Modules Fall 2022
In the fall of 2022, HIP-students will start their classes on September 12, 2022.
Exchange students choose courses taught in English from our Business Administration degree program accredited by the German "Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency" (ZEvA www.zefa.org). All courses offered are from the second year of the study program. The standard workload for a theory semester at DHBW is 30 ECTS credits: one ECTS credit translates to 10 contact hours and 20 self-study hours.
Exchange students typically select courses worth 20 to 30 ECTS depending on the requirements of their respective home university. Before choosing a course, please check if you meet the prerequisites of that specific course. If in doubt, please contact the International Office.
In the HIP two types of courses are offered: core courses and elective courses. Please note that while we guarantee to offer all core courses, an elective course can only be offered if enough students register in advance.
All selected courses should be approved by your academic advisor at your home university and documented in a learning agreement. Erasmus students use the “Erasmus Learning Agreement” form, Non-Erasmus students can either use the learning agreement form of their home university or the form from DHBW.
Attendance is mandatory at lectures (including group work, study- and field-trips). Since DHBW students are not only students but employees at the same time, at DHBW class time means work time. Therefore it is DHBW policy that class attendance is required. In case of illness, students must bring a doctor’s note whether they miss class or an exam.
ECTS and Grading
ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer Systems, and was developed as part of a European Union program to promote student mobility. It functions as an internationally recognized standard for describing and weighing courses, meant to facilitate the exchange of students. The ECTS-system is based on the complete workload of the average student, including lecture attendance, practical work, personal study and reading for exams.
Grades used at DHBW
1.0 – 1.5 very good
1.6 – 2.5 good
2.6 – 3.5 satisfactory
3.6 – 4.0 pass
4.1 – 5.0 fail
More information on the German grading system can be found at www.studyineurope.eu/study-in-germany/grades