Aalen University

Aalen University

Aalen University (Hochschule Aalen) is a University of Applied Sciences located in the town of Aalen in Baden-Wuerttemberg, South Germany. This medium-size, modern university offers excellence in both teaching and research. It also boasts a number of technically rich facilities including advanced scientific laboratories.

Notable areas of study at Hochschule Aalen include Optics and Mechatronics. Aalen University is considered one of the finest universities of applied sciences in Southern Germany and has excellent links with the region’s top manufacturing companies.

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Aalen University in numbers

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The university of Aalen was originally formed as a state engineering school in 1963. In 1971, it became a University of Applied Sciences. It hosts 6,000 students, including 600 international students. The university offers a total of 60 course programs (bachelor's and master's) across three faculties.

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Aalen University has a vibrant exchange program and offers many lectures in English. The triple-tiered exchange program allows students to study for a single semester (Silver), study for a semester and apply for an internship (Gold), or stay for a further six months abroad (Platinum).

Internships for all students are available at a wide number of regional companies including Audi, Porsche and Bosch. There are three faculties: Chemistry, Optics & Mechatronics and Economics. The university partners with the Graduate School Ostwürttemberg, helping develop graduates and young technical professionals in the region.

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Tuition fees: Baden-Wuerttemberg

Internationals studying for more than one year in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg will have to pay a €1,500 tuition fee per semester.

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Explore Aalen University study programs:

Bachelor Programs:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Plus
  • Optometry
  • Business Studies for SME
  • Biopharmazeutische Wissenschaften
  • Business Analytics
  • Chemistry
  • Data Science
  • Digital Health Management
  • Internet of Things
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elektrotechnik kompakt durch Anrechnung (EkA)
  • Healthcare Management
  • Audiology
  • Computer Science
  • Technology and Engineering Teacher Education
  • International Business Studies
  • International Sales Management and Technology
  • IT-Security
  • Plastics Engineering
  • Maschinenbau / Entwicklung: Design und Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering / Innovative Materials
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Materialography / Innovative Materials
  • Mechatronics
  • Mechatronics Fast-Track-Program (MekA)
  • Computer Science in Media
  • Surface Technologies / Innovative Materials
  • Optical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Technical Content Creation
  • Technische Informatik / Embedded Systems
  • User Experience
  • Business Information Systems
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Business Psychology

Master Programs:

  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (Research Master)
  • Advanced Systems Design
  • Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Applied Surface and Material Sciences
  • Applied Photonics
  • Business Development
  • Data Science and Business Analytics
  • Data Management in Product Development and Production
  • Financial Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Health Technology Management
  • Industrial Management
  • Computer Science
  • Technology and Engineering Teacher Education
  • International Marketing and Sales
  • IT-Security (part-time)
  • Leadership in Industrial Sales and Technology
  • Light Weight Engineering
  • Machine Learning and Data Analytics
  • Mechatronics / Systems Engineering
  • Management of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
  • Polymer Technology
  • Product Development and Manufacturing
  • Technology Management
  • Vision Science and Business (Optometry) (extra occupational)
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Informatics (part-time)

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