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Bachelor Full-time / English
Faculty Technology and Management

Physical Engineering (EN)

Laser im Optiklabor.
At a glance

At a glance

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

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Physical Engineering (EN)

  • international, bilingual course
  • English spoken the first three semesters, German spoken the last four
  • starting every summer semester



Interested ? On YouTube you can find our podcast series with more information about the study programme : Physical Engineering on YouTube

Hier gehts zum deutschsprachigen Studiengang Physical Engineering (DE).

Studierende am PC.

Job profile

Our "Physical Engineering" programme is characterised by a broad, interdisciplinary scientific and technical education and a combination of research, technical development and industrial application. We implement ideas, develop prototypes and equipment for industry and science - we are developers and Inventors.


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


  • teach current topics from technology, science and digitalisation,
  • will provide you with individual support 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
Laser im Optiklabor.


The career prospects of our graduates are excellent. They work in various positions in development departments and research institutes. They are employed, e.g. in mechanical and plant engineering, in the optics industry, with automotive suppliers, in the aerospace industry, in software companies, in medical technology, environmental protection and in the development of renewable energies.

After the successful completion of the studies, the title Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) is awarded, which also gives the opportunity to acquire a Master‘s degree or even a doctorate.


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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.




Admission Requirements

The Bachelor's program in Physical Engineering is designed as a bilingual full-time study course with a duration of 7 semesters, always starting in the summer semester (beginning of March). The course language is English (semesters 1-3) and later German (semesters 4-7). Compulsory German language courses prepare the students for the lectures in German and are free of extra 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 *
  • Very good Mathematic skills and good knowledge in any other science subjects (physics, computer science, etc.)
  • Proven English skills: TOEFL (iBT with a total score of at least 70 out of 120) or IELTS (with a minimum overall band score of 6.0) - Medium of Instruction Certificates are not accepted!

* 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. 

Is your UEQ recognized here in Germany? Check on Anabin.  Anabin Guide.



The application period for the summer intake 2023 is already over and we do not accept any further applications.

Application for the summer intake 2024 will be possible from ~ September 01 - November 15, 2023.

The deadlines are cut-off periods. Please note, that your application can only be considered, if your original and complete application documents are received in due time at the Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences.

For your application RWU provides an online-application tool, available from September 01 onwards. Please visit our online-application-portal and follow the menu, which is providing further information:

RWU Online Application



Please submit the following documents with your application:

  1. Original signed Application Form
  2. Certified Copy of your Higher Education Entrance Qualification in English or German
  3. English Language Certificate (TOEFL iBT or IELTS) - not older than 2 years! Medium of Instruction Certificates are not accepted!
  4. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  5. Normal Copy of your Passport (for the verification of names, date of birth and place of birth)
  6. If applicable: German Language Certificate
  7. If applicable: Proof of professional Work Experience
  8. If applicable: Certified Copy of your academic transcript from previous studies
  9. If available: Recommendation Letters

And send your documents to the following address:

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


Further Program Information


The course language is English (semesters 1-3) and later German (semesters 4-7).
Compulsory German language courses prepare the students for the German lectures and are free of extra charge.

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

Since the course language for the first 1,5 years is English, a minimum requirement to the certificate of English is

  • for TOEFL iBT a total score of at least 70 out of 120
  • for IELTS an overall band score of at least 6.0

Our Toefl Code is 8442



Each semester, all students are required to pay an administration/ semester fee. It is due upon enrolment or at any re-registration for the following semester.

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

The exact amount of fees and more detailed information about payment, exemptions and scholarships can be found under Finances.


General Information


Department of Student Affairs
Ms Fabienne Damasch

Phone: + 49 751 501-9569



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

  • 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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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 chances of being admitted.



Eberhard Hohl


Fit for foreign cultures

"Hidden Signals" is the title of a series of publications on intercultural communication studies. Different communication styles within individual countries lead again and again to misunderstandings in business and private life.

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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:
  • 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:  
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:
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:
  • 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:
  • 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 a 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


Gudrun Stärk

Secretariat Faculty Technology and Management
Secretariat of the Dean's Office and the bachelor's program "Physical Engineering"

Study advisor & Head of studies

Prof. Dr. Jörg Eberhardt

Machine Vision, Optics and 3D Technologies
Dean of studies bachelor's program "Physical Engineering"
Prof. Dr. Jörg Eberhardt


Prof. Dr. Jörg Eberhardt

Machine Vision, Optics and 3D Technologies
Dean of studies bachelor's program "Physical Engineering"
Prof. Dr. Jörg Eberhardt

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Eckehard Klemt

Physics, Physical metrology, Radiation metrology, Radioecology
Klemt, Eckehard

Prof. Dr. Daniel Kolacyak

Manufacturing engineering, Materials, Chemistry
Library representative of the faculty
Daniel Kolacyak

Prof. Dr. sc. techn. Michael Pfeffer

Physical device engineering, Optics design, Micro and integrated optics, Optical information technology, Medical imaging techniques
Vice Rector for Research, International Affairs and Transfer
Prof. Dr. Michale Pfeffer

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jan Schlemmer

Physics, Physical measurement, Cyber-physical systems
Prof. Dr. Jan Schlemmer

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Smaga

Mathematics and statistics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Samuel Vogel

Digital technologies, Electrical engineering, Electronics
Prof. Dr. Samuel Vogel

Examination office

Aylin Baur

Examination Office Faculty of Technology and Management, Student Service
Study programs BM, TE/PE, TM/TW, BEM, BPM, BWU, TMO
Aylin Baur

Internship office

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Tobias Harth

Mathematics and Statistics
Head of Internship Office
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Tobias Harth

Ulrike Reck-Obert

Internship office Faculty Technology and Management
Member of the Faculty Council
Ulrike Reck-Obert

Foreign representative

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Barbara Niersbach

2B Marketing, Sales, Key account management, Industrial marketing, Strategic marketing management, Organzational behavior
Head of study program "International Business Management & Sustainability", International representative
Barbara Niersbach

Dean's office

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Nils Hagen

Materials management and logistics, Global distribution networks, International procurement
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Nils Hagen

Gudrun Stärk

Secretariat Faculty Technology and Management
Secretariat of the Dean's Office and the bachelor's program "Physical Engineering"

Application Information

Application Information Physical Engineering