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BSc Energy and Environmental Technology

Help to shape future energy and resource efficiency technologies.

Renewable energies, climate change, the turnaround in energy policy and the shortage of water, foodstuffs and raw materials are the greatest issues of our time. With a BSc in Energy and Environmental Technology, you will have the ideal starting point for an exciting engineering role in this field.

From the very first semester, you will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills required in order to build a successful professional career in the various branches of the energy and environmental technology sector.

Thinking in an interconnected way and preserving resources

As part of my degree, I learned to think holistically and in an interconnected way in order to preserve resources and promote renewable energies. This helps me in business as well as in my private life.

Selina Davatz, Bachelor of Science FHNW in Energy and Environmental Technology, Energy Consultant / Project Manager at elektroplan Buchs & Grossen AG


Energy engineering and the efficient use of resources are the core subjects covered by the degree. Both involve  interdisciplinary issues that are also dealt with in conventional engineering study programmes. As part of this degree, the major subject groups dealing with energy and environmental technology are combined to create a distinct and new programme of study focussed on the core topics.

Student projects

Project work with external clients whereby you can apply and implement what you have learned on an ongoing basis plays a key role in the degree. Throughout the process, you are supported by lecturers with practical experience and employees from the research institutes of the three schools involved.

An oven for Vietnam

FHNW student Niclas Gündel developed a hob and heating element for the Vietnamese H'mong mountain people.

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Battery-operated trains in the Lake Constance area

In the second semester, FHNW students carried out a feasibility study for the use of battery-operated trains.

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Optimisation of pump station in Zurich

In their third semester, Energy and Environmental Technology students optimised the pump station in Wollishofen on behalf of the city of Zurich.

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"Energy and Environmental Technology" blog

As part of this blog, we report in German on any news regarding the degree programme and the world of energy and environmental technology.

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Additional matters

FHNW School of Engineering, Brugg-Windisch

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Engineering Klosterzelgstrasse 2 CH - 5210 Windisch
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