Qualification Profile

Bachelor Environmental Engineering

Graduates of the B.Sc. Environmental Engineering have a solid basic knowledge of all relevant mathematical, scientific and engineering subjects. In addition, the Bachelor's graduate is able to carry out basic engineering activities in the environmental field largely independently and partly on his or her own responsibility.

This includes, for example:

  • Planning and operating supply and disposal facilities, water management facilities and traffic facilities
  • Working on environment-related technical problems
  • Carrying out and evaluating simple examinations and measurements in laboratories, workshops and building materials testing centres;

The bachelor's phase of the consecutive degree programmes is designed to lead to a university bachelor's degree. Within the framework of the university studies, students learn and develop sound knowledge, drive and creativity as well as the ability to cooperate and the willingness to take responsibility. Through the broad and theoretical basic education in the Bachelor's degree programme, graduates gain the skills and opportunities for postgraduate training in the scientific Master's degree programme or in business ("learning on the job").

Master Environmental Engineering

The Master's graduate is able to carry out comprehensive activities independently and on his/her own responsibility after familiarisation. This includes, for example:

  • Needs analyses, feasibility studies, life-cycle assessment, regional governance;
  • Developing, conceptualising, planning, constructing and operating supply and disposal facilities, water management facilities and transport facilities as well as facilities for air pollution control and soil remediation;
  • Solving technical problems, taking into account ecological, economic and social aspects;
  • Managing, monitoring and carrying out comprehensive technical tasks in the fields of water management, energy technology, supply and waste management, environmentally sound and resource-efficient construction, transport and infrastructure, soil protection and geotechnology;
  • Consideration of sustainability and the responsible use of human, material and financial resources;
  • Managing, supervising and carrying out complex and comprehensive development and research projects;
  • Carrying out and evaluating investigations and measurements in environmental media, laboratories, workshops and building materials testing centres;
  • Designing, executing, evaluating and monitoring within the framework of supervision and enforcement;
  • Developing corporate strategies.

The research- and innovation-oriented graduates of the Master's degree programmes are also able to go beyond existing boundaries of technical knowledge, to initiate innovations and to fill leadership positions in business and administration.

Highly qualified engineers play an important role in developing and securing the competitiveness of the European economy. The qualification required for this is only achieved with the completion of the Master's degree.

Graduates of the Master's programme are also qualified for doctoral studies.