|Degree||Bachelor of Science|
|Start of study||Winter semester|
|Application period Winter semester||01. July until 31. July|
|Standard period of study||7 semesters|
Yes. Accredited by the ACQUIN Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute and notified to the European Union in 2018.
|Admission requirements|| |
General higher education entrance qualification (German Abitur) or entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences or placement examination/special admission
|Language of instruction||German|
|Faculty/institution||School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|Integrated stay abroad||Yes|
Students of the Environmental Engineering programme learn to recycle materials and to develop low-energy and resource-saving processes for production and trade, and thus contribute towards protecting the environment. Later, in professional life, they are involved in the planning and design of the corresponding technical processes and facilities. To this end, the first part of the degree programme focuses on mathematical and engineering fundamentals. From the first semester onwards, you apply this knowledge to tasks in environmental engineering. Later, many related topics such as water treatment technologies and recycling management are added. During the compulsory semester spent abroad, you study offerings in the field of environmental technology at one of the HSB’s partner universities or at a university of your choice.
The degree programme is highly practice oriented: through the practical project module anchored in each semester and contact with external partners of the Hochschule Bremen, you gain practical experience from the first semester onwards. Students particularly appreciate the laboratory practicals and the compulsory work placement.
As an environmental engineer, your degree will enable you to work in a wide range of industries and opens up career prospects in the following professional fields:
As the legal requirements concerning the environment and the generation of electrical power are on the increase, the demand for environmental engineers is high and ongoing, Experience to date shows that the majority of graduates of the programme have found jobs in the fields of plant construction, wastewater plants, energy technology and supply (especially renewable energies) as well as in public utilities.
In the first year of the programme, you acquire relevant foundation knowledge in the fields of natural and engineering sciences: Mathematics, Biology and Environmental Microbiology, Chemistry and Aquatic Chemistry, Solid Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics; two specialisations are also offered:
In the second year of studies, the fundamentals of environmental law are on the programme. You also attend application-oriented courses on water treatment technologies, thermodynamics and heat transfer, recycling management and materials technology, thermal process engineering or urban water management, environmental biotechnology or barrier-free infrastructure, process and reaction engineering or water networks. In the fourth semester, you attend foundation courses in management and business administration.
The third year is taken up by a full year studying at a partner university abroad. Alternatively, you can complete the 5th semester at the Hochschule Bremen in English. The 7th semester includes a work placement of several weeks in your future professional field and the Bachelor's thesis.
The Environmental Engineering degree programme is an international programme. A stay abroad is therefore optional in the 5th semester – and compulsory in the 6th semester. There are a large number of foreign partner universities: for the countries you can choose from, see below .
The recognition of ECTS credits earned abroad is clearly regulated. Moreover, there is the possibility of an Erasmus grant if you choose to study at a partner university in Europe. You can also consult the advisory services for non-European scholarship programmes!
The Environmental Engineering programme has partner universities in the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, USA, Vietnam.
Questions about the degree programme can be answered by the contact persons on the degree programme pages. If you have any further questions about your decision to study at HSB, our advisory and service institutions will be happy to help.