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Landscape Planning & Nature Protection

Planning enjoyable spaces


The Nürtingen-Geislingen University offers at its campus in Nürtingen the internationally recognized bachelor degree program Landscape Planning & Nature Protection. It leads to the degree Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) and is the only bachelor degree program of its kind in Germany.

The study program offers a balanced mix of theory and practice to qualify students for professional performance of all landscpae planning tasks including nature conservation work.

Involving a large proportion of projects and building up in modular fashion, the practice-oriented teaching units cover

  • scientific and ecological
  • legal and social
  • methodological and tool based

aspects of modern and target-oriented planning work. In the project modules students produce at least one:

  • landscape plan
  • open space structure plan and environmental report
  • impact mitigation planand mitigation bank
  • environmental impact assessmant
  • nature conservation and management plan
  • landscape maintenance and development plan
  • biotechnical application

The study program comprises 6 semesters plus one fully integrated internship. Many students spend their job-placement semester abroad to obtain international work experience and intercultural skills.

Qualified graduates can apply for one of our master degree programs Environmental Studies or International Master of  Landscape Architecture. The M.Eng. Landscape Architecture is taught in German and English and involves study at 2 higher education institutions.

Language of Instruction

Lectures are primarily instructed in German. For more information about the degree program and the curriculum please turn to the German site.

For classes taught in English please refer to our English Course Catalogue.

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
Duration of Studies: 7 semesters
Campus: Nürtingen
Accreditation: Accredited by ASIIN
Internship: One internship in the 5th semester
Language Requirements: German
Language of Instruction: German
Job Prospects: Organizations, Associations and Companies in Urban and Rural Development, Landscape Design, Consultancy, etc.
German Site:
Application full-time students: AND
Application Deadline full-time students: July15th for admission to the winter semester
Application exchange students:
Chair: Prof. Dr. Karl-Josef Durwen
Coordinator International Affairs: Prof. Dr. sc. agr. Christian Küpfer

For detailed information please contact:

Nürtingen-Geislingen University
Prof. Dr. Karl-Josef Durwen
Schelmenwasen 4 - 8
D-72622 Nürtingen 

Tel.: +49 7022 404 182
Fax: +49 7022 404 166


Homepage of the institute:

Flyer to download:


The degree program is accredited by ASIIN.

Letzte Änderung: 03.04.2014 - 11:43:42