BSc in Environment and Energy


Program Description

BSc in Environment and Energy

The future of industrial society lies in the sustainable use of its resources.

6,9 billion people live on earth today, by 2050 there could be 10 billion. The thus resulting need of resources and the realization that they are lasting show us that they, too, are subject to elementary ecological principles. This being said, the necessity for governments, economy and private households to rethink becomes apparent. In support, the legislative body appears with new schemes such as the law for renewable energies.

In this highly dynamic field, there is a demand for experts with a broad knowledge base who comprehend complex scientific and legal facts of environment and energy, and at the same time are able to integrate the requirements of customers from economy and industry. The aim of instruction in the degree course „Environment and Energy“ is the practical procurement of the necessary knowledge for a well-founded judgment of the ecologically possible and what is ecologically and socially necessary.

In order to do justice to the educational goal, the course is all-embracing. In the first three semesters, the focus is on the procurement of content of natural and engineering science, complemented by presentations of basic information of economic science and IT. In the fourth and fifth semester, there is a choice of two major subjects: scientific/technical and economical science/administration. Parallel to concentrating on these courses, in cooperation with the degree courses psychology and business administration students are taught to conduct a research project on their own. In the sixth semester, an internship or semester abroad will be completed, the degree course will be finished with a compact course, the bachelor thesis and a colloquium in the seventh semester.

Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

The Rhine Waal University has been in existence since the 1st May 2009, and is an innovative, interdisciplinary and highly modern international university, with Kleve as the main seat of learning and ... Read More

The Rhine Waal University has been in existence since the 1st May 2009, and is an innovative, interdisciplinary and highly modern international university, with Kleve as the main seat of learning and Kamp-Lintfort as a second location. In Kleve, until we can move to the new buildings being built at present alongside the Spoy Canal, you can study as an interim solution in our buildings in Landwehr Straße, or in Emmerich at the former Army Barracks. The Kamp-Lintfort location in Südstraße is also an interim solution, where courses are taking place until moving into their own new buildings in the centre of the city. From 2013, a total of 5000 students from Germany and abroad will be able to enjoy both academic sites whilst completing attractive courses in an open, friendly and personal atmosphere. Our teachers, professors and staff and the pleasant environment of our university also contribute significantly to making our students feel really at home. The subjects covered by our courses are scientific and application-oriented, of the highest standards and of high practical relevance, both in instruction and research. We offer degree programmes in natural, economic and engineering sciences, as well as subjects oriented toward the social and health sciences. On 21 September 2009 we commenced with the winter semester 2009 / 2010 offering our first three Bachelor degree programmes: BioScience and Health, B.Sc., Faculty of Life Sciences in Kleve International Business and Social Sciences, B.A., Faculty of Society and Economics in Kleve E-Government, B.Sc., Faculty of Communications and Environment in Kamp-Lintfort In the four Faculties – “Technology and Bionics” (Emmerich), “Life Sciences” (Kleve), “Society and Economics” and "Technology and Bionics" (Emmerich) and “Communications and Environment” in Kamp-Lintfort – a total of 16 courses have been available at Rhine Waal University since the winter semester 2010 / 2011, 70 percent of which are taught in English. And these numbers are growing each year. Read less