Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Open Space Management

Open Space Management takes a holistic approach to development, construction and maintenance, as well as land restoration of open spaces in consideration of sustainability aspects and using digital tools.

The Open Space Management degree program teaches students how to answer conceptual questions related to open space planning in the areas of project development, planning, implementation and maintenance, through to project evaluation. The program teaches fundamental business studies, open space planning and construction competencies to open up new perspectives on ecological, social and economic sustainability. By doing so, it creates a new professional field: open space economics. The program also involves interdisciplinary collaboration and digital networking between project participants and throughout the entire life cycle of the outdoor area.


Graduates will be qualified for careers in the following areas:

  • Commercial enterprises
  • Municipal administrations
  • Gardening and landscaping companies
  • Corporate advising
  • Housing industry
  • Expert appraisal services
  • Software development

Entry requirements

Abitur exam / vocational baccalaureate diploma (Fachabitur)

Application period

For a study start in the winter semester 2021/2022:

  • until 15th october 2021


The degree program in Open Space Planning is run on a project-specific basis, and provides students with a comprehensive view of outdoor spaces from many different perspectives, based on four thematic areas.

Project development: Development, construction, maintenance and land restoration in open space management

Planning: Gaining planning expertise to solve complex problems in conjunction with relevant specialist planners.

Implementation and construction management: This segment of the program teaches project administration, maintenance and implementation.

Project: This segment combines expertise from the other thematic areas in practical simulations.


The degree program is structured based on the order in which different project participants are involved in open space projects, and the chronology of such projects themselves.

Furthermore, the Bachelor's degree program in Open Space Management is divided into three structural phases of study and four content fields or focus areas:

  • Semesters 1-4: Basic principles
  • Semester 5: Internship semester
  • Semesters 6-7: Synthesis and specialization phase consisting of multiple elective subjects

The module manual is currently being revised on the basis of the amended examination regulations and will be available again soon. If you have any questions about individual modules, please contact the examination office of the department.


Topics: Construct and Design, Climate protection and Energy, Nature protection and Environment, Economy, Management

Start: Winter semester
Duration: 7 semester
Foreign semester: Optional
Credit points: 210 ECTS

Location: Höxter
Department: Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Mode of study: Full-time
Cooperative study : Not a cooperative study

Course language: German

Central Student Advisory Service

Phone: +49 5261 702 2535
Email: studienberatung(at)



Preparatory course