Bachelor –

Smart City Engineering (SCE)

Smart City Engineering (SCE)
Make cities more efficient, technologically advanced, greener and socially inclusive!

The city of tomorrow should be efficient, sustainable, inclusive and intelligent. It must facilitate our working life, adopt effective and sustainable means of all modes of transportation, and become a hub which allows for the voices of all to be heard. In short, the city of tomorrow should be a place in which our dreams come true.

No one person has the answer to every challenge or question that arises. As such we have combined expert skills from the scientific and industrial communities working in all areas of the Smart City. This includes experts from fields of study such as: neighborhood and urban planning, traffic planning, pollution control, water supply, waste and wastewater management, regenerative energies, digital technology and security as well as social aspects of urbanization and much more.

Smart City Engineering offers a multidisciplinary study experience that focuses on smart cities whilst also exploring those innovations and business solutions discovered as part of the transition to a more sustainable urban environment (design, deployment and operation of urban systems).

This course deals with the holistic development concepts of urban spaces with a focus on the aspects of: energy, environment, demographic change, population growth and scarcity of resources. The target group for this course is prospective students who want to help design neighborhoods and cities which are more efficient, technologically advanced, greener and socially inclusive: integrating innovative concepts.


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
Full-time study

Language of instruction

In the summer and winter semester

Admission free

ZEvA accredited degree program

Structure & learning content

The course content is divided into:

Mathematical and scientific basics (for example mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology)

Fundamentals of engineering science (for example statics, building science, thermodynamics, flow engineering, control engineering, electrical engineering)

Engineering applications I (for example regenerative energy technology, urban water management, sanitary, heating, air conditioning and gas technology, digital technology and security)

Engineering applications II (for example building, traffic, district and urban planning, environmental management, pollution control, air pollution control)

Project work on the practice-oriented application of the teaching content

Key qualifications (communication, law, economics, management)

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

Graduates should be qualified to start professional practice in the following institutions or company branches:

  • Public sector (city planning offices, traffic planning, business development, area management)
  • Medium-sized companies
  • Service providers in the field of urban development (planning and implementation of projects)
  • Utilities and waste disposal companies (e.g. public utilities)
  • Laboratories (air, water, soil, construction chemistry)
  • Environmental technology (sustainable and integrated environmental protection)
  • Energy technology (renewable energy and energy management)

Since sustainable urban development will also be an international field of activity in the future, graduates will be able to open up to the German as well as the international labor market.


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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