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Bachelor Full-time / English
Faculty of Technology and Management

Physical Engineering (EN)

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Regular period
7 semesters, including 1 internship semester
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Apply till 11/15

Physical Engineering (EN)

  • an international study program

  • English as the course language in the first three semesters

  • starting annually in the summer semester

German-speaking students are offered the study program Physical Engineering (DE) which is completely offerd in German throughout all semesters. The program starts annually in the winter semester.


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Job description

Our "Physical Engineering" degree program is characterized by a broad, interdisciplinary scientific and technical education and a combination of research, technical development and industrial application. We implement ideas, develop prototypes and devices for industry and science - we are developers and inventors.


  • are interested in natural sciences, technology and digitalization
  • are looking for a special course of study that does not restrict you thematically
  • want to turn the latest research results into prototypes and devices
  • want to maintain an overview in a team
  • want to study successfully and have fun at the same time


  • teach current topics from technology, science and digitalization,
  • support you individually and accompany you through your studies
  • actively involve you in our ongoing research work
  • have excellent contacts to research institutions such as CERN as well as to regional and international technology companies
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The career prospects of our graduates are excellent. They work in various positions in development departments and research institutes. They are employed, for example, in mechanical and plant engineering, the optical industry, automotive suppliers, the aerospace industry, software companies, medical technology, environmental protection and the development of renewable energies.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded the title of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), which also offers the opportunity to earn a master's degree or even a doctorate.


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download Study and Examination Regulations Physical Engineering (EN) B.Sc. (SPO13)
§ 47 Physical Engineering (EN) Study and Examination Regulations of 2020-05-14
§ 47 Physical Engineering (EN) Study and Examination Regulations of 2020-05-14
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download Study and Examination Regulations for EN Bachelor's Programs, updated June 29th, 2023
Study and examination regulations for EN bachelor's programs - This revision statute comes into force in the winter semester 2023-24.
Study and examination regulations for EN bachelor's programs - This revision statute comes into force in the winter semester 2023-24.
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download Aktuelle Zulassungs- und Auswahlsatzung der RWU für Bachelorstudiengänge - gültig ab WiSe24/25
Satzung der Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten über die Regelungen zum Hochschulzulassungs- und –auswahlverfahren für Bachelorstudiengänge vom 27. Juni 2024
Satzung der Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten über die Regelungen zum Hochschulzulassungs- und –auswahlverfahren für Bachelorstudiengänge vom 27. Juni 2024
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Introductory Studies

»Physical Engineering« starts with the basics – with an introductory study period which takes three semesters.

It serves to impart basic knowledge and fills any knowledge gaps that may exist. We generally recommend participation in the mathematics pre-course. Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to enhance your German language skills in a special course related training offer. A basic level of German (A1) is required and indispensable in the beginning. A B2 level has to be reached during the introductory studies.

Advanced Studies

After that, things will be different: you will join native German students for the advanced courses, being held in German. Lectures will be replaced more and more by laboratory and practical STUDY PROGRAM & CURRICULUM CONTENT training. Contents will change from theoretical background to applications and technology.
Lectures and seminars in small groups ensure intensive support, focusing on project-oriented knowledge acquisition. The students get practical experience in laboratory tutorials, in an obligatory internship in the industry and an application-oriented final thesis. Due to the close contact to the global companies in Bodensee-Oberschwaben, our students are perfectly prepared to enter their professional lives.


In your sixth semester, there will be an obligatory internship. This can either be done at a company or in a research institute.

Bachelor Thesis

Your study will end with a Bachelor Thesis. Most of the students are doing it outside of the university.


1. ADMISSION & Application

1.1 Admission Requirements

The Bachelor's program in Physical Engineering is designed as a full-time, bilingual, study program with a duration of 7 semesters, always starting in the summer semester (beginning of March). The course languages are English (semesters 1-3) and German (semesters 4-7). Compulsory German language courses prepare the students for the lectures in German and are free of charge. This course is dedicated to EU and non-EU citizens as well as to German students.

In order to qualify for our bilingual Bachelor's Program, you have to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Higher Education Entrance Qualification or equivalent *
  • Proven English skills e.g. TOEFL iBT with a total score of min. 70 or IELTS with an overall band score of min. 6.0 - Medium of Instruction Certificates are not accepted!
  • Very good Mathematic skills and good knowledge in any other science subjects (physics, computer science, etc.)

* According to our Regulations on Admission and Enrollment, if your University Entrance Qualification (UEQ) is not equivalent to our German Universitry Entrance Qualification, you have to attend a mandatory online interview with our RWU's admissions commitee in order to recognize the equivalence of your UEQ. The interview will be conducted, after the submission of your application. 

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The course languages are, English (semesters 1-4) and German (semesters 5-7). Compulsory German language courses prepare the students for German lectures and are free of charge.


German Language proficiency is not required to meet the eligibility criteria for this bilingual study program.


Since the course language for the first two years is in English, a minimum requirement for the English skills need to be met and recognised as follows, certificates in either:

  •     TOEFL iBT: a total score of min. 70
  •     IELTS: an overall band score of min. 6.0

ETS institution codes: TOEFL: 8442


1.2 APplication PROCEDURE

APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE SUMMER INTAKE 2025: 01.09.2024 - 15.11.2024

The deadlines are cut-off periods. Please note, that your application will only be considered when your original and complete application documents have been received, within the application period.

1. ONLINE APPLICATION: The RWU provides an online application tool for you to submit your initial submission, available 01.09.2023 onwards. Please visit our online application portal for further information: RWU Online Application

2. POSTAL APPLICATION: Please submit the following documents with your application:

  1. Original signed Application Form
  2. A true Certified Copy of your Higher Education Qualification Entrance in English or German
  3. English Language Certificate (TOEFL iBT or IELTS) - no older than 2 years! Medium of Instruction Certificates are not accepted!
  4. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  5. Copy of your Passport (for the verification of names, date of birth and place of birth)
  6. ! Applicants from India, China or Vietnam: Copy of APS Certificate
  7. If applicable: Certified Copies of Academic Transcripts from your previous studies
  8. If applicable: German Language Certificate
  9. If applicable: Recommendation Letters (proof of relevant work experience)

All documents have to be sent to the following address:

Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten
Studierenden-Service H 022
Frau Fabienne Damasch
D-88250 Weingarten


2. GEneral Information

Administration & Tuition Fees

Each semester, all students are required to pay a semester fee, due upon enrolment or at any re-registration for the following semester.

In Baden-Württemberg, since the winter semester 2017/2018, all international students (non-EU citizens) and students who are taking up a second degree also have to pay a tuition fee. The tuition fee is to be paid together with the semester fee.

Further information about the exact fees and more detailed information about payments, exemptions and scholarships can be found at our Finance's Website


Admission Office

Department of Student Affairs
Ms. Fabienne Damasch
Phone: + 49 751 501-9569


International Office

Please take a look at our International Office Website for further information regarding:

  •     Visa & Residence Title
  •     Accomodation & Housing
  •     Arrival, Welcome & Orientation Program
  •     Buddy Program, Brother & Sister Program
  •     Excursions & Events
  •     Peer-to-peer counseling
  •     German Language Courses
  •     Financing & Scholarships
  •     German Health Insurance
  •     German Bank Accounts


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Personal consulting by appointment only.

In the framework of the application procedure, you are free to contact Let's bridge IT. The use of the Let's bridge IT services is voluntary and will have no effect on your admission.

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Why RWU?

Academic Life
You prefer a "hands-on" approach over a theoretical one? You rather enjoy working in small groups, than being part of the big unknown?
  • Our RWU has a long history of practical experience, starting back in 1964 with our faculty in Mechanical Engineering & Physical Engineering. The study programs at our Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences are characterized by practical training and numerous projects in modern, well-equipped laboratories. Students study in small groups, individually supervised by a team of highly qualified professors and assistants. Nearby dormitories and many leisure activities in the attractive landscape of Upper Swabia, close to the Lake of Constance and the Alps offer an excellent environment and the best conditions for studying, working and of course: living.
  • The unique strength of our RWU's academic life lies in practice: Research, Knowledge and Technology Transfer. The research of today is the future of tomorrow. Our courses are application-oriented and prepare students for demanding technical tasks as well as challenging leadership roles. We put the results of our research into practice, advising and supporting organizations in their research and development projects. Interested in our latest research topics? Link: h ttps://
  • For more than 30 years now our RWU offers English-speaking study programs and can look back to a very successful development of international study programs. Our International Office is well-known among international students and can draw upon years of knowledge and experience in all topics related to living & studying here in Weingarten. Furthermore, we also care about each and everyone's individual study success: supporting our students in their academic questions by offering a peer-to-peer approach. If you are interested in learning more about or special Orientation & Welcome Week, offered Excursions & Events, as well as Buddy Programs, take a look at: https: //
Job Prospective
You intend to stay and work in Germany? Or all around the world?
  • Our RWU is located in the south of Germany, close to the Lake of Constance and one of the most beautiful tri-border and strongest economic regions in Europe. Our study programs are characterized by a high degree of practical, real-world orientation and a close cooperation with the global players around us, e.g. Airbus, Continental, MTU, Vetter and ZF.
  • Mission: Realizing Potential. Shaping the Future. Our RWU is a nationally and internationally respected educational institution, a successful research university as well as a renowned partner for companies and other organizations. The high quality of our teaching, research and continuing education ensure that our graduates are well-respected and more qualified than the average. Our graduates can rely on a broad intercultural competence, are global in their thinking and ready to take on responsibility.
  • The individual advice offered by our Career Service provides an excellent opportunity to get to know the latest job offers here in the region: and our progressive German Language Courses provided by our CLIC offer an easy way to build a profound basis in German: https: //…
Student Life
You are looking for an economic and recreational attractive study place? Offering both national and international advantages?
  • Our RWU can be found in one of Germany's most beautiful landscapes and one of the most attractive vacation destinations. Weingarten is a great place to be, not only to study and work, but also to live. The region of Upper Swabia, close to the Lake of Constance offers a unique variety of cultural, recreational and sportive activities. Curious? Join our online campus tour: https: //
  • Student life in and around Weingarten never gets boring. If you are interested in culture and festivals: e.g. the famous Rutenfest in Weingarten, the Welfenfest in Weingarten or the historic Carnival all over the region. Or if you are more interested in sports and nature: e.g. university sport, mountain biking or skiing in the Alps, excursions to one of the many wine yards nearby. For further information: In addition, if you are interested in joining one of our RWU Student Associations & Projects: e.g. Formula Student Team, Rover 2 Mars, Big Band, etc. take a look here: https: //
  • We see diversity as an opportunity and actively support all members of our university regardless of gender, nationality, faith, creed, disability, age or sexual orientation. Our bilingual courses especially are attended by both German students and students from all over the world. Innovative concepts, direct and open communication and individualized support are the hallmarks of our university. Interested in our students' opinion? Interviews:
Why study Physical Engineering at our RWU
Technologies, Research and Development? Elective modules, laboratories and practical work experience?
  • Shape the future in the era of change by translating the latest research results into prototypes and equipment. Our B. Sc. in Physical Engineering trains engineers who can implement ideas, develop prototypes and equipment for the industry and science. With your B. Sc. in Physical Engineering you will deepen your knowledge of natural sciences, technology and digitalization, taking part in the latest ongoing research work.
  • You will be a developer and inventor at the same time, with excellent career prospects in development departments or research institutes. Our intensive supervision, numerous exercises in the laboratories, latest experiments and research projects, as well as the high focus on practical work, including a mandatory internship make our graduates a valuable asset for all national and international companies and research institutes, e.g. in mechanical and plant engineering, in the automotive and aerospace industry, in software companies or in medical technology.
  • Your B. Sc. will furthermore enable you to pursue either an M. Eng. or M. Sc. afterwards. For further information about the individual courses, take a look at the latest Study & Examination Regulations.
Contact & People

General contact details

Postal address RWU Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten
University of Applied Sciences
Physical Engineering (EN)
P.O. Box 30 22
88216 Weingarten

Application Information

Application Information Physical Engineering

Contact Details for B.Sc. in Physical Engineering

Academic advising & program management

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jan Schlemmer

Physik, Physikalische Messtechnik, Cyber Physical Systems
Studiendekan Physikalische Technik (Bachelor)
Prof. Dr. Jan Schlemmer


Gudrun Stärk

Sekretariat Fakultät Technologie und Management
Dekanatssekretariat, Bachelorstudiengänge „Physikalische Technik" und „Mechatronics"


Prof. Dr. Jörg Eberhardt

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

Prof. Dr. Daniel Kolacyak

Fertigungstechnik, Materialien, Chemie
Bibliotheksbeauftragter der Fakultät

Prof. Dr. sc. techn. Michael Pfeffer

Physikalischer Gerätebau, Optikkonstruktion, Mikro- und integrierte Optik, Optische Informationstechnik, Bildgebende Verfahren der Medizin
Prorektor für Forschung, Internationales und Transfer
Prof. Dr. Michale Pfeffer

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jan Schlemmer

Physik, Physikalische Messtechnik, Cyber Physical Systems
Studiendekan Physikalische Technik (Bachelor)
Prof. Dr. Jan Schlemmer

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Smaga

Mathematik und Statistik
Beauftragter der Fakultät für Gleichstellung

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Samuel Vogel

Digitale Technologien, Elektrotechnik, Elektronik
Studiendekan Mechatronics (Bachelor)
Prof. Dr. Samuel Vogel

Examination Office

Jana Dittmann

Examination Office Faculty of Technology and Management, Student Service
Degree programs BM, TE/PE, TM/TW, BWU, IBS, TMO

Practice Office

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Tobias Harth

Mathematik und Statistik
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Tobias Harth

Ulrike Reck-Obert

Praktikantenamt Fakultät Technologie und Management
Internationale Studienwochen, Absolventenfeiern, Berufungsverfahren
Ulrike Reck-Obert

Overseas Representative

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Barbara Niersbach

B2B Marketing, Vertrieb, Key Account Management, Industrial Marketing, Strategic Marketing Management, Organzational Behavior
Studiendekanin International Business Management & Sustainability (Master), Auslandsbeauftragte
Barbara Niersbach


Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Nils Hagen

Materialwirtschaft und Logistik, Globale Distributionsnetzwerke, Internationale Beschaffung
Dekan der Fakultät Technologie und Management
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Nils Hagen

Gudrun Stärk

Sekretariat Fakultät Technologie und Management
Dekanatssekretariat, Bachelorstudiengänge „Physikalische Technik" und „Mechatronics"