Degree Bachelor of Science
Start of study Winter semester
Application period Winter semester 01 June until 15 July
Standard period of study 7 semesters
Credits 210

Yes. Accredited by the ACQUIN Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute and notified to the European Union in 2018.

Admission restricted Yes
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.

Orientation Week program will be held for the International Environmental Engineering B. Sc. program from October 10-14, 2022.

Information for students on lecture schedules, exam dates and other news

Information about the beginning of the study

Career prospects

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:

  • Engineering firms in Germany and abroad (consulting, planning, dimensioning and construction management of environmental plants)
  • Plant construction (construction and commissioning of environmental plants)
  • Municipal and state authorities (civil engineering, environmental protection, water management)
  • The environmental industry
  • Environmental departments in industrial companies (e.g. environmental officers, emission control officers)
  • Trade and professional associations

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.

Programme structure

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:

  1. Process engineering: here the focus is on the conception, dimensioning and planning of environmental engineering systems for integrated and downstream environmental protection.
  2. Infrastructure: Here you deal with the integration of environmental engineering facilities and structures into the infrastructure of the man-made environment.

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.

Examination regulations (German)


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.


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