Environmental Engineering (Bachelor of Science)
|Degree: Bachelor of Science|
|Duration: 6 semesters|
|Internship: A 60-day subject-specific internship is obligatory. The internship is recommended to be completed before the start of the programme (no condition for admission, though). It must be recognised by the department at the latest when registering the Bachelor’s Thesis.|
|Requirements for Admission: Entrance qualification for higher education, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas; further information|
|Admission Procedure: unlimited|
|Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions|
|Programme Start: winter semester|
|Application Deadline: September 15|
|Application: Online application|
|Special Features: —|
Environmental Engineering addresses the problems of technical environmental protection as well as environmental planning. It is related to Civil Engineering and combines engineering disciplines with scientific, ecological, legal, and other disciplines. The aspiration of environmental engineering is to contribute to solving environmental problems and to a sustainable utilisation of scarce resources.
The module handbook will help you gather detailed information on the content of the programme.
Further information on the department may be found at www.ui.tu-darmstadt.de
How to Prepare for the Programme
For a beginning, start with TU Darmstadt's own specific Online Self-Assessment tool.
As mathematical knowledge is important for the study programme, it is recommended that beginners participate in the online mathematics pre-course offered by the Department of Mathematics.
Please do also check the general information on pre-courses.
The study programme starts with the Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.
Advice for Prospective B.Sc. Students
The course of study of Environmental Engineering is suitable for everyone who possesses a basic understanding of complex technical and scientific problems and who would like to apply this understanding to the solution of environment-related problems.
Specialised knowledge of Mathematics as well as of the scientific subjects Physics and Chemistry is absolutely essential for a successful course of study. It is thus important for the students especially in the first semesters to be able to rely on a solid base of knowledge of those subjects acquired in school.
Mathematics – Why? What? What for? Who? How? Where? Further information? You will find answers to these questions here.
Furthermore, students should be interested in the various social, political, legal, economic, and ecological references in which the activities of civil engineering take place.
On their job, environmental engineers cooperate with different groups of people (craftsmen, lobbies, political authorities, communal offices, etc.). Apart from a basic technical understanding, they therefore require communicative skills, empathy, and tact, for instance when balancing the interests of the aforementioned groups. This context also includes the ability to bear conflicts of opinion and shape them constructively. As environmental engineers often operate in interdisciplinary teams, teamwork is an important component of their future professional life.
Last but not least, good English skills or, if applicable, other foreign language skills are of great advantage, as environmental risks do not stop at national borders and environmental engineering companies might operate worldwide.
Related Degree programmes
|Civil Engineering and Geodesy (B.Sc.) (Bauingenieurwesen und Geodäsie, B. Sc.)|
|Business Engineering – Technical Field of Studies Civil Engineering (B.Sc.) (Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen – technische Fachrichtung Bauingenieurwesen, B.Sc.)|
|Applied Geosciences (B.Sc.) (Angewandte Geowissenschaften, B.Sc.)|
|Building Technology (B.Ed.) (Bautechnik, B.Ed.)|
General Information: With the Bachelor of Science, the students will acquire a first professional qualification. However, the Master of Science is considered the standard qualification at TU Darmstadt. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.|
Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. For further questions please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.
|Environmental Engineering (M.Sc.) (Umweltingenieurwissenschcaften, M.Sc.)|
|Civil Engineering (M.Sc.) (Bauingenieurwesen, M.Sc.)|
|Geodesy and Geoinformation (M.Sc.) (Geodäsie und Geoinformation, M.Sc.)|
|Business Engineering – Technical Field of Studies Civil Engineering (M.Sc.) (Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen – technische Fachrichtung Bauingeieurwesen, M.Sc.)|
|Applied Geosciences (M.Sc.) with an Environmental Geosciences focus (Angewandte Geowissenschaften, M.Sc.)|
Be it climate change, dwindling resources, an increase in world population, mega cities, or the problems involved: environment-related issues are becoming more and more important. Without technical solutions, managing these urgent tasks is unthinkable. Therefore, we can assume that knowledge regarding environmental engineering will be of considerable significance, which should result in corresponding job opportunities for suitable graduates.
An environmental engineer’s areas of responsibility include, for example, water supply and disposal, waste disposal, energy supply, urban planning in terms of environmental engineering, rehabilitation of contaminated land, and air and noise protection.
Environmental engineers can work, for example, as project managers, consultants, or planners. They are employed by engineering firms, the public service, development aid, transport companies, or water and wastewater associations.
In this context, environmental engineers frequently cooperate with civil engineers, geodesists, mechanical engineers, architects, spatial planners and landscape designers, as well as scientists, economists, and social scientists.
TU Darmstadt's offer of Job Shadowing is a quick and simple method of career orientation by accompanying professionally experienced TU Darmstadt alumni for one day.
Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:
Bundesverband für Umweltberatung bfub e.V. (German Association for Environmental Consultancy)
Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI) (The Association of German Engineers)