Energy and Environmental Management

Faculty Industrial Engineering
Course of studies Energy and Environmental Management
Degree Bachelor
Academic degree Bachelor of Science
Start Winter semester
Regular study period 6 Semesters
Further qualification Industrial Management (M.Sc.)
Category Engineering Sciences
management
Type of study full-time studies
Admission restriction No
Tuition No
Credits 180
Accredited Yes
Application portal International Office

Objective

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With #FridaysForFuture, hundreds of thousands of students worldwide created an expression for climate protection. They call for generational action to preserve the environment and nature, because "there is no Planet B".

With the same goal, we have been training energy and environmental managers since 2012 to bring sustainability awareness to the world. We, at Mittweida University of Applied Sciences know: Environmental protection does not have to be uneconomical. But how do we ensure that every resource is used as wisely as possible?

During your studies, you will combine entrepreneurial thinking with scientific knowledge and a technical understanding of operational processes. If you take these aspects into account, you can, for example, help to ensure that energy produced in an environmentally friendly way is used in the company. But which is the most suitable - wind power or solar energy? Is an energy storage system needed? You will learn to weigh up these options, propose them to the client and implement them.

 If you have the following qualities, you'll fit in especially well with us:

  • You have a technical interest, but don't necessarily want to be an engineer.
  • You think outside the box, are future-oriented and want to contribute to society's environmental awareness.
  • You like to plan and advise.
  • You are communicative and can imagine yourself as a mediator between the management level and the production level.

Career prospects

As an energy and environmental manager, you have prospects for the future, because you are moving into fields of work with economic and ecological benefits.

Awareness of the environment and the social responsibility to deal with it in a sustainable manner is taking hold not only in large corporations, but also in small and medium-sized companies.

Climate protection programs in municipalities and constant research are driving the job engine and creating a great demand for relevant professionals like you.

Your tasks may include:

  • Energy and environmental consulting
  • Planning and optimization of plants and equipment
  • Research and development in the field of environmental industry and energy technology
  • Project development and management
  • Certification of energy and environmental management systems
  • material flow management, resource distribution
  • pre- and aftercare environmental protection
  • environmental, building and/or energy management

Structure

The Energy and Environmental Management program is divided into two parts: the business part and the technical part.

The foundations for this are laid in the first two semesters and deepened in semesters three to five. Even during your studies, you can put the theory you have learned into practice in our energy and environmental laboratories. The sixth semester includes a two-month internship and ends with the three-month Bachelor project. Special emphasis is placed on the energy and environmental requirements of industry. Optimizing the consumption of energy and resources plays a decisive role in the economic efficiency of production and the relief of our environment.

In addition to the practically oriented technical training, you will gain interdisciplinary knowledge and skills in the areas of business administration as well as environmental law and environmental policy. Further content of the program will improve your foreign language skills and soft skills. 

Application and admission

You are interested?

Please register here  hs-mittweida.de/bewerben. As soon as you have transmitted all forms and supporting documents – you can enrol. Your enrolment certificate reliably grants a university place in Mittweida.

You can study at the Hochschule Mittweida 

  • with a general matriculation standard
  • with a subject-related entrance qualification (according to the subject)
  • with an advanced technical college certificate.

You can find all information on application deadlines and required documents here.

If you do not have any of the mentioned degrees, look here for more information.

There is a separate application deadline for international students. Please click here for more information.