Semester Programme: Engineering and Management

Modules in English for International Exchange Students

During the summer semester 2020, we offer various modules in the fields of engineering and managment in English. This semester programme is mainly addressed to students of engineering programmes at our partner universities and is a co-operation between the following faculties and departments at HTWK Leipzig:

  • Faculty of Business Administrationand Industrial Engineering
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Computer Science and Media
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • University College

Language Requirements

All modules are taught in English. Sufficient proficiency of the English language (B1/B2) is required. Students will be asked to submit proof of English language skills with their application. For further information, please check here.

ECTS Credits

After successfully passing the examinations, students will be awarded 30 ECTS credits for the full semester programme. Between 2 to 5 ECTS credits will be awarded for each module.

German Grading Scale:

1,0 - 1,5 very good (excellent)
1,6 - 2,5 good (considerably above average requirements)
2,6 - 3,5 satisfactory (fulfilling average requirements)
3,6 - 4,0 pass (sufficient, fulfilling requirements despite of lacks)
4,1 - 5,0 fail (no ECTS credits are awarded)

Semester Schedule

Summer Semester: 1 April to 30 September 2020
Introduction course 'German Language and Culture': tbd
Lecture period: 6 April to 10 July 2020
Examination period: 13 July to 31 July 2020 and 21 September to 25 September 2020

Introduction Course 'German Language and Culture'

The free introduction course takes place three weeks prior to the beginning of the lecture period (see Academic Calender in German). We organize orientation and cultural events as well as a German course so you will quickly get to know Leipzig, HTWK and your fellow students.

Student Mentoring Programme

To make the arrival at Leipzig and settling in easier, all exchange students get support through a HTWK student mentor. Even before your arrival, a mentor will contact you via email and will help you with questions. He or she will show you around Leipzig and will assist you during your first days in Leipzig.

Student Services and Fees

Further information about housing, costs of living in Leipzig, our student mentoring programme and the semester fee is available in 'Information for Exchange Students'.

There are no tuition fees at HTWK Leipzig, but students are charged a semester fee of currently 209.60 Euro which is used to finance student services and gives students full access to the public transportation system in Leipzig and surrounding areas.

List of Modules

For their Learning Agreement, students may choose up to six modules from the field of 'Engineering', max. two modules from the field of 'Management', at least one module from 'Language' and max. one module from 'General Studies'. The Introduction Course 'German Language and Culture' is mandatory.

For information about the modules, including the prerequisites and the academic level, please refer to the module descriptions in the column on the right side. Please note: If you are currently studying on Bachelor's level and you fulfill the prerequisites for a listed Master's level module, you may attend this Master's level module.

Only a limited number of students can be accepted for the modules. Admission will be granted based on first come, first served.



General Studies


  • Introduction Course 'German Language and Culture' prior to semester start - mandatory (3 ECTS)
  • German Language Course during the semester (2 ECTS)

Application Process

Exchange students from our partner universities, who wish to study at HTWK Leipzig for one or two semesters, need to be nominated by the International Office of their home university for exchange studies at HTWK Leipzig. After receipt of the nomination, we will send the students information about the online application procedure and a link to our Mobility-Online application form. The students have to fill in the application form and register in our Mobility-Online database. Please see the guidelines for an application with Mobility-Online.

Free Mover may contact the International Office directly. We will check the request and send further information. The application process is the same as for students from partner universities.

All applicants will be asked to upload the following documents:

  1. Application for admission to non-degree studies
  2. Learning Agreement – programme of study
  3. Transcript of Records – proof of academic achievements, copy of Bachelor Diploma (Master students only)
  4. Proof of English language skills
  5. Proof of health insurance
  6. Registration for the introduction course "German Language and Culture" 
  7. Curriculum vitae
  8. Passport photograph
  9. Passport copy

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

After the students have uploaded all application documents, they can confirm the completion of the application in Mobility-Online. Following that step, the students are asked to send their signed application form by regular mail to the address below: HTWK Leipzig International Office Postfach 301166 04251 Leipzig Germany