Course of Study
This degree programme, with a duration of 6 semesters, starts in the winter semester. The programme includes a 12-week basic professional internship. Regulations for the pre-study internship for students fo 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 it is the course representative, who will 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 (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, etc.). These will give way to more subject-specific (physico-technical) modules during the course of the programme. This phase is particularly dedicated to laboratory and project work as well as seminars. Students have the possibility to take elective modules after the second semester, in order to gain a more profound understanding of a specific topic or to enrol 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.
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 takes 12 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.