About the degree programme
Wood is a fascinating and unmistakably natural material; we can feel its warmth, its weight and texture, its edges and corners. There are many good reasons to study wood technology. The new International Bachelor of Wood Technology degree programme at the Rosenheim Campus is aimed specifically at young people from outside Germany who have a limited knowledge of German and who are interested in wood as a sustainable material. The IWT practice-oriented study programme at the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences is as unique and as full of potential as the material wood itself.
Take advantage of the almost 100-year wood tradition and the expertise at the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences and become a "Rosenheimer Holztechniker".
The International Bachelor of Wood Technology programme offers a comprehensive and solid university engineering education in the field of wood technology.
Wood technology - this includes wood material science, economics of the wood industry, wood production and technologies. Sustainability and the circular economy are also important aspects of your studies. Furthermore, you will acquire the general engineering, natural science, economics and organisational skills that are important for a successful engineering career.
The first three semesters cover the fundamental engineering studies, as well as specific courses in wood and wood-based materials. At the same time, you will learn the German language (level B2 / C1 CEFR) in language courses tailored for the programme.
Your courses in the first semester are held in English. From the second semester onwards you will attend selected subject modules in German and, from the third semester onwards, German is the language of instruction.
Beginning in the fourth semester you will join your peers from the German-language wood technology programme and attend the higher level engineering courses and electives in German.
The sixth semester is reserved for a practical semester / internship in one of the many local companies in Germany or in a company abroad.
The programme starts in the summer semester of 2024, which begins in March.
Why should you study IWT?
As one of the leading educational institutions for engineers specialising in wood technology, Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences has been shaping the industry worldwide for nearly 100 years. Our competent, industry-experienced lecturers and the world-class laboratories offer you an ideal study environment for both theoretical and practical work. Students gain the skills to work in leadership roles in industry or to work as a researcher in an area of wood technology.
The IWT engineering degree, with its strong engineering core, combined with organisational and business management, opens up excellent professional development and career opportunities for you. As Rosenheim wood technology specialists, you are ideally prepared for exciting technical engineering careers and management roles. As IWT graduates, you are also part of the international "Rosenheimer Holztechnik Network".
With fluent German and English and excellent technical skills, IWT graduates are ideally prepared for the German and international job market. Another excellent option is to continue their studies in Rosenheim with a Master's degree in wood technology.
Application and admission
The application period for the IWT runs from 1 November 2023 - 15 January 2024.
You will be able to apply to uni-assist from 1 September onwards.
Further information on the application process at TH Rosenheim can be found at www.th-rosenheim.de/application.
Your way to IWT
- Check the information sheet for the IWT degree programme:
The information sheet contains all the detailed information on the application procedure, the required documents and the corresponding submission deadlines.
To the information sheets
- Apply online via the application portal:
Have you collected all the necessary documents? Then apply online via the application portal. Don't forget to submit any missing documents by the deadline.
To the application portal
- Wait for the letter of admission:
You have completed your application. Now it will be checked whether you meet the general admission requirements according to the information sheet and whether your documents are complete. If this is the case, you will receive your letter of admission to study at Rosenheim Technical University. The examination process can sometimes take a little longer. So apply as early as possible and make sure that your documents are complete.
- Do not forget to enrol:
Once you have received your letter of admission, you must enrol: officially accept your place at the university. You can find the necessary information in the letter of admission.
Required industry experience:
The International Bachelor of Wood Technology degree programme requires at least ten weeks of work experience. This can be completed before start of the program and must be completed at the latest by the end of the fourth semester. It can also be completed in several sections, e.g. before the degree course and/or during the semester break.
Do you have any further questions?
If you are not sure whether you meet the admission requirements or have other questions about the Bachelor's programme, please contact the student advisory. We will be happy to advise you!