International Programmes 2022/2023

Mobility and Logistics, BSc Mobility and Logistics, BSc

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences • Kamp-Lintfort

Degree
Bachelor of Science in Mobility and Logistics
Course location
Kamp-Lintfort
Teaching language
  • English
Languages

Courses are held entirely in English.

Full-time / part-time
  • full-time
Mode of study
Less than 50% online
Programme duration
7 semesters
Beginning
Winter semester
Application deadline

All applicants: 15 July for the following winter semester

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Joint degree / double degree programme
No
Description/content

Move the World
Logistics is an inevitable part of modern life and one of the most promising sunrise industries. If you think that logistics is just about delivering goods, then think again. Logistics professionals of tomorrow are able to identify current trends, develop clever ideas, find innovative solutions and use the latest technology in order to realise their visions in an economical, time-saving, and eco-friendly way. They can think outside the box and are adept at cooperating with experts from different disciplines on a global scale.
We aim to provide you with a skill set that is essential for future business and success, including the knowledge needed to design and optimise production processes, international supply chains, and traffic flows. We will also introduce you to the field of modern household innovations such as the development and implementation of cutting-edge assistance systems which help to maintain personal mobility in old age.
You will not only gain specialist knowledge of the latest logistic innovations and problem solving methods but also develop a sound understanding of strategic logistic planning processes. Additionally, you will learn to design innovative private mobility concepts and to equip them with the technical systems they require. Together with the technical English language skills you will gain over the course of your studies, this programme provides excellent preparation for you to embark on an international career.
Work-related learning is a crucial part of our programme and you will find many opportunities to put your knowledge into practice, such as work placements, model factories and simulations.
Our interdisciplinary approach also gives you the chance to work collaboratively with students from other disciplines like International Business or Environment and Energy in developing your own research project that demonstrates your individual strengths and helps you stand out from the crowd.

Career Prospects
As a graduate you will be a highly qualified expert in the management of logistics and will also have the knowledge and skills to respond to new challenges in the field of public and private mobility. You can expect to work in business areas like planning, implementation, or economic operation and optimisation of current or future logistic processes and mobility concepts.
Our graduates are highly sought after for senior positions in mobility and logistics. They gain employment as planners, consultants, innovators, or optimisers and are often responsible for distribution, purchasing, or process and product development.

Course organisation

Your first semesters will introduce you to logistic systems as well as to planning and applied problem solving methods. You will acquire a firm grounding in business administration and specialist knowledge in technical fields such as information technology and electrical engineering, learning for example about identification systems and automation. This knowledge is the key to dealing with the latest technologies used in mobility and logistics and to being successful on a global scale.
The fourth and fifth semesters will then give you the chance to broaden your professional horizon by studying electives in the fields of logistics, engineering or economics according to your interests and career aspirations. You will also have the opportunity to work independently on a research or development project.
The sixth semester focuses on the practical application of your knowledge and will give you the chance to either do a work placement or study abroad. This will be another valuable experience and a great boost to your CV.
In the seventh semester, you will complete your Bachelor's thesis, which you will then present and defend in an open discussion with professors.

A Diploma supplement will be issued
Yes
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
  • Specialist literature in other languages
  • Language training provided
  • Training in intercultural skills
  • Courses are led with foreign partners
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
  • International comparisons and thematic reference to the international context
  • Content-related regional focus
Description of other international elements
  • Membership in the European Forum of Logistics Education (EFLE)
  • Excursion and on-site visits
  • Funding for semesters abroad in France, Denmark and the Netherlands (DAAD)
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

In the sixth semester, students have the chance to either study abroad or do an internship (in Germany or abroad). We provide support in selecting partner universities and institutions as well as in raising funds.

Integrated internships

An eight-week internship has to be completed before enrolling for the fourth semester. It is possible for you to do this internship in your home country before applying to Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences. Appropriate vocational education or work experience can be considered.
In the sixth semester, students have to either study abroad or do an internship (in Germany or abroad). We provide support in selecting partner universities and institutions as well as in raising funds.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Yes
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Yes
Pace of course
Instructor-led (Specific due dates for lectures/assignments/exams)
Phase(s) of attendance (on-site)
Yes, compulsory
Types of online learning elements
  • Access to databases with study material
  • Chats (with lecturers and other students)
  • Discussion forums and / or groups
  • Message Boards
  • Online sessions
  • Online study material provided by institution
  • Online tutorials
  • Other
  • Podcasts
  • Video learning (Pre-recorded videos, Vlogs, Video-Podcasts)
  • Wikis
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Semester contribution

Enrolment fees amount to approximately 310 EUR per semester. This covers nominal administrative fees and a public transport ticket valid for the entire federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Costs of living

The average cost of living for students in Germany is around 850 EUR per month. This includes rent, utilities, personal expenses, and general expenses (https://www.study-in-germany.de/en/plan-your-stay/money-and-costs/cost-of-living_28220.php).

Funding opportunities within the university
Yes
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university

The university offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships ("Deutschlandstipendium") to both current students and students who are soon to be enrolled with excellent marks. This scholarship consists of a monthly stipend of 300 EUR and applies to international students as well. Further information is available on our website: https://www.hochschule-rhein-waal.de/en/academics/students/costs-scholarships-and-grants/scholarships-and-financial-aid

Academic admission requirements

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences welcomes applications from nationals of all countries.

Please see our website for general admission requirements: https://www.hochschule-rhein-waal.de/en/academics/prospective-students/current-application-period/bachelors-programmes

Other requirements for the Mobility and Logistics BSc degree programme:

  • a sufficient level of English language proficiency (level B2 CEFR or better)
  • interest in technical, economical and organisational problems
Language requirements

Please note that English language skills at level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference are required for our Bachelor's degree programmes. Please be aware that all applicants' test report form numbers will be checked. The following certificates are accepted:

  • IELTS: level CEFR B2 or better
  • TOEFL: level CEFR B2 or better

The TOEFL code of our university: 6962

Application deadline

All applicants: 15 July for the following winter semester

Submit application to

Applications must be submitted online through uni-assist. Please do not submit any applications in hard copy. See our website for details: http://www.hochschule-rhein-waal.de/en/academics/prospective-students

Possibility of finding part-time employment

Non-EU students can work up to 120 full days or 240 half days per year without requiring an additional visa. Student jobs within the university can be solely in English, but the vast majority of off-campus jobs will require at least basic proficiency in German. German courses are available for students through our International Center.

First-year students are strongly advised to focus primarily on their studies and to begin learning German. This will open up many more part-time job opportunities in later semesters.

Accommodation

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences strongly urges you to arrange your accommodation before arrival. One option is accommodation at the residence halls run by student services ("Studierendenwerk Düsseldorf") with one-, two- or three-room flats and rent starting around 260 EUR per month (with a security deposit equivalent to three months' rent). Availability is limited, so register online as soon as possible. See our website for details.

Most students live in private flats shared with other students. There are a number of popular online portals for finding a flat in Germany. Contact the Welcome Centre for more information or look into social media platforms because some students might be graduating when you plan to start. Additionally, the Welcome Centre is always ready to offer advice or help with conversations or correspondence in German.

Career advisory service

Internship, student job, or first steps in a new career – Rhine-Waal’s Career Service is here to help with a broad range of useful services.

Correspondingly, we act as bridge builders between students and fresh graduates, the university, and companies or organisations from industry, science, social sectors, etc. Our overall goal is to "help others help themselves" by supporting capacity development in students and fresh graduates with respect to their individual career paths.

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Buddy programme
  • Tutors
  • Specialist counselling

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences

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Kamp-Lintfort campus © Hochschule Rhein-Waal

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, with two campus locations in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort and over 7,300 students, is an innovative, interdisciplinary, and international university of applied sciences. The university currently offers 36 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in engineering, the natural and social sciences, technology, design, and more. Our programmes are geared towards your employability, addressing current and future needs of industry by giving you valuable expertise and experience in your field of study. We are unique in that some 75% of our programmes are taught exclusively in English, resulting in a vibrant campus culture and a rich, intercultural exchange of ideas, experience, and knowledge.

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences prides itself on top-notch teaching, excellent research, and a strong network of international partnerships with research institutions and industry. Our team of professors bring a fresh, dynamic approach to teaching and continuously support, encourage, guide, and inspire students. Professors are often on a first-name basis with their students. Teaching takes place in a range of cutting edge facilities, laboratories, work spaces, smart classrooms, and auditoriums.

The result is a memorable and valuable university experience, which will help you grow as a person and set you on the path to your chosen career. We look forward to welcoming you!

50 Percentage of international students
75 Percentage of study programmes in English

University location

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is centrally and conveniently located on the Lower Rhine between the Netherlands and the Rhine-Ruhr metropolis.

Kleve, where our main Campus is located, is a city rich in tradition and history, and it currently has 51,000 residents. It offers the best of both worlds: the bustle and excitement of nearby cities like Nijmegen, Düsseldorf, and Cologne with the safety, comfort, and ambience of a smaller town. The flat landscapes, mild climate, and good infrastructure of the Lower Rhine make it ideal for getting around by bicycle. Noteworthy sights include the Swan Castle, Baroque-style botanical gardens, museums, and art galleries. The town is home to large department stores and smaller boutiques, pubs, cafés, and more. Students can also participate in a range of sports offered both by the university and local clubs.

Kamp-Lintfort, our campus for the Faculty of Communication and Environment, has a current population of around 38,000 and is located 60 km (37 miles) south of Kleve. Kamp-Lintfort takes its name from a nearly 900-year-old monastery, maintained in its original style to this day. The city's proximity to the Rhine-Ruhr metropolis made it an integral part of post-WWII coal production in Germany. In recent years, Kamp-Lintfort has redefined itself as a hub of technology, innovation, and higher education. The Kamp-Lintfort campus is centrally and conveniently located in the centre of town. In addition to its historical sights, Kamp-Lintfort offers a welcoming and safe atmosphere for students with numerous shops, pubs, cafés, and sports.