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Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Open Space Management

How should open spaces in urban areas be used? How do they contribute to the ecological, social and economic sustainability of a city? In our bachelor’s degree program, you will learn to answer conceptual questions in open space planning – from project development to planning, implementation and maintenance, as well as project evaluation.

Your heart beats for...

...Developing natural living spaces, Maintenance of vegetation, Management of services, Project management, Digitalization, Practical part 60 %, Foreign language: English: 20 %

A Degree Program with a Future


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
Structure and Contents of the Degree Program

1. Semester

  • Fundamentals of project management
  • Digital instruments for project processes
  • Basic open space and landscape planning | Virtual visualization and representation
  • Academic work in communication
  • Construction and procurement law
  • Basic data storage

2. Semester

  • Beginning business administration for PE | Private law
  • Sustainable soil management | 3D data analysis
  • Technical planning
  • Project: project development and planning
  • Innovative materials science
  • Administrative and environmental law

3. Semester

  • Strategies and project development for the private sector
  • Area and room data management
  • Botany
  • Project: digital networking and tools
  • Construction project management
  • Building process engineering and automation

4. Semester

  • Compulsory elective subject
  • Call for tenders and awards
  • Plant and care planning and sustainability
  • Project: construction work administration
  • (Facility and) open space management
  • Value-oriented corporate leadership

5. Semester

  • Internship semester

6. Semester

  • Strategies and project development for the public sector
  • Property monitoring
  • Compulsory elective subject
  • Project: contract and service management in PE
  • Compulsory elective subject
  • Entrepreneurship

7. Semester

  • Compulsory elective subject
  • Thesis with colloquium
  • Construction projects and sustainability
  • Study trip

Focus area

  • Project development
  • Planning
  • Execution and construction management
  • Project
Acquired Knowledge and Skills

We will train you into a graduate who can think through economic contexts, with a comprehensive background in open space planning and development. You will also develop expertise allowing you to master areas such as project design, planning, execution, maintenance, and evaluation.

Job Profiles

Your professional work will deal with the interfaces between economical, ecological, and social aspects. Your work will always be digitally networked, taking into account the entire life cycle of outdoor spaces.
What is a “successful outdoor space”: you will address this question, and the growing demand for work in this area.

As a graduate of the degree program in open space management, you can work in the following areas:

  • Commercial enterprises
  • Municipalities
  • Corporate consulting firms
  • Housing industry
Cooperation With Companies

We cooperate with

  • States, districts, cities and communities
  • Residential construction
  • Private companies
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 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:
Open Space Management
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
Study model:
Standard period of study:
7 semester
Winter semester
Course language:
Sustainable Campus Höxter
Tuition Fees:
Preparatory courses:
Application periods:

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 02.05. – 15.10.
Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.07.