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Building Services, Energy and Environmental Engineering (B.Eng.)

General Information

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Climate change, the transition to renewable energies, and two of our most important natural resources - clean water and clean air - are the challenges facing our society now and in the future. As an engineer with a degree in Building Services, Energy and Environmental Engineering you will make a contribution to finding practical, energy-saving and environmentally friendly solutions for everyday life. After completing the joint foundation courses in engineering and the natural sciences in the first three semesters, you then select one of the three overlapping specialisations:

  • Building Services Engineering encompasses modern technical building services with heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technology, sanitary installations, the control systems and building automation for the energy-optimised operation of installations. The subjects needed by all the different trades are supplemented by courses on fire protection and sound insulation, simulation tools, facility management and building information modelling (BIM), for example.
  • The Energy Management specialisation focuses on energy use in buildings. Renewable energies, decentralised energy, energy management and the supply networks have a key role to play here.

The Environmental Engineering specialisation looks at topics which maintain the basics of our existence, such as waste management engineering, environmental process engineering, water supply and wastewater engineering as well as air pollution control.

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Building Services, Energy and Environmental Engineering (B.Eng.)

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Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures - at a glance

Degree awardedBachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
FacultyScience, Energy and Building Services
CampusEsslingen City Centre Campus
Number of semesters7
Language of instructionGerman
Application Periods

For the summer semester: up to January 15th

For the winter semester: up to July 15th

Building services, energy and environmental engineering

Continuing Master ProgramsEnergy Systems and Energy Management (M.Eng.)
Environmental Protection (M.Eng.)

Application and Admission

Step-by-step guide to the application and admissions procedure

Please submit your application for this degree programme via the portal.

All the information you need about the admission requirements and the application procedure can be found on the pages which describe the application process for our Bachelor programmes.

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The curriculum for the degree programme and detailed descriptions of the programme modules are contained in the Module Catalogue.

Module Catalogue Building Services, Energy and Environmental Engineering (B.Eng.) (German Version)

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Career prospects

As a graduate of the Building Services, Energy and Environmental Engineering Bachelor programme, you have excellent career prospects all over Germany in the following fields:

  • building services with responsibility for planning, building and operating heating, air-conditioning and cooling systems and also the gas, water and wastewater systems
  • building automation and facility management
  • energy and water supply
  • waste disposal engineering
  • environmental engineering: planning and engineering offices, facility construction in the supply and waste disposal sector, facility operation, environmental and energy management, at environmental authorities.

Our Strengths

Building Services, Energy and Environmental Engineering degree programme at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences is located at the heart of the high-powered Stuttgart economic hub. Students on the Building Services, Energy and Environmental Engineering degree programme receive comprehensive training in the basic fundamentals: in addition to the supply of energy, the focus is on heating technology, ventilation and air-conditioning technology, building automation, sanitary installations, water supply, waste disposal and environmental engineering. It is a degree programme which places great emphasis on sustainability: the training programme for the environmental engineers of tomorrow encompasses several promising topics such as sustainable environmental engineering, sustainable air-conditioning, energy-saving technologies and renewable energies.

On graduating, you have excellent career prospects in the associated sectors all over Germany.

Practical relevance is an integral aspect of the whole programme.

Apart from teaching the fundamentals, Esslingen University of Applied Sciences also places great emphasis on high levels of practical relevance. The engineers of the future (Bachelor of Engineering) enhance the knowledge they have gained in their lectures by doing their own projects in the modern laboratories in the new laboratory building, which only opened in 2017.

The intensely nurtured contacts between the university and regional industry provide students with numerous opportunities to undertake practical projects and also do their final thesis, even at undergraduate level.

Small semester intakes and everything within easy reach

In contrast to university intakes, the semester intakes at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences are manageable. Study units done in small groups and practical project work in the laboratories are the norm.

The students are in direct contact with the professors, lecturers and laboratory staff, thus ensuring they receive a good level of support. The lecture theatres and laboratories used for the Building Services, Energy and Environmental Engineering degree programme are all situated on Esslingen City Centre Campus.

Support from the outset

The Faculty of Building Services, Energy and Environment and the service facilities at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences are very keen that their students receive good support. This starts before your degree programme has even begun: those who attend the preparatory course for mathematics or the compact physics course before starting their degree programme lay excellent foundations for their studies. Orientation events and mentors help you to successfully embark on life as a student. Library, Computer Centre, Student Advice Centre, International Office, Career Center - the service facilities of the university are there to support you during all phases of your programme.

Enjoy life on campus

Living student life to the full is a natural part of your time at university. The University Sports Club, University Music Group and the various student groups offer a great variety of different opportunities. And Esslingen itself naturally provides optimum conditions for interesting leisure activities, too.

Esslingen’s City Centre Campus is situated in the middle of the picturesque old quarter. Music, art, sport, pubs and restaurants – it caters for all tastes. And for those who still long for life in the city: the centre of Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Württemberg, is less than 20 minutes away.

For further information please contact the departmental student advisory service.

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Apply for winter semester 2021/22!

“Hochschulstart”, the central portal for applications, has put back the starting date for the submission of applications for Bachelor degree programmes commencing in the winter semester 2020/2021. Applications will be accepted from 1 July to 20 August 2020.

The application period for our Master degree programmes runs from 15 April to 15 July.

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