Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
Beginning of the course
Standard course length
6 Semesters (180 ECTS)
Language of instruction
15 June (non EU and non EEA applicants), 15 July (EU and EEA applicants)
None (only semester fees)
This interdisciplinary bachelor program at Germany’s most sustainability-oriented university incorporates all aspects necessary to meet the demand of young students seeking a global perspective at the edge between business and technology.
In six semesters, students will study business and engineering through innovative learning concepts. Our focus on sustainability, green technologies, and a globally interrelated perspective provides future graduates with excellent key qualifications and enables them to master the challenges of our time.
Real-life business projects as well as training in organization, methods and communication skills complete our students’ academic and personal profile.
As a special benefit, German language and intercultural communication modules will pave the way for a possible professional life in Germany or German enterprises abroad.
Expertise in Economics and Engineering:
As a generalist with a profound technical and economic background, you solve problems at the interface between business and technology.
You understand, articulate, create and critique the theory behind sustainable development and companies‘ attempts to integrate sustainable approaches into their everyday business practices.
Change Management and Leadership:
You have the understanding of the fundamental methodologies and concepts to plan, coordinate, budget and evaluate projects, as well as to manage the risks and people involved.
Multilingual and Intercultural Competencies:
You improve your ability to recognize and understand potential obstacles and to develop and apply strategies to enhance communication. A new language also increases your job opportunities.
Employability and Career Planning:
As an industrial engineer educated in Germany, you have excellent job chances in all areas of the economy. You also qualify for further Master degree programs.
With the elimination of trading barriers and the increase in international connectedness, worldwide markets have opened up for companies. But a worldwide market also means increasing competition: Business decisions have become more complex, and the demands on companies’ performance are growing.
More complex, divided work processes mean more specialized employees. We need generalists to solve the resulting problems at the interface between technology and business.
With their comprehensive perspective on production and business processes, industrial engineers are experts in solving interdisciplinary problems. When engineers without sufficient economic knowledge encounter economists with a limited technical background, the workflow suffers.
Industrial engineers understand designers and production planners, project managers, sales and marketing staff. They have a comprehensive view on business processes and solve problems with a view on technology as well as business. Industrial engineers make sure products work – and sell.
Communication on a global scale is essential in the global work environment of industrial engineers and an integral part of their day-to-day job. They handle complex issues with international partners, using their intercultural skills on a daily basis. With their awareness that business is both global and local they make sure that multinational companies consider cultural, regional and individual needs, accompany and mediate the global integration of small- and medium-sized regional businesses, and take advantage of new trends and opportunities in the digital economy.
Job chances for industrial engineers educated in Germany are excellent. They work in all areas of the economy, in small and large enterprises, industry and commerce, consulting and insurance, utility companies and the public sector:
A limited number of student apartments are available directly at the campus. They are reasonably priced, come fully equipped and provide high-speed internet access as well as being connected to our university intranet. Alternatively, private accommodation can be found on several online portals as well as the homepage of the Studierendenwerk Trier (https://www.studiwerk.de/). We strongly urge you to arrange your accommodation before arrival.
Apartment-finding websites on the internet are:
Please also check our internal Facebook group:
Prices for food, accommodation, health insurance, clothing, cultural events, etc. are basically in line with the EU average. You will need around 853 Euros a month to cover your living expenses. The largest expense is your monthly rent.
Before you begin your studies, you will have to prove that you have sufficient funds to finance your studies in Germany. A proof of financial resources can be provided in various ways:
Please note that we do not provide scholarships for applicants. The DAAD provides different scholarships for foreign students: https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/en/21148-scholarship-database/
After having received an admission to our program, please apply for a student visa at the German embassy in your home country. Since a visa process can take several months, we kindly suggest applying for an appointment as soon as you receive our admission letter. Usually, you will have to present the following documents in order to apply for a visa:
Important: Do not enter Germany as tourist. A tourist visa cannot be converted into a student visa.
To apply, you need a higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung, or HZB). In Germany, the most common form of the HZB is the certificate of general higher education entrance qualification, or Abitur.
A foreign HZB typically consists of the school diploma earned in the applicant‘s home country or a combination of a higher education admission exam, school diploma and years of postsecondary study. If you do not have a German HZB, you should check whether your prior education allows you to enter higher education in Germany in the first place and whether you can start your studies right away or need to take an assessment exam (Feststellungsprüfung) first.
You can find this information in the anabin database (www.anabin.kmk.org), under “Schulabschlüsse mit Hochschulzugang.”
Recognition of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
Please check this website fore more information: https://www.daad.de/deutschland/nach-deutschland/voraussetzungen/en/61122-recognition-of-the-ib-diploma-in-germany/
Examination credits achieved at other universities are to be recognized if there are no substantial differences with regard to the learning outcomes of the modules in the Bachelor program “Sustainable Business and Technology”.
A legally binding decision on credit recognition can only be made after the student’s official enrollment at the Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld.
The next program will start in September 2020. Applications should be submitted by 15 June 2020 for non EU and non EEA applicants and 15 July 2020 for EU and EEA applicants.
Please remember to:
All documents have to be handed in as legally attested hard copies by post.
Application procedure for students, who have received their higher education entrance qualification outside of Germany
In order to apply for admission to the program, you need to submit the above-mentioned documents through Uni-Assist which you will first need to register for.
The core task of Uni-Assist is the evaluation of international school/university certificates. Uni-Assist examines if the submitted school/university certificates are equivalent to German school/university degrees, i.e. whether they qualify in principle for admission to university studies in Germany.
How do I apply via Uni-Assist?
Please note that Uni-Assist charges a fee for the revision of your documents. The exact amount, payment options and deadlines can be found on the Uni-Assist website.
In order to apply via Uni Assist, please search for our university “Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld” which is located in Hoppstädten-Weiersbach. You can then search for the Bachelor program “Sustainable Business and Technology”.
Application procedure for students from Germany and students who have already received an admission note for the winter semester 2019/2020 for the Bachelor Program “Sustainable Business and Technology”
Please use our university’s online application portal to apply:
The portal will open in December 2019. Please also have a look at the checklist and application procedure for more detailed information: