BSc in Environmental and Resource Management at Brandenburg University of Technology

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg • Cottbus 6 semesters
Germany Full time
Bachelor of Science Onsite

The international study course Environmental and Resource Management offers an integrated approach to current international issues helping to improve the quality of professional environmental management for the 21st century.

Recognizing that environmental questions can no longer be solved by a single academic discipline, the course offers classes in a wide range of fields, including technical subjects as well as classes in natural sciences, sociology, and economics. Based on these three main directions, more specific classes are offered.

These deal with current environmental issues, such as techniques for resource protection, concepts in environmental planning, risk and impact assessment, as well as socio-economic implications. The acquisition of management skills and social competence is therefore valued as highly and as indispensably as technical and scientific knowledge.

The three programs can be studied either consecutively or independently. While the Bachelor’s program offers a broad approach to the subject, building a solid base, the Master’s program allows more room for individual fields of interest and adapts to the student’s academic background.

It is during this phase that one must choose a major field of study for the completion of the Master’s thesis. During the Ph.D. program, participants must become specialists, carrying out individual research for their scientific Ph.D. thesis taken from the wide field of Environmental and Resource Management. Ph.D. candidates are integrated into an international and interdisciplinary group with fellow Ph.D. students and scientists.

Possibility of finding part-time employment

There are job opportunities both in town and on campus. Nevertheless, please do not come to Germany expecting to be able to finance your entire studies by working. The study load is high, and it is not always easy to find a part-time job. Students from non-European countries are allowed to work either 120 whole days or 240 half days annually. The 120-day rule is not affected by mandatory internships or student assistance jobs at university. Students from EU member countries, the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland can work without restrictions during their studies in Germany.


BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg is a university with three locations where numerous student dormitories are provided. Students can choose between different room types.

In Germany, it is also very common for students to live alone or with friends. If three or more people share an apartment together, this is called a “WG” in German (“Wohngemeinschaft”, which means a shared flat).

Course Details:

The course is organized in modules. These are interdisciplinary units of related classes. Modules provide an atmosphere of orientation for the students and lead to large-scale synergistic effects within the study course, and beyond. Each module consists of lectures, seminars, and practical units. In addition, BSc students will have to study one semester abroad. Four days of scientific excursions are mandatory. The programme also requires completion of a thesis. Students are expected to manage their studies primarily independently.


Environment and Energy

Enrollment Requirements:

For the Bachelor’s program: Higher education entrance qualification (e.g., secondary school leaving certificate, high school diploma, A-levels, Abitur, etc.)

Teaching Language:


Costs/Tuition Fees:

Free of Cost

Degree Level:


Language Requirements:

A certificate of proficiency in English must be provided. Accepted tests and minimum scores include:

  • TOEFL 79 (Internet-based)
  • Cambridge Certificate (Advanced or Proficiency, min. grade B)
  • IELTS (min. 6.0)

Exempted from this regulation are only students from: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland), United States of America, or students who completed a secondary level degree in English in one of the above-mentioned countries.

About the University/Institution:

Located on three campuses and with more than 70 study programs, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg offers a broad spectrum of market-oriented programs as well as traditional degree programs.
From the natural sciences and engineering to economics, cultural studies, and even health sciences, BTU offers a wide range of courses. Our 13 study programs taught exclusively in English are very popular among both German and international students from all over the world.

BTU is partnered with over 160 universities throughout the world, which provides students with a multitude of excellent opportunities to spend part of their time studying or conducting research abroad. Furthermore, in cooperation with our international partner universities, BTU offers a wide range of double-degree and joint-degree programs.

Application Deadline:

Applicants with foreign higher education entrance qualification: 15 July for the following winter semester

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