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Sustainable Engineering

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
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Language Requirements
German HZB: none
International application: German C1
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Special Requirements

Pre-internship (recommended)

Admission
Unrestricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

- New study programme starting winter semester 2021/22 -
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.

Areas of Focus

  • 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 Content

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

Starting in the winter semester:

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8-week pre-internship Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6
Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering: AC and DC Networks 
(6 CP)
Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering II: Electric and Magnetic Fields
(8 CP)

Lab work
(1 CP)
Thermodynamics I + Chemistry 
(7 CP) 
Thermal Fluids-Dynamics
(5 CP)
Renewable Energy
(5 CP)

Bachelor's thesis module
(13 CP)

Bachelor's thesis
(11 CP)
Presentation
(1 CP) 

Introduction to scientific writing
(1 CP)

Introduction to Sustainability Science
(5 CP)
Advanced Design: Construction Design Project II
(5 CP)
Basics of Electromagne-
tic Energy Conversion
(5 CP)
Basics of Measurement and Control Technology
(2 CP)
Basics of Measurement and Control Technology
(4 CP)
Design I / Construction 
Design Project
(4 CP)
Mathematics II 
(8 CP)
Digitalization
+ Practical Programming Task
(4 CP + 1 CP)
Circular Flow Technology
(5 CP)
Sustainable Product Design/ 
Student Design Project
(5 CP)
Mathematics I
(8 CP)
Basics of Engineering 
Mechanics II /
Dynamic Systems
(5 CP)
Materials Science I
(5 CP)
Numerical Mathe-
matics / Mathematical Tools
(6 CP)
Condition diagnosis and Asset Management
(5 CP)

Professional Qualification
(15 CP)

Optional Advanced  Internship  

Alternatively: 
Any 3 Elective Modules

Basics of Engineering 
Mechanics I
(5 CP)
Philosophy of Science and Ethics of Engineering
(5 CP)
Introduction to Sustainability Economics
(4 CP)
Sustainable Production
(5 CP)
Elective Module I
(5 CP)
Bachelor's Project
(4 CP)
 

Polymer Materials
 (3 CP)

Lab work:
Material Testing
(2 CP)

Introduction to Environmental Law
(3 CP)
Elective Module II
(5 CP)
      Tutorials or General Studies
(2 CP)
   

 

Starting in the summer semester:

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8-week pre-internship Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 2 Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6

Fundamentals of electrical engineering II: Electric and magnetic fields
(8 LP)

Lab work
(1 LP) 

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering: AC and DC networks 
(6 LP)
Advanced Construction Theory / Construction project II
(5 LP)
Basics of Electromagnetic Energy Conversion 
(5 LP)
Basics of Control Technology
(4 LP)

Basics of  Measurement Technology
(2 LP)

Module
Bachelor's thesis
(13 LP)

Bachelor's thesis
(11 LP)
Presentation
(1 LP) 
                            Introduction to scientific writing
(1 LP)

Philosophy of Science and Ethics of Technical Science
(5 LP) 
Introduction to Sustainability science
(5 LP) 
Basics of Technical Mechanics II / Dynamic Systems
(5 LP)
Digitization + Practical Programming tasks 
(4 LP + 1 LP)
Circular Flow Technology
(5 LP)
Mathematics I
(8 LP) 
Mathematics II 
(8 LP)
Numerical Mathematics / Mathematical Tools
(6 LP)
Polymer Materials
(3 LP)

Lab work:
Material Testing
(2 LP)

Thermal Fluids- Dynamics
(5 LP)
Introduction to Environmental Law
(3 LP)  
Contruction Theory I / Construction Project
(4 LP)
Sustainable Production
(5 LP)
Thermodynamics I + Chemistry 
(7 LP)
Elective Module I
(5 LP)

Risk Assessment / Reliability Analysis
(5 LP)

Bachelor's Project 
(4 LP)  
Basics of Technical Mechanics I
(5 LP)
Introduction to Sustainability Economics
(4 LP)
Renewable Energy
(5 LP)
Elective Module II
(5 LP)

Professional Qualification
(15 LP)

Optional Advanced Internship

Alternatively: Any 3 Elective Modules 

Material Science I
(5 LP)

Tutorials or General Studies
(2 LP)

Sustainable Product Design / Student Design Project 
(5 LP)
Mobility window
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

First-year students from Germany and the EU
  • June 1st – September 30th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – March 31st of the year for the summer semester
First-year students from non-EU countries (application via uni-assist)
  • April 15th – May 31st of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester
First-year students who have passed the assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) of a German foundation course (Studienkolleg): 
  • June 1st – September 30th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – March 31st of the year for the summer semester
Students Resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)
  • June 1st – September 30th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – March 31st of the year for the summer semester
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