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Environmental Systems Sciences – Economics Bachelor's programme

Course outline, qualifications and competences

The bachelor’s programme Environmental Systems Sciences - Economics provides basic knowledge enabling students to understand complex connections between human activity and resultant environmental change. Students first acquire basics in theory and methodology of economics (micro and macro economics, economy and environment, economic growth, international and public economy as well as methodological subjects such as mathematics and statistics, etc.). They then continue with thematic focuses on sustainable development, environmental policy, resource and energy policy and traffic and climatology. The sound specialist education ensures that students understand business processes and management, enabling them to tackle environmentally sensitive issues relating to efficient resource management (protecting scarce resources, climate protection, intervening in the environmental system by means of economic measures, etc.). Intensive involvement with formal sciences (differential and integral calculus, vector analysis and statistics) promotes analytical, logical and networked thinking skills. Systems sciences as well as organisation and dynamics of man-environment systems complete the programme. Students design their own environmentally oriented elective course and complete a placement in an interdisciplinary team, thus learning to tackle realistic problems and to elaborate and develop their communication and team skills, flexibility and ability to think and act on an interdisciplinary level.

Expected results

Graduates will have acquired proficiency in theory and practice in the area of economics. They will be able to identify, analytically represent and process macroeconomic and environmental connections. Moreover, they will be familiar with key systemic methods of problem analysis and troubleshooting, thus being able to devise approaches to environmentally-related economic problems.


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University degree
Bachelor of Science „BSc“
6 semesters / 180 ECTS-CP
(CP = credit points)
Teaching language
Index number
UB 033 549
Faculty of Environmental and Regional Sciences and Education
type of study programme
Qualification level
Bachelor (1st study cycle)
General university entrance qualification
Limited admission to this programme
Admission Bachelor Umweltsystemwissenschaften


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