Rescue Engineering

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What is the content of the course of studies?

In this interdisciplinary course, extensive knowledge is provided on all areas of the rescue services in addition to engineering scientific-technical, scientific, economic and social science content. Fire brigade and rescue technology contents are components of the course. The curriculum is composed of seven subjects that are broken down into the basic course (first year), subsequent studies (second year), and consolidation studies (third year). The sixth semester is a practical semester. Here, students are introduced to engineering-related activities from the professional field. The course is concluded with a dissertation.

Where can I find employment later on?
Emergency services, fire brigades, aid agencies, civil protection, consulting companies, hospitals, industrial companies, non-life insurers.
In what fields/subject areas can I work?

Possible fields of activity: Management in securing major events, leadership in fire and rescue services, expert and expert activities for health insurance companies, product development and service for manufacturing companies of equipment and procedures for emergency services as well as medical and safety technology, specialist journalism and public relations, management functions in international aid projects.

What are the entry requirements?
  • General higher education entrance qualification, advanced technical college certificate and three years professional activity.
  • It is very helpful to have a solid grounding and a lasting interest in subjects such as mathematics, physics, biology and chemistry at the start of the course. You should also have enthusiasm for technical solutions.

What costs will I incur as part of my studies?
About €300, no admission or tuition fees.


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Information about studying

Who offers this course?

HAW Hamburg

Type of study

University studies


Seven semesters

Qualification on completion

Bachelor of Engineering

Special features

The compulsory, profession-specific pre-study internship comprises 13 weeks. It is strongly recommended that it should be completed before the start of the course. However, this is not a prerequisite.

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