Higher education entrance qualification (undergraduate degree programmes)
- Your higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung, HZB) is your school leaving certificate or proof of studies already completed at secondary education level. To qualify for admission to Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), you must be able to prove you possess the equivalent of the German Abitur qualification, which is the examination taken at the end of your secondary education.
Application without higher education entrance qualification
- If you don't have proof of a higher education entrance qualification, you will not be able to apply directly to the university. First, you will need to take an assessment test, called the "Feststellungsprüfung". You can prepare for this test by taking classes at a Studienkolleg (these are government-run educational institutions located throughout Germany), or special preparatory school.
The language of instruction at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is German, and only a few degree courses are taught in English. The English-taught programmes have individual application procedures. A high level of German language skills is required to successfully complete a regular degree course at RUB; language skills can be proven by presenting a certificate gained for passing one of the following examinations:
- DSH examination (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang) (level 2 or 3)
- ZOP examination (Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung) of the Goethe-Institut
- German language diploma, level II, of the Goethe-Institut
- TestDaF (Deutsch als Fremdsprache) with the grades 4 x 4 or 16 points (website in German only)
Applicants who do not possess sufficient language skills may apply to take fee-based German language courses at RUB beginning at Level A2.
- mathematics, numerical mathematics, computational engineering, mechanics, fluid mechanics, chemistry and chemistry laboratory, physics, electrical engineering, urban water management, technical microbiology, environmental chemistry, resource management, construction engineering, environmental health, business administration, law of building contracts, environmental law, subject-specific practical placement (five weeks)
- language training as offered by the RUB, project management, cost accounting and pricing, etc.
Subareas of environmental engineering, and resource management:
- Sustainable process and environmental engineering: thermodynamics, fundamentals of materials, material applications, energy management, energy engineering and RM, process engineering and RM, installation engineering, apparatus engineering, heat and material transmission, fundamentals of measurement engineering, fundamentals of control engineering, fundamentals of fluid power equipment, environmental technology, and resource management laboratory
- Environmental engineering and environmental planning: building materials technology, structural analysis and structural design, reinforced and prestressed concrete construction, structural physics, soil mechanics and foundation engineering, traffic planning and engineering, traffic route engineering, waste water drainage and water distribution, hydrology and water management, environmental engineering, and ecology