Sustainable Engineering
(Bachelor of Science)

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Course type
Undergraduate studies (1 Subject bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Language of Instruction
Language Requirements

German HZB: none
International application: German C1
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Special Requirements

Pre-internship (recommended)

Unrestricted admission

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Engineering is essential to all buildings, start-ups, processes, many hobbies and all kinds of ideas. How great is the potential for achieving climate and sustainability goals, developing green innovations, and preventing green washing? Enormous – in our opinion. Which is why we train tomorrow’s engineers. Sustainable Engineering is the degree programme that combines the foundations of engineering with the principles of sustainability science.

Become part of a new generation of engineers and do your undergraduate degree at our university. Besides opening up challenging fields of work and careers, you will also become part of a major movement to combat climate change, the waste of resources, and antiquated production methods and ways of doing business.

On your interdisciplinary programme, you will follow a curriculum that includes basic sustainability science disciplines and methods, as well as several engineering modules from the fields of mathematics, engineering mechanics, materials science, energy and process engineering, and engineering design, leading to a recognised engineering degree. After successfully completing the bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Engineering, you can officially call yourself an engineer.

Course Content

  • Engineering sciences
  • Sustainability science
  • Engineering ethics
  • Sustainability economics
  • Sustainable product design
  • Circulation technology
  • Renewable energies
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Sustainable production engineering
  • Development and construction
Course Structure

This interdisciplinary degree programme integrates elements of critical philosophy of technology, climate sciences, sustainability economics, sustainable production as well as circulation technology and other sustainability-focused elements. It is therefore a contemporary and socially relevant degree programme.

A special feature at the start of your programme is the practice-oriented bachelor’s project.Working as part of a group with fellow students, you develop an engineering solution to a current research or practical issue. You should have completed the pre-internship by the end of the fourth semester. This then opens up two core elective modules in addition to the interdisciplinary compulsory modules. If you decide to do your specialised internship at the Master’s stage instead, the number of elective modules increases to five.

You can choose from six different specialisations:

  1. Development and Construction
  2. Sustainable Production Engineering
  3. Energy and Process Engineering
  4. Automation and Digitalisation
  5. Sustainability Sciences
  6. Environmental Protection & Water Management

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Recommended Abilities
  • An interest in sustainability
  • Enthusiasm for technology and development
  • Interdisciplinary interest
  • Basic skills in mathematics
  • Knowledge of English, as there are two compulsory modules in English and also English-language modules in the elective area
Career Opportunities
  • Renewable energies sector
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Start-ups
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Waste management
  • Raw materials industry
  • Automation and digitalisation industry
  • Production engineering
Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

This degree programme is admission-free.
If you did not graduate from a German school nor have a German higher education entrance qualification (for example, the Abitur), a language certificate proving your knowledge of German is required for the application and enrollment.

Application Deadlines

01.06.-30.09. of the year for the winter semester
01.12.-31.03. of the year for the summer semester

  • Requirements for applications from non-EU countries:
    • VPD from uni-assist OR a passed assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) of a preparatory foundation course (Studienkolleg)
    • Applications for the Studienkolleg must be submitted by July 15th (winter semester) or January 15th (summer semester).

Information event

Information events Sustainable Engineering, B. Sc.

Thu, 27.06.24, 3 pm and Wed, 21.08.24, 2 pm

The event will take place online, the link will be sent by e-mail shortly beforehand.

Sustainable Engineering (B.Sc.) at Leibniz University Hannover

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Zentrale Studienberatung
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30167 Hannover
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Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover