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 required compulsory modules for the 6th semester enable the students to design their studies according to their individual interests and abilities, and to prepare themselves for one of the master's courses or entry in professional practice. A free selection and assembly of the modules is possible. It is also possible to choose a module from the compulsory elective area of the Master's program in Environmental Engineering to harmonize the transition between Bachelor and Master. Each student must studycompulsory modules worth of 18 credits.

The Faculty offers compulsory modules in the following areas:

Advanced Mathematical Methods

  • Mathematics for Engineers III: Differential Equations and Multidimensional Analysis
  • Numerics and Stochastics for Engineers

Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering

  • Design Theory I: Technical Representation
  • Technical Thermodynamics I
  • System Dynamics and Control Technology

Applications in Civil Engineering

  • Building and Construction Materials
  • Road Design and Road Construction


  • Road Design and Road Construction
  • Environmental and Landscape Planning
  • Practical Seminar Environmental Engineering Sciences

Specialisation as Preparation for the Master‘s Program

  • Introduction in Renewable Energies
  • Cartography and Remote Sensing
  • Physiology of Microorganisms for Agricultural Scientists and Environmental Engineers
  • Hydrological Working Methods
  • Environmental and Landscape Planning

All students are allowed to visit extra courses that can be acknowledged in the Bachelor's degree if appropriate. The University of Rostock offers a variety of interesting modules.

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.