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Department of Engineering and Communication

Sustainable Engineering - Cooperative Study (BEng)

Studiengang Kooperative Studiengänge EMT (DE)
Do you want to change and improve the world as an engineer? Then the cooperative bachelor’s degree programme in Sustainable Engineering (BEng) is the right one for you. It combines electrical engineering and mechanical engineering and focuses on energy efficiency, regenerative energies and sustainability. As a cooperative degree, it combines studying with business training and leads to a vocational qualification and a university degree after four-and-a-half years.

Programme content

Our cooperative degree programme in Sustainable Engineering (BEng) is a training path that combines vocational training with studies. Here, theory and practice are combined in a way that is not possible during a regular programme of study. The overall duration of the cooperative study programme is nine semesters. During the first and second semester, students are given practical vocational training in a company. Study at the H-BRS begins with the third semester. In keeping with our tradition as a university of applied sciences, students already apply what they have learned in practice during their course of study: during the practical semester and when writing their bachelor thesis, students again work in the company.

In terms of their content and structure, the seven semesters of study of the cooperative bachelor degree programme correspond precisely to the first to seventh semester of the regular bachelor degree programme in Sustainable Engineering (BEng).

Students first learn the engineering and scientific basics. Subjects such as renewable energies, ethics and environmental science create the basis for understanding sustainability. They deepen their knowledge in modules such as sustainability and life cycle analyses and energy efficient residential buildings. Modules such as measurement and regulation technology and thermodynamics provide an engineering background. In the elected subjects and in projects, students have the opportunity to select topics according to their particular area of interest.


The close links to the employer where the corporate training takes place mean that students have excellent opportunities for progressing in their career in this company. The training contract guarantees an income right from the start, and therefore also financial independence.

Graduates of this degree programme are qualified to work in may different sectors. They can choose from careers in energy production and distribution and work in industrial companies, planning offices and energy consultancy. There is also the option of working in product development and product management in the production industry. The study programme also offers good opportunities for work in municipal utilities, public authorities and local communities in the field of energy and mobility.   

At the University, ongoing master's degree programmes in electrical engineering and mechanical engineering are already on offer; a specific master's programme as a follow-up to the bachelor’s degree programme in Sustainable Engineering (BEng) is currently being planned.

Language knowledge required

All teaching is conducted in German.


We offer our Sustainable Engineering degree (BEng) on our Sankt Augustin Campus. The Sankt Augustin Campus is located in North Rhine-Westphalia and easy to reach by car or public transport from Cologne, Bonn, Düsseldorf or Koblenz. Study and research with us on our modern Campus in an outstanding learning environment.

Study contents Sustainable Engineering - Cooperative Study (BEng)


Structure of the Study

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Cooperative Degree

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Practical Semester

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International Engineer



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Day of the Open Project

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"Blaue Schiene"

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Sankt Augustin Campus

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English Courses at the Department of Engineering and Communication (IWK)


Bachelor's degree

Standard period of study

Nine semesters (Two practical semesters / seven university semesters), 210 ECTS

Language skills



Sankt Augustin

Start of course


Semester contribution


For the cooperative study programme, you may only apply for online enrolment if you have a vocational training contract with a company that is a cooperative partner of the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.


The deadline for online enrolment for the winter semester is 13 September. Postal receipt until 16 September.



Events and schedules


All EMT Department events

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The responsible contacts for questions

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Questions about application and enrolment can be answered by the Registrar's Office


Information on course content and progression and (career) prospects can be obtained from the Course Guidance Services

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The Student Advice Centre provides advice on choosing, starting and completing a degree programme

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Advice for international students


Departmental Office IWK


Sankt Augustin


A 157


Grantham-Allee 20

53757, Sankt Augustin


+49 2241 865 301

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 09:00 - 15:00 (core opening hours)

Friday: 09:00 - 14:00 Uhr (core opening hours)

Department's Study Advice IWK


Sankt Augustin

Contact to the Registrar's Office


Campus Sankt Augustin: Grantham Allee 20, 53757 Sankt Augustin // Rooms E039 - E040 & E044 - E048

Campus Rheinbach: Egermanstr. 1, 53359 Rheinbach // Rooms 1.304 - 1.305

Opening hours

Telephone consultation hours: Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 12:00, Monday - Thursday: 14:00 - 15:00

Personal consultation hours by appointment only

Student Council IWK


Sankt Augustin


A 041


Grantham-Allee 20

53757, Sankt Augustin


+49 2241 865 331

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 12 - 13 Uhr



Sankt Augustin




Grantham-Allee 20

53757, Sankt Augustin