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Sustainable Systems Engineering

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) – 1 field degree program

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Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

6 semesters required for the full degree programme

Scope of services:

180 ECTS-Points for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

without special prerequisites for admission (free admissions)

Higher semesters:

free admission

Application period: First semester: 1 June – 4 October
Higher semesters: Winter Semester: until 30.09., Summer Semester: until 31.03.
Important information regarding required application materials for higher semesters.
Application: Apply now!
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Engineering

How can renewable energy be generated, fed into the electricity grid and stored? How can digital communication be more energy-efficient and secure? How can materials and systems be optimally adapted to cope with difficult environmental conditions or catastrophes?

In the degree program Sustainable Systems Engineering we combine technology with sustainability and educate engineers who consider ecological, economic and social questions in the development of technical systems.

Your benefits as an SSE student:

  • Pioneering spirit: You can expect a highly motivated team of young newcomers, experienced professors and scientific staff at the newly founded Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering (INATECH).
  • Application-oriented approach: The integration of the five Freiburg-based Fraunhofer Institutes into research and teaching creates an unique proximity to the field of application and potential employers.
  • Personal support: Through the planned fourteen professorships at INATECH and many lectures and seminars in small groups, you will be ideally supported during your studies.
  • Interdisciplinarity: You can expect a study program with a balanced mix of theory and practice as well as a wide selection of optional subjects or specialization options.

Please note:
From the summer semester 2020 on there may be deviations from individual regulations of the admission regulations, selection and entrance examination regulations as well as the study and examination regulations from the Corona Statutes [de].

The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

For the examination regulations, see "Statutes" section above.

Central Academic Advising Office

The University's Service Centre Studies - Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor.

Departmental Academic Advising

Program Coordination / Program Coordinator SSE
Ester Gnandt
Institut für Nachhaltige Technische Systeme (INATECH)
2. OG Nord, Raum F 343 / 2. Floor North entrance
Emmy-Noether-Straße 2
79108 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-54010
Dr. Mirko Schäfer
Institut für nachhaltige technische Systeme - INATECH
4. OG West
Emmy-Noether-Straße 2
79114 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203 54202

Examination Office

Georges-Köhler-Allee 101, 79110 Freiburg
Fax: +49(0) 761-203-8082

Anne-Julchen Müller, Telefon: 0761 203-8083
Susanne Stork, Telefon: 0761 203-8087
Montag 14.00 Uhr bis 16.00 Uhr
Dienstag und Donnerstag 10.00 Uhr bis 12.00 Uhr
Mittwoch und Freitag: nur telefonisch
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