FH Aachen

The FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences, with over 11,000 students and about 230 professors, 290 lecturers and 700 employees in teaching and research of the largest technical colleges in Germany. It has as its main locations in Aachen and Jülich, and other institutions, among others, in Cologne, Düren, Linnich, Euskirchen and Geilenkirchen. Currently, the university offers 48 bachelor's, 22 master's and three cooperative programs. Third and research funds totaled 12.2 million euros in 2011.

  • 5.1 Bachelor's degree programs in 2012
  • 5.2 Master's courses in 2012
  • 6.1 Freshman Institute
  • 6.2 Summer School Renewable Energy


The FH Aachen was founded in 1971 as the University of Applied Sciences Aachen, where several traditional predecessor institutions such as the State School of Engineering Aachen (founded 1902) and the Applied Arts School of Aachen were (founded in 1904) integrated. In Jülich another site that has steadily increased arose, and with the Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ ), the former Nuclear Research Centre Jülich ( KFA ) cooperates. In some courses cooperations exist with joint courses, for example, with the Hogeschool Zuyd in Maastricht (Netherlands) and the Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg ( Belgium).


At the FH Aachen there are 10 faculties. The departments of architecture, civil engineering, design, electrical engineering and information technology, aviation and space technology, economics, and engineering / mechatronics as well as the central university administration and management are located in Aachen, while the disciplines of chemistry and biotechnology, medical and industrial mathematics and energy technology are located in Jülich.


The FH Aachen has over 11,000 students in the winter term 2012/2013 one of the ten largest universities in Germany. The focus is on the STEM subjects, ie, the subjects of the subject areas of mathematics, computer science, natural science and technology and the ever-growing fields of economics and design. In 2012 Business Week ranking the FH Aachen occupied among all German universities of applied sciences No. 1 in mechanical and electrical engineering and computer science in 4th place.


In 2012, the FH Aachen has two locations: in Aachen with about 7,800 students and in Jülich with around 3,250 students. There are also at the sites Linnich and Geilenkirchen the Freshman Institute ( preparatory course ), can in the foreign applicants acquire the higher education entrance qualification and in Herzogenrath the coordination office for Dual study programs. In construction, Euskirchen are as a study for the degree program Wood Engineering and wild Rath for the area Schienenfahrztechnik. Furthermore, the MBA Entrepreneurship is located in Düren. Since 2010, the FH Aachen offers also in cooperation with surrounding companies and businesses in the study Cologne the bachelor's degree Scientific Programming in conjunction with the training of Mathematics and technical software developer ( MATSE ) and Combined Studies.

In Aachen, the bodies of the FH Aachen are similar to those of the RWTH Aachen distributed on several core areas.


  • The University Council, the Senate, the Rector, the university administration and the group representations reside in a building in Kalverbenden.
  • In the Bayernallee are the faculties of architecture and civil engineering. Here, visitors find the rooms of the technology and knowledge transfers ( TWT).
  • The campus in the Eupen road houses the departments of electrical engineering and information technology and economics and the associated International Faculty Office.
  • In the Goethe street, the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics.
  • In the Hohenstaufenallee the department is home to aviation and space technology.
  • On Boxgraben is now so designated Department of Design and facilities of the department of air and space technology.
  • From 1980 to 2010, a part of the Department of Chemical Engineering in the common university buildings Melaten (RWTH Aachen and Aachen University of Applied Sciences ) was housed. 2010, following the completion of the new building in Jülich, the move there.

Campus Jülich

At the Jülich all FH- building and the two dormitories ( Solar Campus, Jan- von- Werth -Straße) are directly together. Since August 29, 2007 there was a complete construction of a new FH- building, which was completed in the summer of 2010 and officially opened in November of the year. In Jülich are the disciplines of chemistry and biotechnology, medical technology and industrial mathematics and energy technology.

Solar tower power plant

On 4 July 2006 the starting signal was given for a solar thermal test and demonstration power plant in Jülich by the NRW Minister of Science Christa Thoben. The planned solar tower power plant will have a capacity of 1.5 MW. In a solar tower power plant heat the prepared around a tower mirror, will align with the sun, the receiver in the tower top at about 1000 degrees Celsius. With this heat, water is vaporized and fed into a turbine, then where electricity is generated. The total cost of the project amounts to 23.2 million euros. The power plant has been put into operation on 20 August 2009.


The courses offered by the FH Aachen:

Bachelor's degree programs in 2012

  • Applied Chemistry (B. Sc, Jülich. ) - Also known as dual degree program
  • Applied Chemistry (B. Sc, Jülich. ) - Internationally oriented degree program
  • Architecture ( B. A. )
  • Civil Engineering (B. Eng.)
  • Civil Engineering - Network Engineering (B. Eng.) - Dual integral education degree program
  • Business Administration / Business Studies (B. A. )
  • Biotechnology ( B. Sc., Jülich)
  • Biomedical Engineering (B. Eng, Jülich. ) - Ausandsorientierter course
  • Biomedical Engineering (B. Eng., Jülich)
  • International Business Studies (BA) - international double degree course
  • Business Studies / German - French ( BA) - international double degree course
  • Communication and Multimedia Design (B. Sc.)
  • Dual degree program in Civil Engineering (B. Eng.)
  • Electrical Engineering ( B. Eng. , Aachen)
  • Electrical Engineering ( B. Eng. , Jülich)
  • Electrical PLuS (B. Eng, Jülich. ) - Dual integral education degree program
  • Electrical Engineering (B. Eng.) - Internationally oriented degree program
  • European Business Studies (BA) - international double degree course
  • Vehicle drive technology (B. Eng.)
  • Vehicle Integration / body technique (B. Eng.)
  • Wood Engineering ( B. A. )
  • Computer science (B. Sc.)
  • International Business Studies (B. A. )
  • Communication Design (B. A. )
  • Aeronautics and Space Engineering (B. Eng.)
  • Air and space technology with commercial pilot training (B. Eng.) - Dual degree program
  • Mechanical Engineering ( B. Eng. , Aachen)
  • Mechanical Engineering ( B. Eng. , Energy Technology, Jülich)
  • Mechanical PLuS (B. Eng, Jülich. ) - Dual education an integral course
  • Mechanical Engineering (B. Eng., Jülich)
  • Mechatronics (B. Eng.)
  • Physics and Engineering ( B. Eng. , Jülich)
  • Physical Engineering (B. Eng, Jülich. ) - Internationally oriented degree program
  • Physiotherapy (B. Sc, Jülich. ) - Dual integral education or vocational studying program
  • Product Design (B. A. )
  • Process Engineering ( B. Eng, Jülich. ) - Dual degree program
  • Railway Engineering (B. Eng.)
  • Scientific Programming (B. Sc, Jülich. ) - Dual integral education degree program
  • Industrial Engineering (B. Sc.)

Master's courses in 2012

  • Aerospace Engineering (M. Sc.)
  • Architecture ( M. A. )
  • Automation and Drives ( M. Eng.)
  • Automotive Vehicle Integration / Powertrain and Chassis Engineering (M. Eng.)
  • Applied Polymer Science ( M. Sc., Jülich)
  • Civil Engineering ( M. Eng.)
  • Biomedical Engineering ( M. Sc., Jülich)
  • Biotechnology ( M. Sc., Jülich)
  • Energy Systems (M. Sc., Jülich)
  • Entrepreneurship (MBA)
  • European Master in Nuclear Applications ( M. Sc.)
  • Facility Management ( M. Eng.)
  • Industrial Engineering ( M. Sc.)
  • Information Systems Engineering (M. Eng.)
  • International Business Management (M. A. )
  • Communication Design and Product Design (M. A. )
  • Mechatronics ( M. Sc.)
  • Communications Engineering (M. Eng.)
  • Nuclear Applications ( M. Sc., Jülich)
  • Product development (M. Eng.)
  • Industrial Mathematics (M. Sc., Jülich)
  • Telecommunications Engineering ( M. Eng.)


The FH Aachen has a high degree of internationalization. This is mainly due to a significant number of joint programs with international partner universities as well as by a high transition rate of graduates in international corporations, particularly in the automotive, aviation and aerospace industry. The university cooperates with more than 80 partners in 40 European countries and with partners outside Europe. The proportion of foreign students at FH Aachen is currently more than 19%. Since January 2009, the FH Aachen is represented by its own representative office in Beijing ( PR China). In particular, the Department of Economics maintains partnerships with universities around the world and offers several international courses.

The Language Centre at the FH Aachen is the largest exam center of the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion for academic language tests (including DSH, TestDaF, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, Certificate German ). In Aachen language summer over 200 international students come annually ( with a high proportion of DAAD scholarship holders ) to Aachen and participate in the international program. The Language Centre also carries since May of 2007 by the scholastic aptitude TestAS.

Freshman Institute

As a central scientific institution of the FH Aachen the Freshman Institute ( FI) operates the preparatory course of the FH Aachen. The Institute qualified foreign students to study in North Rhine -Westphalia (NRW). Here, the rules of the Central Office for Foreign Education can be replaced by an own entrance examination ( ZaB ). After a successful freshman year, the applicants can apply at universities in North Rhine -Westphalia. The Freshman Year, which meets in function and content to the Anglo-Saxon first year of a four year bachelor 's degree program is fully funded by fees of the participants.

The process performed in boarding structure program currently visiting 232 international applicants (as of year 2009 /2010), including 182 in the core course engineering sciences at the site Linnich and 50 with the focus on economics at the site Geilenkirchen. As a unique feature, the rates of the FI prepare both English-and German -speaking as well as bilingual (English - German ) courses. Partner universities in the composite of the Freshman Institute, in addition to the FH Aachen, inter alia, the University of Duisburg -Essen, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, University of Applied Sciences South Westphalia and the Rhine-Waal University, and there are good contacts with the Carl Benz School of the University of Karlsruhe.

  • History of the Freshman Institute

Summer School Renewable Energy

Already since 1985, leads the Solar Institute Jülich (SIJ ) of the FH Aachen Summer School for Renewable Energy / Renewable Energy Summer School with about 50 students from all over Germany and abroad.

The program provides an overview of potentials, technologies and applications of renewable energy and rational energy use. In lectures, internships and field trips, students gain the latest knowledge on innovative and sustainable energy systems.

Known Teachers

  • Wolfgang Becker (* 1936), art historian
  • Wolfgang Beer (1943-1998), German sculptor, painter, graphic artist and ceramist
  • Lutz Brockhaus (* 1945), sculpture
  • Ivo Dekovic (* 1952), design
  • Klaus Endrikat (* 1939), graphic
  • Heinrich Hemme ( born 1955 ), Physics
  • Thomas Griese ( born 1956 ), Lecturer from 1986 to 1995 in labor
  • Gregor Jansen (born 1965 ), German art historian and curator
  • Christoph Kappesser ( born 1960 ), sculpture
  • Ludger Knepper ( born 1950 ), production logistics
  • Christiane Maether ( * 1941 ), art
  • Magdanz (* 1963), Photography
  • Jesco von Puttkamer (NASA ) ( 1933-2012 ), Honorary Professor 1985-2000
  • Dorothee Rocke (* 1949), German artist
  • Karl -Henning Seemann ( born 1934 ), sculptor
  • Thomas Siepmann (born 1958 ), computer science and computer -aided engineering
  • Michael Timme (* 1971), Civil Law, Commercial and Business Law
  • Heinz Tobolla (1925-2013), sculptor
  • Walter Bauer Wabnegg ( b. 1954 ), media theory and media practice
  • Benno Werth ( born 1929 ), Plastic Design and shape figures

Known graduates

At the FH Aachen include the following personalities have studied:

  • Manfred Bredohl (1944-2002), German graduate designer and metalsmith
  • Vladimir Budde (1952-2011), German chess player
  • Elmar Geulen (* 1957), German motorcycle racer
  • Achim Grossmann ( b. 1947 ), German politician ( SPD)
  • Arndt von Koenigsmarck (born 1970 ), an author
  • Heidi Kosche (* 1949), German politician ( Alliance 90/The Greens )
  • Erwin Lammenett (* 1964), German economist
  • Theo Maas ( born 1957 ), CEO of Flender AG
  • Manfred Mahsberg (* 1963), German painter
  • Manfred Mai (* 1953), German political scientist
  • Ralf Metzmacher (born 1964 ), German painter and designer
  • Dietmar Mommsen (1946-2008), German sculptor
  • Tom Moss Mayer ( b. 1979 ), Belgian footballer
  • Petra Müller ( * 1960 ), German politician (FDP)
  • Edmund Neugebauer (* 1949), German chemist
  • Wolfgang Ortmann's (* 1958), German economist
  • Eric Peters ( b. 1952 ), German painter
  • Norbert Pohlmann (* 1960), German professor
  • Dieter Scheiff (* 1952), German manager
  • Heinz Schmitz (1940-1992), German architect and urban planner
  • Hermann Tilke (born 1954 ), German architect, a leader in terms of racetrack
  • Stefan Ulrich (born 1976 ), German diver
  • Sabine Verheyen (born 1964 ), German politician (CDU )
  • Harry Voigt Berger ( born 1950 ), Minister of Economic Affairs of North Rhine -Westphalia
  • Mario Wagner ( * 1974 ), Illustrator
  • Wübbena Leonard ( born 1946 ), sculptor / metal sculptor
  • Jürgen Zieger ( b. 1955 ), Mayor of Esslingen am Neckar