Courses for exchange students

There are nine departments at Mannheim University of Applied Sciences where you can take courses during your exchange semester.

You can find a list of courses taught in English here.

For more information on courses, please look into the information provided for each department below.

Internships at HSMA

You also have the opportunity to do an internship with us, e.g. in one of our laboratories. If you are interested in this, please contact the appropriate department.

The Language Center at HSMA (Sprachenzentrum) offers courses in German and other languages. For HSMA students (and therefore also exchange students) these courses are free of charge.

Our German language courses are available at all levels from A1 to C1. Before the semesters begin, intensive language courses are offered at several levels. Prior to attending a course, you will need to take a placement test. The coordinator will inform you about the dates.

Exchange students from all departments have the opportunity to take the English-language courses in the - Design Factory Mannheim project. 

You can find more information about the courses at Bachelor's or Master's level on the website of

Do you want to start a business integrated with your studies, without wasting time and including ECTS? Working on real projects with real project responsibility, without any case studies? Good plan! 

At MARS, there are courses for Bachelor and Master students including some taught in English, find out more here.


German Bachelor degrees

Module catalogue Bachelor Biologische Chemie (Dean of studies: Prof. Dr. Philipp Weller)

Module catalogue Bachelor Biotechnologie (Dean of studies: Prof. Dr. Philipp Wiedemann)


English Master programme, module catalogue Master Biotechnology (Dean of studies: Prof. Dr. Petra Kioschis-Schneider)

If you have any questions about the courses, please contact the dean of studies or the international representative of the Department of Biotechnology Prof. Dr. D. Gövert

The courses at the Faculty of Computer Science are taught in German. 

Exchange students who have no knowledge of German may be able to participate in the English-language projects of or might be interested in an internship in one of the institutes of the Department.


Course description in German:

Bachelor Cyber Security

Bachelor Informatik

Bachelor Medizinische Informatik

Bachelor Unternehmens- und Wirtschaftsinformatik


Course description in German:

Master Informatik

The Department of Design at the Hochschule Mannheim - University of Applied Sciences offers a modern bachelor's and master's degree in communication design with a wide range of content and media.

Language of instruction: 

The main language of instruction is German. In predominantly application-oriented courses, it is of course possible to communicate with the lecturers in English. You can find a list of modules that can be taught in English here. Exchange students are additionally supported by Mannheim students in order to be able to use the German-language offer.

The semester workload is 30 ECTS.


Course descriptions in German: Bachelor Kommunikationsdesign


Course descriptions in German: Master Kommunikationsdesign

Information for exchange students from the Department of Design:

The Department of Engineering and Management offers courses in English as well as detailed information for exchange students in English here.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers its exchange students an International Winter Semester with courses in English (September - December), as well as a Summer School from May to June, more information on this here.


Course desription in German:

Modules Bachelor Maschinenbau

Modules Bachelor Mechatronik (Schwerpunkt Mechatronik im Maschinenbau)


Course desription in German:

Modules Master Maschinenbau

Most of the courses at the Department of Social Work are taught in German.

In the winter semester, some courses are offered in English, including as part of VirCamp. If courses taught in English are required for exchange students, the exchange must take place in the winter semester. A corresponding expression of interest must be made by March before the corresponding winter semester.

The contact person for exchange students of the Faculty of Social Work is Prof. Dr. Katharina Müller.


Course description in German: Modulhandbuch Bachelor Soziale Arbeit


Course description in German: Modulhandbuch Master Soziale Arbeit