Bachelor Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering is a field of activity of great present and future social importance.

The Environmental Engineering programme offers an interdisciplinary education with a technical and scientific orientation. Engineers are educated to have solution competence on the level of environmental engineering issues (e.g. planning of an exhaust air purification system for a power plant) as well as the ability to recognize, analyze and solve complex problems in the area of conflict between man, environment and technology (e.g. development of a national climate protection strategy). The programme includes mathematical and scientific subjects such as mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology/ecology as well as engineering subjects such as mechanics, process engineering, geoinformation, programming and modeling. The curriculum is supplemented by basic training in cross-cutting subjects such as law and economics.

The bachelor programme comprises the following seven examination subjects:  fundamentals in mathematics and natural science, engineering fundamentals, subject-specific basics, interdisciplinary topics, specific areas of environmental engineering, elective courses and transferable skills and finally the bachelor thesis.

  • The examination subject fundamentals in mathematics and natural science includes the modules mathematics, chemistry, physics and biological sciences.
  • The examination subject engineering fundamentals comprises mechanics, geology and soil, process engineering and measurement instrumentation, geoinformation and geodesy as well as programming and modelling.
  • The interdisciplinary topics include the two modules law and economy.
  • The subject-specific basics include the two modules human, environment and technology as well as energy and environment while.
  • The specific areas of environmental engineering comprise the modules environmental data management, environmental risk – water, environmental risk – climate, air quality and noise, water quality and resource management.
  • Finally, there is elective courses and transferable skills as well as the bachelor thesis with their correspondent modules.

Admission / enrolment

Deadlines and Information

For admission you have to complete an online pre-registration including the study preparation and reflection phase (Studien-VoR-Phase). This study preparation and reflection phase (not restrictive) should provide a basis for entry into the chosen bachelor's programme. Finally, you come to the Admission Office in person to complete the enrollment within the admission periode and during the opening hour.

Please notice, that the programme is in German. Therefore, you have to prove sufficient knowledge of German at Level C1 of the Common European Framework Reference for Languages (GERS) for admission.

Admission Deadlines:

Admission to a bachelor's degree programme with foreign school leaving certificate:

Studien-VoR-Phase Environmental Engineering:


Structure of the bachelor’s programme

The study programme at the TU Vienna consists of

The bachelor’s programme “Environmental Engineering” lasts 6 semesters.

On successful completion of the programme, students receive the title Bachelor of Science (BSc).

Besides the master’s programme, this degree gives graduates the opportunity to continue their studies abroad or to complete a master’s programme in a related field.

The bachelor’s programme is subdivided into:

Compulsory courses150 credits
Free electives (6,0 credits out of them from the central transferable skills offering) 18 credits
Bachelor Thesis 12 credits


The remaining free electives can be chosen from the entire supply of courses of the TU Vienna or other domestic and foreign universities.


The timetable contains the compulsory courses specified in the curriculum and is only an orientation guide. However, it is recommended to complete the courses according to the timetable.

Bachelor Thesis

The module bachelor thesis („Bachelorarbeit”) consists of the thesis itself, which is evaluated with 10 credits and a seminar to the extent of 2 credits. The achieved results will be presented orally during the seminar along with the task and the applied methods.