Environmental Engineering

Job description environmental engineering

Since the winter semester 2019/20 there is the new interdisciplinary bachelor's programme “Environmental Engineering” at the TU Wien.

Environmental engineering is a field of great current and future social importance. The programme “Environmental Engineering” doesn't only deal with isolated technical solutions, but also trains engineers who can identify, analyse and solve complex problems in the context of people, the environment and technology.

The faculties involved in this new interfaculty study programme are the Faculty of Civil Engineering, the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation and the Faculty of Technical Chemistry. Courses are also offered by other faculties of the TU Vienna.


What does an environmental engineer do?

Graduates are qualified to work in the following fields and are internationally competitive:

  • Provision, linking and use of spatial data for different applications of environmental engineering
  • Analysis and assessment of air quality and noise protection problems
  • Conducting of conceptual and planning tasks in water management and resource management
  • Conducting of consulting services in environmental consulting
  • Leadership in environmental projects and in the civil service

What are the requirements?

Environmental engineering can be studied by anyone who is interested in technical and scientific processes and the solution of complex tasks.

The prerequisite is a university entrance qualification (“Matura” or similar). Please notice, that the language of instruction is German. Therefore, you have to prove sufficient knowledge of German at Level C1 of the Common European Framework Reference for Languages (GERS) for admission.


What are the career prospects?

The interdisciplinary education in environmental engineering enables graduates to take on environmental agendas and responsibility for sustainable resource use in the private and civil sectors. There are career prospects in the fields of water management, resource management, air pollution control, climate protection, environment-related geoinformation and environmental technology. You will be prepared to take on responsibility in management positions at home and abroad.

You can work in industrial or commercial companies, civil engineering offices and planning companies, but also as project developers or in supply and disposal companies, builders and operators of energy or water infrastructure, environmental testing agencies, financial service providers and insurance companies, many specialist departments of the federal, state and local authorities, environmental laboratories and research institutes.