Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
University description (as per official university website)
The mission of the University
analytical thinking – innovative design - responsible planning – act economically
Our sense of well-being depends to a great extent on the quality, the functionality and aesthetics of the spaces in which we spend our time. Architects and engineers plan and design these spaces not just living premises but administration buildings, factories, hospitals, streets, bridges, tunnels, parks, airports and, and, and ...
The tradition of teaching building, construction and design at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (HFT) reaches back to the year 1832. As you can imagine, we have a great deal of experience and today we are an internationally renowned place of education.
Closely associated with the engineering sciences are the processes of analytical thinking and taking economically oriented action. This is why we offer mathematics, computer science and business management as part of our curriculum.
We turn knowledge into skill and people into personalities. Today, those who want to get ahead in their careers need more than just specialist knowledge. Competencies such as team skills, flexibility, understanding of complex tasks, decisiveness and a feeling of responsibility are what is wanted. The HFT helps you develop these key qualifications while you are still studying.
Our curriculum is continuously kept up-to-date in cooperation with business and industry. We want you to have the best qualifications for starting in your chosen field – or that you successfully obtain even further qualifications in a master's course.
The course of study
A course of study at an university of applied sciences is a relatively recent but very successful academic path. Methodology coupled with practical experience offers the advantages of learning and teaching in small groups, proximity to the professors and a clearly structured curriculum. Our students appreciate the fact that they can get to know the professional world and start making contacts with the future empoyers while they are still studying. Part-time lecturers from business and industries as well as advisory boards of employers take care of a study alignment towards practice and employability. And by the way, roughly 60 percent of all graduate engineers working in Germany today are graduates from universities of applied sciences.
In keeping with the trend towards the internationalisation of the educational system, the HFT is offering a great variety of bachelor‘s as well as master’s degree programmes. The bachelor‘s courses of study in architecture and interior design as well as in business administration take six semesters, all the other bachelor programmes seven semesters. All of them include a bachelor’s thesis. In addition there a serveral three or four semester master’s courses in the fields of HFT scientific competences qualifying by a half-year master’s thesis.
Approximately 100 professors guarantee the high quality of teaching at the HFT. They possess excellent scientific qualifications as well as having professional experience in key positions in industry and business. The professors are assisted by 150 lecturers who bring expertise from their companies directly into the lecture halls. With the number of students at 2,300, this makes for an excellent teacherstudent ratio.
If you are interested in studying for a bachelor’s degree, you will take a supervised practical case study semester outside the university. The Trainee Placement Service Office (Praktikantenamt) of the HFT will help you in your search for a suitable place in business, industry or administration.
Practical semester projects can of course be taken in another country, as can individual courses and sections of study. You have the opportunity to choose from more than 50 partner universities in Europe or overseas. The International Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt) will help you to find university places and scholarships.