Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Environmental engineering

Environmental engineering combines technical and social aspects – the field primarily asks how we can make our lives and business practices more environmentally-friendly in both a regional and national context.

If you are interested in how ...

  • we can use sustainable energy from the sun, the earth, etc.,
  • use sunlight to cool our buildings,
  • restore streams and rivers to good health,
  • turn water into valuable drinking water,
  • turn waste water into fertilizer,
  • extract valuable resources from waste,
  • ensure the world remains a livable place in the future,

... then the degree program in environmental engineering is a great choice for you. Career prospects in this field are extremely good due to a projected lack of trained experts in the area in coming years – you can complete your qualified training program in the field in Höxter.


Graduates will enjoy a wide range of potential careers, including the following:

  • Engineering firms (planning and monitoring measures)
  • Municipal, district and regional administration (such as in environmental agencies, state and federal authorities), water systems associations, water and waste management
  • Manufacturers of environmental technology equipment (water, waste water, garbage, energy equipment and systems)
  • Major trade companies (geothermal, solar energy, energy redevelopment)
  • Consulting and advising firms

Entry requirements

Abitur exam / vocational baccalaureate diploma or another equivalent qualification (master craftsman)

Application period

For a study start in the winter semester 2021/2022:

  • until 15th october 2021


  • Water and the circular economy (Flyer)
  • Buildings and energy (Flyer)


The Environmental Engineering degree program offers two fields of study: water and waste, and climate and energy.

Building on required subjects completed during the first and second phases of the programs, students then complete program-specific courses from an elective catalog. They then complete an internship semester, followed by a Bachelor’s thesis to finish their degrees.


Topics: Engineering sciences, Climate protection and Energy, Technology, Nature protection and Environment

Start: Winter semester
Duration: 7 semester
Foreign semester: Not required
Credit points: 210 ECTS

Location: Höxter
Department: Environmental Engineering and Applied Computer Science

Mode of study: Full-time
Cooperative study : Not a cooperative study

Course language: German

Central Student Advisory Service

Phone: +49 5261 702 2535
Email: studienberatung(at)



Preparatory course

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English

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