Bochum University of Applied Sciences

Bochum University of Applied Sciences

The Bochum University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Bochum) is based in the city of Bochum, the sixth-largest in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is a mid-sized university offering a range of Bachelor's and Master's courses across its major departments of Construction, Engineering and Business.

The university is both well-anchored in its home in the industrial Ruhr Valley, whilst also boasting a global outlook, notably in its internationally-focused courses in economics and engineering. 

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Founded in 1971 as a state college, it was renamed the Bochum University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Bochum) in 2007. It is a mid-sized university with 7000 students. The university offers 50 Bachelor's and 15 Master's degree programs.

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The university’s architectural courses are regularly ranked in the top five Centre for Higher Education (CHE) listings by subject, thanks in large to the excellent facilities for students. The Civil Engineering and Geodesy departments are also highly regarded. Some courses, such as the flagship MSc in Geothermal Energy Systems, are taught in English. The majority of courses are taught at the main Bochum Campus, whilst the nearby Velbert/Heiligenhaus Campus offers a number of apprenticeship courses in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering.

The university is well known for its contribution to areas such electromobility, thanks in part to student-led projects. The university enjoys excellent links with regional companies, conveniently located in Germany’s most significant region for heavy industry such as mining. 

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Explore UAS BO study programs:

Bachelor’s degree programs: 

  • Architecture
  • Business Administration
  • Civil Engineering
  • Civil Engineering – Dual Study Programme
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geoinformatics
  • International Business and Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Mechatronics and Information Technology
  • Informatik Mechatronics and Product Development (BEng)

Master’s degree programs:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Science in International Management

To know more about UAS BO study programs follow the link.

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