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,


  • 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
  • Engineering offices
  • Authorities
  • Associations
  • Universities
  • Research institutes
  • Public utilities
  • Waterworks
  • Sewage treatment plants
  • Transportation companies
  • Chemical industry companies
  • Energy companies
  • Waste management companies
  • Major banks

And else?

A prep course ...

can be covered voluntarily.
Name: mathematics
Start: september

Further information about prep courses

An internship ...

is mandatory. It is done prior to the degree course.
Duration: 8 weeks: However, recognition is not necessary until registration of the bachelor thesis.

Studying abroad ...

is recommended.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Studienberatung 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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