Institute of Environmental Technology
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Why technical environmental protection?



Why Study Environmental Sciences and Technologies?


Thank you for your interest in studying at TU Berlin. The following webpages will give you some information about the Institute of Environmental Technologies and the related undergraduate studies and master's program of Environmental Sciences and Technologies (TUS). The information is aimed especially at prospective students.

What are Environmental Sciences and Technologies?

The degree program Environmental Sciences and Technologies deals with the basics and processes of formation, distribution, impact and transformation of pollutants and energies within and between the environmental media soil, water and air. The aspects of detection, assessment, avoidance, reduction or total elimination of environmental pollution, environmental risks and environmental damage receive special attention. With regard to comprehensive training, both front-of-pipe and end-of-pipe approaches of environmental protection are taken into account.

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Bachelor's degree programme "Environmental Sciences and Technologies"

The Bachelor's degree programme TUS (Bachelor TUS) teaches both engineering and natural scientific knowledge and skills. The aim of the study is to develop and apply concepts and procedures by which environmental damage is both remedied in end-of-pipe approaches and potential environmental pollution is minimized or prevented in front-of-pipe approaches. Particular attention is paid to the holistic detection of problems, e.g. working in interdisciplinary groups.

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Master program Environmental Science and Technology

The master program TUS focusses on processes of the formation, distribution, effect and transformation of polluting substances within and between the environmental compartments soil, water, air, biota, as well as the technosphere. The knowledge and skills of the previous undergraduate studies are here deepened and expanded.
The aim of the master’s program is to acquire in-depth knowledge and skills on the basis of science and engineering, to learn scientific methods in order to independently develop and apply in research and to develop innovative concepts, strategies, processes and their principles, with which environmental damage can be remediated and potential - human action induced - environmental impacts can be prevented and minimized without shifting them.

Points of contact

All important contact persons for studies in Environmental Science and Technology are listed and explained here. The contact options are listed in the service boxes on the right.

Examination Board Chairperson Bachelor

Room KF 107

1st internship coordinator

Room KF 205

Examination Board Chairperson Master

Prof. Dr.

Vera Susanne Rotter

+49 30 314 22619

Room Z 101

2nd internship coordinator

Room BH-N 615

BaFög Officer

Room KF 205

Student Studies Counseling

Professorial study counseling and examination board

If you have specific questions about your studies, examination guidance or individual courses in the field of Environmental Science and Technology, the professorial study counseling can help you.

For questions regarding the recognition of completed courses and study achievements that you have completed at other universities, the Examination Board Chairperson of the master’s program is the right to contact. This is also the contact point for the approval of deadline extensions. For the bachelor's and master's degree, there are different chairpersons of the Examination Board.

Further information on the respective requirements recognition of completed courses and study achievements can be found on the websites of the chairs of the chairpersons. 

Student Studies Counseling

The Student Studies Counseling for Environmental Science and Technology is one of the contact points for all prospective students and students that have general and specific questions about the study programs.
The Student Studies Counsellor studies Environmental Science and Technology him/herself and can pass on important information about the curriculum, the daily routine of the studies, the organization of studies and the preparation of examinations.

In addition, regular internal Newsletters are informing you about student job offers, open internship positions, useful information and events such as introduction weeks and graduation ceremonies. If you have any questions about studying, check the website or come to the office hours!

Internship Coordinators

Practical experiences during the studies are part of the education of the students in Environmental Science and Technology. The pre-vocational training should serve to strengthen the motivation for a practical scientific education. In addition, the non-university activity offers the opportunity to get to know typical work processes and the structures at a workplace.
It is scheduled that all students in the undergraduate program complete a basic and field specific internship (12 weeks in total) outside of university and a research internship (6 weeks) in the master’s degree outside of university.
The internship coordinators are responsible for the recognition of the internships. Further information on recognition and requirements can be found in the respective internship regulation for bachelor’s and master’s degree.

BAföG Officer

The BAföG Office usually requires proof of sufficient study achievements after the fourth semester. This is to be determined by the BAföG officer. Students of Environmental Science and Technology contact the responsible BAföG representative and have to acquire necessary proofs of performance as well as the pre-filled BAföG form for the performance confirmation at the agreed appointment. To contact the BAföG Officer and appointment organization, send an e-mail to the address on the right. Dr. Anke Putschew