Certificate Programmes

Certificate Programmes offer attractive qualifications to enrich your professional skillset.

The Certification Programmes are composed of multiple AW Modules which usually require several semesters to complete. Therefore, it is advisable to plan the Certificate Programmes in advance and to begin them in good time.

Some certificate programmes can be completed by all OTH students, while others are reserved for students’ specific degree programmes such as technical subjects, architecture, or computer science. Please note that some of the certificate programmes can only be successfully completed in the German language.

After you have completed the required coursework, you can request the certificate via this form. Certificates can only be issued after completion of your studies together with your diploma.

The individual modules which make up a certificate programme can also be recognised as AW Modules for your degree programme, as long as this is allowed by your SPO.

For all OTH students

Intercultural Competence is a foundational skill for professional success and is essential in many areas. More information about the certification can be found on the website Internationale Handlungskompetenz.

Would you like to extend your subject know-how with operational capacities for the modern business world? Then the soft skills courses are a perfect match for you. The interdisciplinary, competence-orientated range of courses is continuously adapted to the requirements of the modern job market.

You will receive the certificate for the certificate programme when you have successfully completed at least one module from each of the following areas:

Block IPersonality Competence
Block IISocial Competence
Block IIIIntercultural Competence
Block IVCommunication
Block VMethod Competence

Competence in the English language is a significant competitive advantage on the modern labour market. The certificate programme ‘English for Industry and Commerce’ equips students with English skills for a career successful career.

You will receive the certificate for the certificate programme when you have successfully completed the following four programme modules:

Course Title
Business English I
Business English II
Technical English or other relevant courses in the degree programmes IM, IT, IW and MS
One further module from the AW section "English for Industry and Commerce

The Train-the-Trainer Certificate (AdA-Schein) is the only recognised qualification for training apprentices during their vocational training in Germany. The certificate substantiates the required knowledge of professional and teaching skills.

You will receive the certificate for the certificate programme when you have successfully completed the following three programme modules:

Course Title
Methodik und Didaktik der Berufsbildung
Grundfragen und Rechtsgrundlagen der Berufsbildung
Jugendpsychologie

For additional information on the programme, please refer to the German-language programme description.

For a position abroad - whether for study, internship or work - proof of foreign language proficiency is often required. There are several types of certification, so it is important to carefully check which tests or certificates are accepted, especially for study abroad.

A DAAD language certificate is acceptable for some programs or scholarships as proof of language proficiency. After successfully completing an AW language course at OTH Regensburg, the instructor or examiner can issue a DAAD certificate for the respective foreign language.

To obtain the certificate, present the DAAD form to the instructor of your language course. The examination should not be older than two years.

Proof of English proficiency can also be obtained without attending a course by presenting the results of the "onSET English" test (University of Regensburg), also not older than two years.

All instructors in the AW language program are qualified to issue a DAAD certificate; or the Secretariat AW can confirm the onSET English test results.

Language tests such as IELTS or TOEFL for English, DELE for Spanish or DELF for French have a high international recognition value. Especially for a study abroad, these demanding exams are often required by universities. For more information about these tests, please contact the relevant testing organisation directly.



Certificates for students of technical degree programmes

Eligibility: For students of technical degree programmes including architecture and computer science

Immissions control and incident managers are employed in companies in an advisory and informational capacity. They offer recommendations to companies that operate facilities with emissions subject to licences.

The course programme was agreed upon by the Bavarian Ministry for Economy and Health and the presidents of the Bavarian universities of applied sciences. The certificate programme for immissions control manager is accredited as a training course for specialist knowledge on immissions control and incidents.

You will receive the certificate for the certificate programme when you have successfully completed the following eight programme modules:

Course Title
Abfallwirtschaft
Abwasserreinigung und Gewässerschutz I
Abwasserreinigung und Gewässerschutz II
Einführung in den Umweltschutz
Lärmschutz im Praktikum
Luftreinhaltung
Strahlenschutz mit Praktikum
Umweltbezogene Verfahrenstechnik

 The modules are generally offered once a year. 

Eligibility: For students of technical degree programmes including architecture

This certificate programme provides professional, method and social competences for future specialists of occupational and labour safety.

The training consists of three consecutive blocks. By completing the certificate programme, you are eligible to use the professional title “occupational safety specialist”.

Training block I

You will require three semesters to complete block I. The courses are completed in the following order:

1. Attendance phase I: Lecture with self-study phase I (CBT, computer based training) in the winter semester completed as an AW Module. 2 SWS

2. Attendance phase II: Block seminar with self-study phase II (CBT) in the summer semester completed as an AW Module. 3 SWS

3. Attendance phase III: Block seminar with self-study phase III (CBT) in the winter semester completed as an AW Module. 5 SWS

When you have successfully completed attendance phase III, you have reached training level I of the occupational safety specialist programme.

Training block II

Training block II is completed during the practical semester as well as the following summer semester.

1. A 40-hour internship in the field of occupational and labour safety must be completed during the practical semester. An internship report is required following the practical experience. The preparatory discussion for the internship will take place at the end of attendance phase III.

2. Attendance phase IV: Block seminar in the summer semester with a presentation and a discussion of the work done during the internship. 2 to 3 SWS.

When you have successfully completed attendance phase IV, you have reached training level II of the occupational safety specialist.

Training block III

Attendance phase V: Area of specialisation of the previous training contents.

For the faculties mechanical and electrical engineering: attendance phase V is also offered as a block seminar (3 SWS) during the winter semester. For the faculties civil engineering and architecture: attendance phase V is offered as a block seminar in the 5th or 6th semester.

When you have successfully completed attendance phase V, the training as occupational safety specialist is completed.

Eligibility: For students of advanced technical degree programmes including architecture and computer science

This certificate programme equips students of technical degree programmes with entrepreneurial knowledge.

Goals of the certificate programme are:

  • Promoting thinking and acting in an entrepreneurial way
  • Explaining the business aspects of founding a company
  • Conveying managerial knowledge for engineers
  • Training entrepreneurial competence for founding a business

You will receive the certificate for the certificate programme when you have successfully completed the following three four-hour programme modules:

Course Title
Ringvorlesung zum Thema: Grundwissen unternehmerischen Denkens und Handelns (in the winter semester)
Ringvorlesung zum Thema: Existenzgründung I und II (in the summer semester)
Eligibility: For students of technical degree programmes including architecture and computer science

This qualification conveys business, sales and distribution knowledge and marketing know-how to students, complementing the engineering coursework.

You will receive the certificate for the certificate programme when you have successfully completed the following three programme modules:

Course Title
Grundlagen des Marketings
Grundlagen des Vertriebs
Grundlagen des Verkaufs