Course of Studies
This degree programme, with a duration of 6 semester, starts in the winter semesters. The programme includes a 12-week basic professional internship. Regulations for the pre-study internship at the department of Environmental Planning and Technology are available at the Registrar's Office. Please consult the course representative about the nature of the internship in advance, since the course representative will have to recognise or reject an internship as a fulfilled admission requirement. Subject-related vocational training courses might be accepted.
The Bachelor's programme is based on a modular concept. Core modules are taught in the first three semesters, whereas subject-specific modules are taught thereafter. These modules focus on development and construction, as well as operations and technology management. Students also take elective modules, which can be composed of different lectures, in order to gain a more profound understanding of a specific topic or to enroll in a non-related subject, such as language or communication studies.
The modular structure of the degree programmes enables students to change their degree, even after they have commenced their studies. A number of modules are obligatory for students of other technical degree programmes, which also facilitates a degree change. Core modules (mathematics, physics, chemistry, etc.) are taught in the first three semesters, after which students choose a focus (consisting of a combination of technical modules). Allowing for an individual course combination, gives students the opportunity to focus on their personal interests and research preferences. Moreover, elective modules are available in order to supplement core modules.
Interdisciplinary project work enhances the ability to work in a team and interconnected thinking. Language and communication training equip students with the fundamental social competences that have become indispensable in today's world.
Exchange semesters are encouraged. Students who decide to study at a university abroad, generally do so during the fifth semester. Prerequisite is an equivalent curriculum at the partner university.
The sixth semester is reserved for a practical project and the Bachelor thesis. The practical period takes12 weeks, during which students put their acquired knowledge and skills into practice and strengthen their qualifications. The aim of the final dissertation is to demonstrate that the student is capable of independently working through a subject-related topic by applying scientific methods within a 9-week period.