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Environmental Engineering, B.Sc.

Environmental Engineering is an interdisciplinary degree program of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at RUB.

The Bachelor's and Master's program (formerly Environmental Engineering and Resource Management) is characterized by its focus on environmental engineering issues and the consideration of systemic interrelationships with the inclusion of societal constraints. This means that in addition to the necessary engineering basics, many application-related contents are taught, which - depending on the chosen specialization - can be assigned to the field of energy and process engineering or civil engineering.

By focusing on current topics and application examples, such as engineer-related questions around climate change or recycling technologies, as well as the consideration of sustainability goals in the use of raw materials and energy, the degree program prepares students early on for the pressing environmentally relevant challenges of our time and teaches current solution approaches and technologies that prepare students for the job market of the future.


The Study Program at a Glance


We strongly recommend taking the RUB Check EE before enrolling, you can find it here. Prior knowledge in STEM fields is welcomed.

Admission to the Bachelor's program EE is open to any person who holds the certificate of higher education entrance qualification (general or relevant subject-linked higher education entrance qualification) or a certificate recognized as equivalent by legal regulations or by the competent state authority (higher education entrance qualification). An 8-week preliminary internship is required for the study program, which must be proven by the registration of the Bachelor thesis. We recommend this to be completed prior to the degree program, if possible.

Information on the course of studies such as the examination regulations, the curriculum and the module handbook of the study program can be found in the download area. In particular, the curriculum describes the organizational and content-related course of study and lists the compulsory and elective modules. Detailed information on the modules that must be taken in the study program can be found in the module handbook.

The Core Areas of Work:
Planning and construction of process plants, resource protection, contaminated sites, wasteland recycling, sustainable construction, environmental planning, environmental compatibility, transportation, noise protection, water, wastewater, industrial processes/plants, production-integrated environmental protection, energy technology/energy industry, renewable energies, project management

Future employers:
Engineering companies, authorities, associations, universities, research institutes, public utilities, waterworks, sewage treatment plants, transport companies, chemical industry companies, energy companies, waste disposal companies, major banks

Enrollment is only possible for the winter semester.

Since the winter semester 2017/18, the local admission restriction has been annulled. This means that the bachelor's degree program in Environmental Engineering is free of admission.
More information about online enrollment can be found on the website of the Central Student Advisory Service.


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