Career Perspectives

Environmental engineers provide expertise in their areas of specialization in the core tasks of engineering. They use models to describe systems of the natural and the built environment in order to predict their development; they are engaged in planning, development of measures and their implementation. Most often, they work in engineering and planning companies as well as the public administration. However, many choose the field of research and development in universities and industry.

A survey among the graduates of the classes of 2008 to 2014 shows that most graduates are employed in the private sector. Public administrations employ environmental engineers in the relevant state offices of Environment and Water and the municipal units for environment, water supply and transport planning.

The fields of work show distribution of graduates in the specialisation fields, with the different areas of water engineering being the most common response (more than one response was possible).