Course Content

The degree programme "Industrial Engineering/Environmental Planning" is based on the Rio-Summit declaration and the Enquete-Commission of the Federal Parliament, which was found as a result of the Summit. The report, entitled: "Protection of the People and the Environment", for the first time, defines our entire surroundings as 'the environment'. This also includes our industrial surroundings. Moreover, terms such as  "protection of resources" and "recycling management" are mentioned for the first time. This degree course focuses on structuring the industrial environment under the consideration of the natural environment. It should not be confused with degree courses in "landscape architecture or "landscape management".

In addition, topics such as 'resource conservation' and 'cycle waste management' are dealt with for the first time. This degree course focuses on structuring the industrial environment within an ecologically balanced framework. Thus the degree should not be confused with courses in "landscape planning".  

The remodelling of the industrial world in consideration of technical, business, legal and environmental conditions also requires a new type of engineer. This has already been recognised by the industry. The modern engineer not only has to offer interdisciplinary, interconnected problem solving skills, he/she must be willing and able to advance his/her professional knowledge and to adapt it to new challenges and conditions of the industry. This is why the degree programme  "Industrial Engineering/Environmental Planning" offers a combination of the following fields of expertise:

  • Technology
  • Business Management
  • Law

All three areas are taught parallel, equipping students with in-depth theoretical background, as well as practical hands-on experience, which give graduates of this degree programme a unique combination of expertise. Our focus on interdisciplinarity is reflected through elective modules. The programme is particularly suitable for students who are interested in interdisciplinary discourse and solutions, rather than isolated technology- or business-oriented approaches. This not only requires the ability to apply scientific facts and numbers, but also to find solutions for technical problems. Legal frameworks and economic potential are essential aspects of the problem solving process, while environmental sustainability remains a top priority.