Bachelor (B.Sc.) Clean Energy Processes

The qualification assessment test is suspended for winter term 2024/25 and 2025/26.

Interested applicants can thus directly apply for the degree program from 02.05.2024 (date of opening of the application portal) for winter semester 2024/25.

Application deadlines for winter semester 2024/25:
The application deadline is 30th September 2024 for domestic applicants.
Applications of international applicants are recommended until May 31st. The application deadline is 15th of July for international applicants.

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Content: Information about the program and the application process.

Study Plan BSc. CEP

The B.Sc. CEP program provides students with a comprehensive understanding in clean energy processes. The study plan includes: 

  • Basic science (e.g. mathematics, physics) 
  • Basic engineering (e.g. Foundations of chemical reaction engineering, materials and structuresmeasurement systems)
  • Basic economics
  • Subject-specific basics (e.g. renewable energies, electrochemistry, fundamentals of energy resources) 
  • Active project
  • 2 elective modules 
  • Bachelor’s thesis 

For all Bachelor modules, see study plan [link]. 

For detailed information please see the program regulation in German or English.

 

Apply for Bachelor CEP

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  • Application for the CEP B.Sc. program is possible for the winter semester only
  • The application is possible from mid-April onwards via the campo portal.
  • Recommendation for international applicants: Handing in of application until May 31st
  • Deadline for applications is July 15th (international applicants) and September 31st (domestic applicants).
  • A proof of English language proficiency is required for application. Please see section “Necessary documents for application
  • Please make sure to submit all necessary documents for application via the Campo application portal.
  • International applicants:
    • Application is only possible with officially certified copies of documents!
    • The documents for application (certified copies only!) must be sent uploaded in the application portal Campo, the application form must be sent by post to FAU’s Admissions Office!
    • Information on translation and document certification can be found here.

Application process

The application for the CEP program must be submitted online, via the campo portal using the following steps:

Applicants with a German Abitur (“Bildungsinländer”):

  1. Register an account in the FAU-IdM System.
  2. Apply online through the campo portal.
  3. FAU checks whether the application qualifies for direct entry into university.
  4. Wait for notification from FAU.
  5. Enrol at FAU

International applicants:

  1. Register an account in the FAU-IdM System.
  2. Fill in the online application in the application portal campo.
  3. Collect certified copies of the documents listed on the application form. Information on document certification can be found here.
  4. Submit your application through the application portal campo with the required certified documents and the proof of English language proficiency.
    Incomplete applications cannot be accepted!
  5. Print the application form, sign it and send it by post to FAU’s admission office.
    The address is specified on the application form.
  6. FAU checks whether the application qualifies for direct entry into university.
  7. Wait for notification from FAU.

Please see the video below for instructions on how to apply online in campo.

Necessary documents for application

  1. School leaving certificate: All pages of the certificate
  2. Proof of language proficiency in English.
    The following proofs can be accepted as proof of level B2 CEFR:

    • your school leaving certificate (only applicants with a German university entrance qualification “HZB”)
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with at least 80 points in iBT
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 5.0 or higher
    • for alternative certificates please see: https://sz.fau.eu/examinations/accreditation/
  3. CV without time gaps in English
  4. Application letter in English. Please set out your qualification for the degree program and let us know why you chose the degree program (1 page, see also our FAQ Application letter).
  5. If you have completed previous periods of study: complete academic report/transcript of records/mark sheet and if you have completed a previous degree: additionally degree certificate (e.g. Bachelor’s degree, Diploma)
  6. If applicable: University entrance examination certificate from your home country
  7. If applicable Feststellungsprüfungszeugnis: Only for applicants who have done „Studienkolleg“ in Germany
  8. Optional documents:
    • Proof of internships, vocational training, work experience
    • Other forms of proof (e.g. proof of voluntary work, civic engagement etc.)

Please see the checklist for international applicants on which documents need to be handed in as certified copies.

International applicants:

Please make sure to submit all documents related to your university entrance qualification. They can include proof of previous studies or the proof of the assessment examination from the preparatory college in Germany (Studienkolleg) among others. Please visit the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to check which documents might apply to your case. Under “Schulabschlüsse mit Hochschulzugang” you may find information regarding foreign University Entrance Qualifications and their equivalent in Germany.

International applicants

Please be aware that the secondary education qualification from your school in your home country does not necessarily entitle you to study at a German university. International applicants might have to take an assessment examination (Feststellungsprüfung) before they can be admitted. Information on the types of international university entrance qualifications and the type of access to university can be found here. If you are not sure whether your educational background can be considered a University Entrance Qualification in Germany please visit the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). By stating your home country, and qualifications obtained there, and by answering some country-specific questions you can find out whether you are eligible to study in Germany.

Depending on your school-leaving qualification applicants from some countries might be required to have studied for one academic year as a full-time student at a recognised higher education institution according to the given study regulations. Please see the information for your individual school-leaving qualifications on the website of the DAAD.

 

Sending in documents by post

 

Document translation and certification

This section applies to international applicants only.

Document translation:

Are the original documents available in English, German or French? If not, they must be translated into either German, English or French by an official translator.

  • Translations of documents must be accurate translations of original documents.
  • The corresponding information must be provided in the translator’s certification statement.
  • The source language for the translation must also be stated.
  • A copy of the original document must be inseparably attached to the translation.
  • Stamps and annotations must also be translated.

Document certification

Once the documents have been translated into English, German or French, they need to be certified.

Official certifications of documents can be done by:

  • In general: The German embassy or consulate or public notaries who provide the certifications with an apostille according to the Hague Convention.
  • In the EU: by the school or university that issued the document.
  • In Germany: By any German public agency that has an official seal – for example, courts or municipal and local authorities. However, not all local authorities in Germany are willing to provide certification of copies of documents in foreign languages.

See here for detailed information on document translation and certification: www.fau.eu/education/international/from-abroad/application-and-enrolment/notes-on-certification-of-documents/

 

What qualities and skills do I need?

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Applicants should have

  • an interest in science and engineering
  • a good understanding of mathematics and basics in physics and chemistry
  • curiosity towards sustainability issues and economic correlations associated with the changing climate
  • a good amount of team and communication skills, as your peers will become your work, study, and leisure family with joint lab courses, research projects, course assignments and extracurricular activities
  • all prospective students should be united in the incentive to reshape industrial processes with clean energy technologies

 

Job possibilities

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Graduates of the program can address and work on answers for current and future questions about creating climate friendly energy and creating sustainable processes in industry. A holistic approach to the subject ensures that knowledge from related fields such as electrical engineering and materials sciences as well as the co-related factors for decision-making, socio-economic, legal and ethical factors are considered. Practical experience with analytical tools and in laboratory courses and projects ensure that the knowledge and competencies gained can be applied in industry and research.

There is a rising demand for engineers that have an extensive knowledge of innovative technologies for renewable new energy systems and energy production. Graduates of CEP have more experience with international and research-related topics than other graduates, they are especially suited for tasks on the highest level of engineering or to pursue further studies leading to a master’s degree and/or Ph.D.

Job possibilities:

  • Energy production and logistics
  • Process optimization and intensification
  • Consulting and auditing
  • Energy companies/providers
  • Sustainable chemical/bio industry
  • Policy and decision making
  • M.Sc. and later on Ph.D. in (sustainable) chemical and process engineering

 

FAQ

Should the application be in English or German?

Your application documents can be in either German or in English. The curriculum vitae and the motivation letter must be in English.

Should the application be in English or German?
Your application documents can be in either German or in English. The curriculum vitae and the motivation letter must be in English.

Do I need to certify my documents for application or enrollment?

  • When applying or enrolling you will need  to provide officially certified copies of relevant certificates, diplomas and other documentation issued overseas. Officially certified translations can be in the follwoing languages: German, English or French.
  • Please see the website on the certification of documents and translation for more information.
  • Applicants from abroad need to see the information on document certification outside of Germany.

 

Do I need to certify my documents for application or enrollment?
When applying or enrolling you will need  to provide officially certified copies of relevant certificates, diplomas and other documentation issued overseas. Officially certified translations can be in the follwoing languages: German, English or French. Please see the website on the certification of documents and translation for more information. Applicants from abroad need to see the information on document certification outside of Germany.  

Do I receive a confirmation upon the receipt of my documents?

Upon the arrival of your documents for application or enrollment FAU does not send out standardized confirmations of receipt of the documents.
It can usually take 2-3 weeks after arrival of the documents until they are processed since several thousand applications are received by the relevant FAU offices each semester. You will be informed by FAU as soon as your documents have been processed. Please kindly wait until you are notified.

Do I receive a confirmation upon the receipt of my documents?
Upon the arrival of your documents for application or enrollment FAU does not send out standardized confirmations of receipt of the documents. It can usually take 2-3 weeks after arrival of the documents until they are processed since several thousand applications are received by the relevant FAU offices each semester. You will be informed by FAU as soon as your documents have been processed. Please kindly wait until you are notified.

Do I need to apply for the qualification assessment test?

No application for the qualification assessment test or admission interview is neccessary. Step one of the test is done automatically by checking the relevant documents once applicants have submitted their complete application. Once passed successfully, applicants will be invited for the admission interview.

Do I need to apply for the qualification assessment test?
No application for the qualification assessment test or admission interview is neccessary. Step one of the test is done automatically by checking the relevant documents once applicants have submitted their complete application. Once passed successfully, applicants will be invited for the admission interview.

What is the content and language of the admission interview?

  • Content: Standard in the fields of mathematics, physics and chemistry and ability to outline the contents of the degree programme and motivation to participate in the programme.
  • Language: The interview is conducted in English.
What is the content and language of the admission interview?
Content: Standard in the fields of mathematics, physics and chemistry and ability to outline the contents of the degree programme and motivation to participate in the programme. Language: The interview is conducted in English.

 

You have further questions? You can contact us via: study-cep@fau.de

Individual appointments on site at the SSC can be booked via our booking system:

Individual appointments can be made via email.

For applicants: Please attend the monthly information meeting for interested students on Zoom.

Jasmin Singh, M.A.

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering