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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)


  • Water
  • Energy


The Environmental Engineering degree program offers two fields of study: Water 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, Energy and Climate, Environment and Nature protection, Technology and Engineering
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 7 semester
Credit points: 210 ECTS
Mode of study: Full-time
Acceptance: Non-restricted
Dual study program: Not possible
Course language: German
Foreign semester: Not required
Accredited by: AQAS e.V.
Preparatory course: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English

Enrollment Period

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.10.
Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.07.
Currently no application possible

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