University of Applied Sciences, Mainz

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University of Applied Sciences Mainz
Hochschule Mainz
Type Public
Established 1971
Chancellor Leo Theisen
President Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Muth
Administrative staff

Total: 4805

Faculty of Technology: 1269

Faculty of Design: 861

Faculty of Business: 2675 (Winterterm 2012/2013)[1]
Location Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
Campus Mainz


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The University of Applied Sciences Mainz (German: Hochschule Mainz), usually shortened to FH Mainz, is an 1971 founded university located in Mainz, Germany. The University of Applied Sciences Mainz consists of three faculties: School of Technology, School of Design and School of Business. The common feature of all fields of study is the practical orientation of the university, the short periods of study and the internationally orientated courses. In 2009 the School of Business, the School of Technology with the departments Geoinformatics and Surveying and the administration of the university moved to the new location "Campus". All other departments will move as well in the near future to the new location "Campus".

History and profile[edit]

The University of Applied Sciences Mainz was stated out of the in 1971 established University of Applied Sciences Rheinland-Pfalz in Mainz.

Predecessor institutions of the University of Applied Sciences were other educational institutions for example for civil engineers, artisans and artists. In the year of 1996 the University of Applied Sciences was re-established as an independent university with three faculties.

At the University of Applied Sciences Mainz a wide variety of study programs is offered, for example in architecture, civil engineering, geospatial and surveying, real estate project management, interior design, communication design, media design, technical building management, and economics (e.g. business management, international business, business law, career Integrating economics, economic computer science).

Study Programs[edit]

These study programs are divided into the three following faculties:

  • School of Technology
  • School of Design
  • School of Business

The faculties are also divided in separate courses of studies:

The faculty of Technology offers:

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Geoinformatics & Surveying

The faculty of Design offers:

  • Communication Design
  • Media Design
  • Interior Architecture

The faculty of Business offers:

  • Business administration & international business
  • Business law
  • Business computerscience

Business Law[edit]

For students with a bachelor's degree the university offers a full-time 3-term (1,5-year) masters programme. The last term of the programme includes the masters thesis.

The University of Applied Sciences offers continuing education courses, in which professionals can acquire the additional qualification of Masters, for example, a part-time M.B.A. (WIN-MBA).

At the time of summer semester 2008, all graduate programs at the University of Applied Sciences were converted on the Bologna Process to the international bachelor and master degrees.[2]

Faculties and departments[edit]

University of Applied Sciences Mainz Location Campus

Location Campus Lucy-Hillebrand-Straße 49°59′03″N 8°13′42″E / 49.98417°N 8.22833°E / 49.98417; 8.22833 (Bretzenheim)

Location Holzstraße 49°59′50″N 8°16′45″E / 49.99722°N 8.27917°E / 49.99722; 8.27917 (city center)



The library is currently situated at the two locations: Campus and Holzstraße. The libraries at these locations provide the media for each faculty situated there: economics at the location at Campus; engineering and design at the location Holzstraße.

The libraries provide books, journals, electronic media and videos for the each subject areas taught at the University of Applied Sciences. In addition, it offers daily and weekly newspapers, general reference books etc. The inventory is as a rule freely accessible to everyone. Exceptions are CDs, DVDs, videos, DIN standards.[3]


The University of Applied Sciences has also an AStA. The General Students' Committee (German: Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss) or AStA, is the acting executive board and the external representing agency of the (constituted) student body at the HS Mainz. It is therefore considered the student government and student representative organization. The AStA is separating in following sectors: administration, office, finance, executive board, university policy, international subjects, culture, light and sound, public relation, social matters, sport, traffic and directorate. They have an International Consultant for the special needs of foreign students. Furthermore they offer social advice. The AStA also organize parties for the first year students and for the whole HS.

Institutes at the University of Applied Sciences[edit]

  • i3mainz
Institute for spatial information and surveying technology.
  • ai-mainz
Institute for Architecture Mainz.
  • iS-mainz
Institute for sandwich technology - Mainz.
  • Img
Institute for media design.
  • Design lab Gutenberg
Institute as an interface between research and teaching of communication design.
  • IUH
Institute for entrepreneurial action.
Institute for applied management science and social entrepreneurship.
  • FGKU
The Research Group Municipal and Environmental Economics (FGKU).[4]

Study programmes[edit]


Faculty of Business

The School of Business is made up of the two study programmes: Business Administration and Business Law.[5]

Full-time Part-time consecutive Part-time extension studies
Bachelor BWL (Business Administration) WR (Business Law) (LL.B) BIS (Business Administration work-study), awis (Information Systems job training-study), mmi (Media Management & IT job training study)
Master Management (M.A.), WR (Business Law) (LL.M), International Business (M.A.) Webinar Information, International Business (M.Sc.) Management (BIS, M.A.), IT Management (work-study) WIN-MBA (Business Administration), Business Law (LL.M.), Taxation, Auditing, Public Private Partnership (LL.M)


Faculty of Technology

The School of Technology is made up of the three study programmes: Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geoinformatics and Surveying.[6]


Full-time Part-time consecutive
Bachelor Architecture Architecture with integrated practical period
Master Architecture: “Housing – Existence and Development Real Estate Project Management (Continuing education)

Civil Engineering

Full-time Part-time - Continuing education
Bachelor Civil Engineering, International Civil Engineering, Facility Management, Civil Engineering (with Business Studies)
Master Civil Engineering - Renovation, Facility Management Civil Engineering - Renovation, Facility Management

Geoinformatics and Surveying

Full-time Part-time Certificate
Bachelor Geoinformatics and Surveying
Master Geoinformatics and Surveying Geoinformatics Geoinformatics


Faculty of Design

The School of Design is made up of the three study programmes: Communication Design, Media Design and Interior Design.[7]

Communication Design

Bachelor Communication Design
Master Master programme Gutenberg Intermedia

Media Design

Bachelor Media Design
Master Media Design

Interior Architecture

Bachelor Interior Design / Interior Architecture
Master Kommunikation im Raum
Diploma Interior Architecture

Family friendly university[edit]

Studying at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz gives the students the chance to study with children. For this purposes a special program is established together with the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. To provide more kindergarten-places a new kindergarten is since 2010 under construction. This kindergarten is located on the new campus of the University of Applied Sciences Mainz.[8]

How to get to the Campus[edit]

  • You can get to the Location Campus by public transport:
  • Linie 69 direction Fachhochschule (University of Applied Sciences)
  • Linie 68 direction Klein-Winternheim
  • Linie 75 direction Ingelheim
  • By Car:
  • Leave the Highway A-60 on exit Mainz-Lerchenberg. Stay on K-3.

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°59′03″N 8°13′42″E / 49.98417°N 8.22833°E / 49.98417; 8.22833