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Courses in English - Sustainable Engineering

The English-language programme offers you a multidisciplinary programme that puts the green topics of the university into context. Familiarise yourself with the many facets of sustainable thinking in various disciplines. The central focus is on processes, technologies, management, and soft skills in relation to the sustainable management of natural resources. In conjunction with the subject modules, you have also the opportunity to take English-language courses at various levels at the Language Centre.  

For students from abroad

This programme in sustainable engineering is aimed at international students in particular. Do you have the required background knowledge and a keen interest in green matters? Do you enjoy learning in an international classroom and developing your intercultural skills? Are you interested in Germany and its culture? If you are, then we look forward to welcoming you here.

For students at HSWT

This programme is not only aimed at students from abroad, it is also aimed at students at HSWT. By attending the English-language modules, you will be able to discuss content in your subject area in English. In this way, you will be acquiring the soft skills so essential for jobs with an international focus. Attendance at the English-language modules is also the ideal preparation for a period of study abroad as part of your studies. The classes and contact with international students give you the opportunity to extend your subject expertise and language proficiency and to develop your intercultural skills.

Participation in the programme

  • International students with the relevant academic background can apply either under a cooperation agreement with the university for example, or an exchange programme.
  • German students are recommended to participate in the programme from the fourth semester of their degree programme.
  • Entry to the programme is possible in both the winter and summer semesters.
  • Duration: 1-2 semesters


The prerequisite for attending classes is English-language proficiency at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). You can take the General Language Test to provide proof of your English-language proficiency at the Language Centre. Attendance at the UNIcert courses of the Language Centre will enable you to obtain the UNIcert® certificate specifically designed for study at university.

The modules

This programme in sustainable engineering is multidisciplinary in nature and comprises a selection of modules per semester equivalent to approximately 30 ECTS credits. Courses are provided both at Departments and at the Language Centre, and will count in accordance with your curriculum (as compulsory, compulsory elective, and elective).

You can select from a continually increasing number of modules, including Natural Resources Management, Climate Change and Ecosystems and Food Biotechnology. Click here for an overview of the current modules (Summer term 2017).


You can register for the modules via the Departments and the Language Centre. You can also enquire there about the registration formalities and any restrictions on participants.

Further information

The International Office and the International Officers of the departments will be pleased to advise you.

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International programmes of study

German-French double degree

The successful collaboration under the Erasmus programme between the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences and our French partner university, Agrocampus Ouest, which has been in place for many years, was extended in 2006 with an agreement on a programme of study leading to a German-French double degree.

Since then, students in the degree programmes

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape Construction and Management and
  • Horticulture - production, commerce, services

have had the opportunity to obtain a degree at HSWT and also at the French partner university, Agrocampus Ouest.

What is on offer

The switch from the Isar to the Loire is a rewarding experience, in terms of learning about a different country and culture and from an academic perspective.

The Agrocampus Ouest-Centre d'Angers developed out of a "Grand Ecole" and is located on a friendly and modern campus in a green suburb of Angers. Teaching and research and practice take place in close proximity to one another.

You will study in the attractive surroundings of the Pays de la Loire/Anjou in Angers - an historic city with the highest percentage of students in France.

The châteaux and gardens on the Loire are as readily accessible as Nantes on the Atlantic, Rennes in Brittany, and Paris.

What is expected

  • good academic credits
  • high motivation
  • successful completion of all the relevant examinations and work placements prior to start of studies in France
  • proficiency in French in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, level B2
  • informal application to the International Officer or the International Officer of the relevant department of Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences.

In principle, it is possible to switch from a semester abroad at Agrocampus Ouest under the Erasmus programme to the German-French double degree programme.

During the course of study you will receive

  • support and assistance from Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences and the Agrocampus Ouest-Centre d'Angers
  • mobility grants under Erasmus and other funding programmes
  • attractive regional scholarships are also possible
  • exemption from tuition fees during your stay in France.

Organisation of the degree programme

The first 6 semesters, including the compulsory work placement in the 5th semester (Landscape Architecture/Landscape Construction and Management) or in the 6th semester (Horticulture), take place at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences. From the 7th semester onwards, you study at Agrocampus Ouest-Centre d'Angers. In the 10th semester, you complete your final work placement and final dissertation with German-French support.

On graduation, you will obtain both a German degree certificate from Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (Landscape Architecture/Landscape Construction and Management: Bachelor of Engineering, Horticulture: Bachelor of Science) and a French degree certificate from Agrocampus Ouest-Centre d'Angers (Ingénieur Grade Master).

Benefits of a double degree

  • double the employment opportunities
  • two internationally recognised degrees with one degree programme (bachelor's degree and Ingénieur Grade master's)
  • close practical relevance as a result of work placements and projects in Germany and France
  • acquisition of additional qualifications and training
  • entitlement to admission to a doctoral programme
  • perfecting of language and intercultural skills
  • in-depth knowledge of a different country and insight into a different university system
  • attractive career prospects in Germany and France.

Further information

The International Office and the International Officers of the departments of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture will be pleased to advise you.

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International events and excursions

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Contact (Weihenstephan)

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Akademisches Auslandsamt
Weihenstephaner Berg 5
85354 Freising

T +49 8161 71-5778
F +49 8161 71-2230
auslandsamt.weihenstephan [at]

Contact (Triesdorf)

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Akademisches Auslandsamt
Markgrafenstraße 16
91746 Weidenbach

T +49 9826 654-104
F +49 9826 654-4104
auslandsamt.triesdorf [at]

Contact "Sustainable Engineering"

Courses in English "Sustainable Engineering"

Summer 2017

Winter 2017/18

Application forms for freemover

Online application form (you can obtain the link from the International Office)

Freemover Learning Agreement

Letter of Recommendation

Application for a student hall of residence (Weihenstephan)

Information material