Energy and Environmental Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)

  1. Kempten University of Applied Sciences
  2. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  3. Degree courses
  4. Bachelor’s degrees
  5. Energy and Environmental Engineering

We “thrive on” renewable energies

Are you keen to make an active contribution towards climate protection and good use of your passion for natural sciences and innovative technology? Then join our degree programme in Energy and Environmental Engineering to put fresh wind into energy supplies.

Climate change and the energy revolution are increasingly enhancing the technology used in generating and supplying energy. Efficiency plays an ever-growing role with regard to resource and energy. Energy and environmental engineering forms the foundation for shaping the energy revolution and developing environmentally friendly, sustainable, future-focused technologies. This degree programme covers a broad base of subject matter, covering various aspects of mechanical and plant engineering together with supply and process technology.

Throughout your studies, we support you with tutorials, small learning groups, special programmes for students and intensive mentoring for internships and bachelor theses. We offer a preliminary maths course especially for students in the first semester of technical bachelor’s degree programmes. Preliminary maths course .

In addition, you can expect practically relevant teamwork and learning, a friendly atmosphere and professors who know you by name.

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At a glance

  • Award

    Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)

  • Study mode

    full-time, dual

  • Standard duration

    7 semesters

  • ECTS credits


  • Starts

    winter semester

  • Restricted admission


  • Taught in


  • Faculty

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Study abroad


  • Accreditation


Details about this course

The degree programme in Energy and Environmental Engineering has a heavy practical focus involving projects and numerous subject-specific practical exercises conducted in the faculty’s superbly equipped laboratories.

Besides the key energy-related technologies, the basics of production technology are also covered with regard to environmental applications. You will learn how to analyse technical components in order to optimise complex energy systems. We place great store in teaching cutting-edge, frequently computer-based methods, e.g. for numerical simulations, process controlling, or CAD.

During the foundation course  (semesters 1 and 2), you will learn the fundamental scientific, mathematical and technical principles.

The advanced course during semesters 3 and 4 covers core engineering subjects and application-related aspects of energy and environmental engineering. Besides energy systems, plants and processes, semesters 6 and 7 offer the chance to choose from a wide range of compulsory elective subjects, enabling you to set your own focus and also hone interdisciplinary skills such as presentation techniques or business administration.

During the practical semester (5th), you can apply what you’ve learned to vocational tasks in a hands-on, authentic business environment.

You will complete your degree by writing your bachelor’s thesis. Upon successfully completing the programme, the university of applied sciences will award you the academic degree of Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) .

Would you like to combine study and practice? With pleasure! Kempten University of Applied Sciences offers you the following dual study options:

  1. studies with in-depth practical experience practical and flexible! In the study programme with in-depth practice, a regular Bachelor's programme at the university is combined with intensive practical phases at the practice partner, based on the study content. Students can enter this dual study option up to the 4th semester. 
  2. combined studies a practical combination of study and work! With a combined study programme, you can acquire a fully recognised vocational qualification within your Bachelor's degree. This double qualification is particularly attractive for many companies!

You can find more information about the offers here.

Professional environment

Engineers’ working environment is undergoing major transformation. Climate change and the energy revolution are increasing the proportion of renewable energies and mindfulness towards resource and energy efficiency. This boosts the importance of both low-emission thermal systems (e.g. biomass and solar power plants) and electrical/electronic components (e.g. in photovoltaic and wind turbine systems; electrification of machinery and in the automotive sector). Further target sectors include the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning systems, environmental technology, and drive and motor technology. The professional environment spans mechanical and plant engineering, energy and process technology, energy supply, the automotive industry and suppliers, high energy-consumption companies, engineering offices and public institutions.

Career prospects

You will benefit from the broad basis of subjects and future-focused design of this degree programme in terms of exciting, wide-ranging fields of activity and career opportunities. A degree in Energy and Energy and Environmental Engineering prepares you for all kinds of technical, organisational and communicative tasks. This opens up outstanding career prospects throughout Germany and abroad. Since this degree programme includes the full general training in engineering, you will also be qualified to work in conventional areas of mechanical engineering.

Fields of activity:

  • System planning and process optimisation
  • Research and development
  • Technical coordination and project management
  • Technical advice and sales
  • Energy and environmental management systems
  • Energy consultancy

Application process:

Have we whetted your appetite for the degree programme in Energy and Environmental Engineering? If so, we would be delighted for you to apply. We have pooled all the information and details you might need about applying and the admission requirements .

About you:

Are you interested in technology and exciting questions about the future of energy? And have a good grip on the underlying subjects of physics and mathematics? If so, you’re on the right track to study Energy and Environmental Engineering!

We ascribe to the values of openness, tolerance and acceptance. Our aim is to teach everyone involved at Kempten University of Applied Sciences about education in an international context. As part of this, we support university-wide, inter-faculty measures to promote international projects and cross-cultural interaction.

Are you interested in learning more about our international aspirations and the options for you to study abroad? Take a look at the information posted in our portal.

We compile all study programme and examination regulations centrally for you. There you will find all versions and changes. continue

Master's degree programmes

Graduates from this bachelor’s degree programme can go on to study on the following master’s degree programme at Kempten University of Applied Sciences:


Your study place for the Winter Semester 2023/2024

for entry into higher semesters (bachelor’s degree programs)

Step 1: Register in the online portal MeinCampus + receive applicant ID (from 24.04.2023).

  • Please create your user profile and assign a password
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your applicant ID and further instructions to activate your access
  • Make notes of your user ID and password in a safe place

Step 2: Assemble documents for digital upload in MyCampus:

  • university entrance qualification
  • official identification document (e.g. identity card)
  • For e.g. minors, vocationally qualified persons, dual studies, top athletes and international applicants, further documentation is required (see Overview of required documents).

Step 3: Apply online (from 24.04.2023)

Step 4: Wait for notification of admission

Step 5: Carry out online enrollment

Apply online now!

Applications for Winter Semester 2023/2024 are scheduled to run from 15. April 2023 to probably 15. July 2023.
Classes for this semester are due to commence on: 2. October 2023.

Additional information about the degree programme

Innovative programme design

  • Renewable and conventional energy technologies
  • Environment & sustainability
  • Energy systems
  • Electrification

Strong practical focus, high digital content

  • Practical semester
  • Subject-relevant lab practice
  • Computer applications
  • Presentations
  • Project work in small groups

Course structure

Here’s an overview of all the modules (= subjects) offered on this degree programme.

You can find further details on the modules (e.g. content) in the relevant Module Handbook .

Your options as a student and graduate

  • Studying abroad
  • Professional degree
  • Varied fields of work

Energy Technology –

multi-faceted, exciting and future-proof!

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We know how exciting the prospect of going to university can be. So we want you to know whom you can get in touch with if you have any questions about studying with us –

whether they’re about the degree programme, applying or anything else.
If so, please don’t hesitate to contact the university’s central Student Advisory Service or an academic advisor.

Central Student Advisory Service

for general questions about studying, applications, admission and formalities.

Birgit Stumpp

Tel. +49 (0)831-2523-105
Building D, 3rd floor, Room D 410

Opening hours:
Mon, Tue, Weds & Fri: 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Closed Thursdays

Academic advisor

for any questions concerning the content of the degree programme or the course structure.

Professor Bernhard Müller, Dr.-Ing.

Tel. +49 (0)831-2523-378
email: bernhard.mueller(at)
Building A, 1st floor, Room S 1.09

Dual studies

Petra Denne

Tel. +49 (0)831-2523-508
email: dual(at)
Building D, 3rd floor, D410

Opening hours:
Mon, Tue, Weds: 8 a.m. to 12 noon