Bachelor Environmental Engineering starting WiSe 21/22

Here, you will find an overview of all information about our study courses

the study program starts with the winter semester 2021/22

Environmental engineering – a clean business!

How can we bring clean water to Africa and develop the necessary infrastructure so that local people can treat it?

Or how do we manage to no longer suffocate in garbage in the mega cities of the world? Which water cycles are there? And how do you plan a city with optimal conditions for infrastructure and healthy living?

Environmental engineers investigate these questions and find innovative solutions for the urgent tasks of our time. They do research on site and search for new methods in laboratories. They are as familiar with bacteria as they are with the laws of chemistry and physics and use processes that are modelled on nature. So that we can all live well in the future.

The Bachelor of Science Environmental Engineering is designed for six semesters and comprises 180 credit points (CP – Credit Points) and is divided into:

the compulsory engineering area (order of the degree programme), in which the scientific-technical basic knowledge is taught, and the specialised studies (this includes a compulsory and an elective area), in which the students acquire content for a subsequent Master's degree programme or a first professional activity along thematic focal points. At the TU Darmstadt, however, the Master of Science is considered the standard degree and is therefore recommended.

The programme is divided into the following main components:

Study overview
Study overview

Engineering (cumpolsory area)

In the first semesters, the basic knowledge of the natural sciences and technology is taught intensively in the compulsory engineering area (modules amounting to 97 CP).

Specialised course of study (Compulsory area)

  • Basic knowledge of the entire spectrum of environmental engineering to the extent of 31 CP
  • Bachelor thesis to the extent of 12 CP

Specialised course of study (Elective area)

Students can choose subject-specific modules in the elective area from among four different concentrations (amounting to 24 CP) as well as a free choice (amounting to 9 CP). Recommended career profiles can help to orient oneself and acquire suitable competences for a subsequent Master's programme or a first professional activity.

Two of the following focal points can be chosen as the basis for the personal study plan:

Each major consists of compulsory elective modules that provide a broad insight into the corresponding subject area and in which the subject-specific knowledge from the compulsory engineering area is deepened.

General elective area

Within the framework of a “Studiums Generale”, modules (amounting to 7 CP) can be selected from the entire range of courses offered by the TU Darmstadt as interdisciplinary courses according to the student's own interests.

Bachelor's thesis

At the end, students demonstrate with their Bachelor's thesis that they can independently work on a problem from the field of environmental engineering using scientific methods.

The details of the programme can be found in the Studienordnung (opens in new tab) and the Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab) , which can also be found on the Downloadseite des Studienbüros . The study and examination schedules are also available there.

And because things can always change:

With us, you can study according to your own interests.

  • Due to the common compulsory engineering area together with civil engineering and geodesy, it is easy to change to these degree programmes at a later date.
  • Choice of two specialisations and free choice of specialised modules in the specialised studies (33 CP)
  • Within the specialised studies, modules can be substituted by equivalent other engineering, natural science or humanities modules.
  • Free choice of modules from the total offer of the TU Darmstadt (7 CP)
  • Choice of topic for the Bachelor's thesis according to interest
  • Credit points can be earned during a stay abroad through recognised equivalent modules.

Application and admission

Information on application and admission can be found on the main pages of the TU.