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Study environment and technology in Triesdorf

Environmental Engineering

Protecting the environment with technology and expertise: On this degree programme, you will learn how to preserve landscapes for future generations!

Your studies in a nutshell
  • Duration  7 semesters
  • Language  German
  • Location  Campus Triesdorf
  • Semester  Winter semester
  • Work  With in-depth practice
Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)
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Application deadline

29 April – 15 July 2024

Protecting our livelihoods - with knowledge from the Environmental Engineering degree programme

An intact environment is the basis of our quality of life, and skilful use of technology helps to achieve this. We must act today - for future generations too. As a student on the Bachelor's degree programme in Environmental Engineering, you will be helping to preserve our environment while at the same time paying attention to economic efficiency. The programme is part of the Ecology and Environmental Planning degree course, but you will study much more technical and analytical subjects than in Horticulture, for example.

Environmental concerns such as water protection and waste avoidance have finally become a top priority in business and politics. The realisation that the impact on our environment must be sustainably reduced has become established worldwide. To achieve this, many adjustments need to be made:

  • Recycling & circular economy help to avoid waste.
  • Renewable energies such as solar energy, wind power and bioenergy reduce greenhouse gas emissions and drive the energy transition.
  • Solutions for the remediation of contaminated landfill sites, waste separation and waste incineration must be environmentally friendly and sustainable.
  • The preservation of biodiversity protects the resilience of our ecosystems.
  • Energy efficiency in buildings, but also in production and logistics, reduces the impact of the economy on the environment.
  • Water bodies are important components of the ecosystem and their utilisation must be in harmony with ecological concerns.

Although great successes have been achieved in Europe and Germany over the last three decades, enormous efforts are still required to maintain an intact environment for future generations.

Study contents in the field of Environmental Engineering & Environmental Engineering

Studenten des Bachelorstudiengang Umweltsicherung inspizieren ein Feld

The Bachelor's degree programme in Environmental Engineering is a practice-oriented programme with a broad range of basic knowledge combined with a specialisation in key areas. The content of this environmental studies programme at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences aims to train specialists who can make a major contribution to solving environmental problems.
To this end, you will acquire broad expertise in environmental technology and other environmentally relevant fields during your studies:

  • scientific & mathematical basics
  • Ecology (biodiversity & nature conservation)
  • Hydrology & soil science
  • process engineering
  • environmental law
  • Sustainable corporate management

With your knowledge, you take care of the sins of the past, e.g. by cleaning up contaminated sites, and develop the economy of the future, e.g. with a circular economy, zero waste production and secondary raw materials obtained from recycling.

Programme structure of the Bachelor's degree programme in Environmental Engineering

The first two semesters are designed to teach you the basics of science, maths, technology and economics. They comprise 12 fixed compulsory modules, which you must take like all other students.

The second part of the programme provides a broad basic knowledge of environmentally relevant areas and prepares you for the practical phase. To this end, ten compulsory modules and four compulsory elective modules must be taken in the 3rd and 4th semesters.

The 5th semester is an internship semester, during which you will spend 20 weeks in companies or in administration experiencing Environmental Engineering applications. Preparatory and follow-up events are held at the University of Applied Sciences.

The 6th and 7th semesters are used to specialise in the fields of environmental engineering, resource protection or nature conservation. You choose two of these five core subjects:

  • Waste management
  • Soil protection and contaminated sites
  • Remediation and renaturalisation of water bodies
  • Environmental and nature conservation planning
  • Renewable energies

In the 7th semester, you will also write your Bachelor's thesis. You can find a detailed overview of individual subjects and modules here.

Environmental Engineering course with intensive practical work

Students with in-depth practical experience spend considerably more time in your company. You work in a company not only during the practical semester, but also during the lecture-free period and thus gain valuable practical experience during your studies.

A particularly practical side effect: the remuneration paid by the company makes a significant contribution to financing your studies. During the lecture and examination period, you can concentrate fully on your studies. During the lecture-free period, you can immediately put your new knowledge into practice.

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Career prospects with combined knowledge of the environment and technology

Studierende des Bachelorstudiengang Umweltsicherung arbeiten im Forschungslabor

After completing your Environmental Engineering degree programme at the Environmental Engineering department, you will be a specialist who knows all about solving environmental problems.

The labour market in the environmental sector currently offers excellent prospects, both for Bachelor's graduates equipped with good cross-sectional knowledge and specialist knowledge. Surveys of former students confirm that they find suitable jobs in the field of Environmental Engineering and Environmental Protection within a short period of time. Job opportunities are available in all environmentally relevant sectors of the economy and the public sector.

Examples of professional fields include

  • Environmental analysis
  • Wastewater treatment & water management
  • Environmental & administrative authorities
  • Waste treatment & recycling
  • Research & education
  • Consultancy & certification in engineering offices
  • Environmental & quality management, environmental planning
  • Nature conservation & landscape management
  • Energy saving & renewable energies
  • operational environmental protection
  • environmental technology

Requirements & application for the Environmental Engineering degree programme in Triesdorf

Convinced? There are no entry restrictions or Preliminary work placement requirements for starting your Environmental Engineering degree programme. All you need is

  • a higher education entrance qualification (Abitur, Advanced Technical College Entrance Qualification, etc.)


  • a master craftsman's certificate and relevant work experience
  • proof of health insurance

With these few documents, you can apply online for a place on the HSWT application portal.

Bachelor's degree programme in Environmental Engineering in Triesdorf: Why you're making the right decision with us

  • The practice-oriented degree programme combines broad technical and ecological basic skills with in-depth specialist knowledge in two key areas.
  • Applicants with relevant professional qualifications are admitted without a university entrance qualification.
  • The Environmental Engineering degree programme can also be studied as a course with intensive practical work.

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