Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences

Introduction

The Rhine Waal University has been in existence since the 1st May 2009, and is an innovative, interdisciplinary and highly modern international university, with Kleve as the main seat of learning and Kamp-Lintfort as a second location.  In Kleve, until we can move to the new buildings being built at present alongside the Spoy Canal, you can study as an interim solution in our buildings in Landwehr Straße, or in Emmerich at the former Army Barracks. The Kamp-Lintfort location in Südstraße is also an interim solution, where courses are taking place until moving into their own new buildings in the centre of the city.

From 2013, a total of 5000 students from Germany and abroad will be able to enjoy both academic sites whilst completing attractive courses in an open, friendly and personal atmosphere.  Our teachers, professors and staff and the pleasant environment of our university also contributes significantly to making our students feel really at home.

The subjects covered by our courses are scientific and application-oriented, of the highest standards and of high practical relevance, both in instruction and research.  We offer degree programmes in natural, economic and engineering sciences, as well as subjects oriented toward the social and health sciences.

On 21 September 2009 we commenced with the winter semester 2009 / 2010 offering our first three Bachelor degree programmes:

  • Bio Science and Health, B.Sc., Faculty of Life Sciences in Kleve
  • International Business and Social Sciences, B.A., Faculty of Society and Economics in Kleve
  • E Government, B.Sc., Faculty of Communications and Environment in Kamp-Lintfort

In the four Faculties – “Technology and Bionics” (Emmerich), “Life Sciences” (Kleve), “Society and Economics” and "Technology and Bionics" (Emmerich) and “Communications and Environment” in Kamp-Lintfort – a total of 16 courses have been available at Rhine Waal University since the winter semester 2010 / 2011, 70 percent of which are taught in English. And these numbers are growing each year.

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Programs

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BSc

BSc in Biomaterials

Campus October 2017 Germany Kleve

This degree course is based on the job description of a material scientist or material expert who is engaged in the development and production of nearly all products of daily life [+]

BSc in Biomaterials

This degree course is based on the job description of a material scientist or material expert who is engaged in the development and production of nearly all products of daily life: car, aeroplane, furniture, leisure time, food industry, medicine and pharmacy, textiles, IT, to mention only a few. Considering costs and environmental safety, for application with predetermined requirement profile, it is the material expert’s responsibility to use the appropriate material for the correct product.

 

Our degree course considers the fact that crude oil, as the most important raw material base of the past 100 years, is getting more expensive all the time and will steadily be less available in the foreseeable future. This means that alternatives become necessary, for example materials on the basis of animal or plant resources. During the past 15 years, this basis has been rediscovered and revised after biomaterials such as wool, cotton, natural rubber, horn or shellac had been taken for granted.... [-]


BSc in Electronics

Campus October 2017 Germany Kleve

The today's information society is based on the processing and passing on of information. Without electronics this would not be possible. [+]

BSc in Electronics

The today's information society is based on the processing and passing on of information. Without electronics this would not be possible.

 

For decades, all important technical innovations have contained a substantial amount of electronics. Without this, the internet, mobile phones, comfort functions in automobiles, efficient household appliances and low-priced automatically manufactured products of all kinds would not be conceivable. 80% of all innovations in automotive manufacture are today based on the employment of modern electronics. Electronics makes it possible to find perfectly new beginnings for the solution from many problem definitions to. The electronic engineer is able to examine also complex setting of tasks with systematic methods and compile appropriate. He is able to find in interdisciplinary teams new solutions by the use of technical and social authority.... [-]


BSc in Environment and Energy

Campus October 2017 Germany Kleve

In this highly dynamic field, there is a demand for experts with a broad knowledge base who comprehend complex scientific and legal facts of environment and energy, [+]

BSc in Environment and Energy

The future of industrial society lies in the sustainable use of its resources.

 

6,9 billion people live on earth today, by 2050 there could be 10 billion. The thus resulting need of resources and the realization that they are unlasting show us that they, too, are subject to elementary ecological principles. This being said, the necessity for governments, economy and private households to rethink becomes apparent. In support, the legislative body appears with new schemes such as the law for renewable energies.

 

In this highly dynamic field, there is a demand for experts with a broad knowledge base who comprehend complex scientific and legal facts of environment and energy, and at the same time are able to integrate the requirements of customers from economy and industry. The aim of instruction in the degree course „Environment and Energy“ is the practical procurement of the necessary knowledge for a well-founded judgment of the ecologically possible and what is ecologically and socially necessary.... [-]


BSc in Industrial Engineering

Campus Full time 7 semesters October 2017 Germany Kleve

Study: From winter semester 2012/13 in Cleve Campus Study duration: 7 semesters regular study time for full-time study Degree: Bachelor of Science, B.Sc. language of study: English basic course [+]

BSc in Industrial Engineering

 

Study: From winter semester 2012/13 in Cleve Campus Study duration: 7 semesters regular study time for full-time study Degree: Bachelor of Science, B.Sc. language of study: English basic course: 8 weeks to the end of the 3rd Semester study abroad semester or internship in the 6th Semester Thesis: in the second half of the 7th Semester.

 

Industrial engineering / industrial engineers are " mediator between the worlds . " Through her ​​extensive training in both engineering and scientific disciplines as well as in Economics subject areas they are capable of complex, interdisciplinary problems in the interaction between technical feasibility and economic success to solve.... [-]


BSc in Mechanical Engineering

Campus October 2017 Germany Kleve

The modern mechanical engineer is a generalist. His broad expert knowledge in connection with social and management skills allows him to take over the role of problem-solver in interdisciplinary teams. [+]

BSc in Mechanical Engineering

The modern mechanical engineer is a generalist.  His broad expert knowledge in connection with social and management skills allows him to take over the role of problem-solver in interdisciplinary teams.  He is able in complex, rapidly-changing requisition situations to accurately assess new technical developments and trends and within the team to develop and market innovative products and services.  He operates communicatively across cultural as well as across professional boundaries.

 

The modern mechanical engineer is a generalist.  His broad expert knowledge in connection with social and management skills allows him to take over the role of problem-solver in interdisciplinary teams.  He is able in complex, rapidly-changing requisition situations to accurately assess new technical developments and trends and within the team to develop and market innovative products and services.  He operates communicatively across cultural as well as across professional boundaries.... [-]


BSc in Mobility and Logistics

Campus October 2017 Germany Kleve

Logistics is one of the leading industrial sectors in Germany and is still increasing. Social changes and technology leaps determine and allow for innovative approaches. [+]

BSc in Mobility and Logistics

 

Logistics is one of the leading industrial sectors in Germany and is still increasing. Social changes and technology leaps determine and allow for innovative approaches. These changes are increasingly conquering all market segments and topics. Sales, transport and traffic, health care – the processes that occur there are controlled and organized by people for people.

 

Process analysis and process optimization in highly complex systems using the most modern technologies (e.g. RFID) are core areas of logistics. Choice of supplier, inventory control, production planning, transport planning, also choice of software or choice of location are typical tasks. In the logistics branch, employees with a well-founded expert knowledge who can estimate technology trends and new markets are in demand. Project-orientated work, also in the international context, and the development of presentation, communication and social skills provide a further contribution to the degree course.... [-]


BSc in Sustainable Agriculture

Campus October 2017 Germany Kleve

Since the Winter Semester 2010 / 2011 the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences offers the English language course of study Sustainable Agriculture [+]

BSc in Sustainable Agriculture

Since the Winter Semester 2010 / 2011 the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences offers the English language course of study Sustainable Agriculture at their campus location in Kleve. In this path of study the agriculture and horticulture production systems are analyzed and evaluated as a part of the value chain with regard to their sustainability. As an outcome optimization strategies target all the three major areas of sustainability: environmental stewardship, economic profitability and social responsibility.

 

Key global issues including climate change with changing weather conditions, increasing land degradation and loss of biodiversity will be dealt with as well as the questions of world nourishment, the strong price fluctuations for agricultural products and revenue assurance for farmers and gardeners in a globalised world. At the same time production systems of different value chains from food production to ornamental plants production to renewable raw materials production are looked at and evaluated with different approaches and methods regarding their sustainability in their environmental, economical and social terms. The resulting ethical issues are also addressed in the courses.... [-]


BSc in Systems Engineering

Campus October 2017 Germany Kleve

Innovations arise on the borders of disciplines! Modern products are technically getting more complex all the time. [+]

BSc in Systems Engineering

Innovations arise on the borders of disciplines! Modern products are technically getting more complex all the time. Conventional mechanical solving principles are increasingly questioned and replaced by electronic and software-related solving principles or both in combination. This integral development approach which overcomes the professional disciplines, is called mechatronics. Next to his professional quality, the modern mechatronics engineer stands out especially because of his social and management skills which enable him to take on the role of moderator in an interdisciplinary team.

 

Innovations arise on the borders of disciplines! Modern products are technically getting more complex all the time. Conventional mechanical solving principles are increasingly questioned and replaced by electronic and software-related solving principles or both in combination. This integral development approach which overcomes the professional disciplines, is called mechatronics. Next to his professional quality, the modern mechatronics engineer stands out especially because of his social and management skills which enable him to take on the role of moderator in an interdisciplinary team.... [-]


BA

BA in Agribusiness

Campus October 2017 Germany Kleve

In the economic course of Agribusiness, the competence for economic evaluation and control of value chains in agricultural and horticultura [+]

BA in Agribusiness

In the economic course of Agribusiness, the competence for economic evaluation and control of value chains in agricultural and horticultural products will be taught. Both economical know-how and management competence will be taught and sociological aspects of the Agribusiness will be assessed. Beyond that, further subjects and modules impart a fundamental understanding of the processes in agricultural and horticultural as part of the supply chain of agrarian goods. Changing dietary habits and demands on products and process quality, also due to the globally rising demand for agrarian goods, with simultaneous shortage of resources, is central in the subject of Agribusiness. Traceability of the goods and risk management along the value chain are also important topics for the future.... [-]


BA in Information and Communication Design

Campus October 2017 Germany Kleve

In the English Bachelor course, the students learn to make text, photography, illustration, film and object understandable through the connection and use of modern design tools. [+]

BA in Information and Communication Design

In the English Bachelor course, the students learn to make text, photography, illustration, film and object understandable through the connection and use of modern design tools. This task covers two areas: on the one hand contents of to be made easily ascertainable, and on the other the emotional content of a topic is also to be recognised and consolidated. Thus the central questions of design relate to orientation and attractiveness: With which design tools can I support my statement? What is the nuclear idea of a project and how can I convey this? How do I show, using fantasy and intelligence, what makes a company so special? Which configuration lends attractiveness to a product? How does a text have to be structured visually, in order to be understandable? In the nuclear subjects of the course is concerned with the development of cross-media design concepts, on the transfer of knowledge into print and on-line media, on film and the organisation of interactive media.... [-]


BA in International Business and Social Sciences

Campus October 2017 Germany Kleve

International interdependence of economics as well as interaction of regional economical systems led to a strong increase of multinational operating companies and organisations. [+]

BA in International Business and Social Sciences

International interdependence of economics as well as interaction of regional economical systems led to a strong increase of multinational operating companies and organisations. This development is considered in this course of study. The structure of the course follows a logical sequence of Economics, Politics, Law and Social Sciences in which partial disciplines are designed to be taught in particular in an international context. Here a special focus is on interdisciplinary connection of Economics contents with social scientific aspects. This combination offers graduates the opportunity to not only analyse and assess scientific issues from an economical but also ethical, moral and social point of view. The course of study will be exclusively taught in English in order to meet the requirements of an international job market. Economic questions will be application-oriented assessed and explained and analysed by looking at the economy as a whole. Additional application of experimental economic research makes application-oriented analysis of real situations of decision-making under laboratory conditions possible and thus the development of profound understanding of complex interactions in economics. The course of study has a strong interdisciplinary orientation in order to meet these qualification aims.... [-]


BA In International Business And Social Sciences

Campus October 2017 Germany Kleve

Apart from disadvantages, globalization also entails numerous advantages. Amongst others, it offers new aspects in an international economic area [+]

BA in International Business and Social Sciences

 

Apart from disadvantages, globalization also entails numerous advantages. Amongst others, it offers new aspects in an international economic area, focusses, encourages innovative thinking and acting. The University Rhein-Waal wishes to convey the basis for this new standard.

 

It is the aim of our university to convey to students of the degree course “International Business and Social Sciences“ not only the technique to comprehend economical context, but also to show the integrative context of science, technology and trade in different international cultures. Due to emerging customs and morals and individual legal perceptions, different countries also have their own understanding of how to handle negotiations, how to motivate employees or how management in a company in cooperation with institutions is conceived. Against this background, all this has to be regarded in the light of the increasing importance of international organizations.... [-]


BA in International Relations

Campus October 2017 Germany Kleve

International relations are discussed, analysed and assessed from a political and socio-economical point of view within the course of study. [+]

BA in International Relations

International relations are discussed, analysed and assessed from a political and socio-economical point of view within the course of study. A logical sequence of Politics, Economics and Law as well as Social Sciences and teaching of sound methodological skills enables graduates to think internationally and transnationally, to analyse problems in a sophisticated way, to abstract and to integrate acquired expert knowledge and methodological knowledge in related fields. So they can easily acquaint themselves with numerous and complex subject areas and independently develop strategies to solve the problems. Furthermore, students acquire near-native fluent command of English including relevant technical terms during all courses since it is a course of study exclusively taught in English. Multidisciplinarity of the course of study provides for the complex connection between aspects of Politics, Economics and Social Sciences of international relations in times of globalisation. Profound knowledge of international relations with local, regional, international as well as global focus are taught with regard to current developments and challenges.... [-]