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Bachelor's degree Energy and Environmental Engineering

"With the specialisation in environment and sustainability – in addition to already existing basic knowledge in electrical engineering and thermodynamics – you gain insights of the planning and economic aspects of daily professional working life as an engineer".

Christoph Poiger, Christoph Poiger, graduate in Energy and Environmental Engineering

Good reasons to study Energy and Environmental Engineering:

  • You will help to define the future of power generation, distribution and supply.
  • You will provide environmentally and socially compatible solutions.
  • You will be involved with interesting tasks and face exciting challenges.
  • After completion of your studies you will work in places where our future is shaped.

Film about the Energy and Environmental Engineering Bachelor's degree programme

At a glance

Title: Bachelor of Science ZFH in Energy and Environmental Engineering

Workload: 180 ECTS-Credits

Duration: 6 Semester

Study model: Full time programme, practice-integrated Bachelor programme

Start of programme: Autumn

Application deadline: 30. April

Location: Winterthur

Language of instruction: German

Semester fee: CHF 720 per Semester + additional study costs

Graduate programmes: Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)

Curriculum content bachelor's degree Energy and Environmental Engineering

The power generation industry is facing a radical upheaval; the pace of change is breathtaking. The consumption of conventional energy sources such as coal, oil and natural gas must be reduced to protect the environment. At the same time, the need for renewable energies is greatly increasing. The global conversion to regenerative energies such as solar energy, wind power or geothermal energy increases the need for qualified engineers with an interdisciplinary background.

The future fields of application in industry are just as diverse as the challenges. Exciting tasks are emerging for dedicated professionals.

To meet these new challenges, the Energy and Environmental Engineering study programme provides fundamental knowledge ranging from industrial thermal processes to electrical systems. A basic understanding of economic processes and sustainable development is equally important.

"The mixture of technology and management is the appeal of the environment and sustainability specialisation for myself".

Manuela Bürke, graduate in Energy and Environmental Engineering

Study models

The Bachelor programme is offered as a full-time programme with a duration of three years.

We offer the Practice-Integrated Bachelor programme for secondary-school graduates that combines internships and lectures in a four-year model.

There are further opportunities available, such as completing an exchange semester at a partner university during the Bachelor programme. International exposure as part of a study programme improves not only career prospects but also expands cultural horizons.

Practical relevance

Our Energy and Environmental Engineering degree programme will guarantee you a high level of practical relevance. You will work on practical tasks as early as the first semester. You will benefit from the close links of the course of study with the following institutes and centres:

The lecturers work on interdisciplinary research and development projects in collaboration with industrial and economic partners. The results of this collaboration are continually incorporated into the teaching. In the project work and Bachelor thesis at the end of your studies, you deal independently with current topics and problems, usually in close collaboration with a company.