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Environmental Process Engineering (postgraduate programme)

Study concept

The postgraduate programme in Environmental Process Engineering is an interdisciplinary process engineering diploma programme that is primarily aimed at graduates of non-process engineering degree programmes who wish to expand their skills in the field of environmental process engineering. They deepen their ability to consider a process engineering process not in isolation, but always as part of a system. Considerations for the creation of closed material cycles as well as measures for disposal, waste disposal and waste water and waste gas purification are an integral part of every process engineering system. Process engineering is therefore an essential basis for environmental protection engineering, or in other words: environmental protection measures are a special application of process engineering knowledge. Depending on the completed undergraduate degree, individual adaptation modules are defined for each student on the postgraduate programme so that all graduates have a broad and critical understanding of the current state of environmental process engineering methods.

Faculty of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (Faculty 4)
Diploma (Dipl.-Ing.)
Standard period of study
4 Semester
Part-time possible
Start of studies
Winter semester
Summer semester
Admission requirement

Successfully completed studies at a university in an engineering or mathematical/scientific degree programme

Course language
Professional advice
Dr. Andrea Dög
Leipziger Str. 30
09599 Freiberg
Andrea.Doeg [at]
Central Student Advisory Service
Central Student Counselling Service
Prüferstr. 2, 3rd floor, room 3.405
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Student Council
Student Representatives Faculty 4 (Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering)
Leipziger Str. 28
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Job opportunities

Process engineers with in-depth knowledge of environmental technology are employed in almost all sectors of the economy (consumer goods industry, energy industry, raw materials and capital goods industry, oil processing, chemical industry, pharmaceuticals, apparatus and plant engineering, biotechnology, food industry, municipal waste disposal and waste management, public service, liberal professions).

Areas of interest

Combine subject-specific knowledge acquired in the first degree programme with issues of environmental protection, safety and recycling as well as ecological and legal considerations.