Environmental Engineering

Bachelor of Science

Umweltingenieurwissenschaften, B.Sc.


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.

Module Handbook

Semester Course and Examination Schedule / Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

Course Catalogue

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Degree Bachelor of Science
Duration 6 semesters
Language German
Programme Start winter semester
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
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.
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Special Features Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.

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.

Getting startet at university!

On this website you will find orientation and information about the first steps into the study program, important preliminary courses and the orientation week. Get to know the university, ask your questions and find support and advice.

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 Technical University of 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.)

Applied Geosciences (M.Sc.) with an Environmental Geosciences focus

Energy Science and Engineering (M.Sc.)

Mechanics (M.Sc.)

Sustainable Urban Development (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.