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environmental engineering, b.eng.

faculty of civil and construction engineering





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shape your environment

In the environmental engineering course you will learn how to analytically record the effects of human intervention in nature and the development of nature.

In addition to the core modules mathematics, building physics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and chemistry, topics such as regenerative energies, building technology or ecological building round off your course of studies. In addition to these classic scientific and engineering modules, knowledge of project management, construction operations and law is also taught.



fact sheet environmental engineering

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Duration 7 semesters (3.5 years)

Start: October (winter semester)

Location : Deggendorf

Taught in: German

Application period: 15 April - 15 July

Admission requirements:

  • General German university entrance qualification, or please check your eligibilty at the DAAD if you own an international qualification
  • Language requirements

Prerequisites: sufficient knowledge of basic scientific subjects is beneficial

Dual study programme: The degree programme in Environmental Engineering can also be studied in cooperation with companies. You can find all information about this on the cooperative studies page.

Postgraduate opportunities:

CHE ranking 2019/20:

  • Leading position in in Civil and Environmental Engineering


Enquiries: welcome@th-deg.de | prospective student advisors


Start of studies before October 2022: Information on the course of studies and the contents can be found under Module Handbook and Study and Exam Regulations.

career prospects

In our Bachelor's programme, we focus on a wide-ranging, qualified and interdisciplinary education that enables you to work in a wide variety of professions.

Career opportunities are available in the public sector, in companies in the environmental, energy and construction sectors, as well as in engineering offices and in freelance practice.

The studies should enable students to work as engineers in the following fields:

  •     Environmental and energy consulting
  •     Expert activity
  •     Energy-efficient planning and construction
  •     Sustainable production, management and construction
  •     Environmental impact assessments
  •     Ecological quality
  •     Contaminated sites and disposal
  •     Recycling, recovery and evaluation of substances
  •     Ecological water management
  •     Residential water management
  •     Traffic management
  •     Building services engineering

The study of environmental engineering should on the one hand enable you to start your professional life at an early stage and on the other hand enable you to take an in-depth engineering master's degree.

Graduates have acquired a sound basic knowledge in mathematical and scientific fields and have a sound knowledge of the specific basics of environmental engineering. You can plan and develop projects, e.g. in the fields of building services engineering, water and green building as well as energy supply systems, and you are trained to do this in an interdisciplinary team. In addition, you have the ability to analyse specialist tasks and are able to develop suitable methods for the production of evidence and forecasts. As an environmental engineer, you also have knowledge of researching environmental information and the ability to evaluate it, integrate it into your own knowledge and develop it further.

subject overview

Overview of lectures and courses, SWS (Semesterwochenstunden = weekly hours/semester) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) in the Bachelor's degree Environmental Engineering.

The new lecture overview will start in WS 2022/2023.

1. Semester SWS ECTS
Chemistry 4 5
Basics in Engineering Mechanics 4 4
Basics in Hydromechanics 2 3
Desc. Geometry and Freehand Drawing 2 2,5
Structural Drawing and CAD 2 2,5
Construction Management I 4 5
Mathematics I.1 4 4
Materials 1 for Environmental Engineers 2 2
Structural Design 1 2 2
2. Semester SWS ECTS
Mathematics I.2 2 3
Materials 2 for Environmental Engineers 3 3
Structural Design 2 4 4
Urban Land Use Planning 2 2
Building Physics I 5 6
Thermodynamics 1 4 5
Regenerative Energies I.1 3 4
Computer Science 2 2
3. Semester SWS ECTS
Thermodynamics 2 4 3
Regenerative Energies I.2 2 2
Applied Programming 2 3
Heat Transfer 4 5
Mathematics II 4 5
Transport Engineering 4 5
Process Engineering 4 5
Mapping 1 2 2
4. Semester SWS ECTS
Mapping 2  3 3
Engineering Analysis and Modelling 4 5
Building Technology I.1 4 4
Building Technology I.2 2 3
Geotechnics 4  5
Chemistry Internship (Laboratory Internship) 2 2
Geotechnical Engineering Internship (Laboratory Internship) 1 1
Basics in Sustainability (vhb Course) 4 5
5. Semester / Praxismodul SWS ECTS
Internship (20 Weeks) 0 25
Internship accompanying course, PLV 4 5
6. Semester SWS ECTS
Environmental Law 2 2
Environmental Analysis 4 4
Law 4 4
Economics Analysis (Investment and Financing)  2 2
Green Building  4 4
Energy-efficient Buildings 2 2
Water Management I 6 6
Possible specialisations (project studies at choice)    
Project Management I 5 6
Environment and Sustainability I 5 6
7. Semester SWS ECTS
Water Management II 4 5
Possible specialisations (project studies at choice)    
Project Management II 5 6
Environment and Sustainability II 5 6
FWP Environmental Engineering 4 5
Construction Management II 4 5
Bachelor module (Bachelor Thesis & Seminar) 10  10