Environmental Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering
What is it?

Environmental engineers are characterized by the fact that, in addition to sound technical expertise and knowledge of business administration and environmental law, they also have excellent social skills, which enable them to play an efficient role at the interface between technology and the environment.

The Environmental Engineering degree program offers students the opportunity to specialize in environmental process engineering, ecotoxicology or environmental informatics during their studies.

Environmental process engineering comprises biotechnological and environmental processes, water and wastewater treatment, waste management, exhaust air purification and production-integrated environmental protection. Ecotoxicology examines the effects of pollutants on living organisms, biocoenoses and the environment. Methods from the areas of toxicology, environmental chemistry and ecology are used to identify hazards. Environmental informatics uses computer science methods to analyze and evaluate environmental issues. The methods used include geographic information systems (GIS), (environmental) database systems and simulation programs.

What can I do with it?

Graduates will find challenging and interesting career opportunities, for example in the planning and operation of environmental engineering plants in the field of renewable energies, water treatment, waste and wastewater treatment, in industrial environmental protection and environmental management as well as landscape and intervention planning.

For graduates who specialize in environmental informatics, the areas of management and administration of wind farms and solar plants as well as the efficient management of energy generation and energy consumption are further possible lines of work. For graduates specializing in environmental process engineering, future employment opportunities include planning offices, industrial associations, (supervisory) authorities, chemical companies, the food industry and the pharmaceutical industry. In the field of ecotoxicology, Environmental Agencies and environmental protection authorities are further possible areas of employment as well as specialized research institutes, engineering offices and consulting firms with a focus on environmental assessment, remediation of contaminated sites and environmental impact assessment.


For degree-seeking students: detailed information on admission requirements, application deadlines, etc. can be found on the German page.

Key facts

Study location

Rüsselsheim Campus

Standard period of study

7 semesters

Main language of instruction

German - We offer courses in English for exchange students.

Accreditation agency


Commencement of studies

Winter and summer semester


Our i-Punkt at the Kurt-Schumacher-Ring Campus is there to answer all your questions about studying and applying.

You can contact Professor Friedhelm Schönfeld directly for further information.