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Study orientation

What courses of study are available?

Is social work a good fit for me or something more technical? University or rather university pf applied sciences? In which city or even in which country? Questions upon questions arise in the search for a suitable course of study. But don't worry! We'll help you find the right course of study. This page is all about supporting you in your decision.

You can find an overview of the complete range of study programs at RWU here: Study programs. Good to know: At RWU we also offer English-language degree programs.

So how do you find the right course of study? Maybe you have subjects at school that you particularly enjoy and are interested in. Or maybe you already have a specific career in mind and are looking for the right course of study? Or you find certain topics, such as economics or mobility, exciting? Keep scrolling to find out which areas are covered by RWU's study programs!

 

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Design

Whether in the creative industry, in urban planning or in industry, design runs through all areas of life. Well thought-out design can be learned. At RWU, for example.

Study programs at RWU

Energietechnik

Energy

Further development of the energy sector is an important step toward climate neutrality. Whether in mobility or mechanical engineering, alternative energy and drive concepts are in demand to saddle products for the future.

Study programs at RWU

Fahrzeugmechatronik

Mobility

Mobility is not an invention of the modern age. Nevertheless, advances in technology and economics are shaping the way we get around. What will the mobility of the future look like?

Study programs at RWU

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Social and health

Whether in individual support for people with assistance needs or the business interface between economics and health, health care professionals will be needed as long as people exist.

Study programs at RWU

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Economy

Globalization and digitization are increasingly shaping the development of the world economy. What drives our economy? How can companies operate in harmony with the environment? One thing is certain: professions in business are booming.

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FAQ

A university classically trains the next generation of researchers and scientists. For this reason, you learn more theories and methods in university studies, which ideally prepare you for a scientific career.

At universities of applied sciences, you also learn theoretical basics but not to the same extent as at a university. Here, the focus is on application-oriented learning which means that you apply what you have learned in practice. In most cases, you complete a practical semester at a university of applied sciences - a complete semester in a company of your choice and get to know professional life. You also learn how to put theoretical knowledge into practice during your studies. Practical studies at universities of applied sciences can thus make it easier for you to start your career.

In 2012, general tuition fees were abolished in Baden-Württemberg. Tuition fees can still be charged at private universities.

Ravensburg-Weingarten University charges a semester fee per semester which amounts to approximately 180 €. The exact amount of the current semester fee can be found under Fees and Financing can be found.

Rooms in shared flats, food, bus tickets - studying costs money, no question about it. An overview of the options for financing is available here: Fees and Financing.

To be able to study at a university, you need a university entrance qualification (HZB). This can be obtained, for example, through the Abitur at a general secondary school or the Fachhochschulreife at a vocational college or a specialized secondary school.

Further information on the subject of admission and requirements can be found on the page Application and matriculation at the bottom.

At RWU, you have the opportunity to get advice from the Central Student Advisory Service about your options after school - without obligation, open-ended and independent. If you already have a specific course of study in mind and have specific questions about it, you can contact the academic advisors. Click here for the Counseling Services at RWU and the respective contact persons.

Academic advising
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Central Student Advisory Service

The Central Student Advisory Service at Ravensburg-Weingarten University can support you in your choice of studies and career.

Together with the Central Student Advisory Service you can find out your interests and abilities, your wishes and goals. But you can also contact the Central Student Advisory Service with general questions about studying, choosing a type of university, or with questions about your career choice and career prospects.

If you wish, you can prepare yourself for the counseling, for example with the orientation test what-study-me.de. If you have already taken the test, you are welcome to bring your TAN from the test with you. However, this is not a must.

Schedule a counseling appointment by emailing: studienberatung@rwu.de. Counseling can be done in person at the college, over the phone, or via video conference, it's up to you.

Currently, there are many inquiries and there may be a wait. If you have questions about the application and enrollment process, you are also welcome to contact Student Services at: info@rwu.de .

If you wish, you can prepare yourself for the counseling, for example with the orientation test what-study-me.com. If you have already taken the test, you are welcome to bring your TAN from the test with you. However, this is not a must.

 

Masterstudiengang Digital Business
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Subject Advisory Service

In addition to the Central Student Advisory Service, there is also the Subject Student Advisory Service. This advisory service is aimed at all those who already have a degree program in mind and have specific questions about it. Each study program has its own student advisor. Sometimes they are other students, sometimes the deans, but all of them can give you an authentic impression of the subject of your choice.

  • What is the content and focus of the respective program?
  • What requirements do I have to fulfill?
  • What does the course of study look like?
  • What are the career prospects after graduation?

Keep scrolling to get to your contact person.

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Marlene Haupt

Sozialwirtschaft und Sozialpolitik
Studiendekanin Angewandte Gesundheitswissenschaft (Master)
Marlene Haupt

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dipl.-Math. Ekkehard Löhmann

Chip cards, mathematics, basics of computer science
Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
 Prof. Ekkehard Löhmann

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr. phil. Silvia Queri Diplom-Psychologin

Klinische & Gesundheitspsychologie, Quantitative Methoden, Beratungs-, Entwicklungs-, Neuropsychologie
Studiendekanin Angewandte Psychologie (Bachelor) & Mitglied des Hochschulrates
Silvia Queri

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Andreas Schmidthöfer

Wirtschaftsmathematik, Wirtschaftsinformatik, Statistik, Supply Chain Planning
Andreas Schmidthöfer

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Markus Pfeil

Embedded Systems, Sustainability Seminar
Dean of Studies, Advisor Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and E-Mobility and Green Energy, Sustainability Officer, Advisor Electrical Engineering and Embedded Systems (Master)
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Markus Pfeil

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Markus Pfeil

Embedded Systems, Sustainability Seminar
Dean of Studies, Advisor Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and E-Mobility and Green Energy, Sustainability Officer, Advisor Electrical Engineering and Embedded Systems (Master)
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Markus Pfeil

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Markus Pfeil

Embedded Systems, Sustainability Seminar
Dean of Studies, Advisor Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and E-Mobility and Green Energy, Sustainability Officer, Advisor Electrical Engineering and Embedded Systems (Master)
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Markus Pfeil

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Markus Pfeil

Embedded Systems, Sustainability Seminar
Dean of Studies, Advisor Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and E-Mobility and Green Energy, Sustainability Officer, Advisor Electrical Engineering and Embedded Systems (Master)
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Markus Pfeil

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr. Christoph Ziegler

Renewable energy systems and environmental engineering
Dean of Energy and Environmental Engineering (Bachelor)
Christoph Ziegler

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr. André Kaufmann

Basic internships: BE 1-3 (Basic electrical training), Circuit analysis in the time and frequency domain, Applied heat transfer and flow
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, E-Mobility and Green Energy, E-learning representative
Prof. Dr. André Kaufmann

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Schreier-Alt

Plastics technology, smart materials and bionics
Dean of Automotive Engineering PLUS Teaching (Bachelor), Equal Opportunity Officer at RWU
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Schreier-Alt

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr. Jan-Marc Hodek

Gesundheitsökonomie, Finanzwirtschaft im Gesundheitswesen
Prodekan der Fakultät Soziale Arbeit, Gesundheit und Pflege, Studiendekan Gesundheitsökonomie (Bachelor)
Jan-Marc Hodek

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Weiss

Embedded systems, mobile systems, apps
Head of study program of Computer Science/Electrical Engineering PLUS Teaching degree (Bachelor), Member of the Scholarship Selection Committee for the "Deutschlandstipendium"
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Weiss

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr. Nils Middelberg

Social Media Marketing, Principles of Marketing, Cross Media Management, Customer Relationship Management
Dean of Studies and Student Advisor for the study programm Internet and Online-Marketing (Bachelor)
Middelberg, Nils

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Engelhardt

Vibration theory and machine dynamics
Dean of Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor), Dean of Students in the Dean's Office of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Engelhardt

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Niedermeier

Lightweight construction and structural materials

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Stetter

Design, development in automotive engineering
Dean of Studies Product Development in Mechanical Engineering (Master), International Representative of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Stetter

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Klemens Ehret

Film, photography, presentation, usability
Head of study program and Advisor Media Design (Bachelor)
Prof. Klemens Ehret

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr. rer. cur. Maik Hans-Joachim Winter

Gerontologische Pflege
Studiendekan Pflege (Bachelor ausbildungsintegrierend), Direktor des Instituts für Gerontologische Versorgungs- und Pflegeforschung (IGVP)
 Maik H.J. Winter

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr. Jörg Eberhardt

Maschinelles Sehen, Optik und 3D Technologien
Studiendekan Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (Technik-Management) (Bachelor)
Prof. Dr. Jörg Eberhardt

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr. phil. Annerose Siebert

Sozialarbeitswissenschaft
Studiendekanin, Studienberatung, Beschwerdestelle zum Allg. Gleichbhdl. Gesetz
Prof. Dr. phil. Annerose Siebert

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Bernd Michelberger

Data science, digital business, business processes, artificial intelligence, machine learning, project management
Head of Study Program, Student Advisor and Coordinator for International Affairs Business Informatics (Bachelor)
Professor Dr. Bernd Michelberger

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr. Christian Lazar

Digital finance, CFO 4.0, controlling, corporate finance, corporate management
Head of Study Program, Student Advisor and Coordinator for International Affairs Business Informatics PLUS Teaching Post (Bachelor)
Prof. Dr. Christian Lazar

Have questions about the degree program? Contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiner Smets

Betriebsorganisation, Mechatronik, Prozessoptimierung, Produktionstechnik
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiner Smets
Nachdenklich

Studying in special circumstances - can I do it?

Your path is a little different from that of your (future) fellow students? At RWU, there are many options for mastering your studies, even in special circumstances. These can include:

  • Studying during pregnancy or with a child
  • Studying with caregiving responsibilities
  • Studying with a disability
  • Studying with a chronic illness
  • Studying with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

You would like to inform yourself about the possibilities and offers? On the advice page you will find further information as well as contact persons.

 

Further information

Orientation tests

Orientation tests at a glance - get inspired!

Which course of study matches my inclinations and abilities? There are many online orientation tests that can help you answer this question. On this page we have compiled a small overview for you.

 

Which course of study suits me?

The study orientation test of the Employment Agency.

Click here for Which study program suits me?

 

What-studiere-ich.de

The study orientation test of the state of Baden-Württemberg. Here you can test which study and which profession suits you.

Are you ready? Then go to what-study-me.de

 

The Study Interest Test (SIT)

The study choice test creates your individual interest profile on the basis of 72 short self-assessment questions. It shows the distribution of your study interests, what they mean and which fields of study suit you. To help you find your ideal field of study, we then match your profile with all state-recognized fields of study in Germany. You'll find lots of information online about each degree program and can use individual search filters.

Are you ready? Then off you go to the study interest test

 

The study selection test from Uniturm.de

The free online study selection test from Uniturm.de helps you find the study program that matches your strengths and interests. Within 10 minutes, the test calculates which fields of study are suitable for you based on your aptitudes and abilities. Start the study selection test now!

Are you ready? Then go to the Study selection test

 

Teacher orientation test

Are you interested in studying to become a teacher? The teacher orientation test is for prospective teachers.

Are you ready? Then go to the teacher orientation test for prospective students

 

The comparison portal for online self-assessments for study orientation

In recent years, German-speaking universities have developed numerous online study guidance tests, so-called online self-assessments (OSA). There are now so many tests that it is easy to lose track of them all. Therefore, this overview portal was developed for prospective students and for experts from academia and counseling practice.

Ready to take the test? Then go to the OSA comparison portal

 

BW-Best

Two-day decision-making and goal-setting training for students at general and vocational high schools on the topic of study and career orientation.
vocational high schools on the topic of study and career orientation.

Click here for BW-Best

Trial study

Study on trial

Like many other colleges and universities, the RWU also offers the opportunity to take a trial study course. The online trial study program "Talentscanner" offers the opportunity to gain insights into the study content of various subjects at RWU. Instead of poring over brochures and sifting through module plans, you can test free of charge and without obligation whether your choice of study feels right and matches your expectations. Everything takes place online so that you can take part regardless of your location.

Are you interested in a trial study? Then take a look here: Talent scanner.

 

For which subjects is the trial study available?

You can currently choose from the following talent scanners:

  • Curiosity and interest in one of the talent scanners offered.
  • Approximately 20 to 25 hours of time, although the talent scanner can be completed flexibly in terms of time.
  • A smartphone, laptop or tablet is required.
  • Stable internet.

Because our talent scanner can be completed flexibly, you can start your desired trial study at any time. Simply send us an e-mail to talentscanner@rwu.de . Please note in the subject line which Talentscanner you would like to participate in (Talentscanner Mechanical Engineering, Talentscanner Technology & Management or Talentscanner Social Work). After successful receipt of your message we will send you the access to your Talentscanner online trial study.

Your e-mail address will only be stored for the purpose of registering you for a Talentscanner or to notify you about future Talentscanner start dates. If you do not wish to receive further messages, you can contact us at any time. We will remove you from the mailing list afterwards.

By taking part in the talent scanner, you can find out whether your desired course of study meets your expectations.

 

  • You get a self-guided insight into the desired course of study and learn about it in a practical way.
  • Get to know typical questions and working techniques in the field of education.
  • Find out in which fields of activity you can work after graduation.
  • Test your study skills and competencies.
  • Get to know future fellow students.
  • Graduate with a certificate.
  • Alternative admission procedure if your numerus clausus is not sufficient.
  • In the Talentscanner Mechanical Engineering, 2 credits can be collected for a study at RWU. 2 credits replace a compulsory elective and mean a workload of 50 to 60 hours.

Here you can find more information about the Talentscanner online trial.

Meet us on site

Come in and find out

Have you read enough information and pored over enough brochures? Then get to know RWU in person. We regularly organize events and are represented at education fairs where we answer all your questions about studying, applying and financing.

Would you like to learn more about the degree program of your choice? We offer you the opportunity to take part in taster lectures and get an idea of your course of study on site. To do this, you attend a "real" lecture - no prior registration is necessary. This gives you an insight into the course content, you get to know professors and can exchange ideas with students. This way you can get an idea of what it's like on site.

Here you can find all dates:

Dates

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Informative meeting

Information event on the Bachelor's degree program "Business Psychology"

Prof. Dr. Götz Walter, Franziska Müller, M. A.
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