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Studying at the university of applied sciences

The universities of applied sciences and Bologna

The Bologna Process had less far-reaching consequences for the universities of applied sciences than for the universities. This is mainly due to the fact that studies at the technical college already had the strict structure that Bologna first introduced at the universities before the reform. So it is not surprising that the criticism of the new system at the universities of applied sciences was limited and the changeover was easier. The universities of applied sciences also had to develop new courses of study leading to a bachelor's and master's degree, but the changes here were less profound. Rather, with the Bologna reform, the universities have moved closer to the concept of the universities of applied sciences.

Even today there are still differences between studying at a technical college and studying at a university. The formerly sharp dividing line is becoming increasingly blurred. The Bologna Process has improved the status of the universities of applied sciences and the degrees they award. Until the switch to Bachelor and Master, the diploma degrees of the universities of applied sciences had to be labeled. After the abbreviation Dipl.-Ing. carry the addition (FH). For quite a few, this addition was tantamount to a flaw. With the introduction of the Bachelor-Master system, this obligation no longer applies. A Bachelor of Engineering, for example, can always use the abbreviation (B. Eng.) After his name - regardless of which university he obtained the title from.