Environmental Engineering

... looks into questions such as ...

  • ​What do technical solutions for the environment-related challenges of our time look like?
  • How can these technical solutions be described and systematically evaluated?
  • Which role do current challenges and approaches such as circular economy and climate change play for environmental engineers – now and in the future?
  • Which societal constraints are relevant in the context of environmental engineering solutions and how can they be taken into account?
  • What do subject areas such as water and landfill technology, waste management, energy and process technology and ecological construction deal with in detail?

Degree programmes


Environmental Engineering, Bachelor 1 subject


Degree: Bachelor of Science
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 6 semesters
Classroom language: German

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

​it is an interdisciplinary degree programme that addresses technical solutions to the pressing environmental challenges of our time.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • ​Sustainable energy and process engineering
  • Environmental engineering and planning

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • General higher education entrance qualification
  • Basic STEM skills


  • fundamental engineering methods and issues in the context of environmental engineering

...struggle through:

  • challenging basic engineering subjects (mathematics, mechanics)
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in Engineering offices
  • in Authorities
  • in Associations
  • in Universities
  • in Research institutes
  • in Public utilities
  • in Waterworks
  • in Sewage treatment plants
  • in Transportation companies
  • in Chemical industry companies
  • in Energy companies
  • in Waste management companies
  • in ​Major banks

And else?

A prep course ...

can be covered voluntarily.
Name: mathematics
Start: September

Further information about prep courses

An internship ...
An internship is compulsory. It is usually completed before the degree course. Proof is only required before registering for the Bachelor's thesis.

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Studienfachberatung Umweltingenieurwesen
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Umweltingenieurwesen
Building, Room: IC 03/163
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-21214
Website Fachschaft


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