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Bachelor's Degree Programme Environmental Systems Sciences / Natural Sciences-Technology

The Environmental Systems Sciences / Natural Sciences-Technology bachelor’s programme (in short: USW NAWI-TECH) deals with the effects of human actions on the environment. This programme offered by TU Graz is unique in Austria. Apart from a broad training in scientific foundations, you will also gain insights into the organisation and dynamics of complex systems. If you enjoy experimental work, networked thinking and interdisciplinary teamwork, then this is the programme for you.


  • You will gain a well-founded knowledge of chemistry, physics, systems sciences, Earth Sciences and process engineering.
  • You will learn to think in an interdisciplinary way and to understand complex, scientific and technological interrelations and systems.
  • You will carry out computer-based data-processing.
  • You will work together with students of other environmental systems science programmes, analyse problems and work out solutions in an interdisciplinary practical course.
  • You will learn to present your results in reports and talks in a professional way.
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  • Duration of study: 6 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 180
  • Academic degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Admission procedure: none

Curriculum (in German)

Semester plan

Christoph Breitenberger, Source: Breitenberger
Christoph Breitenberger, bachelor's degree student in USW NAWI-TECH

I recommend the programme to science and technology enthusiasts who wish to receive a comprehensive training in the environmental sector and apply their knowledge and creativity in projects.

Career Options

Environmental systems scientists are employeed nationally and internationally by public authorities, in industry and the private sector, and in research.

  • They conduct research in environment-oriented issues.
  • They work in environment-oriented fields in the public sector.
  • They use and optimise technologies which save energy and resources.
  • They give advice to and supervise establishments specialising in environmental protection.
  • They create solution strategies to counteract environmental and climate problems.
  • They develop environmentally friendly products and services.
  • They work in planning, implementation and evaluation of environmental protection measures, ecological projects, and in training and continuing education.
  • They work in project management.

To become a qualified environmental systems scientist, you must complete a master’s programme after obtaining your bachelor’s degree.

Admission Deadlines


General admission period: 8 July to 5 September 2019

Additional admission period: 6 September to 30 November 2019


General admission period: 7 January to 5 February 2020

Additional admission period: 6 February to 30 April 2020

Further informationen on registration and admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Information and Advice for Prospective Students

Interdisciplinary traineeship

  • You work on a practical problem in the field of applied environmental research,
  • you work together with colleagues from other environmental systems science programmes on an interdisciplinary basis,
  • you analyse, evaluate and create solutions using scientific methods.

Graduates Can Pursue Master’s Degrees in the Following Programmes

* NAWI Graz degree programme