Sustainable Business and Technology (B.Eng.)

Titelfoto Studiengangsseite Sustainabel Business and Technology (Bachelor)

Key facts

Final degree
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Beginning of the course
Winter semester

Standard course length
6 Semesters (180 ECTS)

Study location
Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld

Language of instruction

Application deadline
15 July (non EU and non EEA applicants), 15 July (EU and EEA applicants)

Tuition fees
None (only semester fees)

The study program

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.

Your modules at a glance

Curriculum "Sustainable Business and Technology" (B.Eng.)
Your qualifications as a graduate

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.

Sustainability Awareness:

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.

Careers for Industrial Engineers

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:

  • Marketing, technical sales and distribution
  • Innovation management, product development
  • Production planning and manufacturing
  • Materials management and logistics
  • Controlling and business optimization
  • Quality and environmental management
  • Consulting and management

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 ( We strongly urge you to arrange your accommodation before arrival.

Apartment-finding websites on the internet are:

Please also check our internal Facebook group:

Financing your studies

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:

  • A blocked account with a security deposit of 10,236 Euros a year
  • An affidavit of support (a document an individual signs to accept financial responsibility for another person, usually a relative)
  • A scholarships confirmation

Please note that we do not provide scholarships for applicants. The DAAD provides different scholarships for foreign students:

Student visa

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:

  • Admission letter from our university
  • Certificate confirming health insurance cover
  • Proof of financial resources
  • Certificate of English language or an equivalent

Important: Do not enter Germany as tourist. A tourist visa cannot be converted into a student visa.

Higher education entrance qualification

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 (, under “Schulabschlüsse mit Hochschulzugang.”

For an English version, see

Recognition of the International Baccalaureate Diploma

Please check this website fore more information:


Credit recognition of previous studies

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.

How to apply

The next program will start in September 2020. Applications should be submitted by 15 July 2020 for non EU and non EEA applicants and 15 July 2020 for EU and EEA applicants.

Please remember to:

  • Submit your application early enough! Visa processing can take several months and you will not be able to enter the country without a valid visa.
  • Apply for the correct visa! Tourist and language course visas cannot be converted into a student visa. With the wrong visa, you will be forced to leave the country at some point and apply for the correct visa at home.

Application documents:

  • A higher education university entrance qualification (for German universities)
  • English language proficiency (e.g.):
    • TOEFL (internet-based: 71 / computer-based: 178 / paper-based: 489)
    • IELTS (band 5.0)
    • TOEIC (Listening and Reading 707 + Speaking 144 + Writing 135)
    • English as examination subject or advanced course with grade “good” or “very good” (Information for German students: Abiturzeugnis Leistungskurs Englisch mit mindestens 10 von 15 Punkten im Durchschnitt der letzten zwei Schuljahre oder Abiturzeugnis Grundkurs Englisch mit mindestens 11 von 15 Punkten im Durchschnitt der letzten zwei Schuljahre)
    • Exceptions are possible, if school or studies have been completed in English, if you are a native speaker or come from a country where the official language is English
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae/Resumé (with your complete school/college/university history)
  • Signed Application Form (Uni Assist)
  • Certificates of your previous education

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?

  1. Register for the Uni-Assist online portal.
  2. Answer the basic questions.
  3. Select our university and our program under search study offers.
  4. Set up your application. Make sure that you answer all questions without omissions.
  5. Please upload each document only once. Give your documents an unambiguous name in German or English.
  6. Send your application to Uni-Assist online.

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:

What happens after my application through Uni-Assist?
  • You will usually receive your evaluation report from Uni-Assist in 4 to 6 weeks – counting from the day on which they received your complete application documents and payment.
  • If you qualify for studies in our program, Uni-Assist will forward your application to us. They will inform you about this step via e-mail.
  • After receipt of your application, you will receive a letter of admission with further information or a letter of rejection from the Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld.
  • Please use the official admission letter to apply for a visa at the German embassy in your home country.
  • With the admission letter, you are asked to pay the semester fee and hand in several documents in order to enroll. Our Student’s Office will provide you with a letter confirming your conditional enrollment.
Important information about the effects of the corona pandemic for new students (winter semester 2020/2021)

If  you are admitted as a student at Trier University of Applied Sciences, Environmental Campus Birkenfeld in the course of studies Sustainable Business and Technology (Bachelor of Engineering) for the winter semester 2020/21 please note the respective dates as specified below.

Please submit by August 31, 2021:

  • Officially certified copy of your university entrance qualification
  • Proof of language proficiency in the language of instruction at the required level

In order to enable you to get started at our university without problems, we will also offer the courses for the Sustainable Business & Technology course of studies in virtual format. This gives you the opportunity to complete your first semester as a registered student at our university from your home country, if necessary.

If you will be taking part virtually in the winter semester, please inform us by October 15, 2020 (studierendenservice(at)

In case of virtual studies during the winter semester 2020/21, the submission deadline for:

• Proof of health insurance

• Visa

• Registration certificate from the local German registration authority

will be extended until April 15, 2021.

Please note that if you start studying digitally, your obligation to obtain health insurance in Germany does not apply until you enter Germany. Please note that if you arrive in Germany before March 1st, 2021, the insurance contributions have to be paid retroactively since the start of your studies.


Prof. Dr. Christian Kammlott
Prof. Dr. Christian Kammlott
Studiengangsleiter FB Umweltwirtschaft/-recht - Sustainable Business/Tech


+49 6782 171206


Birkenfeld | Gebäude 9912 | Raum 12


on appointment by email

General enquiries


Social Media

back-to-top nach oben