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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Landscaping and Landscape Management

From parks to green spaces, traffic facilities, sports/recreational facilities, or private gardens: landscape development is a branch with wide-ranging requirements. Your job as a landscape development engineer is to develop and maintain these green and outdoor spaces and to develop economically feasible solutions. We give you the tools you need to do so here.

Your heart beats for...

Structural implementation, Business administration and law, Technical solutions, Corporate governance, Green space management; Practical part; Foreign language: English

A Degree Program with a Future

Type of Study

You can also study this degree program dual.


You will bring one of the following educational backgrounds:

  • General university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Specialized university entrance qualification
  • Advanced technical college certificate (Fachhochschulreife)
  • Vocational qualification

Eight-week basic internship that must be completed in full, with verification by September 20th, 2023 (start of lectures for the 2023/2024 winter semester).
If you cannot end your internship until the start of lectures, please submit a preliminary certification from the company for enrollment.
The basic internship should include work in garden and landscape development, sports facility development, green space care, forestry. Training in garden and landscape development will be recognized as a basic internship.

Structure and Contents of the Degree Program

1. Semester

  • Basic landscape planning
  • Fundamentals of representation, design, and drafting
  • Structural engineering I
  • Soils, soil work and substrates
  • Botany – shrubs
  • CAD and digital design

2. Semester

  • Basic business administration and law
  • Project 1
  • Structural engineering II
  • Surveying
  • Botany – perennials
  • Project and corporate communication

3. Semester

  • 1. Internship semester (office and construction site)

4. Semester

  • Cost accounting
  • Structural engineering III
  • Mandatory elective subject (catalog 1-5)
  • Mandatory elective subject (catalog 3)
  • Vegetation technology
  • Corporate organization and management

5. Semester

  • Project management
  • Statics
  • Earthwork, earthwork construction Construction accounting
  • Call for tenders, award and billing – basics
  • Vegetation and maintenance planning
  • Marketing processes

6. Semester

  • 2. Internship semester (office)

7. Semester

  • Project 2
  • Mandatory elective subject (catalog 1-5)
  • Mandatory elective subject (catalog 4)
  • Green space management
  • Sub-markets – Acquisition in garden and landscape design

8. Semester

  • Practical simulation
  • Bachelor thesis
  • Colloquium

Focus area

  • Technology
  • Operation
  • Green spaces
  • Market
  • Soft skills


Acquired Knowledge and Skills

Your degree program will focus on duties surrounding the planning, construction, and care of green and open spaces. You will focus in particular on operational processes for creating new or renovated spaces. In this context, you will gain

  • technical expertise
  • basic and specialized business knowledge
  • Botany
  • content on green space management
  • soft skills like communication, marketing and digital instruments
Job Profiles

As a graduate, you will enjoy career prospects in these areas:

  • Manager in garden, landscape and sports facility construction companies
  • Managing green space management departments and companies in municipalities in the housing industry, etc.
  • Working as an expert (in garden, landscape and sports facility construction, botany and plant usage or tree care)
  • Construction management in a planning firm with a focus on project monitoring, controlling
  • Commercial representation for products and services in the construction and green sector
Cooperation With Companies

We cooperate with garden and landscape development companies, as well as with cities and communities.

Research in the Department

Research cultural landscapes with us.

Our fields of research

As Graduate You Contribute to...

... the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

  • directly to good health and well-being
  • directly to clean water and sanitation
  • directly to sustainable cities and communities
  • directly to responsible consumption and production
  • directly to climate action
  • directly to life on land

Studying at Sustainable Campus Höxter

Our Sustainable Campus in Höxter

The Höxter campus is home to our environment-related degree programs. They are combined in the departments of Environmental Engineering and Applied Computer Science as well as Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. The participation with several projects in the "Landesgartenschau 2023" in Höxter illustrates how presentable and exciting sustainability can be. Modern teaching and laboratory facilities guarantee practical work, as does the university's own botanical garden. Sustainability is tangible everywhere on the campus, for example when fertilizers and pesticides can be reduced with the help of digitalization in agriculture as part of the "Precision Farming" degree program. Here, as in the environmental engineering degree programs, the campus cooperates with municipalities and companies, for example when it comes to water purification or landfill remediation. The beautiful location on the curve of the Weser River and the proximity to the city center make the campus a perfect match.

Campus Life


Degree Course:
Landscaping and Landscape Management
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Study model:
Dual, Full-time
Standard period of study:
8 semester
Winter semester
Course language:
Sustainable Campus Höxter
Tuition Fees:
Preparatory courses:
Application periods:

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 02.05. – 15.10.
Winter Semester: 02.05. – 15.10.
Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.07.
Currently no application possible