The HFT Stuttgart wants to develop its students into qualified, responsible and independent personalities. In addition to the transfer of specialist knowledge, the development of methodological, social and action skills therefore also plays an important role. The university consciously perceives its educational mission in all strata of society: it stands for advancement through education and barrier-free access, it sees differences in life and origin as enrichment.

Sustainable development is anchored in many subjects at the university - explicitly and implicitly. The HFT Stuttgart offers all students the opportunity to further their education in the field of sustainable development alongside their studies - within the framework of the Ethics and Integral Studies programme, students can also have their knowledge and skills in this area certified.


    Degree programmes with an explicit sustainability orientation:

    Faculty of Architecture and Design

    Bachelor's programme in architecture

    • Compulsory subject Climate-compatible architecture and building services engineering
    • Compulsory subject Technical Extension/Building Climate Control

    The knowledge conveyed in the lectures must be deepened and applied in the central so-called integrated projects. In this way, a broad practical and application-oriented teaching in the field of sustainable development is guaranteed.

    Bachelor's degree program Climate Engineering
    • Module: Climate-friendly construction and building services engineering
    • Module: Building renovation, philosophy and building history
    • Module: Energetic urban planning and infrastructure
    Master's programme in architectureThe subject of climate and architecture is taught in elective courses and also applied in projects.
    Master's programme in urban planningIn this course of studies, the module Environmental Planning is taught, which deals with aspects of sustainability on a broad level such as development planning, urban land use planning and energy use planning.
    Master Programme International Project Magagement
    • Sustainability relevant contents in courses: Sustainability and Technical Systems in Buildings Infrastructure Management under the aspect of sustainability
    • Case studies abroad, each under the aspect of sustainability
    • So far, numerous Master's theses dealing with certification or other topics of "Green Guidance".

    Faculty of Civil Engineering, Building Physics and Economics

    Bachelor degree course in building physicsSustainability is an integral part of the entire course, especially in basic modules such as thermal insulation, noise protection, energy technology, solar and renewable energies.
    Bachelor of Business Administration & Master of General Management
    • Module contents Logistics: Green logistics, environmentally oriented logistics strategy, sustainable transport, production and material flow systems, outsourcing, offshoring to other cultural areas, global and system sourcing, supplier management, supply chain management, corporate cooperations/partnerships
    • Module contents Accounting, tax law, business start-ups: Integration of sustainability aspects in the preparation of the business plan (start-up) as well as in other strategic issues - e.g. company takeover (within the framework of a business game), products, services, corporate philosophy
    • Module contents Corporate Finance, Capital Markets: Sustainable Management, Financial Crisis & Lessons Learnt, Risk Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance / Compliance, Sustainable Finance, Sustainable Investments, Social Entrepreneurship and Finance / Financing Social Entrepreneurship, Implications of Demographic Change on Society, Capital Markets, Public Debt and Social Security
    Bachelor degree course in civil engineeringSummer Academy, European project, China project
    Bachelor's programme in Infrastructure Management
    • Module Environmental Management
    • Module Energy 1: Power engineering / economics
    • Module Energy 2: Building Energy Technology
    • Module Energy 3: Energy efficiency and management
    Master's degree course SENCE
    • Sustainable management - Resources
    • Sustainable energy technology - buildings
    • Sustainable energy and plant engineering
    • Sustainable energy management
    Master's degree course in environmental protection
    • Module Sustainability Management
    • Module Environmental Management, Health and Quality, Water Protection and Development


    During their studies, students of the HFT Stuttgart can acquire the UNESCO-awarded ethics certificate of the Department of Technology and Ethics of Science (RTWE). The HFT Stuttgart therefore also offers its students the opportunity to deal with this topic in the extracurricular area. In addition to a service learning project and the ETHIKUM lecture series, students can also attend seminars and workshops at the Hochschule der Medien and RTWE. With the Ethikum, the HFT Stuttgart offers its students the opportunity to have their knowledge and skills in sustainable development and ethics certified.

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