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Environmental Technology

Familiarise yourself with chemical and biological processes and develop eco-friendly production processes.

The Environmental Technology course aims to train students to deal with environmental issues in a sustainable way. This requires them to have the ability to analyse, understand and evaluate environmental issues. The course teaches students to develop techniques for avoiding (preventing) or solving (counteracting) environmental issues. It focuses in particular on the sustainable production of goods: environmental issues should be dealt with using self-developed technologies as early on as during the extraction and processing of raw materials or the production of goods.

The lecturers plan a varied programme of teaching. They are very committed and are there for the students.

Markus Erne, former student

Course details


Environmental technologists deal with fundamental technical principles for dealing with environmental issues in a preventative and counteractive way when it comes to producing goods. They are familiar with safety considerations and know the impacts and risks that pollutants have on people and the environment. They also investigate issues to do with sustainability, resource management and environmental biotechnology. One of the university’s research focuses is on water as an environmental system, with a focus on the provision of technologies and processes for keeping running and drinking water clean.


An affinity with issues to do with ecology, sustainability and protecting the environment is essential on this course. Anyone choosing the Environmental Technology course must also be interested in dealing with environmental issues in a sustainable way.

School of Life Sciences FHNW

School of Life Sciences FHNW Gründenstrasse 40 CH-4132 Muttenz
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