Civil engineering and environmental engineering work closely together in teaching and research in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Since the Technikum was founded in 1894, the Civil Engineering programme can look back on a tradition of more than 125 years of successful engineering education.
Initially, the practice-oriented education began in a construction trade school, which has been developed into a research-intensive department with numerous institutes and laboratories to this day. Due to the increasing importance of environmental problems, the Environmental Engineering degree programme was founded in 1992.
Through long-standing cooperations such as Region im Wandel and through many public events, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has grown into a motor of innovation in the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen with national and international significance.
Subject-specific, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, the degree programs of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering provide practical skills in construction and infrastructure projects as well as complex energy and environmental projects. Since being accredited by the AQAS agency in 2017, the department offers two bachelor's and two master's degree programmes.
For many years, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has successfully run the Bachelor in Civil Engineering and International Environmental Engineering B. Sc. programs that are continuously updated meet future professional demands.
Newly developed in 2017, the cross-curricular specialization area "Infrastructure" that vividly illustrates the thematic connections between the two disciplines, can be chosen by students of both bachelor's degree programmes.
In addition, both degree programs contain a further, alternatively selectable specialization area in "Structural Engineering" and "Environmental Process Engineering".
The two Master's programmes Civil and Environment Engineering (Infrastructure) M.Sc. and Sustainable Energy and Environment Systems M. Eng. (ZEUS) offer all students the opportunity to further deepen their knowledge from the Bachelor's programme and develop career-relevant skills.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering maintains regular exchange with professional associations and professional organisations such as the chambers of engineers. The transformation of the professions, e.g. through digitalisation, is discussed in mutual dialogue. Joint events, scholarships and projects form the foundation for an exchange through which students are introduced step by step to the professional organisations in civil and environmental engineering already during their studies.
The advisory board serves to exchange ideas on teaching and academic and practical developments. If necessary, it formulates expectations of the university in this regard. The advisory boards of the Department of Construction and Environment anchor the degree programmes in the region and in current professional practice. The continuous discourse in the meetings of the advisory boards on current developments in the construction industry and the latest state of the art enriches the curriculum of the practice-oriented degree programmes.
Stay in touch with the Faculty of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering and with your degree programme. Look forward to a reunion with your fellow students and the university. The alumni networks offer you regular information about the latest developments at the faculty. Sign up! Take part in a colourful spectrum of activities, which can also include excursions, New Year's meetings and regulars' tables.
Teaching and research at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Environment have been actively supported for many years by sponsors who have contributed significantly to its track record.
The Peter Wefing Sponsorship Prize is awarded annually and was donated to the Bremen University of Applied Sciences by Peter Wefing, a businessman who passed away on 2 February 2016 at the age of 88. In addition, the Peter Wefing Foundation supports students with scholarships.
The Karl Engeland Prize is awarded annually and was endowed by the Honorary Senator of Bremen University of Applied Sciences and building contractor Dipl.-Ing. Karl Engeland, who passed away on 18 April 2016 at the age of 93.
Initial spark for digitalisation: Detlef Hegemann Foundation donates a total of 240,000 euros: With a donation totalling 240,000 euros until 2024, the Detlef Hegemann Foundation will support the forward-looking, digital equipment of Faculty of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering at Bremen University of Applied Sciences over the next few years.