General Information on HsKA
At a glance - based on descriptors according to ECTS regulations
Information on the Institution
|Information on the Institution|
|Name||Hochschule Karlsruhe - Technik und Wirtschaft|
|Name in English||Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences|
|Visitor's / Delivery address||Moltkestr. 30, 76133 Karlsruhe|
|Mailing address||Postfach 2440, 76012 Karlsruhe|
+49 721 925-0
|Central fax||+49 721 925-2000|
|Status||State Institution (Staatliche Hochschule)|
University of applied sciences
|History||Please follow the link|
|Facts and Figures||Please follow the link|
Academic Authorities at HsKA
|Senior Management||The University is headed by the President, 2 Vice-Presidents, and the Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer. More|
|University Council||is in charge of counseling, planning, and overseeing the administration of HsKA, creating the University's structural and development plan, as well as overseeing the Senior Management. More|
|Senate||decides on matters of research, teaching, study, and continuing education. More|
|Board of Trustees||supports HsKA in matters of cooperation with industry or other institutions. More|
|Student Union||Or AStA. The student body government. More|
Each faculty is headed by a Dean and Vice-Deans ("Dekanat", has a council ("Fakultätsrat") and an organization of students ("Fachschaft"). For the contact details, please see the following links to the German-language pages:
|Faculties' ECTS Departmental Coordinators|
|Architecture & Construction Engineering||Prof. Dr.-Ing. Erwin Schwing|
|Computer Science & Business Information Systems||Prof. Dr. Cosima Schmauch|
|Electrical Engineering & Information Technology||Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz Quint|
|Information Management & Media||Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinz Saler|
|Management Science & Engineering||NN|
|Mechanical Engineering & Mechatronics||Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klemens Gintner|
|ECTS Institutional Coordinator at HsKA||Dr. Joachim Lembach|
General Description of HsKA
General Information for Students
How to organize your life at Karlsruhe - accommodation, medical facilities, students' association - this practical information and further important tipps are available on the Student Life pages.
You need further study-related information, e.g. about General Studies courses, language courses, library, IT services or printing shop? Please see the overview of HsKA institutes and services.
You need guidance and advice for your studies? Arrangements for academic guidance
Information about internships is available here.
Teaching and learning, exams and marking system
For information on ECTS credit allocation based on the student workload needed in order to achieve expected learning outcomes, please click here
In order to build the theoretical, technical and practical qualifications the courses held in the faculty have a seminar-like environment. Most lectures are followed up by laboratory work. A particular advantage is that the class size is limited to 40 students. This allows for a more communicative and interactive learning atmosphere.
Examinations scheduled for the study semester are obligatory; students are automatically registered to take part in these. Use online registration to sit exams in elective or additional courses. In case of illness or other hardship, it is possible to de-register online, at the latest 3 working days before exam takes place (weekends are not included), or present written proof of absence reason as quickly as possible. Please take this seriously; exams missed without weighty reason are rated as failed and cannot be repeated in the next semester.
In almost all of the listed courses an examination (mostly written) has to be passed at the end of the semester. In all cases the examination will be graded. The marking is entirely up to the individual lecturer, which means that the distribution of marks may differ considerably from one subject to another.
The grading scheme used at Hochschule Karlsruhe comprises five verbal grades with numerical equivalents, as follows:
sehr gut (“very good”): 1.0 – 1.5
gut (“good”): 1.6 – 2.5
befriedigend (“satisfactory”): 2.6 – 3.5
ausreichend (“sufficient”): 3.6 – 4.0
nicht ausreichend (“non-sufficient / fail“): 4.1 – 5.0
The minimum pass grade is 4.0. If an examination has not been passed, the student may repeat it one semester later. A second repetition will only be possible in certain cases of hardship.
Main University Regulations
- Landeshochschulgesetz LHG vom 01.01.2005 und Änderung vom 01.12.2005 (University Act Baden-Württemberg and amendment)
- Alternative admission requirements for applicants without university entrance qualification but with job qualification: Berufstätigenhochschulzugangsverordnung 11.05.2006 (law on university admission for employees)
- General and program-specific admission and registration regulations (Zulassungs- und Immatrikulationsordnung 20.06.2006, LHGs)
- General and program-specific Curriculum and Examination Regulations (Studien- und Prüfungsordnungen)
- Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz 18.08.2006 (Law of equal opportunities)
- For exchange students: Online application, Transcript, and Learning Agreement are binding