The Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden (University of Applied Sciences) is the second largest university in the state capital with around 4,800 students. Founded in 1992, it is now one of the top German universities for applied sciences. The 42 degree programmes in the fields of civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, economics, geoinformation, agriculture, environment, chemistry and design lead to Bachelor’s, Master’s and Diplom degrees Teaching and research at HTW Dresden are closely linked and strongly practice-oriented.
The study programmes of the Faculty of Design at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden (University of Applied Sciences)
The study programme at the Faculty of Design at HTW Dresden is oriented towards a concept of design in which material, medial and communicative aspects of design are thought of and tested together from the very beginning. In the first year of the 7-semester Bachelor’s degree programme “Design: Product and Communication (BA)”, basic knowledge from the fields of product and communication design is taught, enabling students to work on integrative design projects.
A comprehensive range of courses with a theoretical focus complements the practice-oriented studies.
Models, demonstrators and simulations can be created at a professional level in modern, well-equipped workshops and laboratories.
The new 3-semester Master’s programme “Design: Products and Interactions (MA)” will follow the Bachelor’s programme from the summer semester of 2022.
At the end of each semester (in February or July), there is a comprehensive exhibition of works from all courses.
The Faculty of Design is the smallest faculty at HTW Dresden with currently approx. 150 students and 9 professors. The study programme is characterised by its personal, direct and communicative atmosphere.