Bachelor –

Bio- and Environmental Engineering (BEE)

The task of biotechnology and environmental technology is to minimize environmental pollution wherever possible at the place of its formation and to develop plants in which waste, wastewater, waste gases and soil can be treated in such a way that the risk to humans and the environment is eliminated as far as possible. A key position here are biological processes. These also serve to develop renewable energy sources such as biogas, hydrogen, bioethanol and biodiesel. The increased use of renewable resources as a substitute for the dwindling fossil resources will play an increasingly important role in the future.

The study course Biotechnology and Environmental Engineering (BEE) is geared to the specific needs of medium-sized companies, public institutions, laboratories as well as industry. He offers a sound and application-oriented education for entry into professional practice in the field of biotechnology and environmental technology. The acquisition of a wide range of specialist knowledge qualifies you to start your career at national and international level.


Duration of study
7 semesters regular study period

If the studies are started in the summer semester, the duration can be extended by one semester.

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Type of study course
Full-time study

Language of instruction
German, optional partly English

In the summer and winter semester

Admission free

ASIIN accredited degree program

Structure & learning content

The course contents are divided into:

  • Mathematical and scientific fundamentals (for example mathematics, physics, organic and inorganic chemistry, molecular and microbiology)
  • Fundamentals of engineering science (for exampleThermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering, Technical Communication CAD, System Planning)
  • Engineering applications I (for example heat and mass transfer, environmental systems, urban water management, terrestrial systems, simulation, application-related plant engineering, ecosystem pollution and remediation)
  • Engineering applications II with the optional electives:
    - Wastewater treatment or biotechnological production processes
    - Waste technology or bioremediation
    - Exhaust gas purification or simulation
  • Specialist laboratories / project work on biotechnology, environmental engineering, immission control and air pollution control
  • Basics (communication, law, economics, management)
  • Foreign language: Technical English
  • Specialization project and bachelor thesis in the final semester

Almost all lectures are accompanied by labs so that you have the opportunity to put what you have learned into practice immediately.

Career prospects

  • Biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry
  • Environmental monitoring, environmental protection, pollution control, emission control technology
  • Approval and regulatory authorities
  • Utilities, energy service providers
  • Water supply, waste and wastewater management, recycling
  • Analytics, quality control
  • Research and Development
  • Engineering and planning offices
  • Plant engineers, component and system manufacturers u.v.m

International orientation

Module "Languages"
This module teaches English language (for German-speaking students) and German language (for students with other mother tongues) are taught.
In addition, advanced laboratories, projects and bachelor thesis are offered in English.
You may have the interesting opportunity to acquire a "double degree". Further information can be found in our section "International".

Master's program

Consecutive Master studies (extra occupational)

After completing your studies, you can complete the master's program Energy Systems Engineering and choose between these specializations:

  1. Energy and Building Technology (Facility Management or Public Supply)
  2. Biotechnology and environmental engineering

Degree: Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

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