Albstadt-Sigmaringen University


History of the University of Applied Sciences Albstadt-Sigmaringen The University of Applied Sciences Albstadt-Sigmaringen was founded in Sigmaringen in October 1971.

The number of courses offered at the Sigmaringen campus was initially limited to two. These courses were originally taught at the "Staatl. Ingenieurschule fr Haushalts-, Ernhrungs- und Bekleidungstechnik" (State School of Engineering for Domestic, Food and Clothing Technology), which was the original institution on which the university was based. 1987 saw a rapid growth in the number of courses offered together with the building of a second campus. At the time, Sigmaringen became the first campus in Germany to teach Pharmaceutical Technology, while courses in Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering were introduced at the Albstadt campus. Marketing and scientific based courses such as Business Administration and Industrial Engineering were introduced in 1989 and 1995 respectively. The greater choice of courses lead to improved studying facilities. New buildings were completed in Albstadt on 4 October 1991, and in Sigmaringen on 13 October 1995. This lead to both qualitative and quantitative improvements with the introduction of new modern lecture rooms and new laboratories that were equipped with the latest high quality equipment.

The innovative introduction of more courses continued in 1998 and 1999 with the introduction of a new majour field of study - Facility Management, plus Business Computing and Communication and Software Engineering. These courses are now well established internationally due to numerous partnerships with educational institutions around the world. An above average number of students now spend part of their courses abroad, attending partner institutions or working in industry. Since the summer semester of 2000, a masters course in Biomedical Engineering has been held at the Sigmaringen campus in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Furtwangen. Further collaboration with the Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences enabled a masters course in Textile and Clothing Technology to begin in the winter semester of 2000/2001. A masters course in Food Chain Management is being offered during the winter semester of 2002/2003 in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Nrtingen.

The distribution of courses between both campuses is as follows:

University of Applied Sciences Albstadt-Sigmaringen courses according to campus:




BKT Clothing Technology (Bachelor)

BME Biomedical Engineering (Master)


MAB Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor)

BWL Business Administration (Bachelor)


MI Management and Information Systems (Master)

FM Facility Management (Bachelor)


KST Communication and Software Engineering (Bachelor)

EHT Food and Hygiene Technology (Bachelor)


WIN Business Computing (Bachelor)

PHT Pharmaceutical Engineering (Bachelor)


WIW Industrial Engineering (Bachelor)


The university as of today

Albstadt-Sigmaringen University is a dynamically growing university in two locations: in the city of Albstadt and at our campus in Sigmaringen. In both locations we offer an ideal learning environment with an excellent reputation for its teaching quality, state-of-the-art study facilities and supportive staff. We are committed to providing you with the very best educational experience you could possibly have. That commitment is reflected in our exceptional staff and facilities, our ever-growing research, our location in the vibrant southwest of Baden-W?rttemberg, Germany and the diverse range of students you will meet here.

Located between the beautiful Swabian Alb, Lake Constance and the capital city of Stuttgart and situated close to one of the most important economic areas of Baden-Wuerttemberg, both our campus sites ? Albstadt and Sigmaringen - are wonderful and diverse places to learn and live.

As a member of the Internationale Bodensee Hochschule (www.bodenseehochschule.org), we are cooperating in a network of 25 universities in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein to enhance our international profile.
Together with five other universities, among them T?bingen and Hohenheim, we are working on constant improvement of services for students and quality assurance of teaching and research to provide academic excellence as well as opportunities for personal development, so enabling our students to create their own futures.
Firmly rooted in the Albstadt-Sigmaringen region, we are committed to contributing to the success of our local industry by knowledge transfer to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

The Department of Business and Administration

Our Mission

Our mission in the Department of Business Administration and Engineering is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need to design, model, analyze and manage modern complex systems, preferably of the automotive industry. Our courses, laboratories, projects and seminars prepare students for rewarding careers and life-long learning.

We are committed to the delivery of a first class learning environment incorporating the highest standard of e-learning, individual support and use of cutting-edge learning facilities: a learning environment in which students thrive and prosper, and are sought after by world-class employers such as DaimlerChrysler, BMW, Bosch, Porsche and others.

We want to gain a reputation for teaching excellence, for high level of student satisfaction and student support. Our mission is to be a University recognised in a global context for excellent teaching and research of national and international significance.