Environmental Engineering

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

The bachelor's degree program in Environmental Engineering combines a profound education in the engineering and natural sciences with interdisciplinary skills focused on the environment.

Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering

Due to the current situation, the application deadlines for bachelor's programs  for the winter semester 2020/21 will be extended once until July 31st, 2020.

Key Data

Type of Study
  • Full Time
Required Language Proficiency Language of Instruction
  • German
Main Locations
Admission Category Start of Degree Program
  • Winter Semester (October)
Standard Duration of Studies
(Number of Semesters)
  • 6 semesters fulltime
Credits Costs

Information on Degree Program

The course of Environmental Engineering at the TUM envisions an Engineer who is able to foresee and estimate the impacts and consequences of engineering projects and activities on the environment, the society and the economy. The Environmental Engineer should as well be able to conceive and design measures in order to mitigate or avoid negative impacts of these activities.

Environment Engineers are characterized by:

  • initiative and sense of responsibility
  • open-mindedness, creativity and capacity for teamwork
  • persuasiveness and stamina
  • foreign language competence and international experiences
  • solid interdisciplinary education in natural and engineering sciences

For a comprehensive description of the program, please refer to the degree program documentation:

The first three semesters of the bachelor’s programme consist of fundamentals in the fields of engineering and nature sciences. They are the foundation for an interdisciplinary engineering education related to the environment.

The final three semesters include cross cutting engineering competences and the basic modules of all possible specialisation fields of an environmental engineer:

  • Water Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Energy and Buildings

Required language skills for admission:

You need sufficient German language skills if you wish to apply for this program. Evidence of your language proficiency has to be submitted before the end of the application deadline. Learn more about recognized certificates and other ways to prove your German language skills.

This evidence of your language proficiency confirms that you comply with the minimum language requirements for admission to the program. Depending on the program and your individual background, it may be necessary for you to keep working on your language skills during your studies. Be sure to take a look at the services of our Language Center.

Language of instruction:

The language of instruction for this program is German.

This science oriented course for a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering aims to teach the basic specialized knowledge, methodical competencies and core skills required for undergraduate engineer professionals. They consist of following categories:

  • Engineering basics
  • Nature science
  • Cross cutting competences of environmental engineering
  • Professional specialisation


Link to the detailed qualification profile

  • Planning and constructing companies for water management, hydraulic engineering, water and wastewater treatment, transportation planning, traffic engineering, building physics, sustainability of buildings
  • Public administrations in the fields of water, environment, transportation
  • Companies and authorities for water supply and wastewater management
  • Industrial companies and consultancies
  • Research and development

Binding Regulations for Progression of Studies, Examinations and Application

Application and Admission

Admission requirements and the application procedure vary depending on the type of higher education entrance qualification you hold.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents.

If you receive an offer of admission, you will additionally have to submit individual documents as notarized hardcopies by post to be enrolled.

Generally, applicants with an international higher education entrance qualification must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.

In detail:

We may require additional documents depending on the type of educational background you earned and your country of origin. After accepting an offer of admission in TUMonline, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hardcopy for enrollment.

Application period for the winter semester: 15.05. – 15.07.

An application for the summer semester is only possible for higher subject semesters. Application deadline: 15.01.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents. Please be aware that we can only process your application if you upload all required documents within the application period.

We will review your application as soon as it is complete. Please check your TUMonline account regularly, to see if we have any queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.

After receiving admission, you will see in TUMonline which documents you have to submit for enrollment, and in which form. Please note that you always have to send the signed application for enrollment and all notarized hardcopies by post.

We recommend that you submit the documents for enrollment as soon as possible after receiving admission. If individual documents are not available by then, you can submit them up to 5 weeks after the start of the lecture period. You will, however, only be enrolled once we have received all documents.

You can check the status of your application at any time in your TUMonline account.

This is a program with unrestricted access. There is no selection procedure. You will receive confirmation of your application 

  • after submission of the online application and all documents in a formally correct manner by the deadline
  • and after your documents have been reviewed. 

The online application process takes place through our application portal TUMonline.

A six week practical training must be completed by all students. Proof of competion has to be submitted to the department one month before the end of the 2nd semester at the very latest.

Due to the restrictions caused by the spread of the corona virus, different regulations and deadlines for the internship may apply. For questions, please contact the internship office directly.

What are my options after earning this degree?

After successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, you are able to enter a profession. The team at Alumni & Career can assist you with questions regarding professional orientation, job search and job application.

After earning their bachelor’s degree, many students go on to pursue a master’s degree. These programs allow you to deepen your disciplinary knowledge or to expand it with a new field of study. The Student Academic Advising Office can assist you in selecting an appropriate master’s program.