STUDY ORGANISATION AND CONCEPT
BACHELOR STUDY COURSES
The FHDW Hannover offers Bachelor study courses with regular alternation between theory and practical phases. This study model is conducive to developing professional qualifications and personal competences. The students learn to combine theory and practice by means of real and fictive tasks.
Both places of learning – the university and the company play an equal role here. In the university phases current theoretical knowledge is taught and examined to determine its practical applicability. In the practical phases the theoretical knowledge can be checked, applied and expanded to include company specific aspects. Using feedback from this practical feedback and the students’ own reflections the FHDW Hannover gathers suggestions for further developing its curriculum.
The teaching offered and the
examination system are consistently structured; fixed timetables and
examination dates help the students to concentrate on the main issues.
The study structure is essential for the short study period of only
three years until the Bachelor’s examination.
There are other means of support offered in the teaching programme to ensure that studies are completed quickly. Study groups comprise a maximum of 30 people so that each individual can be looked after. All the professors on the permanent staff are also obliged to prepare and distribute scripts of the teaching matter. The scripts are free of charge and improve the teaching and learning preparation for teachers and students. They also help to cushion short periods of absence for the students. If lecturers are absent, due to illness for example, they have to catch up the lectures. The students have guaranteed tuition.
The four 20-40 page projects which the students have to produce during the practical phases are an important component of the study concept. These projects enable the students to develop an individual specialist profile and to apply the theoretical contents of the course practically and reflect on this. Every student is supported here by a teacher.
MASTER’S STUDY COURSES
In the Master’s study courses the students extend their business knowledge and knowledge of information technology and qualify for advanced creative tasks in reorganising company processes. Graduates from these courses are urgently needed especially in the organisation departments of large companies and in important consulting companies because these graduates have the theoretical analytical skills and the interdisciplinary basic knowledge to enable them to further develop business processes successfully. And in addition, because they are familiar with the most important technologies and methods for implementing innovative solutions, they quickly grow into strategic or operative responsibility.
The university teaching projects which take on current Business Engineering themes and are found at the interface between Business Studies and Computer Sciences form an important element of all the Master’s programmes. These teaching projects ensure the application orientation of the Master’s courses and provide exemplary solutions to problems based on a theoretical approach. When subjects are selected preference is given to tasks set by the co-operation companies, in order to familiarise the students with the complexity of the whole task.