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


Sustainability has become an increasingly important issue throughout society in recent years. How can processes in companies be tuned to save resources and run efficiently? Our degree programme in Process Engineering and Sustainability answers these and many more questions.


  • Reusables instead of disposables?
  • Making packaging more sustainable by using polymers made from replenishable raw materials?
  • The future of biorefineries?
  • What forms of energy storage make sense?

Environmental protection

  • How can we reduce the emissions produced by companies?
  • Huge whirlpools of waste in the oceans – what role does packaging play here, and how can we avoid this?
  • Which harms the environment least – drinking juice out of glass bottles, PET bottles, cans, cartons, or perhaps using returnable bottles?


  • How can we increase recycling rates?
  • Increase in global use of plastic – demand for improved recycling in Europe due to limited availability of resources.
  • How can we reduce the ongoing waste of resources in the food supply chain?


  • How can we replace fossil fuels using renewable technologies to generate energy?
  • Where can sensible savings be made in resources, and what is required to achieve this?
  • How can packaging help reduce food wastage?

Social issues

  • What corporate responsibility must we assume to achieve environmentally respectful and humane working conditions?
  • What fundamental principles of responsibility do we adhere to in relation to business ethics, working conditions, health, safety, environmental protection and supporting the appropriate management systems?


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)
Building S, Room 1.10


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