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Environmental Monitoring (B.Sc.)



  • 7 semesters with integrated practical semester
  • small study groups and personal supervision for 40 students per study year
  • practical university study in applied environmental protection
  • solid, natural-science basis
  • much open land practical work as well as lab work for method testing
  • comprehensive knowledge of species of animals and plants
  • skill development for the solution of environmental problems
  • Possibility to continue on to a Master study programme in Landscape Development (3 semesters)

What awaits you in the Bachelor study programme in Environmental Monitoring?

  • You will learn which components ecosystems have and which functions these take on in built-up and uninhabited areas.
  • You identify plants and animals
  • You train in practical, natural science methods and instruments for collecting, analysing and managing environmental data (e.g. biotope information, remote sensing, GIS)
  • You learn the framework conditions of environmental and nature protection law as well as landscape planning instruments
  • You acquire practical experience during an integrated practical semester
  • You learn about the requirements of different users of our ecosystems
  • You develop solutions for interdisciplinary, environmental questions and issues

Investigations in the lab

Open land recordings

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


 What awaits you at our faculty in Dresden-Pillnitz?

  • excellent study conditions thanks to small study groups
  • modern lecture theatres and seminar building renovated in line with preservationist guidelines
  • a pleasant, green campus
  • modern labs and cutting-edge open-land equipment
  • directly neighbouring, wonderful cultural landscape; many open-land practicals take place here (Elbe meadows, vineyards, etc.)
  • culturally exciting environment (Dresden old town, Neustadt student quarter, Schloss Pillnitz palace, etc.)

How does study proceed?

Detailed information on the course of the study programme and on the content of the individual modules can be found here: Module overview or alternatively in the download area to the right as well as in the MODULUXmodule database.

Click in the left-hand column for detailed information on the training goals, skills goals and on the job market for graduates from the ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING study programme.

Here is an overview of the content and structure of the study:

Overview graphic of course of study

Key words:

Environmental protection – nature protection – landscape management – landscape ecology – environmental management – bio-diversity – flora-fauna habitat (FFH) – species protection – bird protection

Last changed: 24.01.2019