What are interdisciplinary studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

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We bundle and network various competencies and support an interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge. The Studium Generale is also integrated into the faculty. Interdisciplinarity is promoted here through courses in which students across faculties work together on topics and learn from each other through different approaches.

In addition to the interdisciplinary courses, this faculty also combines all of the university's language courses under one roof.

A unique feature of the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies is the recently introduced midwifery course, which is only offered at a few German universities.

the facultyInterdisciplinary Studiesis the “chick” among all faculties at Landshut University of Applied Sciences. The founding date is March 15, 2016 only a few years ago. Interdisciplinary studies bundles and networks different competencies and supports an interdisciplinary and cross-faculty knowledge transfer. In this way, we develop the basis for innovative and holistic developments.

People play a central role in all of the faculty's courses of study. Divided into the three overarching areas "health“, „Culture and communication" as "Engineer + X"The faculty - from the winter semester 2021/2022 - has seven innovative courses on offer:

 

 

 

 

Sign language interpreting,
Engineering education,
Engineering psychology
,
Qualifying midwife,
Primary qualification midwife
(dual) (new from WS 2021/22),
New media and intercultural communication (new from WS 2021/22),
Physician Assistance (new from winter semester 2021/22).

We promote interdisciplinarity and the acquisition of interdisciplinary skills through public courses such as lecture series, in which all faculties work on topics and current issues. The different disciplinary approach creates new learning impulses.

study at the Landshut University of Applied Sciences

We bundle and network various competencies and support an interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge. The Studium Generale is also integrated into the faculty. Interdisciplinarity is promoted here through courses in which students across faculties work together on topics and learn from each other through different approaches.

In addition to the interdisciplinary courses, this faculty also combines all of the university's language courses under one roof.

A unique selling point of the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies is the recently introduced midwifery course, which is only offered at a few German universities.

the facultyInterdisciplinary Studiesis the "chick" among all faculties at Landshut University of Applied Sciences. The founding date is March 15, 2016 only a few years ago. Interdisciplinary studies bundles and networks different competencies and supports an interdisciplinary and cross-faculty knowledge transfer. In this way, we develop the basis for innovative and holistic developments.

People play a central role in all of the faculty's courses of study. Divided into the three overarching areas "health“, „Culture and communication" as "Engineer + X"The faculty - from the winter semester 2021/2022 - has seven innovative courses on offer:

Sign language interpreting,
Engineering education,
Engineering psychology
,
Qualifying midwife,
Primary qualification midwife
(dual) (new from WS 2021/22),
New media and intercultural communication (new from WS 2021/22),
Physician Assistance (new from winter semester 2021/22).

We promote interdisciplinarity and the acquisition of interdisciplinary skills through public courses such as lecture series, in which all faculties work together on topics and current issues. The different disciplinary approach creates new learning impulses.

Sign Language Interpreting (B.A.)

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Degree course: Sign language interpreting
Study graduation: Bachelor of Arts
Study type: undergraduate bachelor's degree
Start of studies: for the winter semester
Application period: April 15 to July 31 (may be extended)
Normal period: 7 semesters
ECTS points: ECTS
Admission restrictions:NC admission restriction - In addition to proof of general university entrance qualification, the Sign Language Interpreting course requires German language skills at level B2 and knowledge of German sign language (DGS) at level A1 of the common European framework of reference. There is also an optional self-assessment test before the start of the course.

Study objectives:
The students are taught how to act independently and professionally as a sign language interpreter in a practice-oriented manner. On the basis of scientific knowledge and methods, you will acquire practical and theoretical skills in the three learning fields of German Sign Language, Deaf Studies and Sign Language Interpreting. The knowledge acquired here systematically builds on one another and can be applied in the three course-related internships. The aim is for prospective sign language interpreters to be able to reflect on their own professional actions against the background of the life situation of deaf, deaf-blind and hard-of-hearing people and their diverse communities.

Course of studies and course content:
Six theoretical and one practical semester

  • The structure and structure of the course are based on the idea of ​​a basic approach with simultaneous in-depth study. Building on each other, the core competencies of sign language interpreting are taught.
  • The Normal period total seven semesters. During the course, an orientation internship and an internship as well as an internship semester for the interpreting internship are planned.
  • The core competencies of language, culture and interpreting play a central role in the course. This is reflected in the recursive deepening of these competencies over the various study semesters.
  • The modules to be taken per semester have a scope of 30 credit points and correspond to a workload of approx. 900 hours. This includes both attendance times in courses at the university and times for literature studies, exercises, exam preparation and performance records.

Requirements:
Active participation and social interaction with members of the deaf community are expected from students. Students have the responsibility to adhere to the ethics and standards of the profession and to exemplify the principles of the profession in their interaction with the deaf community. In addition to the central specialist skills, methodological, learning and social skills as well as the ability to link skills from different areas are of great importance. Prospective students should have a quick grasp of things, a high degree of ability and willingness to reflect, flexibility, resilience, psychological stability and openness.

Career prospects:
Work as an interpreter for German sign language and German in various thematic areas (politics, economics, social and educational systems, medicine, leisure time, culture, etc.)

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Midwife primary qualification (dual) (B.Sc.)
NEW FROM WS 21/22

Midwife primary qualification (dual) (B.Sc.)

The midwife primary qualification course (B.Sc.) is being planned for the start of the course in the winter semester 2021/22.

Brief description

The dual bachelor's degree program “Midwife Primary Qualifying” aims to enable students to apply scientific knowledge and methods independently through a practice-oriented range of courses and, based on this, to qualify them for independent professional activity as “Midwife B.Sc.”. Through a comprehensive and balanced transfer of technical knowledge, the students should be able to grasp complex topics and problems and to find a goal-oriented solution. In the seven practical phases (a total of 2200 hours), the knowledge already acquired should be deepened through independent, professional action. Cross-faculty and general scientific content is incorporated through the elements of the “Studium Generale” in order to acquire interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and competencies.

entry requirements

Information will follow from around mid / end of May.

Application and start of studies

The University of Landshut is planning to offer the midwife course as a primary qualification for the first time in the winter semester 2021/22, making it a completely new and innovative course offer at the university.

The course for freshmen begins in the winter semester (beginning October 1st) at the Landshut University of Applied Sciences.

An introductory day takes place immediately before the start of the lectures. The course start events for freshmen of the winter semester 2021/22 are on October 1st, 2021. New students receive helpful organizational and content-related information about the course and the university as part of an extensive program and also learn about the staff and lecturers of their faculty as well as students of their degree program.

Further information on the application is available at: Bachelor application

The application for a place on the course “Midwife Primary Qualifying” consists of the application to the university and the application to one of our practice cooperation partners.

You can already apply to the university now.

We are currently still in discussion with our practice cooperation partners regarding the specific application process. We will of course inform you as soon as the exact procedure of the application process has been clarified with the practice cooperation partners. Therefore, please refrain from sending unsolicited applications to obstetric clinics.

Study information and advice:
The Central Student Advisory Service provides information and advice to all prospective students and applicants on studying and choosing a course as well as on questions related to the course.

The course advisory service for midwives with primary qualifications is available for specific questions about midwives with primary qualifications.

Before the application phase, there is a centrally organized study information day on which the Landshut University of Applied Sciences invites interested students, school classes, teachers and parents to get to know the Landshut University of Applied Sciences and its courses. The next study information day will take place on April 17th, 2021. As part of the information day, the current planning status for the midwifery course will also be presented as a primary qualification.

Study costs

Information on tuition fees and student union fees is available here.

Course content and course of study

Information will follow from around mid / end of May.

Study and examination plan and module handbook

Information will follow from around mid / end of May.

Study and examination regulations midwife primary qualification B.Sc.

The study and examination regulations for the midwife primary qualification course are still in progress.

In the study and examination regulations (SPO) prospective students will find the most important examination-relevant regulations of the individual courses. The study and examination regulations are issued by the Senate at the suggestion of the respective faculty. They regulate the course content, the modules, the duration of the courses, etc. However, they are not conclusive but are supplemented by the general examination regulations of the university (APO) as well as the framework examination regulations for universities of applied sciences (RaPO) and the Bavarian Higher Education Act (BayHSchG).

Requirement profile

Information will follow from around mid / end of May.

Other Information

If you are interested in the midwife primary qualification course, prospective students are welcome to contact the Central Student Advisory Service at Landshut University of Applied Sciences at any time with general questions, or to the subject advisory service for content-related and course-specific questions.

The Faculty for Interdisciplinary Studies is also happy to answer any questions you may have about the course at any time.

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* The application for a place on the course "Primary qualification midwife“Consists of the application to the university and the application to one of our practice cooperation partners.

You can already apply to the university now.

We are currently still in discussion with our practice cooperation partners regarding the specific application process. We will of course inform you as soon as the exact procedure of the application process has been clarified with the practice cooperation partners. Therefore, please refrain from sending unsolicited applications to obstetric clinics.

Midwife further qualification (B.Sc.)

Degree course: Qualifying midwife
Study graduation: Bachelor of Science
Study type: further qualification course for registered midwives
Start of studies: for the winter semester
Application period: April 15 to July 31 (may be extended)
Normal period: 5 semesters
ECTS points: A total of 210, whereby the specialist midwifery training leads to a lump-sum credit of 100 ECTS.
Admission restrictions: Probably 12 places, no admission restrictions in winter semester 2021/22

Study objectives:
The midwifery profession has continued to develop over the past few decades, a trend that will continue in the future. This professional branch increasingly requires to deal with current scientific and also interdisciplinary knowledge and thus to always question one's own knowledge and actions and to adapt them if necessary. A degree enables access to lifelong learning as well as interdisciplinary exchange and opens up research opportunities and in-depth practice based on the latest scientific findings. Subject-specific and interdisciplinary skills are specifically promoted.

Course of studies and course content:

  • The course is offered as a full-time course. 20 ECTS must be earned per semester (with the exception of a practical semester with 30 ECTS).
  • The on-site courses take place every fortnight, Monday to Wednesday. Exceptions to this rhythm are one block week per semester (Monday-Friday), the events of the Studium Generale (compulsory inter-university modules, mostly on a weekly basis) and the university-wide events at the beginning of October. Further exceptions are university-wide events at the start of studies. This time is supplemented by a high proportion of self-study time and a combination of face-to-face teaching with e-learning formats.
  • The content of the course is conveyed in so-called modules. The Module plan.
  • The head of the program, Prof. Anne Wiedermann ([email protected]) or the Faculty Advisor Claudia Walther ([email protected]).
  • Information on how to apply is available under the heading "How do I apply correctly?"

Requirements:
Successful completion of the state examination to become a midwife and permission to use the professional title of midwife.

Career prospects:
Students acquire up-to-date, specific knowledge in core areas of midwifery work and can contribute to improving the quality of obstetric care. You acquire scientific skills and can help to strengthen midwifery science in Germany. They deepen their skills in the areas of communication, counseling, adult education as well as in quality assurance and management areas. Students reflect on current practice and control implementation processes for innovations and current recommendations in their work environment in a targeted manner. The degree is internationally recognized and corresponds to the qualification level specified by the EU. The bachelor’s degree opens up the possibility of a subsequent master’s degree.

The information listed corresponds to the current state of planning and still requires the final approval of the committees. We expect this until the beginning of the course. The study and examination regulations and the course schedule can be found on the homepage of the Faculty IDS.

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Engineering Education (B.Eng.)

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Degree course: Engineering education
Study graduation: Bachelor of Engineering
Study type: undergraduate bachelor's degree
Start of studies: for the winter semester
Application period: April 15 to July 31 (may be extended)
Normal period: 7 semesters
ECTS points: 210 ECTS
Admission restrictions: no

Study objectives:
The aim of the bachelor's degree in engineering education is to enable students to independently apply scientific knowledge and methods through a practice-oriented range of courses and, based on this, to work independently as an engineer (depending on the professional subject in electrical and information technology or in metal technology) and to develop To qualify for work in further training areas of companies or in further training institutes. In addition, the students should be taught the knowledge and skills to successfully complete an in-depth master’s degree and to work as a teacher at vocational schools.

Course of studies and course content:
Six theoretical and one practical semester

The course comprises three subject blocks:

  1. The professional subject as the first subject: either electrical engineering and information technology or metal technology
  2. (Vocational) pedagogy / social sciences
  3. Another subject: currently either computer science, mathematics or physics
  • in the first and second semester the basics of engineering are taught. Accompanied practical school studies between the first and second and between the second and third semester enable students to examine themselves and decide whether teaching at vocational schools is the right direction for them.
  • in the third and fourth semester the students expand their specialist knowledge and skills in engineering and delve deeper into the theory of vocational education and professional development. In addition, the students start with the second subject.
  • The fifth semester essentially comprises the practical time in the company.
  • in the sixth and seventh semesters the students deepen their specialist knowledge in specialization modules in the relevant subject, intensively develop their skills in the second subject, deal with the basics of social and communication psychology and write their bachelor's thesis.

Requirements:
To study, German language skills at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference are required. In addition, access to the engineering pedagogy course requires proof of relevant prior experience of at least six weeks full-time or part-time. Due to the current epidemic situation, this preliminary practice is not required for a start in WS 21/22.

Career prospects:
Teacher at vocational schools (after completing a master’s degree), employment as an engineer, employment in professional development, postgraduate master’s degree in the professional field

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Engineering Psychology (B.Sc.)

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Degree course: Engineering psychology
Study graduation: Bachelor of Science
Study type: undergraduate bachelor's degree
Start of studies: for the winter semester
Application period: April 15 to July 31 (may be extended)
Normal period: 7 semesters
ECTS points: 210 ECTS
Admission restrictions: no

Study objectives:
The aim of the Bachelor's degree in Engineering Psychology is to enable students to independently apply scientific knowledge and methods through a practice-oriented and interdisciplinary range of courses and, based on this, to qualify them for independent professional activities in interdisciplinary / intercultural project management, product design and development as well as in advice / consulting.

Course of studies and course content:
Six theoretical and one practical semester

The course comprises four subject blocks: electrical engineering, computer science, psychology, and project management

  • in the first and second semester the basics of electrical engineering, computer science and psychology are taught.
  • in the third and fourth semester the students expand their specialist knowledge and skills in electrical engineering, computer science and psychology and get into the theories of project management.
  • The fifth semester essentially comprises the practical time in operation.
  • in the sixth and seventh semesters The students deepen their specialist knowledge in elective modules in the subject blocks, intensively develop competencies in computer science and psychology, deal with interdisciplinary and intercultural topics in project management and write their bachelor thesis.

Requirements:
To study, German language skills at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference are required.

Career prospects:
Interface function in interdisciplinary / intercultural project work, project management, product design and development, advice / consulting, e.g. for municipalities and medium-sized technology companies

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New Media and Intercultural Communication (B.A.)
NEW from WS 21/22

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New Media and Intercultural Communication (B.A.)

The course in New Media and Intercultural Communication (B.A.) is being planned for the start of the course in the winter semester 2021/22.

Brief description

Information will follow shortly.

entry requirements

The prerequisite for admission to the Bachelor's degree is the general or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification, the technical college entrance qualification or another school qualification recognized as equivalent by the Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and Art.

The course in New Media and Intercultural Communication (B.A.) has no admission restrictions.

A (relevant) vocational training can be counted as a company internship. If the vocational training is not relevant, parts of it may be credited (the same applies to community service or a voluntary social year).

Application and start of studies

The University of Landshut is offering the New Media and Intercultural Communication course for the first time in the winter semester 2021/22, making it a completely new and innovative course at the university.

The course for freshmen begins in the winter semester (beginning October 1st) at the Landshut University of Applied Sciences.

An introductory day takes place immediately before the start of the lectures. The course start events for freshmen of the winter semester 2021/22 are on October 1st, 2021. New students receive helpful organizational and content-related information about the course and the university as part of an extensive program and also learn about the staff and lecturers of their faculty as well as students Of your degree program.

Further information on the application can be found at: Bachelor application

Study information and advice:
The Central Student Advisory Service provides information and advice to all prospective students and applicants on studying and choosing a course as well as on questions related to the course.

The course advisory service for new media and intercultural communication is available for specific questions about the course in new media and intercultural communication.

Before the application phase, there is a centrally organized study information day on which the Landshut University of Applied Sciences invites interested students, school classes, teachers and parents to get to know the Landshut University of Applied Sciences and its courses. The next study information day will take place on April 17th, 2021. The New Media and Intercultural Communication course will also be presented here in more detail as part of the information day.

Study costs

Information on tuition fees and student union fees is available here.

Course content and course of study

Information will follow shortly.

Study and examination plan and module handbook

Information will follow shortly.

Study and Examination Regulations New Media and Intercultural Communication (B.A.)

The study and examination regulations for the New Media and Intercultural Communication course are still in progress.

In the study and examination regulations (SPO), students will find the most important examination-relevant regulations for the individual courses. The study and examination regulations are issued by the Senate at the suggestion of the respective faculty. They regulate the course content, the modules, the duration of the courses, etc. However, they are not conclusive but are supplemented by the general examination regulations of the university (APO) as well as the framework examination regulations for universities of applied sciences (RaPO) and the Bavarian Higher Education Act (BayHSchG).

Requirement profile

Information will follow shortly.

Other Information

If you are interested in the New Media and Intercultural Communication degree program, prospective students can contact the Central Student Advisory Service at Landshut University of Applied Sciences at any time with general questions, or the subject advisory service for content-related and course-specific questions.

The Faculty for Interdisciplinary Studies is also happy to answer any questions you may have about the course at any time.

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Physician Assistant (B.Sc.)NEW from WS 21/22

Degree course: Physician Assistant
Study graduation: Bachelor of Science
Study type: undergraduate bachelor's degree
Start of studies: for the winter semester
Application period: April 15 to July 31 (may be extended)
Normal period: 8 semesters
ECTS points: 240 ECTS
Admission restrictions: Limited to 24 study places

Study objectives:
An interdisciplinary university education is included in the course People, medicine, technology and Health economy acquired. The training objective of the bachelor's degree is to impart medical knowledge - in theory and practice - and administrative knowledge in the health sector. The Physician Assistant is intended to support the medical profession in clinics and practices by taking on tasks that can be delegated.

Course of studies and course content:
The course is divided into a basic course, each with a practical module, followed by a practical semester and an advanced semester.

  • The foundation course includes six semesters and includes the subject blocks of medical fundamentals, process and quality management and system and method competence. Semesters one to six are each completed by a practical module.
  • The seventh semester is a practical semester of 20 working days. This semester does not apply to students with a medical professional qualification.
  • in the semester the students choose three elective modules, which are designed as practical modules. These modules serve to deepen the basics and to deepen one's own specialization.

Requirements:
Physician Assistant work a lot with and very close to people. That is why empathy, social skills and team spirit are a basic requirement. For daily contact with colleagues, superiors and patients, a strong sense of community, good communication skills and organizational skills are essential. Applicants should have an understanding of science. In order to cope with the administrative tasks, there should be no fear of bureaucracy. A certain degree of resilience must be brought along for the stressful everyday clinical routine.

Career prospects:
Today, physician assistants are mainly used in clinics and practices in the following areas:

  • Continuity in patient care
  • Participation in the anamnesis, status assessment, preparation of the diagnosis and the treatment plan
  • Preparation of ward rounds
  • Implementation of medical-technical activities after familiarization
  • Participation or implementation in delegation in interventions such as wound care, emergency treatment as well as infusions and blood withdrawals
  • Preparation of and assistance with operations
  • Management of processes, ward procedures, organization of admissions and discharges, preparation of rehabilitation and AHB applications, use in OR management
  • Coordination of therapeutic teams
  • Communication and information appropriate to the target group
  • Support of documentation tasks, certifications

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