You want to protect the environment and develop technologies that simplify recycling and reduce environmental pollution? The degree course Environmental and Recycling Engineering at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences has its focus in the process engineering with a special engineering-technical orientation.
Interdisciplinary, you study environmental protection and the extraction of secondary raw materials during your studies. Other important topics of the degree course are (among other things) the energy production from waste - for example biowaste - and methods for reducing air pollution.
The Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences is one of the few universities in Germany where you receive comprehensive training covering biological, chemical, mechanical and thermal process engineering. The specialization is on recycling technology. Numerous laboratory internships and field trips will show you how different methods and techniques are implemented in practice.
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
Duration of study / Credits
7 semesters / 210 ECTS-Credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)
General higher education entrance qualification, subject-linked university entrance qualification, university of applied sciences entrance qualification or recognized equivalent qualification
Internship prior to enrolment
The application period for this degree course runs from May 15th to September 30th. Studies can be started every winter semester.
Applications are again possible from April 15, 2021.
With the comprehensive competence profile that you acquire during your studies of Environmental and Recycling Engineering, you will have the opportunity, as a Bachelor of Engineering, to enter a variety of occupations in the fields of technology, business and science after graduation. For example, you can gain a foothold in the extractive industries or in project planning. You can also start in plant engineering and public service. In addition to numerous other career opportunities, you can also go into research.
The career prospects are very versatile due to the generalist education:
- Recycling companies, refurbishment companies and extractive industries
Organization, conception, management and supervision of production and quality control
- Project engineering and plant construction
Planning, development, design of processes and plants as well as implementation of new technological processes, engineering at home and abroad
- Process and environmental companies
Manager, project manager
- Public service
Technical administration and supervision in subject-specific departments of state and municipal authorities
Freelance Expert, Consultant, Surveyor
- Research and Teaching
To study Environmental and Recycling Engineering (B.Eng.) at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences you need a general university entrance qualification, subject-specific higher education entrance qualification, university of applied sciences entrance qualification or an equivalent recognized degree.
Environmental and Recycling Engineering is a degree course with a clear engineering-technical orientation. It focuses on process engineering. In addition, the engineering foundations of mechanical engineering are combined with the special requirements of environmental and recycling technology. Technologies are treated and developed that make it possible to use waste as secondary raw materials.
As an engineering discipline, process engineering includes physical, biological, chemical and thermal transformations and their synthesis into process flows as well as apparatus and plant engineering. It is used both in the production of industrial goods and in the recycling of materials. For the process engineering is thus a scientific approach formative.
The additional interdisciplinary offer (business, law, foreign languages) guarantees a competent and professional profile as a Bachelor of Engineering.
If you are interested in engineering and have a talent for mathematics, physics, biology and chemistry, this course is the right choice for you.
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