Environmental engineers need to be knowledgeable in a variety of fields. Therefore, the study programme is structured in a versatile way. The range of subjects covers geotechnics and geomonitoring, energy engineering, construction, environmental and resource-friendly construction, process engineering, supply and waste management, transport and infrastructure, and water engineering.
First of all, you will learn the theoretical subjects of mathematics, natural and engineering sciences as well as legal and economic fundamentals in the basic area to acquire the important tools of the trade. The introduction to these basics is designed to help you understand how to design and manage the use of important resources such as energy, water, soil, building materials, etc. The further more application-oriented basic knowledge of the subject-specific areas serves to deepen your interests. We initially train our environmental engineers as generalists. During the Master's programme, students develop into specialists by choosing specialisations.
Environmental engineering in Braunschweig is distinguished in the area of teaching and research by the many years of experience of the lecturers. Interdisciplinary research activities link sub-areas of civil engineering with working groups from other faculties and non-university research institutions in Braunschweig such as the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), the Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS), the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (FhG) and the Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI).
The Bachelor's degree programme in Environmental Engineering is composed of the following areas:
Fundamentals of engineering science
Subject-specific area of environmental engineering
Five areas must be selected from the range of subject-specific areas in environmental engineering. Within this choice, the respective modules must be taken as compulsory modules. The only exceptions are the subject-specific areas of construction and transport and infrastructure. In the area of construction, in addition to the compulsory module Baustatik 1, students must choose between the compulsory elective modules Stahlbau 1, Massivbau 1 and Holzbau; in the area of construction and transport, two modules with 6 LP each must be selected.
The course of study takes place according to individual planning; the course of study shown in the overview plan in the examination regulations and the explanations is only a recommendation and serves as orientation. The courses are usually held annually. The timetable, which is published on the website and in Stud.IP before the start of each semester, is used for planning the course.
Each subject is demonstrated in accordance with the specifications in the module handbook (Bes. PO Annex 5) by passing a written or oral examination or other examination performance during the course of study; the specified preliminary examinations must be taken.
The courses of the pool (interdisciplinary qualification) are listed every semester as a special catalogue in Stud.IP.
From this catalogue, all courses can be taken that do not originate thematically from the Civil and Environmental Engineering degree programme. One certificate of achievement is recognised per subject. The courses are not bound to a specific semester and can be taken according to individual study planning. Languages can also be included.
For information on admission to the Bachelor's thesis, registration and choice of topic as well as issue, processing and submission, please refer to the explanations on the degree programme. These can be found in StudIP in the study group Environmental Engineering or here.