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Westphalian University of Applied Sciences

Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, or Westfälische Hochschule, is present in four cities in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia: Ahaus, Bocholt, Gelsenkirchen and Recklinghausen. Being a state-managed university, it focuses on offering practical and academic training in its campuses in order to assure qualified workers who meet the economic needs of the region.

The university' study programs have a technical and economic vein, which can be observed through the courses offered by the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences and the cooperation programs with several companies in the area.

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Westphalian University of Applied Sciences in numbers

1992
Founding year
8,000
Students
340
International students
4
Campuses
45
Courses
200
Professors

Founded in 1992 under the name of Gelsenkirchen University of Applied Sciences, the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences has almost 30 years of history. With more than 8,000 students and 200 professors in its four campuses, the university is proud of offering an international environment for students attending one of the 45 courses offered.

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The university's economic growth profile can be observed not only in its Bachelor and Master degree programmes but also in the dual study programmes, which are built in partnership with companies in the North Rhine-Westphalia area. The future-oriented study programmes focus in well established courses such as engineering, economics and journalism, and in new branches.

To develop its young talents, the university of applied sciences supports studies and research in a broad range of topics. As one of the educational pillars, research at the Westfälische Hochschule is shaped by application-orientation and close cooperation with the practical field. The university offers eight research focus areas that range from Cyber Security to Urban Traffic. This diversity is also present in the university's openness to international students.
 

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Bachelor Programs:

  • Building Service Engineering (B. Eng.)
  • Business Informatics (B. Sc.)
  • Business Studies (B. A.)
  • Digital Systems (B. Sc.)
  • Electrical Engineering (B. Eng.)
  • Environmental Engineering (B. Eng.)
  • Informatics (B. Sc.)
  • Journalism/Public Relations (B. A.)
  • Mechanical Engineering (B. Eng.)
  • Media Informatics (B. Sc.)
  • Medical Engineering (B. Sc.)
  • Technical Facility Management (B. Sc.)

Dual Bachelor Programs:

  • Building Service Engineering (B. Eng.)
  • Business Informatics (B. Sc.)
  • Business Studies (B. A.)
  • Digital Systems (B.Sc.)
  • Electrical Engineering (B. Eng.)
  • Environmental Engineering (B. Eng.)
  • Informatics (B. Sc.)
  • Mechanical Engineering (B. Eng.)
  • Media Informatics (B. Sc.)
  • Medical Engineering (B. Sc.)
  • Technical Facility Management (B. Sc.)

Master Programs:

  • Accounting and Controlling (M. A.)
  • Business Informatics (M. Sc.)
  • Communication Management (M. A.)
  • Digital Systems (M Sc.)
  • Electrical Engineering (M. Sc.)
  • Energy Systems (M. Eng.)
  • Informatics (M. Sc.)
  • Internet-Security (M. Sc.)
  • Management (M. A.)
  • Mechanical Engineering (M. Eng.)
  • Media Informatics (M. Sc.)
  • Medical Engineering (M. Sc.)
  • Quality Journalism in Digital Media (M. A.)
  • Systems Engineering for Environment and Buildings (M. Sc.)

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