, and general skills. From the fourth semester specialisation modules from the technical or economic field can be chosen. BWW: for a technical specialisation, students can choose mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or mechatronics; for a business specialisation, students can choose purchasing, logistics, production, distribution, or controlling. IBE: A technical specialisation is possible in mechatronics; for a business specialisation, students can choose purchasing, logistics, or production. There is an internship module (sixth semester) that introduces students to the actual work of business engineers. Studies are completed by a bachelor’s thesis that discusses a (often practical) problem on a scientific basis.

Career Perspectives

Due to the programme’s mixture of technical and non-technical elements, graduates can choose from a broad variety of occupational fields to start their career: Marketing/distribution, logistics, materials management/purchasing; production, controlling, accounting, administration/organisation, or data processing. Possible fields of activity are, for example, in producing and trading companies, engineering offices, banks, insurance companies, consulting firms, but also in the public sector or when establishing one’s own company.

Additional Information

Please follow the link for more details regarding general and programme specific admission requirements.

Contact person

Faculty of Business and Engineering

Prof. Dr. Elke Stadelmann
Room 6.1.08
Ignaz-Schön-Str. 11, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940-8739
E-Mail elke.stadelmann@fhws.de

Office hours: Please see the faculty's website!

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Bachelor's programme International Management

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; N. C. (see below)

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The degree programme “International Management” takes 3.5 years (seven semesters) including one practical semester (usually the fifth semester). Within a modular structure 210 CPs (approx. 30 CPs per semester) can be achieved.

The modules can be assigned to the following topics:

  • General basics
  • Economic basics
  • Business functions
  • Subject related specialisation
  • General studies
  • Specialist modules

Programme Structure

The structure of the bachelor’s programme taught in English is similar to the German taught bachelor’s programme Business Administration (following the TWINConcept of FHWS). During the first two semesters, the internationally standardised basic modules are almost identical to the ones in “Business Administration.” In the third semester, modules like Intercultural Management or Organizational Structure prepare students for the particularities in international business during their third semester. In the fourth or fifth semester, an optional semester abroad and/or an internship abroad is an opportunity to get to know cultures and subject-specific perspectives of and in other countries. To make recognition easier, the subjects of the fourth semester are designed and compiled similar to those at all partner universities. The English taught specialisations General Management and International Business have to be completed in the sixth and seventh semester.

Career Perspectives

On graduation, students are able to assist management in all questions related to business administration, to take over management functions in internationally operating companies, or to set up their own business. For their personal development students also acquire social and intercultural skills as well as language skills. Classes taught in English, an optional semester abroad, and the integration of international students (mobility at home) are designed to improve students’ competitiveness in the labour market.

Additional Information

Please follow the link for more details regarding general and programme specific admission requirements.

Contact person

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Prof. Dr. Manfred Kiesel
Room Z.2.10
Münzstrasse 19, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8110
E-Mail manfred.kiesel@fhws.de

Office hours during the lecture period:
Tuesday, 14:00-15:00

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Bachelor's programme Logistics (in English)

Faculty of Business and Engineering

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; pre-study internship (see below)

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Schweinfurt

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

This bachelor’s programme is one of our Twin Programmes, i.e. the Logistics programme taught in English (IBL) is basically identical to the Logistics programme mainly taught in German (BL). During the course of studies, students may switch between programmes/languages and so acquire a Twin Certificate at the end.

Logistics, as it is understood by the bachelor’s programme, is the management of planning, structuring, and controlling the flows of goods and the information flows connected to them – in companies, but also between suppliers and customers within supply chains. To be able to react appropriately to managerial questions in their professional life, students are taught specialist knowledge and skills in an interdisciplinary training in the following areas (percentage of total CPs): Economics (7 %), core competences (7 %), natural sciences (10 %), engeneering (16 %), and especially in logistics and transportation management (60 %). Teaching contents are provided in internationally oriented, mostly English taught classes (BL) or completely English taught classes (IBL) by tuition in seminars and project work.

Programme Structure

Among the basics of economics, natural sciences, and engineering, the seven-semester-programme teaches specialist knowledge of logistics and transportation in international corporate networks. It aims at qualifying students for their profession in basic subjects, e.g. mathematics, physics, technical mechanics, logistical methods of analysing and planning, operations management, as well as transport logistics (semesters 1 to 3). Additionally, there are modular classes like material flow systems, technical logistics, supply chain management, international logistics, strategic purchasing, logistics services (semesters 4 to 6). Moreover, the programme includes two projects in industry and a 20-week internship plus seminar in the sixth semester. During the seventh semester, students complete their studies with classes on core competences, a bachelor’s seminar and their individual Bachelor’s thesis.

Career Perspectives

With this degree students can choose from a wide variety of occupational fields in industry, commerce or logistics services. These are determined by competitors striving to minimise their stocks while increasing the availability of goods for their customers. Knowledge of technological solutions (also related to information technology) is thus gaining more and more importance. Professional newcomers often find a job in production planning, transportation management, but also in purchasing and procurement.

Additional Information

Please follow the link for more details regarding general and programme specific admission requirements.

Contact person

Faculty of Business and Engineering

Prof. Dr. Birgit Gampl
Room 9.02.08
Konrad-Geiger-Str. 2, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940-8731
E-Mail birgit.gampl@fhws.de

Office hours: Please see the faculty’s website!https://bl.fhws.de/en/bachelor_degree_programme.html

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Bachelor's programme Mechatronics (in English)

Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; pre-study internship (see below)

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Schweinfurt

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The Bachelor’s programme Mechatronics is devised to meet the multidisciplinary requirements of today’s industry. This engineering discipline combines the expertise from areas of electrical and mechanical engineering with information processing. In addition to delivering a solid understanding of these areas, this programme aims to develop further skills needed to carry out and manage engineering projects. Specially designed courses enable students to identify the environmental impact of technology and encourage them to act responsibly. Due to elective modules, the students may tailor their courses according to their own inclinations and interests without compromises. The practice-oriented learning environment at FHWS makes them capable of applying the know-how and scientific methods to solve engineering problems independently. This programme also focuses on personality development by offering foreign languages, interaction in multicultural teams, soft skills and further social competences. The degree programme can also serve as a solid fundament for graduate studies.

Programme Structure

A six-week pre-study internship is a requirement of this Bachelor’s programme. The programme can be divided into three stages. At the first stage, consisting of three semesters, basic and foundation modules are offered. The emphasis is on the fundamentals of engineering, mathematics, computing, natural sciences and soft skills. The second stage of the programme, consisting of the fourth and fifth semester, deals with core modules of mechatronics. The theory and lab courses, offered at this stage, involve control systems, measuring techniques, actuators, software engineering, embedded systems, design & simulation of mechatronic systems etc. A wide range of elective modules with direct industrial relevance to automation, robotics, manufacturing, power engineering and automotive sectors is also offered during the fifth semester. The final stage of the degree programme, consisting of the sixth and seventh semester, involves practical training with real-world problems. The major part of the sixth semester is an internship in industry. During this internship students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to the industrial problems. This way they develop a problem-solving approach. The seventh semester involves an engineering project, a Bachelor’s thesis and some interdisciplinary lab work.

Career Perspectives

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering. Mechatronics engineers can perform a wide variety of jobs such as research and development; hardware and software design; product development; planning, execution and management of engineering projects; installation, testing and commissioning of industrial equipment; quality control; marketing; customer care and consulting. The career prospects are very bright. Potential employers are companies from various industrial sectors like automotive, aerospace, robotics, manufacturing, material processing, energy systems, drives, printing, medical systems and consumer products etc. Their multidisciplinary competencies enable them to assume coordination and leading jobs in project teams involving engineers of other disciplines like electrical, mechanical and software engineering. The Bachelor’s programme at FHWS is highly practical. The interaction of students with the industry, during the internship and the Bachelor’s thesis, normally paves the path to a fascinating career in a national or multinational enterprise.

Additional Information

Please follow the link for more details regarding general and programme specific admission requirements.

Contact person

Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Prof. Dr. Abid Ali
Room 1.1.64
Ignaz-Schön-Str. 11, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940- 8454
E-Mail abid.ali[at]fhws.de

Office hours by appointment

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Master's programme Business with Europe

Faculty of Business and Engineering
Campus for Professional Development

Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; minimum one year professional experience (see below)

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 3 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Schweinfurt, international partner universities

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: € 6,250 for 3 semesters

Students with a minimum of one year work experience in different corporate functions will study this master’s programme full-time to prepare for taking over executive positions. Future work locations are usually in a European company located outside Europe or in a non-European company operating in Germany. This two-way possibility of students' areas of activity is treated in all modules; additionally, the international aspect is especially stressed in specific courses Students have the choice of two specialisations. Currently, there are Marketing and Finance with two modules each.

Programme Structure

The first semester takes place at a partner university abroad. In lectures and tutorials as well as from case studies students learn about the main corporate functions in an international business environment which involve management activities (e.g. marketing/sales, finance, HR, operations). The second semester takes place in Schweinfurt and concentrates on the students’ preparation for their international assignment in Europe. Depending on where they see their own future, students then can choose whether they want to spend the third semester in Schweinfurt or at a partner university abroad. In the last semester and in addition to preparing their final thesis, students choose two modules from an area of specialisation.

Career Perspectives

Taking over executive positions in an internationally operating company with a location in Europe or in a non-European country.

Additional Information

Please follow the link for more details regarding general and/or programme specific admission requirements.

Contact person

Faculty of Business and Engineering
Campus for Professional Development

Prof. Dr. Uwe Sponholz
Room 6.1.09
Ignaz-Schön-Straße 11, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940-8409
E-Mail uwe.sponholz@fhws.de

Office hours: Please see the faculty’s website!

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Master's programme International Business with Focus on Asia, Western Europe or Central and Eastern Europe

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Campus for Professional Development

Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Entrance Requirements: Minimum one year professional experience; general admission requirements (see below)

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 3 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg, international partner universities (additionally 6 weeks abroad in Koahsiung, Taiwan, or Moskow, Russia)

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: € 5,500 per semester

The MBA-programme is an advanced training programme especially devised for  international business in Asia, Western Europe, Central, and Eastern Europe. It can be completed while being employed and working; classes are on Fridays and Saturdays and held by well-known professors of FHWS or experienced experts from renowned companies and state institutions. Within three semesters, students get a general corporate management training from an international perspective with a focus on intercultural aspects related to the regions mentioned above. Moreover, specialist knowledge  and a special training are offered that develops students’ already existing capabilities and leadership skills. The programme aims at preparing students for their career advancement in a targeted way.

Programme Structure

The programme’s objective is to impart a comprehensive understanding of current task and duties in international and intercultural management. In that, developing students’ personal skills is of high importance. Apart from that, the programme offers ideal conditions for starting or strengthening a network where colleagues, alumni, the faculty and companies get necessary incentives to keep alive the process of growing and sharing. The programme’s curriculum ensures all these goals.

Career Perspectives

The master’s programme specialises in equipping executives or managing generalists with global abilities and expertise in business relations with Asia, Western Europe, or Central and Eastern Europe. The advanced training programme “International Business” qualifies students for their career advancement in internationally operating companies or organisations. The curriculum concentrates on the acquisition of intercultural skills, special soft and hard skills as well as an adequate level of language proficiency.

Additional Information

Please follow the link for more details regarding general and programme specific admission requirements.

Contact person

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Campus for Professional Development

Prof. Dr. Bruno Diez and Ann-Kathrin Folle
Room R.1.04
Randersackererstraße 15, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-6301
E-Mail ann-kathrin.folle@fhws.de

Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 9:00-16:00

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Master's programme International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants

Faculty of Applied Social Sciences

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements (see below)

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 3 semesters (start: summer semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The master’s programme International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants is an application-oriented, consecutive, in terms of content and network internationally oriented English-language degree programme. The programme provides professional, social and profession-related competences for the field of action of social work with migrants and refugees in the international and national context.  Based on empirical findings and theoretical references, students are qualified with respect to intercultural, legal, educational and psychological matters to develop and implement solution-oriented action for the special situation of refugees and migrants. They are able to operate in the area of policies of local as well as international actors. The professional grasp of social work in the context of migration will be thus further developed.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of six areas of study which will turn the students’ focus to the international level of social work, sensitise them for the work with refugees and migrants, and teach them practice-oriented methodological and decision-making competences. Especially the the fifth area of study (practical projects & research) strengthens the international focus of the programme. Students learn the language of a typical region of origin or transit and have the opportunity to study abroad or do an internship abroad for one semester, preferably in a region of origin or transit.

Career Perspectives

Graduates are able to act professionally on a national level (e.g. migrants’ advice centres, youth welfare with unaccompanied minor refugees, volunteer management) and to do management tasks. Moreover, they are able to work skilfully and competently in an international environment (e.g. supervision of UNHCR refugee camps, EU Asylum Hotspot Centres or other internationally operating organisations). The steadily growing demand for skilled specialists due to the world-wide increasing migration results in very good job prospects.

Additional Information

Please follow the link for more details regarding general and/or programme specific admission requirements.

Contact person

Faculty of Applied Social Sciences

Vice President Prof. Dr. Ralf Roßkopf
Room T.2.11
Tiepolostraße 6, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8178
E-Mail ralf.rosskopf[at]fhws.de

Office hours by appointment

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