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Renewable Resources

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

The interdisciplinary degree program in Renewable Resources covers the entire value added chain of renewable resources, from breeding and cultivation to harvest, utilization and marketing.

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An application for this program is no longer possible. The bachelor’s program in Renewable Resources will be replaced by the bachelor’s program in Technology of Biogenic Resources. Further information will be made available shortly. 

Key Data

Type of Study
  • Full Time
Required Language Proficiency Language of Instruction
  • German
Main Locations
Admission Category Start of Degree Program
  • Winter Semester (October)
Standard Duration of Studies
(Number of Semesters)
  • 6 semesters fulltime
Credits Costs

Information on Degree Program

What does this program cover?

The interdisciplinary bachelor's program in Renewable Resources provides students with fundamental knowledge of the natural, life, and engineering sciences. It covers the entire value-added chain as regards renewable resources, from plant-breeding and cultivation through harvesting and the use of crops for the purposes of energy and as raw materials to marketing. Throughout, the central focus is on economic as well as ecological aspects.

For a comprehensive description of the program, please refer to the degree program documentation:

How is the program structured?

The english version of this page is currently under review. Please refer to the German version for more information.

In detail:

What is the language of instruction?

Required language skills for admission:

You need sufficient German language skills if you wish to apply for this program. Evidence of your language proficiency has to be submitted before the end of the application deadline. Learn more about recognized certificates and other ways to prove your German language skills.

This evidence of your language proficiency confirms that you comply with the minimum language requirements for admission to the program. Depending on the program and your individual background, it may be necessary for you to keep working on your language skills during your studies. Be sure to take a look at the services of our Language Center.   

Language of instruction:

The language of instruction for this program is usually German. This means that most of the modules are offered in German. Some courses may, however, be taught in English. The language of instruction for each module is detailed in the module overview. To learn more about the language of instruction for each module, contact the departmental student academic advisor of this program.  

Which further expertise and skills will I acquire?

As a graduate, you are familiar with all of the central aspects of the value creation process relating to renewable resources. Given your interdisciplinary knowledge of the areas of agriculture and forestry, the use of resources for chemical and material purposes and to generate energy, as well as of economics, you are able to analyze complex systems in relation to your discipline.

You can design sustainable agricultural, agroforestry, and forestry systems for the production of biogenic resources. Your knowledge of methodologies enables you to assess the quality of resources. Furthermore, you will have acquired a sound knowledge of the fundamentals of relevant disciplines: chemistry, biotechnology, economics, ecology, and power engineering. 

Which professional opportunities can I take up with this qualification?

Should you decide to embark upon a professional career after successfully completing the bachelor's program, opportunities arise in the energy sector, manufacturing, and mechanical and plant engineering, as well as at producers of renewable resources. Service and consultancy sectors, as well as public administrative bodies and research, offer further opportunities.

Binding Regulations for Progression of Studies, Examinations and Application

Application and Admission

How do I apply?

Admission requirements and the application procedure vary depending on the type of higher education entrance qualification you hold.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents.

If you receive an offer of admission, you will additionally have to submit individual documents as notarized hardcopies by post to be enrolled.

Generally, applicants with an international higher education entrance qualification must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.

In detail:

Which documents do I need to submit during the online application?

Which documents do I need to submit for enrollment?

We may require additional documents depending on the type of educational background you earned and your country of origin. After accepting an offer of admission in TUMonline, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hardcopy for enrollment.

What application deadlines do I need to meet?

An application for this program is no longer possible.

On what basis does TUM select applicants for admission?

Selection takes place through an aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment is a two-part procedure evaluating your ability to successfully manage the particular qualitative requirements of the bachelor’s program.

In the first stage, your overall secondary school grades, your grades in subject-specific courses, and any relevant practical experience or additional qualifications will be evaluated using a point system. Depending on the amount of points accumulated, applicants are either immediately admittedrejected or invited to an admissions interview.

Students who earned their higher education entrance qualification in a non-German language school in another country and whose native language is not German must take part in an admissions interview to assess their subject-specific language skills. 

In detail: The aptitude assessment procedure for the degree program

Where can I find the online application portal?

The online application process takes place through our application portal TUMonline.

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Do I have to complete an internship?

A mandatory internship is part of the degree program.

What are my options after earning this degree?

After successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, you are able to enter a profession. The team at Alumni & Career can assist you with questions regarding professional orientation, job search and job application.

After earning their bachelor’s degree, many students go on to pursue a master’s degree. These programs allow you to deepen your disciplinary knowledge or to expand it with a new field of study. The Student Academic Advising Office can assist you in selecting an appropriate master’s program.