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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

Physical Engineering (EN)

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

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
  • Proven English skills: TOEFL (internet based exam of at least 70 out of 120), IELTS (with a minimum score of 6.0) or Cambridge (CPE/CAE)

! Please note, that admission requirements are currently under review and that there might be some changes.



Application for the summer intake 2021 will possible from September 01 - November 15, 2020.

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

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

Online application portal



Please submit the following documents with your application:

  1. Signed Application Form
  2. Certified Copies of your Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Certificate, plus a certified translation into English or German
  3. English Language Certificate (TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge CPE/ CAE)
  4. CV
  5. Normal Copy of your Passport
  6. If applicable: German Language Certificate (proof of German skills with a minimum of an A1 level)
  7. If applicable: Proof of Vocational Training, Professional Activities, Internships, etc.
  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. However applicants submitting a proof of knowledge of minimum level A 1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR are given a little upgrade of 0,2 (German grading system).

Language Proficiency TOEFL or  IELTS
Since course language is English in the first 1,5 years minimum requirement to the certificate of English is

  • for Toefl a score of 70 out of 120
  • for IELTS an overall band score of 6.0

Our Toefl Code is 8442


Administration fee

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

Fee Amount

Tuition fees for international students or for a second degree

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

In some cases there are exception from the obligation to pay tuition fees. Before enrolment, applicants from non-EU countries or applicants for a second degree course will receive a form to assess whether the obligation to pay tuition fees actually applies to them or not.

The fees for the first semester have to be paid from abroad before enrolment, but after your visa approval.

The exact amount of fees and more detailed information can be found under Finances.

Please note, that the Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences does not award any scholarships. For further information about scholarships, please also visit our Finances Website.


Further Information

Admission Office
Department of Student Affairs
Ms Fabienne Damasch

Phone: + 49 751 501-9569
Fax: + 49 751 501-9874

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

  • Visa & Arrival
  • Accomodation & Housing
  • Insurances & Financing
  • German Language Courses
  • Welcome & Orientation Week
  • Buddy-Program
  • Working in Germany


India Relation Office

Let's bridge IT
Iris Becker M.A.
9th Floor, Sunit Capital
Senapati Bapat Road
Pune 411016
Mobile India +91 7378530550
Office Pune +91 75 078 2 70 33
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 chances of being admitted.


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

Sekretariat Fakultät Technologie und Management
Dekanatssekretariat, Studiengangssekretariat Physical Engineering

Study advisor & Head of studies

Prof. Dr. Jörg Eberhardt

Studiendekan Physical Engineering
Mechatronik und Optik
Prof. Dr. Jörg Eberhardt


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil Thomas Doderer

Mathematik, Physik, Statistik

Prof. Dr. Jörg Eberhardt

Studiendekan Physical Engineering
Mechatronik und Optik
Prof. Dr. Jörg Eberhardt

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Eckehard Klemt

Physik, Physikalische Messtechnik, Strahlungsmesstechnik, Radioökologie

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Daniel Kolacyak

Bibliotheksbeauftragter Fakultät Technologie und Management
Fertigungstechnik, Materialien, Chemie
Daniel Kolacyak

Prof. Dr. sc. techn. Michael Pfeffer

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

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Quincke

Elektronik, Mikrosystemtechnik, Optoelektronik, Halbleitertechnik

Examination office

Aylin Baur

Prüfungsamt Fakultät Technologie und Management
Aylin Baur

Internship office

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Tobias Harth

Leiter Praktikantenamt Fakultät Technologie und Management
Mathematik und Statistik
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Tobias Harth

Ulrike Reck-Obert

Praxisamt Fakultät Technologie & Management
Berufungsverfahren, ÖA/Social Media/Veranstaltungsorganisation Fak. Technologie & Management
Ulrike Reck-Obert

Foreign representative

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Barbara Niersbach

Auslandsbeauftragte Fakultät Technologie und Management
Investitionsgütermarketing, Dienstleistungsmarketing, B2B Marketing, Vertrieb, Key Account Management, Industrial Marketing
Barbara Niersbach

Dean's office

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Nils Hagen

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

Gudrun Stärk

Sekretariat Fakultät Technologie und Management
Dekanatssekretariat, Studiengangssekretariat Physical Engineering

Application Information

Application Information Physical Engineering

Contact for questions regarding application for Physical Engineering Bachelor study program