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Technische Fachhochschule Georg Agricola

SCHOOL ADVANTAGE

Name of school:
Technische Fachhochschule Georg Agricola

Status of the institution: University of Applied Sciences

Name of Director : Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Diekmann

Country: Germany

Address:
Herner Straße 45
44787 Bochum

Telephone: 0049-(0)234-968-3284
Fax:
0049-(0)234-968-3359

Web site :
http://www.tfh-bochum.de

The Technische Fachhochschule Georg Agricola offers students a range of technical studies highly orientated towards national and international industries. Courses are held in small groups and students therefore have intensive contact to their professors. This enables them to complete their studies within a short time. For students who are on employment the TFH Georg Agricola offers courses in the evening or at weekends. The Technische Fachhochschule Georg Agricola is in contact with several companies, such as Ruhrkohle AG (RAG), RWE and e.on Engineering GmbH, and enables students to do their diplomas in co-operation with a company. Graduates of the TFH Georg Agricola have good job prospects.


ABOUT US

Accreditation :
The Technische Fachhochschule Georg Agricola is a state-approved private University. Since 1998 the TFH Georg Agricola is designated as “University of Applied Sciences”. The University is maintained by the „Deutsche Montan Technologie – Gesellschaft für Lehre und Bildung mbH, Bochum (DMT-LB)“. The Ministry of Science and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, has confirmed an equal standard of private to state-owned Universities of Applied Sciences.


COURSE PROFILE

The course „Information Technology“ combines aspects of computer sciences with innovative communication technologies. Engineers who have specified on information technologies plan, develop and realise technical information systems and also drive and service them. They have knowledge of the basic functions and type of construction of processors, systems, and conventional and multimedia surfaces. They also have the necessary know-how of transmission-, transaction-, and computer-communication technologies based on suitable transcripts and services. Graduates of the course “Information Technology” find jobs in industry as well as in the service sector. They develop technical products, support a company´s use of computer resources and build and sell software products.

Field of Study :
Technical Studies


PARTICIPANT PROFILE

Total enrolment: 1 470

Number of students per class : 25

International students: 120

Nationalities represented: 38

Average age: 25

Age range: 18-40

Number of applicants: 300 per semester

Number of applicants admitted: 260

Average work experience: About one third of the students are on employment.


GETTING INTO SCHOOL

Entrance 2002 / 2003: 24 September 2001, 15 March 2002

Application deadline:
-local:
15 July for Winterterm, 15 January for Summerterm
-international:
15 July for Winterterm, 15 January for Summerterm

How to apply:
Students have to apply at the Technische Fachhochschule Georg Agricola. Applications forms can be obtained at the student`s office (Tel. (0234) 968-3284 or send an e-mail to info@tfh-bochum.de)

Admission criteria:
- A levels (Fachhochschulreife) or equivalent degree
- 3 months practical study in a technical company

Where to apply: Technische Fachhochschule Georg Agricola
Studierendensekretariat
Herner Str. 45
44787 Bochum
Tel. (0234) 968-3284
Fax (0234) 968-3359
info@tfh-bochum.de


CAMPUS FACILITIES

Library:
The Library contains about 90.000 technical books and 300 specialist magazines and newspapers. Books can be looked at or borrowed from the library. Opening times: Mo – Fri 8.00 – 16.00/18.00 and Saturdays during the Semester and Mo, Wed, Fri: 8-14.00/16.00; Tue, Thur 12.00-19.00 out of the Semester.

Computer lab:
Yes

Location:
The Technische Fachhochschule Georg Agricola is located in the middle of the city of Bochum. For information about Bochum please look at “www.bochum.de”. Transport links: Underground: U 35 (Direction to Herne), stop at “Deutsches Bergbaumuseum” (5 Min from the Main Station).

Housing :
A hall of residence containing 99 Flats is located at the campus. The rent is 220 Marks per month. For further information please contact the housing department (Wohnungsverwaltung: Tel. (0234) 968-3665) or the AStA (students commitee, Tel. (0234) 968-3233).


COST OF STUDIES

Tuition and fees per year:
Students must pay a contribution of 160,00 Marks per Semester. This includes a free ticket for all regional trains and busses.


KEY CONTACTS

Dean: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Diekmann

Director of admissions: Studierendensekretariat

Director of financial aid: Please contact: Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Director of alumni relations: Pressestelle


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Undergraduate:Yes

Graduate:Yes

Postgraduate:Yes

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