Course of Study

The undergraduate degree course "Environmental Engineering Sciences" is a modular course of studies, which is divided into a compulsory and a compulsory elective field.
Students will be taught the basic principles of natural sciences, mathematics and engineering from the fields of construction, water management and process engineering as well as ecological, economic and legal key competences. On this basis the students are introduced in the fields of application of an environmental engineer.

The program is offered in German and can only be started in the winter term.


Compulsory elective Modules

The compulsory elective modules provided for the 6th semester enable students to design their studies according to their individual interests and abilities, and to prepare themselves for one of the Master's degree programmes or for entry into professional practice. A free selection and combination of modules is possible. A module from the compulsory elective area of the Master's degree programme in Environmental Engineering can also be selected in order to harmonize the transition between Bachelor's and Master's degree.

Compulsory elective modules amounting to 18 credit points must be taken. As a rule, students must decide on the compulsory elective modules by the end of the fourth semester and register at the study office. If students wish to take compulsory elective modules from the third semester onwards, they must register by the end of the second semester.

Of course, students are also free to attend additional courses at the University of Rostock and to have this credited and/or recognised on the Bachelor's degree certificate. With its broad range of subjects, the University of Rostock offers numerous interesting options for this.

Teaching and learning forms

Teaching and learning forms

The study-specific examination and study regulations of the Bachelor's degree programme in Environmental Engineering determine which modules have to be completed in which semester (see study programme schedule). In addition, students receive a timetable for each semester in which the courses of all modules of the respective semester are scheduled.

The contents of the course are taught in different courses. The types of courses are characterised by the use of different forms of teaching and learning.

The following types of courses are used in the Bachelor's programme in Environmental Engineering:



Normally, modules are completed with an examination at the end of the semester. Those tests are most commonly oral or written exams, but also assignments and presentations are possible. The examination can be an individual or a group examination. Examinations can also be taken lecture accompanying.

According to the study and examination regulations of the programme, it is possible that certain exercises and tasks need to be fulfilled as entrance requirements for the examinations. These entrance requirements can be valued and graded but do not have an influence on the mark of the module. Entrance requirements can for example be in the form of presentations, reports or preliminary exams.

At the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences the examination period of one semester is separated in two examination phases. The first examination phase takes place in the first two weeks after the end of lectures. The second examination phase takes place during the two weeks before the start of the new term.