is the creative application of science [..] to the innovation, design, construction, operation and maintenance of structures, machines, materials and devices...! that’s what Wikipedia would like to tell you about this subject... Engineering be done close to a product, like mechanical and electrical engineers are doing it or it can be done close to science and research!
Physical Engineering starts with the basics - with an introductory study period which takes three semesters. You will get the opportunity to enhance your German language skills in a special course related training offer. A basic (survival!) level of German (A1), is required and indispensable in the beginning. A B2 level has to be reached during the introductory 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 training. Contents will change from theoretical background to applications and technology.
Within your studies, you can choose from two specializations - each covering an interesting and modern field in current technology:
Mechatronics has been merged from Mechanics and Electronics. It describes the bridge between both technologies. Applications include miniature items like position and acceleration sensors (as you can find them in your smartphone) up to industrial robots.
Optics is an "Enabling Technology". Only a few modern devices and products are purely optical, but almost all of them would not work without it. The display of a smartphone is an optical device of hightest complexitivity. Autonomous vehicles need optical sensors and cameras ...
"Rural Base- Global Face“, this is the slogan of the Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences. The proportion of international students coming from all over the world amounts to 10% which is a quite high rate compared to other universities of applied sciences.
Students can apply their knowledge by means of practice projects in industrial enterprises. They get further 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 lifes.