In accordance with the research orientation, teaching in Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences program at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich aims to impart both basic technical knowledge and cross-system know-how.

The curriculum of the Chair of Sanitary Engineering and Waste Management is a basic part of the Bachelor's programme (particularly in the field of environmental and infrastructure studies) as well as an integral part of the Master's programme (particularly in the field of study water, environment and soil).

An important component of the courses is the transfer of basic knowledge (building up core competences). Based on the understanding of mathematical, physical, chemical and biological theories, the different technologies are derived. The focus is on the following areas:

  • Basics of water chemistry and -analysis
  • Drinking water production, treatment and distribution
  • Waste water discharge and treatment, sewage sludge treatment
  • Storm water treatment
  • Special areas of water and waste water treatment
    (Industrial water treatment, novel/alternative sanitary systems,
    Water technologies for emerging and developing countries/for disaster areas)
  • Systems for waste collection and treatment
  • Legal foundations and requirements

The imparted core competencies are applied to higher-level (interdisciplinary) systems in in-depth courses. The courses aim at the abstraction and transfer of already learned knowledge. In addition, it is intended to provide access to neighbouring disciplines that often overlap in practice.

  • Technical infrastructure development and planning
    Interactions of water, waste water, waste, energy, system considerations
  • Effects and measures for infrastructure areas in the event of disasters
    Effects of power outages/environmental catastrophes, securing of energy and energy efficiency water supply
  • Interdisciplinary project work
    Water management, transport and spatial planning, soil mechanics and foundation engineering

Teaching is done with different teaching and learning methods. The targeted use of e-learning methods complements the courses.

The course of study concludes with a Bachelor's or Master's thesis. It serves to introduce the students to independent scientific work and thus forms a direct link to research. Tasks with activities in the laboratory of the Chair of Urban Water Management are offered, as well as work with software systems (e. g. EPAnet, ArcGIS, Kanal++) or sophisticated system analyses.

As part of regular events, external speakers from the field report on current construction and implementation projects (funding transdisciplinary networking). Through excursions the contact to practice is established or deepened. With the inspection of plants for urban water and waste management, the taught content becomes a tangible reality and thus significantly supports the classical transfer of knowledge.