General Information about HsKA

At a glance - based on descriptors according to ECTS regulations

Information on the Institution

Information on the Institution
NameHochschule Karlsruhe - Technik und Wirtschaft
Name in EnglishKarlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
Visitor's / Delivery addressMoltkestr. 30, 76133 Karlsruhe
Mailing addressPostfach 2440, 76012 Karlsruhe

+49 721 925-0

Central fax+49 721 925-2000
StatusState Institution (Staatliche Hochschule)

University of applied sciences

HistoryPlease follow the link
Facts and FiguresPlease follow the link

Academic Calendar

You will find the Academic Calendar on our Events page. Here you will also find information about dates to keep in mind in Germany, e.g. public holidays.

Academic Authorities at HsKA

Academic Authorities
Senior ManagementThe University is headed by the President, 2 Vice-Presidents, and the Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer. More
University Councilis 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
Senatedecides on matters of research, teaching, study, and continuing education. More
Board of Trusteessupports HsKA in matters of cooperation with industry or other institutions. More
Student UnionOr AStA. The student body government. More
Faculty-level management

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:

Architecture and Civil Engineering

Computer Science and Business Informatin Systems

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Information Management and Media

Management Science and Engineering

Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics

Faculties' ECTS Departmental Coordinators



Architecture & Construction EngineeringProf. Dr.-Ing. Erwin Schwing
Computer Science & Business Information SystemsProf. Dr. Cosima Schmauch
Electrical Engineering & Information TechnologyProf. Dr.-Ing. Franz Quint
Information Management & MediaProf. Dr.-Ing. Heinz Saler
Management Science & EngineeringNN
Mechanical Engineering & MechatronicsProf. Dr.-Ing. Klemens Gintner
ECTS Institutional Coordinator at HsKADr. Joachim Lembach

General Description of HsKA

In the following links, you will find:

List of Programs offered

Please follow the links for an overview of our

bachelor's and master's degree programs, partly with international aspects

International Program in English language (for exchange students only)

Application and Admission

Please follow the links to find information about:

General admission requirements

General arrangements for the recognition of prior learning

General registration procedures

Exchange students please see the International Office's pages for detailed information

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