Bachelor Environmental and Industrial Sensor Technology

Climate protection - Industry 4.0 - Robotics. Whether you want to actively promote climate and environmental protection or are enthusiastic about the technology of the future: The study of environmental and industrial sensor technology provides you with the central fundamentals to develop and apply technical solutions for some of the most pressing issues of today.

Sensors are the keys to modern technology. In combination with the latest IT technology, including artificial intelligence, they are a factor of constantly growing importance for environmental and climate protection, but also for the automotive industry, consumer electronics, consumer industry, safety technology, mechanical and plant engineering or Industry 4.0: sensors are systematically used for testing, monitoring and automation.

In the Environmental and Industrial Sensors degree program, we introduce you to concrete tasks in a practical way. Even during your studies, you will have the opportunity to work where innovative research projects are carried out together with industry: e.g. in the Sensor Application Center (SappZ), the heart of sensor research at TechBase Regensburg, or in the Nanochem Competence Center.

Degree programm information

Commencement:Winter semester 
Duration:7 semesters, full-time, 210 ECTS-credits
Profile:Course structure and course programme [only available in German]
Degree title:Bachelor of Science

Welcome to the future & the world of sensors

They measure, test, analyze and are the "sense organs" of tomorrow's technology: sensors. Where they are integrated, technology becomes really exciting. Because small sensors and sensor systems equip technology with intelligence.


What characterizes the degree program

You always test your knowledge in a practical way on very specific topics, but you can still apply for a wide range of jobs after graduation: in regional industry as well as in smaller engineering offices or at research institutes.


Professional fields of application: from climate protection to robotics & AI

Solutions and ideas for sustainable climate protection, for smart cities, smart grids or smart factories, for Industry 4.0, autonomous driving or digitized agriculture - in all these areas, the know-how of environmental and industrial sensor technology plays an essential role. With your knowledge, you are just as much in demand in the development departments of industry as you are where the concrete application of sensor systems is concerned, for example in climate and environmental protection.

Do you want to actively shape the world of tomorrow with your knowledge?

Then this degree program is a great choice!

Getting your Bachelor's degree in seven semesters

The program is practice-oriented and comprises seven semesters. - The first semesters focus on the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and chemistry, which form the foundation of your studies.

In the course of your studies, we will teach you a broad spectrum of fundamental knowledge and applications of physical, biochemical and chemical sensor principles for the various fields of work in environmental analysis and sensor technology, industrial sensor technology, analytical chemistry and biochemistry. This includes a thorough knowledge and understanding of modern sensor materials.

Building on knowledge and skills for electrotechnical interconnection, data acquisition and programming, the processing of complex sensor data, the networking of sensors and the use of modern IT technologies form an important part of the curricula.

Practical relevance: lab work, internship & Co.


Part of your studies will take place in our physics and chemistry labs, in the atomic lab and in the clean room lab, which is second to none in Bavaria. The heart of research in the field of sensor technology is the SappZ - the Sensor Application Center, where we work together with industry on new projects. This is an immense advantage for our students: Because here they can work on real projects, complete an internship or thesis, and benefit from contacts with industry.

You can find out more about the SappZ here:

What appeals to our students

Studying at our faculty is practical and a lot of fun. No wonder, because it has always been particularly important to us that students feel at home with us right from the start.


Our benefits

  • Relatively small faculty & family atmosphere
  • Personal supervision & intensive support
  • Practical learning in small groups & in laboratories
  • Best contacts to the economy: from renowned institutes to regional industry & world market leaders
  • Good conditions for exciting internships & Co




Laboratory trainings and pre-vocational internship

Your studies also include practical training in laboratories, which you complete alongside the lectures. In addition, the entire fifth semester is reserved for an internship that prepares you for your career. 
How do you find a good internship? - With our excellent contacts to smaller companies and to large global corporations here in the region, but also abroad, we are happy to help you.


Internship abroad: Gaining experience worldwide

Are you curious about other countries and cultures and would like to gain experience abroad as part of your studies? - Our partnerships with international universities, especially in Asia, are the perfect prerequisite for this. We are also happy to help you with the preparations and advise you on which courses make sense in advance (languages, intercultural competence, etc.) and how an internship or semester abroad can also be financially supported.

The internship coordinator and the internship office will support you in all aspects of your internship:

Further qualification: first the bachelor's degree, then the master's degree

You can also continue your studies after the bachelor's degree. Our Master of Electrical and Microsystems Engineering program, for example, is open to you for this purpose.

Apply with a Bachelor's degree

With a successfully completed bachelor's degree, you are an engineer in environmental and industrial sensor technology (B. Eng.). With this degree you have excellent opportunities on the job market and many companies and industries to choose from

Where you can apply after graduation

  • Environmental Protection & Environmental Analysis
  • Climate protection, emission & immission monitoring
  • Process & plant monitoring in industrial manufacturing
  • Failure analysis & material analysis (laboratory measurement technology)
  • Environmental sensor technology
  • Health & food analysis and sensor technology
  • Positioning Technologies, Surveying
  • Technical optics & image processing
  • Medical technology
  • Sensors for construction and buildings (surveying, building physics, building materials science, building climate control, monitoring and control for energy efficiency)
  • Building & plant energy efficiency, emission control
  • Automotive technology (exhaust monitoring, engine control)
  • Smart home & comfort functions
  • Communication technologies (smartphones, tablets, cameras)
  • Industry 4.0 / Internet of Things

More benefits

Through your internships during your studies in selected companies, you also establish contacts for the future. Many of our students already get to know their future employer in the course of their internship.


As a result of our substantive exchange with the business community, we have excellent contacts with companies based here and with regional world market leaders, as well as abroad. You benefit from this. Whether it's exciting internships during your studies or your future employer.