Teaching materials of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences faculty at Bundeswehr University Munich are corresponding to the research orientations, designed to educate students the basic technical knowledge as well as practical and interdisciplinary skills.

One of the main goals of the offered courses is delivering the basic knowledge to develop the core competencies. Different technologies are invented based on the understanding of mathematical, physical, chemical and biological theories.

  • Basics chemistry of water and analysis
  • Drinking water production, treatment , and distribution
  • Discharge and treatment of wastewater and sludge treatment
  • Rainwater treatment
  • Special areas of water and wastewater treatment (industrial water treatment, alternative sanitary systems, water technologies for developing countries and disaster areas)
  • Waste collection and waste treatment processes
  • Legal provisions and requirements

Based on the imparted core competencies, it is important to apply these in areas of specialization through interdisciplinary fields. The courses are developed based on already learned knowledge. However, sometimes overlapping knowledge should be provided.

  • Technical infrastructure development and planning

 Interactions of water, wastewater, waste, energy, system considerations

  • Impacts and measures for infrastructure sectors in the event of disasters

 Effects of power outages / environmental disasters, ensuring water and energy 

  • Interdisciplinary project work

 Water management, transport and spatial planning, soil mechanics and
 foundation engineering

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

The bachelor and master programs end with writing a thesis. This provides students a possibility to develop independent scientific work. Chair of Sanitary Engineering and Waste Management offers an opportunity to do activities in the laboratory as well as working with software (for example EPAnet, ArcGIS, Kanal ++) or sophisticated system analysis.


In the context of various courses, external lecturers and experts are invited to share information about their latest achievements and talk about construction projects (promotion of transdisciplinary collaborations). In addition, through the field trips and inspection of water and sanitation facilities, learning is enriched and reinforced, and present a great chance for connection between students and experts.