In Bavaria, there are 17 state and 7 non-state universities of applied sciences / technical universities (formerly universities of applied sciences; hereinafter: universities); university of applied sciences courses are also offered by the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich and the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. This means that university studies are available close to home at a total of 26 locations in all parts of Bavaria. In addition, there are other regional study programs that have been established and expanded since 2014 as part of the state government's science-based structural and regionalization strategy.
A university degree program is characterized by the pronounced practical relevance of its teaching and its orientation toward the labor market. In addition to their academic qualifications, all professors have several years of professional experience. Students are familiarized with the requirements of the working world at an early stage in practical semesters and deal intensively with concrete questions from professional practice already during their studies.
The courses offered are therefore aimed in particular at prospective students who want to work with scientific methods in a way that is primarily action-oriented and results-oriented.
The universities generally offer bachelor's and master's degree programs. Bachelor's degree programs lead to a first university degree with professional qualification. The standard period of study is seven semesters, usually including one practical semester. The program concludes with a bachelor's degree, e.g. "Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)".
Master's programs lead to a second university degree. They either build directly on the first university degree or can be taken up as a master's degree program (continuing education programs) following professional practice subsequent to the first university degree. The standard period of study is three or four semesters. The program concludes with a master's degree, e.g. "Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)".
Further information on Bavarian universities of applied sciences/technical universities and their study programs can be found on the website of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts (see "Further links").