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Renewable Resources

Course of studies



Duration of study (semesters)






Description of course of studies

As mankind demands ever more energy while our main resources are limited and scarce, there is growing need for research and qualified professionals in renewable, biogenic resources.

Our program spans the complete value chain from plant breeding and crop production through industrial and energetic use of biogenic resources. The program is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the TU München which is world renowned for pure sciences and engineering and the University of Applied Sciences at Weihenstephan which provides a practical approach. This is combined to a well-rounded education both for students interested in research as well as students aspiring a career directly in the related industry.

You will start off with the necessary fundamentals in biology, chemistry, engineering, and economics and business administration. A further focus lies on the production of biogenic resources through agriculture and forestry, e.g. breeding, cropping, and harvesting. Following you will study ecology including sustainability, ecosystems, and stressphysiology. Emphasis is of course placed on the energetical and industrial use of renewable resources, which means for example electricity and energy conservation as well as biopolymers and biorefinery. Finally you will recieve a thorough overview of the political and economic aspects, management and marketing of biogenic resources. The final semester is dedicated to the bachelor’s thesis required of every student.

Graduates will often choose a career in energy related industries, politics, agricultural administration and collaborations, research, and international organizations.

Curriculum (link)


Major fields of study

Cropping systems concerning renewable resources, energy production through renewable resources and their economy, industrial use of renewable resources and ecology. Each of these fields is emphasized during one certain semester.

Guide to study (Link)


Course of studies

Renewable Resources



This degree course requires a mandatory internship (10 Credit Points) within the 5th semester.

Internship´s office (Link)


Application and admission



Online-application: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/before-your-studies/application-and-acceptance/filling-out-an-online-application/

Application period for winter semester: 15.05. - 15.07.
Application period for summer semester: 15.11. - 15.01.
An application for the summer semester is only possible for higher upper-division semesters.

Our online application portal TUMonline will create a checklist with the documents you have to hand in. The checklist shows which documents you need for admission and which for enrollment.
You must submit the signed application form and all documents you need for admission before the application deadline.
You must submit all documents you need for enrollment before 15.09. for winter semester and before 15.03. for summer semester. If individual documents for enrollment are not available at that date, you can hand them in up to five weeks after the start of the lecture period. However, we recommend that you submit all required documents well before the semester begins, as you will not be enrolled until all documents have been received.

Please check your TUMonline account regularly to see if we have any questions concerning your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.

Aptitude assessment


Start of course

Winter term

Application Period

May 15 - July 15

Admission notification

Via Email after verification of application documents

Application documents

Curriculum vitae, Abitur, motivational letter, proof of pratical training/internship/additional qualification if necessary, health insurance.
Attention! You will get a checklist of the required documents after completing the online application.

Application documents (International students)

Preliminary inspection documentation, copy of a (foreign) school leaving certificate or examination which qualifies the applicant to study at an institution of higher education in Germany (="Abitur"), certified translation of the above document, curriculum vitae, motivational letter, proof of pratical training/internship/additional qualification if necessary, health insurance, proof of german language proficiency.
Attention! You will get a checklist of the required documents after completing the online application.

Application form/ Online application (Link)


Information | Counselling

Academic counseling

Dr. Alexander Höldrich und Theresa Scherm

General student counseling (Link)



Student Counseling SCS

Study and examination regulations

Examination regulations (Link)


Examination information

Examination and academic issues will be handled by the secretary of examination board. Examination committee: Prof. Cordt Zollfrank, Schulgasse 16, 94315 Straubing

Further links

Website of course of studies (link)


Department website


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Student Advising and Prospective Students Programs

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Student Advising and Prospective Students Programs