The course is primarily aimed at graduates of bachelor’s courses in industrial engineering or another first professional degree who already have extensive basic qualifications in both disciplines of the course.

The Master’s program is consecutive for the Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering in Environment and Sustainability at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and the University of Economics and Law (HWR).

Subject-specific and interdisciplinary skills are imparted against the background of the guiding principle of “sustainable development”. They serve to align technology and economy with an energy- and resource-saving, environmentally friendly and socially responsible future.

Both universities combine the relevant core competencies in order to offer students both academic and practical content.

The focus areas of the course include deepening selected engineering systems and methods as well as getting to know elementary fields of competence in sustainable management and planning instruments for energy and environmental resource management.

A project research module deepens either an engineering or economics focus in context.



The seminar-like lessons enable the students to work through the course content in a practical way, as well as to promote teamwork and an interdisciplinary way of working.

The inclusion of various laboratories at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin provides opportunities for intensive deepening of engineering content that can be used in a variety of ways.

The practical relevance of the course is also made possible through exercises and the development of a practical master’s thesis. As a result, applicable skills are imparted in the priority areas, which can be applied directly in practical work contexts.


In the course of the master’s program, the students on the course are familiarized
with the specific requirements of applied research questions and the underlying scientific theory and
methodological fundamentals in the accompanying seminar “Techniques of Scientific Work” .

The current research projects of the two universities are included, this applies in particular to the Project Research module as well as the final theses.

The main research areas include:

  • Concepts for measuring sustainable management
  • Issues of integrated energy and environmental management
  • Investigations into the application potential of integrated environmental technology and environmental resources
  • Future concepts for environmentally friendly energy concepts
  • Implementation concepts in the field of energy efficiency in production
  • Energy and environmental management in the public sector and SMEs
  • Development of instruments for energy and resource efficient building management



  • Bachelor's or diploma degree or a comparable degree from a recognized university, if possible with basic economic and engineering qualifications (industrial engineering)
  • Applicants with only partially existing basic qualifications and from courses of study with 180 credit points (LP) must complete suitable additional modules from the respective missing areas, usually with a total of 30 credit points.
    (Offers from other degree programs can be used for this purpose.)


Climate change, renewable energies and sustainable products are key words that exemplify the central challenges of the future.

The interdisciplinary degree in Industrial Engineering - Energy and Environmental Resources, which is offered in cooperation with the Department of Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR), is aimed at people who want to face such tasks from these areas by Link economic and engineering qualifications.

Graduates have broad employment prospects at regional, national or international level, for example in the public service and in municipal institutions, in international companies and in SMEs, in consulting companies, engineering offices and research institutions, in associations or as a freelancer.

Specific areas of application are in the following areas:

  • Energy efficiency in production
  • Alternative energy generation concepts
  • Energy consulting and strategy development or specific consulting services such as for the Energy Saving Ordinance EnEV 2009
  • Energy and environmental management
  • Building management
  • Sustainable business
  • Environmental planning

Graduates of the course receive the Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree, an internationally recognized degree that gives them access to the higher service in public administration.


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