Overview

Degree Master of Engineering
Start of study Summer semester
Application period Summer semester 15. December until 15. January
Standard period of study 3 semesters
Credits 90
Accredited

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

Admission restricted Yes
Admission requirements
  • Consecutive for environmental engineering, electrical engineering, energy engineering, energy management, mechanical engineering, process engineering and other relevant fields of study.
  • Final grade of the first professional qualification with an average grade of at least "good" (2.5) and proof of 210 ECTS
Language of instruction German
Faculty/institution School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Integrated stay abroad No

After successfully completing your Bachelor's degree, are you perhaps aiming for a challenging job or a management position in a dynamically growing industry of the future?

The production and trading of a wide variety of goods and the generation of energy are not without impact on the environment. As an environmental engineer, you help to reduce the negative impacts, recycling resources such as water and thus protecting the environment.

After completing the Master's degree programme in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Systems, you will be able to plan, construct and operate the necessary complex energy and environmental technology systems. You will have knowledge of the essential ecological, economic and legal framework conditions.

Career prospects

Graduates of both study specialisations enjoy excellent career prospects. Sustainable energy and environmental technology infrastructures are of central importance for the further development of our industry and society. Energy infrastructure is a prerequisite for the transformation of the energy system from a centralised distribution system to a decentralised one. The quality and reliability of water and waste management are also of great importance for the social, ecological and economic future of our society.

The pressure for change on the energy markets is great. With the energy turnaround, the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energies in particular have grown considerably. A large number of companies have positioned themselves around this future energy market – whether with technical products, services or financial and consulting services. This also includes the traditional energy suppliers with their new business sectors or subsidiaries for renewable products.

Similarly, technical expertise in the optimisation of the resource efficiency of environmental and industrial processes is in high demand. According to the Federal Employment Agency, engineers and environmental technicians are the most sought-after specialists in the field of so-called ‘green’ jobs; for example, 88.5% of all job advertisements in the field of environmental protection were looking for engineers.

This opens up a wide range of opportunities for you in the private sector as well as in the municipal and public sector; for example, in:

  • Energy supply companies Engineering and planning offices
  • Plant construction (energy and environmental technology)
  • Waste disposal and recycling companies
  • Water, sewage and soil management
  • Industrial facility management
  • Municipal authorities and institutions
  • Consulting companies
  • Research and development Doctorate

The degree programme will equip you perfectly for leading positions in the field of industrial project planning and implementation as well as for research and development activities.

Programme structure

In the Master's degree programme ‘Sustainable Energy and Environmental Systems’ you can choose from two study profiles:

  • If you choose the ‘Environmental Systems’ profile, you will focus in particular on the topics of water and waste management, biomass management and waste disposal technology.
  • In the ‘Energy Systems’ profile, you will deal in particular with systems engineering and the fast-growing integration of renewable energies in the energy sector, as well as with electrical grids and storage systems.

In the first semester, you will learn the basics of infrastructure systems and deal with mathematically and physically based modelling and simulation of energy or environmental processes. In addition, you will deepen your knowledge in three specific modules according to your chosen study profile.

Your main focus in the second semester is on the project ‘Sustainable Energy and Environmental Systems’. By choosing the topic of project, you can further deepen your focus or take a more interdisciplinary approach. In parallel, you will deal with the framework conditions of infrastructure systems and acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for project planning.

Your studies conclude in the third semester with the Master's thesis. You can also complete the Master's thesis in cooperation with partners from science or business, sometimes even on their premises, and either in Germany or another country of your choice.

Module manual

Examination regulations (German)

Studierende stehen auf dem Dach eines Gebäudes und betrachten eine Solaranlage.

„The interdisciplinary approach and diversity of the students in the project teams are particularly enriching experiences that broaden the professional horizon of each participant.“

Linda Rehnen 2nd semester

Practice orientation

The special feature of this degree programme is its interdisciplinary approach. Systemic thinking overarches both of the two specialisations: this is supported by a coordinated range of subjects that includes the breadth of relevant technical and economic components in each case – as well as their linkages. This is reflected on the one hand in the large number of faculties involved, and on the other hand in the project reports and master's theses in which students work on interdisciplinary topics from research and practice.

Training in the technology areas represented here is particularly dependent on the close relationship maintained with partners in the relevant industry. The practical relevance of the degree programme results from the educational objective and from the traditionally practice-oriented teaching and research that are hallmarks of the Hochschule Bremen: practice-related tasks are an integral part of the engineering modules of the degree programme. It is not uncommon for students to undertake their final theses in cooperation with our partners in industry.

Facilities

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering provides you with a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), in order to work in lectures and to be able to complete your assignments, course work and bachelor thesis. With your computer, you can use the continuously updated CAD programmes and IT tools. Two seminar rooms are equipped with a Smartboard and 25 desktop workstations each, so that you can connect to the VDI.

The technical facilities provide you with optimal working conditions for your strongly application-oriented projects. The labs for structural engineering, surveying, traffic engineering and virtual machines bring insights into current research projects. A high-tech welding stand, the hydraulic-mechanical testing device, the load frame for structural safety verifications or even the flood protection load filters prepare you for a professional practice with future-oriented technology.

Internationality

The programme Civil Engineering and the Environment also maintains relations with numerous universities abroad. These lead to close links between teaching and science in international exchange.

The central International Office and the International Office in the faculty will be happy to advise you on how to organise and finance your stay abroad

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