Bachelor's programme

Faculty of Agriculture/Environment/Chemistry

Bachelor: Horticulture

Qualification objectives

IIn the Bachelor's programme you will acquire skills and knowledge that are particularly relevant in horticultural practice:

  • Specialist knowledge of the basics of plant cultivation: botany, plant nutrition, plant protection, plant breeding, greenhouse and outdoor technology in horticulture
  • Management and development of production processes in fruit, vegetable and ornamental plant cultivation as well as in tree nurseries
  • Procedures and methods in garden and landscape construction: open space design, construction management, cost and contract management
  • Sector-specific knowledge of business administration, trade and marketing
  • Application of methods of mathematics, statistics, physics and chemistry for horticultural challenges
  • Competences for the application of scientific methods in professional practice
  • Critical mindset and independent action
The picture consists of 3 photos side by side, left picture: a young man picking tomatoes in a greenhouse, middle picture: detail of the park of the castle Pillnitz, in the foreground a flowerbed with purple flowering perennials, behind it a meadow, on top of it a stone pedestal with a stone amphora in the middle, the meadow is bordered by a row of trees on the left and right side, right picture: a group of about 10 students is standing in a greenhouse, in the foreground are 2 rows of poinsettias planted in pots.
HTW Dresden, Fakultät LUC

This branch of horticulture concerns the propagation, cultivation, processing and marketing of high-quality plant products as foodstuffs or for use in landscape design.
The courses deal with the following basic themes:

  • Soil science and plant nutrition
  • Phytomedicine
  • Ecology and environmental protection
  • Economics and business management
  • Greenhouse and outdoor technology in horticulture

Specialist courses are offered for the individual divisions:

  • Vegetable cultivation and greenhouse management
  • Fruit cultivation and viticulture
  • Ornamental horticulture
  • Tree nursery
  • Medicinal and culinary plants
[Translate to English:] Student bei Kulturarbeiten an Gurken im Gewächshaus
Max Meltzer

In this branch, horticultural design skills are desirable, which can be applied in the various departments:

  • Garden, landscape and sports ground construction
  • Cemetery horticulture
  • Planning and design of gardens, parks and landscapes

The following courses are specially aligned with these:

  • Surveying / CAD
  • Spatial design
  • Green space management
  • Cemetery horticulture
  • Urban garden and landscape construction
  • Contracts and costing in garden and landscape construction
[Translate to English:] Weganlage in einem Park
Volker Birth

Offer for subsequent Master's programme

The successful graduation with the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) qualifies to take up a Master's degree in horticulture or related fields at a university in Germany or abroad – e.g. also at our faculty in Pillnitz:

  • Admission directly after Bachelor's degree or after individual practical phase
  • Horticultural production methods: own focus, enhanced knowledge, analysis and evaluation
  • Development of management skills
  • both practical and scientific orientation

Further Information on Master: Horticultural Production

Professional field of horticulture (movie in German)

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