- Fundamentals of agricultural production
- Specialization of animal and plant production
- Agricultural economics and management
- Decision making in the company
Bachelor of Engineering
Agriculture, Ecotrophology, and Landscape Development
400 euros pro semester for study materials
Career-Integrated Program, Distance-Learning Program
Application periodInternational Uni Assist
15.03. - 15.09. (winter)National SSC Portal
15.01. - 15.09. (winter)
Course content and objectives
The career-integrated program in Agriculture / Agricultural Management has the goal of training personnel for management tasks in agricultural operations and companies as well as for mid-level management positions in the upstream and downstream areas. For this, students obtain the subject-area, methodological, and social competences that are necessary to master production and cost management, manage purchasing and sales, and confront the challenges that arise while considering the natural scientific, economic, and ecological requirements.
Successful graduates have excellent career prospects as managers in agricultural companies or work for producers associations or other associations and organizations. Research, teaching, and consulting as well as international development aid are also interesting professional possibilities.
University entrance qualification
- Qualification for universities of applied science (Fachhochschulreife)
- Master craftsman
- or previous education or vocational training considered equivalent
Our Bachelor degree programs are taught in German only. As a requirement, you need to present:
- if necessary, equivalent language certificates
- at least three years of professional activity in an agricultural institution or company
Technical questions about the course
- Unlimited number of spots in the program
- A fee is required for study materials for this program
The degree program
The degree program in Agriculture provides specialized knowledge, methodological competence and management skills for running companies and farms based on production know-how of crop and animal production. Organizing cooperation between the agricultural industry and its upstream and downstream sectors as well as operating on national and international markets is especially important.
Employers in the agricultural sector need well-trained specialists. The advantage of both our combined and traditional full-time career-integrated degree program is that it enables employees to receive further qualifications parallel to their employment. Employees can thus be specifically trained for certain tasks in the company.
The degree program in Agriculture at Anhalt University aims to prepare students for management roles in agricultural operations and companies as well as for mid-level management positions in upstream and downstream areas. Based on their previous professional experience, students will obtain the skills necessary to master production and cost management, manage purchasing and sales, as well as confront challenges whilst considering scientific, economic and ecological factors.
The academic degree Bachelor of Engineering is awarded after successfully completing this degree program.
Combined or full-time degree program?
With the two career-integrated degree programs (full-time, combined), we offer students special programs in agriculture. The traditional Agriculture degree program covers all topics related to the agricultural sector intensively in a full-time degree program on campus. This enables students to comprehensively study and familiarize themselves with all subject areas in the lectures, lab/pool classes, projects and excursions. In the two separate programs, the students’ individual needs can be addressed to an even greater extent. A full-time degree program is usually not possible for students who have a family and have been working for a long time. In order to still acquire knowledge, the career-integrated degree program offers all the advantages to successfully complete a degree program. The combined degree program is suitable for young people who have completed their vocational training, who are employed in a company, and who would like to gain further qualification with a degree. This mixed degree program thus combines the advantages of the full-time degree program and the career-integrated distance learning program. The agricultural sector (primary production, upstream and downstream) is a major economic factor throughout Germany. A cross-section of applicants/students also shows this. Our students have the following professional backgrounds: Farmers with their own business (animal production, plant production, special crops, forestry), employees in agricultural enterprises such as in trade or the field service of the upstream and downstream sector, but also professionals who deal with the agricultural sector: Lawyers, bankers, insurance agents. The opportunity to come into contact with people from a wide range of industries in the agricultural sector must be highlighted. There is an intensive exchange between students of all semesters, the lecturers, the degree program advisor and coordinator. The general framework will be adjusted as needed and will be improved gradually. Our students have very diverse needs. Solutions cannot therefore always be found in the program and examination regulations. However, with an excellent attitude of cooperation between all parties involved, we have, so far, always found individual solutions.
This is a distance learning career-integrated degree program. A distance learning degree program offers flexible learning periods and is therefore easy to combine with professional activities. In addition, students are able to learn at home. Students will be provided with learning materials for the degree program (online and paper) allowing them to structure their independent study phases and optimize their examination preparation. In addition, there are attendance phases in the form of consultations at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Campus Bernburg. In these meetings, you will have the opportunity to interact with the lecturers and other students, to ask questions, and to consolidate and expand your knowledge. Depending on the module, 12 to 18 hours of mandatory attendance are included in the curriculum. Usually there is one attendance weekend (Friday/Saturday) per module. The attendance dates for each semester will be published in advance via the program schedule in the Anhalt University’s intranet. Throughout the program, students will receive individual support from the Degree Program Coordinator. The Degree Program Coordinator is the first point of contact for all non-subject-related questions and the person who coordinates cooperation between lecturers and students. The lecturers responsible for individual modules provide content-related support. All modules conclude with an examination in the form of written examinations, oral examinations or assignments and/or presentations. Examinations are taken at the end of each semester during the examination week. The exact examination dates will be published in advance via the examination schedule in the Anhalt University’s intranet. Classes and corresponding examinations are offered on an annual basis. Students can begin their program in the winter semester, starting on October 1 of each year.
Degree program modules
The degree program is module based. A module is a content-related course in which students are required to take an examination or submit some other type of verifiable academic achievement. In addition to the compulsory modules, elective modules with a certain number of credits must also be completed. The number of credits depends on the average amount of work involved for the respective module. The workload includes independent study, participating in (on campus) seminars, preparing and following up on classes, preparing for examinations and completing course and assessed work including lab/pool classes. The normal program length is seven semesters. In six semesters, students will complete a total of 20 compulsory modules, as well as nine elective modules selected from the elective modules catalogue. The seventh semester is reserved for the preparation and defense of the bachelor's thesis. Students will complete compulsory and elective modules following the curriculum (see Appendix 4 of the examination and degree program regulations). The curriculum includes 5 modules per semester.
Classes with mandatory attendance supplement independent study phases guided by learning materials. There is one attendance weekend (Friday/Saturday) per module each semester; these are spread out over the semester. The dates will be announced in advance via the schedule in the intranet of the university website, so that students can fit them in around their work commitments. Students following the prescribed schedule attend ca. 7 weekends in person (7x2 days) per semester. Attendance at individual on-campus classes is not mandatory. However, we recommend participation as the personal exchange between students and the lecturer facilitates not only the clarification of questions but also the consolidation and enhancement of knowledge. In addition, the on-campus meetings are a great enrichment beyond lecture notes and offer you the opportunity to apply your acquired knowledge. In order to take the examinations at the end of the semester, you need to schedule attendance days at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. The examinations are scheduled in a two-week examination period. The basis for passing the examinations is the respective lecture notes for the module. The examination week for the winter semester is mid- to late February and for the summer semester early to mid-November. There is also a specific period for retaking examinations. The period for retaking examinations for the winter semester takes place mid- to late September and the period for the summer semester is mid- to late March. If you need proof of attendance for your employer and/or other institutions, you can use this form
Leave of absence (vacation semester)
All students at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences have the opportunity to request a leave of absence (vacation semester). Students can usually request 4 vacation semesters (max. 2 consecutive semesters). Further vacation semesters must be applied for separately. During a vacation semester, students do not have to pay the learning material fee. Students are not allowed to participate in consultations, practical courses, lab/pool classes and/or examinations during the vacation semester. The application for a leave of absence must be submitted to the Student Service Centre (SSC) by March 15 (for the summer semester) or September 15 (for the winter semester) at the latest. You can find the corresponding form at https://service.asa.hs-anhalt.de.
The career-integrated degree program is subject to a fee and a teaching material fee has to be paid for each semester. In addition, there are costs connected with the attendance dates (accommodation and travel costs). For students, the question may arise of the financial feasibility and the possibility of further funding opportunities at this point. Most students will finance part of the costs with their ongoing salary. Nevertheless, check other funding opportunities. You can find more information at
- Funding opportunities for career-integrated degree programs (Studiengänge.pdf in German)
- https://www.bmbf.de [pdf, 51 KB] (funding opportunities for career-integrated degree programs, only available in German)- Education - Continuing Education
Students can also review the following options with their employers:
- Reduction of working hours
- More flexible working hours
- Time off for attendance phases (consultations, examinations)
- Other support during the program
Agriculture at the Bernburg Campus (in German)
The path of practical science (in German)
Would you like to apply?
Has the degree program and its content got your interest? On the following pages, you can learn more about the admission requirements, advising possibilities, application documents and deadlines, and tuition fees.
Degree program requirements
Admission requirement for the program is a higher education entrance qualification. In addition, we require a minimum of 3 years of professional experience in the agricultural sector (FLW) or a vocational training certificate in the agricultural sector as well as a current employment contract (FLK) as admission requirements.
The higher education entrance qualification for studying at a university of applied sciences is the Abitur, the Fachhochschulreife, a master tradesman's apprenticeship, or a vocational training program with relevant subject-related professional practice recognized as equivalent to a university entrance qualification.
You can check the status of your application in the SSC Applicant and Student Portal .
Applicants who have not completed their school education up to the university entrance qualification at a German-speaking institution must provide evidence of sufficient knowledge of the German language. Sufficient qualifications are TestDaF , level 4xTDN 4 or comparable certificates (decision on a case-by-case basis).
Applicants without a higher education entrance qualification
Applicants who do not have a higher education entrance qualification are given the opportunity to qualify for admission by taking an assessment test. The assessment test is based on specific examination regulations and includes a written and an oral test. You will be invited to take the examinations.
You can contact the degree program coordinator with any questions related to the career-integrated program.
Application process and documents
The following steps are necessary for a successful application to the career-integrated bachelor’s degree program in Agriculture / Agricultural Management:
Step 1: Register online in the SSC Applicant and Student Portal
First register in our SSC Applicant and Student Portal. You will then receive your access data via email. Please follow the instructions to activate your access.
Step 2: Filling in and sending the application form
Select your degree program in the SSC Applicant and Student Portal. Complete your personal details, upload your application documents and submit your application online.
Documents required for a complete application:
- certified copy of higher education entrance qualification
- certified copy of the vocational training certificate
- CV (tabular form),
- copy of identity card or passport (both sides)
- proof of professional experience*
- if applicable, letter of motivation (explaining why you wish to study this program without sufficient practical experience)
- if applicable, a deregistration certificate from your program*
- if applicable, letter of recommendation*
<br/> * Please upload these documents in the “Sonstige Bewerbungsdokumente” (other application documents) field.
Note:<br/> Applicants can check the status of their applications via the university's application portal any time.
Application for the career-integrated bachelor's degree program in Agriculture/Agricultural Management is only possible for the winter semester, beginning on October 1 each year.
Please submit the complete application documents in the requested form and before the deadline.
The following dates apply:
- Application period: May 15 until September 15
- Application method: online
- Start of the semester: October 1 (winter semester)
Teaching material fee
Distance learning program
The teaching materials fee for distance learning materials and in-person classes will be € 400 per semester from the 2014/15 winter semester onwards for all students enrolled in PSO 2014 at the university for the first time. All students studying in the PO 2005 or 2008 will continue to pay a teaching materials fee of € 250 per semester.This includes the membership fee for the Studentenwerk (student services).
Combined distance learning program
For the full-time period (winter semester), the Studentenwerk (student services) membership for full-time students are charged, as well as €6,00 in students’ union fees (1st semester only). For the distance learning part (summer semester), the distance learning teaching materials fee will be charged. This amounts to € 400 per summer semester from the winter semester 2014/15 onwards, for all students enrolled in the PSO 2014 at the university for the first time. All students studying in the PO 2005 or 2008 will continue to pay a teaching materials fee of € 250 per summer semester.
The teaching materials fee of € 250/400 per semester does not apply if students only have to complete the project, the bachelor’s thesis, and/or the colloquium. For this purpose, an informal application with “Bitte um Prüfung des Erlasses der Lehrmittelpauschale” (request to waiver the teaching material fee) can be submitted to the SSC/Enrollment Office Bernburg (https://service.asa.hs-anhalt.de). The application may only be submitted within the current re-registration period.
The 6th semester examination period is regularly scheduled in November of the following winter semester. This results in a normal program length of 7 semesters. Therefore, there is no waiver of the teaching materials fee for 7th semester students who are waiting for examination results from the previous summer semester's examination period.
The learning materials fee cannot be reclaimed retrospectively.
- Deposit of teaching materials fee (1st enrollment)
Deposit of teaching materials fee (reregistration)
Students have to transfer the teaching materials fee of €250/€400 per semester to the university by the deadline to ensure successful reregistration for the following semester.
Period for reregistration for the winter semester: July 15 to August 15 of each year
Period for reregistration for the summer semester: January 15 to February 15 of each year
(Updated on December 23, 2021!)
The payment instructions can be found on the SSC portal at service.asa.hs-anhalt.de - (without login) - “Informationen zur Rückmeldung” – “Rückmeldung Fernstudium” https://service.asa.hs-anhalt.de
Crediting previous academic achievements
Modules from a previous degree program comparable to modules of this degree program can be recognized. Three documents are necessary for this recognition:
- original filled out, printed and signed document for “Application for Credit Transfer”,
- digitally filled out document “Application for Credit Transfer” (no scan!),
- Module descriptions of the requested module from the previous university and
- transcript/record of achievement (credits and/or grades must be evident) from the previous university.
A preliminary assessment is possible and useful. Documents are submitted digitally to the degree program coordinator for an initial review.
After submission of the valid application to the degree program coordinator, it will be evaluated internally. The applicant and the Examinations Office will be notified about the result of the recognition evaluation.
Please note that the modules must be compatible in terms of content. If necessary, two modules from the previous university may need to be combined/credited for one module at our university. Partially completed modules cannot be recognized. If the module “Mathematik und Statistik” was completed in a previous degree program, but not the module “Informatik”, then the module “Mathematik, Statistik und Informatik” of Anhalt University of Applied Sciences cannot be recognized.
Only modules from a previous degree program can be recognized. Achievements from vocational training and continuing education programs of other institutions are not eligible for recognition.
The application for credit transfer form can be found on the SSC portal at https://service.asa.hs-anhalt.de - (without login) - “Formulare” - “Formulare Bernburg” - “Application for Credit Transfer”
(if you wish to request recognition for more than 5 modules, use a second form)
The program starts on October 1, 2022
If you are an applicant or already enrolled in the degree program, the following information should help you get started.
Bachelor in Agriculture / Agricultural Management
Active participation in the orientation event is recommended. You will receive information about the degree program, can ask questions and get to know some of your instructors. You will also receive your student ID cards (library card, payment in the cafeteria, etc.).
After the first orientation event, photos will be taken for the semester brochure.
This brochure is intended to assist students in getting to know each other more quickly and possibly make arrangements for carpooling. You will also receive 1st semester documents and your student bag.
All regulations for containing the corona pandemic apply. You can find information at www.hs-anhalt.de/nc/hochschule-anhalt/aktuelles/hinweise-coronavirus.html.
Each student is responsible for their own accommodations. On the homepage [Organization - Accommodation] you can find a list of options for an overnight stay in a hotel or guesthouse near Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. You can also contact Ms. Beyer at the tourism association Salzlandkreis e.V. at www.salzlandtourismus.de for information.
Attendance of consultation
Consultations on Friday are always scheduled from 14:00 to 19:00, Saturday consultations are always scheduled from 8:00 to 13:00. Practical courses take place mostly on Saturdays starting at 14:00. Exceptions will be announced via email (university email) as well as on the homepage [Studiengang intern – Aktuell] (only available in German).
In principle, attending the consultation is not mandatory. However, there are exceptions if participation in a consultation or lab/pool class is required because of an examination/assessed coursework. In the first semester, this applies to the module “Rhetorik und Verhandlung”. The consultation weekend also includes the examination. By participating in the “Praktikum Bodenkunde” students obtain the ungraded assessment (Leistungsnachweis) for the module “Bodenkunde”.
The section [Organization - Attendance Phase] shows the theoretical as well as minimum workload for the entire degree program.
An information booklet is distributed in the 1st semester.
This booklet is intended to help you get in touch with fellow students more quickly and to organize carpools.
The following information is included:
- Name, surname
- Zip code, city
- Federal state
You should send the last two pieces of information (position and company) to Ms. Stephan.
Please send a digital photo via email if you were not able to attend the orientation event.
Please always send the information to Ms. Stephan by October 31: katharina.stephan(at)hs-anhalt.de
Notes on the preparation for the degree program
Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
Comprehensive preparation is the basis for a good start to your studies. Therefore, familiarize yourself with Anhalt University of Applied Sciences and its web presence and terminology.
- General structure and important information about Anhalt University of Applied Sciences www.hs-anhalt.de/startseite.html
- Section "Service" ("digital services", "forms") and section "Institutions" ("Library", "IT Service Center", "Student Service Center")
- General structure and important notes of the LOEL department www.hs-anhalt.de/hochschule-anhalt/loel/uebersicht.html
- General structure and important information about the degree program
It is advisable to create your own learning spaces. These learning spaces can be quite different for each individual. You can also discuss this with relatives and acquaintances, and especially later with fellow students.
The following initial tips may be helpful:
- A study space should be set up (a private room, a shared room, a shared desk, a box for study materials, etc.).
- A good tip from a colleague was and is: Use a specific color scheme for all things related to studying (green folder, green pen, green cover of college notebook, green coffee or tea cup, etc.) - it's easier to find your way into your own study space
- Look into using libraries in your own area (e.g. university libraries with guest access); "interlibrary loan" may be an option (available in many libraries, even small ones)
- Familiarization yourself with the "Examination and Program Regulations" and the "Module Description Handbook" of the degree program.
State Agricultural Institutes of the Länder
For further technical training, with a focus on practical applications, one should make use of the offers of the agricultural associations of the individual federal states. For this purpose, one should familiarize oneself with the structure of the agricultural representative bodies of one's own federal state in order to be able to use all the information later on.
- The websites of the state representatives on agriculture provide a wealth of information on the major complexes of agriculture as well as the specifics of each state.
- Recommendation: one should work through the basic information on the complexes: Animal production, crop production, markets and agricultural technology
o Acquire and/or brush up on agricultural terminology.
o Know where to find basic and up-to-date information on the major complexes of applied agriculture.
o Use and application during and after studies as an important source of information.
Further training offers via events
For professional training, with a focus on the diversity of application, new trends and perspectives, one should take advantage of the events offered by the agricultural representatives of the individual states, the various agriculture-related institutions, as well as those of the local and higher-level trade fairs.
- Recommendation: further education options in one's own federal state should be examined, the offers of lectures and events on practical agriculture in the immediate vicinity (especially federal states) should be used, information on trends and current factors influencing agriculture can be obtained at agricultural fairs and from further institutions.
o Information on trends and innovations support you in dealing with the constant adjustments of framework conditions of the agricultural sector.
o Classification and reflection of undergraduate course content to students' individual circumstances.
o Use and application during and after studies as an important source of information.
Preparatory courses for studies
Examples (use the offers in your state!):
Various offers of small and larger preparatory and/or refresher courses on different subject contents can be used.
- www.volkshochschule.de (study preparation)
- u.v.a. more
Recommendation: the module contents in the module description handbook of the degree program should be looked into, should challenges with certain basics be foreseen, some tutoring in preparation for your studies can be useful, such topic areas could be:
- Mathematics, especially statistics and basic economics
- Basics of IT
- Fundamentals of general business administration
- Fundamentals of economics
- Basics of chemistry, especially biochemistry
- Preparatory courses support in any case the high proportion of independent study
- Preparation can help, especially in the first two semesters, to settle well into this study model
- It is thus possible to better focus on the technical content and specifics
Enrollment and access data
After successful enrollment, the Student Service Center (SSC) will send an enrollment certificate to all students consisting of a temporary student ID in paper form, study certificates and individual access data.
This access data, consisting of user name and initial password, are required for
- the Moodle learning platform,
- your university email account,
- the intranet of the degree program
- the His-Qis portal and the SSC portal,
- the WiFi of the university as well as Eduroam
Proceed as follows with the access data:
- Open the following page: https://helpdesk.hs-anhalt.de/index.php/login-passwort/passwort
- Click on "Go to password self-service" and "Password reset (new)" to change the initial password to a personalized password.
- Your personalized password is now valid for the internal degree program homepage, your email account and Moodle, the His-Qis portal, the SSC portal as well as the university WiFi.
Student Service Center (SSC) Portals
- You have access to the His-Qis portal (https://service.asa.hs-anhalt.de/service.asa.hs-anhalt.de) with your personalized password (changed using the password self-service).
- Students can use this portal to register and withdraw from examinations, look at their grades etc.
SSC Applicant and Student Portal
- Access via https://sscportal.ssc.hs-anhalt.de/qisserver
- You can use this portal to re-register for the new semester, print certificates of registration or view your learning material fee account
Once you are enrolled and your university email account has been activated, all organizational information about the degree program will be sent to your university email address. Please check your university email regularly!
Access to the university email account
- Log in to the degree program intranet with your username and password changed via the self-service application.
- Click “Webmail” in “Help & Service” at the bottom of the webpage.
- enter the access data: Username and password changed in self-service
Direct access via: mail.hs-anhalt.de
Moodle / Learning materials
The learning materials are available on the Moodle learning platform. You receive access via your certificate of student registration. These materials are activated each semester for the corresponding courses.
In addition to the learning materials, Moodle courses contain an introduction to the module structure and schedule, information about how to handle the learning materials, further literature recommendations, consultations, examination information and contact details of the lecturer.
It is recommended that students familiarize themselves with the Moodle course content before the consultations.
Furthermore, Moodle can be used to exchange information with fellow students about degree contents, organizational matters or carpooling.
https://www.hs-anhalt.de/moodle/ (Username and password changed in self-service)
You must reregister with the Student Service Center (SSC) to continue with the next semester. Re-registration for the next semester takes place within a certain period of time (updated on December 23, 2021!):
- Re-registration for the winter semester: July 15 to August 15.
- Re-registration for the summer semester: January 15 to February 15
During this period the learning material fee of € 400 has to be paid. You can find instructions and account details here (“Einzahlung LMP – Rückmeldung“).
During the aforementioned reregistration periods, students may alternatively apply for a semester of leave for which no teaching materials fee is paid. Please contact the degree program coordinator for more information.
Wi-Fi in Strenzfeld
Instructions for activating Wi-Fi on the Strenzfeld Campus can be found at
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