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Environmental Engineering, B.Eng.

Faculty of Civil and Construction Engineering

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

Course language: German

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

Fees: No tuition fees, only €62 student service fee per semester

Postgraduate opportunities:

CHE ranking 2019/20:

  • Leading position in in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Enquiries: welcome@th-deg.dewww.th-deg.de/en/advice

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.


1. Semester SWS ECTS
Mathematics I 5 5
Construction Physics I 4 5
Chemistry 4 5
Basics of Technological Mechanics and Hydromechanic 6 7
Imaging I 3 3
Materials I 3 3
Construction and Planning I 3 3
2. Semester SWS ECTS
Mathematics II 5 5
Construction Physics II  4  4
Imaging II 3 4
Materials II 2 2
Construction and Planning II 3 4
Thermodynamics I 4 4
Renewable Energies I 3 3
Informatics I 2 2
3. Semester SWS ECTS
Thermodynamics II 4 4
Renewable Energies II 2 2
Informatics II 2 3
Heat Transmission  4 5
Construction Site Management 4 5
Traffic system 4 5
Programming for Engineers I 2 2
Facilities Engineering I 3 3
Surveying I 2 2
4. Semester SWS ECTS
Programming for Engineers II  3 3
Facilities Engineering II 2  2
Surveying II 3 3
Process Engineering 4 5
Geotechnics for Environmental Engineers 4  5
Laboratory Internships 5 5
Hydraulic Engineering and Water Supply 6 6
5. Semester / Practice module SWS ECTS
Internship (20 weeks) 0 25
Internship accompanying lecture (PLV = Praxisbegleitende Lehrveranstaltung) 4 5
6. Semester SWS ECTS
Environmental Analysis and Law 6 7
Wastewater Disposal 5 5
Law 4  5
Sustainable Construction I  3 7
Advanced module: Project Management  9 12
Advanced module: Environment and Sustainability 9 12
7. Semester SWS ECTS
Advanced module    
Sustainable Construction II  5 5
Technical Compulsory Elective Subject  4 4
Construction Site Management II 4 5
Bachelor module (Bachelor thesis, Bachelor seminar) 10  10
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