Energy and Environmental Engineering
Energy and Environmental Engineering Offers Opportunities
In industry, in households, and in transportation, different forms of energy are used in different ways with the result that energy is now as important as water for our day-to-day life. Increasing attention is paid to ensuring that energy is utilized sustainably, in other words without imposing longer-term burdens on future generations. The combined energy and environmental engineering study program takes this into account by both teaching the basics and considering current issues. An increasingly important example is the need to reduce the CO2 emissions that are to blame for the greenhouse effect. To do so, ways to save energy are taken up and renewables are put to increasing use. In the use of fossil fuels, which will continue to be necessary in the long term, the aim is to reduce CO2 emissions by making fuel use more effective and by separating the CO2 generated when it is used and storing it underground. Underground storage especially requires close collaboration between energy and environmental engineering.
At a Glance
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Duration of Study: 6 semesters
If you are interested in greater detail we recommend you study the curriculum and the module manual as sources of information. To prepare for a successful study program we also recommend the online math bridge course.
Students are required to serve a ten-week career-related placement. The best time to do so is before starting their studies. We urgently recommend you to do so. Practical work may be divided into several sections or different companies. Placements/internships count as education in the tertiary sector and qualify for BAföG student loans. Please read the Internship Regulations before taking up your internship. You will find them here.
After Your B.Sc.
Further Study Programs
The following master’s study programs are available for further studies. The study duration is four semesters.
- Energy and Environmental Engineering (M.Sc.)
- Renewable Energy (M.Sc.)
- Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering (M.Sc.) (an internationally oriented study program taught mainly in English)
- Joint European Master in Environmental Studies (JEMES) (an internationally oriented study program taught mainly in English and supported by the EU’s Erasmus Mundus excellence program)
Information on Study Program
The Infothek is where to go for detailed information on study programs and extensive information material. If required you can register for talks with prospective students or arrange for an interview with a faculty counselor in your subject. Here is how to contact Mrs. Preuß and Mrs. zur Borg at the Infothek:
Tel.: 040 428 78-2232, e-mail
International Students – Studying Abroad
The International Office advises and looks after international students. The International Office’s website also contains information about studying abroad for TUHH students. The TUHH welcomes and promotes student exchange. If you have any queries, please contact the International Office.
All admission modalities are laid down in the Satzung über das Studium (Statutes on Studying at the TUHH).
One precondition is a ten-week pre-study placement, the details of which are dealt with in the Internship Regulations. Proof of this internship is not finally required until you register for your thesis, but you are urgently recommended, for reasons of both content and organization, to serve it before taking up your studies.
The study program objectives specify the skills and competences that are acquired and proven by concluding a study program successfully. They serve both as a commitment and to provide transparency for the labor market.
The module manuals describe the details and learning objectives of the modules prescribed in the study plan. They also provide information about content, recommended previous knowledge, and preparatory literature.