Process Engineering and Sustainability
Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)

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

Cunning production

Would you like to apply your technical finesse to the field of engineering? But you’d also like to launch a career where you can work to actively benefit the environment? This degree programme in Process Engineering and Sustainability offers you the perfect chance to combine both.

On this programme, you will undertake training in processes and techniques based on fundamental engineering and scientific principles. In contrast to conventional process engineering, this bachelor’s degree programme addresses new emphases on optimising processes and techniques towards sustainability.

Engineers specialising in Process Engineering and Sustainability direct and continuously develop the recycling, energy supply or sustainability processes in a company. In so doing, you play an active role in making production less harsh to the environment overall. 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. 

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

You can only apply to join a bachelor’s degree programme in Summer Semester 2023 if you will be entering a higher semester:

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At a glance

  • Award

    Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)

  • Study mode

    full-time, dual

  • Standard duration

    7 semesters

  • ECTS credits

    210

  • Starts

    winter semester

  • Restricted admission

    no

  • Taught in

    German

  • Faculty

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Study abroad

    optional

  • Accreditation

    in the course of implementation

Details about this course

The foundation course (semesters 1 and 2) covers the fundamental technical and scientific subjects.

On the advanced course (semesters 3 to 7), we spend the 3rd and 4th semester focusing on the key topics in resource conservation and sustainability such as environmental technology, settlement and water management, and sustainable packaging technology. In the 6th and 7th Semester, you deepen your knowledge in modules on recycling and waste management, renewable energy technology, and environmental systems and processes. Business administration, project management and compulsory elective modules round off your studies.

During your practical semester (5th), you will undertake a 20-week internship in a suitable company.

You will complete your degree by writing your bachelor’s thesis, writing this in collaboration with an (industrial) company and your supervisors at the university.

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:

This degree programme in Process Engineering and Sustainability trains you to make production in companies more tolerable for the environment, sustainable and cost-effective. Your skills can be put to good use in industrial companies throughout various sectors. You could find yourself focusing on specific aspects in a range of areas: Waste management and recycling, resource efficiency and material flow management, energy efficiency and alternative energy generation, raw materials and material efficiency, water and wastewater treatment, air pollution control or sustainable techniques.


Career prospects:

Businesses are increasingly being called upon to devise their own extensive recycling and sustainability strategies to boost the environmental credentials of their production parameters. Sustainability and sparing use of resources have therefore already become key components of production workflows nowadays, thus opening up a wide range of potential openings for graduates. The regions surrounding Kempten University of Applied Sciences (Allgäu and Swabia) are rich with small and medium-sized businesses conducting industrial processing operations. This generates very high local demand for processing engineers, but also further afield.


Fields of activity:

  • Chemical industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Food and packaging industry
  • Plastics processing for biotechnology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Trade and retail
  • Environmental protection
  • Energy supply
  • Waste disposal and recycling

Application process:

We have pooled all the information and details you might need about applying and the admission requirements .


Admission requirements:

Are you equally keen on technology and natural sciences? And also interested in sustainable and resource-saving processes? If so, you’re on just the right track to study Process Engineering and Sustainability!

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

Once you have gained your bachelor’s degree, you can embark upon various post-graduate programmes to earn a master’s degree:

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Your study place for the Summer Semester 2023

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

Step 1: Register in the online portal MeinCampus + receive applicant ID (from 15.11.2022).

  • 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 15.11.2022)

Step 4: Wait for notification of admission

Step 5: Carry out online enrollment

Apply online now!

Applications for Summer Semester 2023 are scheduled to run from 15. November 2022 to probably 15. January 2023.
Classes for this semester are due to commence on: 15. March 2023.

Course structure

Detailed module descriptions can be found in the current Module Handbook (22W).

The foundation course (semesters 1 and 2) covers the fundamental technical and scientific subjects.

On the advanced course (semesters 3 to 7), we spend the 3rd and 4th semester focusing on the key topics in resource conservation and sustainability such as environmental technology, settlement and water management, and sustainable packaging technology. In the 6th and 7th Semester, you deepen your knowledge in modules on recycling and waste management, renewable energy technology, and environmental systems and processes. Business administration, project management and compulsory elective modules round off your studies.

During your practical semester (5th), you will undertake a 20-week internship in a suitable company.

Would you like to know more?

Here, you can find further details about the degree programme ‘Process Engineering und Sustainability’.

Contacts

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 Wolfgang Mayer, Dr.-Ing.

Tel. +49 (0)831-2523-9528
 email: wolfgang.mayer(at)hs-kempten.de
Building S, Room 1.10