Bachelor's degree Energy and Environmental Engineering
“For me as someone who was changing careers, I learned a great deal from the internships and from the application examples for the theoretical knowledge that we were taught. I also learned, however, to rapidly familiarise myself with new topics and get to grips with new applications.”
Tilon Holtz, ZHAW graduate and project manager at Energie Netzwerk GmbH
- Graduates approach Energy Engineering from the perspectives of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering while addressing issues regarding economic viability, sustainability and the environment
- They shape the future of energy production, distribution and supply
- Energy and environmental engineers create environmentally friendly and socially compatible solutions
- Interview: The Energy and Environmental Engineering degree programme as a success story (in German)
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. June
Language of instruction: German
Semester fee: CHF 720 per Semester + additional study costs
Graduate programmes: Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
The energy supply sector is facing radical upheaval – the pace of change is breath-taking. In order to protect the environment, the consumption of conventional energy sources such as coal, oil and natural gas must be reduced. At the same time, the demand for renewable energies is growing. The global conversion to regenerative energies such as solar, wind and geothermal energy is driving demand for qualified engineers with an interdisciplinary profile.
Future employment opportunities in industry are as diverse as the challenges, which means that fascinating responsibilities are emerging for dedicated professionals. To help master these challenges, the Bachelor's degree programme in Energy and Environmental Engineering equips students with in-depth technical knowledge ranging from industrial thermal processes to electrical systems. Equally important is a basic understanding of economic processes and sustainable development.
"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
The Bachelor's degree programme can be completed on either a full-time basis, with a study duration of three years, or on a part-time basis, with a minimum study duration of four years. A maximum employment level of 60% during the lecture period is recommended to students wishing to work while studying part-time.
Graduates of Swiss baccalaureate schools can choose the work-study Bachelor's degree programme, which combines internships and study in a four-year model.
Students have the opportunity to spend an exchange semester at one of our partner universities during the course of their Bachelor's degree programme.
The Bachelor's degree programme in Energy and Environmental Engineering is highly relevant to professional practice. From the very first semester, students have the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired in the scope of practice-based projects. In the project and Bachelor's thesis at the end of the study programme, students work independently on current topics and questions, often in collaboration with a company.
The lecturers in the Energy and Environmental Engineering study programme are also active in research and development, and the findings from their projects – generally completed together with business partners – are directly incorporated into their teaching.