Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Environmental Project

Degree programme Environment and Engineering
Subject area Engineering Technology
Type of degree Bachelor
Winter Semester 2024
Course unit title Environmental Project
Course unit code 086011050503
Language of instruction English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2024
Level of the course / module according to the curriculum
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9
Name of lecturer(s) Klemens HANDLER, Valentin SEILER, Christof STRABLER
Requirements and Prerequisites


Course content

In small groups, all students work on a project with environmental relevance. The students choose either a project with a primarily technical focus (environmental technology) or with an environmental-economic focus (environmental economics).

  •     Creativity techniques for brainstorming
  •     Agile and conventional methods of project management
  •     Methods of assessing ecological consequences in processes for product development and project management
  •     Methods of presentation and communication
Learning outcomes

The course imparts specialist and methodological skills (F/M) with regard to project-oriented work. The students are familiar with the challenge:

  •     to select and apply creativity methods for brainstorming on a concrete environmental task
  •     to select and apply conventional and agile project management methods in a reflective manner with regard to a concrete task
  •     to work through work packages according to a project plan, ensuring a balanced and appropriate distribution of work in a small group
  •     resolve conflict situations (time and content) constructively and effectively
  •     to document the results of their work, to prepare them in accordance with scientific formal criteria and to present them to a jury.

The joint discussion within the framework of project work also promotes social and communicative skills (S/K) and self-competence (S) to a high degree.


Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  •     Independent project work (learning by doing) in teams
  •     Team and individual coaching (methodological and professional impulses)
  •     Exchange between projects (presentations, team feedback)
Assessment methods and criteria

The grade is made up of an evaluation of the group and an assessment of the performance of the individuals.

  • Assessment of individual participation (20 %)
  • Evaluation of project work as a team according to a catalogue of criteria, especially self- and team organisation, division of work, time management and conflict resolution (30 %)
  • Evaluation of the results of the project work according to a catalogue of criteria, in particular quality of the results achieved, documentation, project report as well as presentation and communication of the work results as a team (50 %)


Recommended or required reading
  • Bessant, John R. (2009): Innovation: creativity, culture, concepts, process, implementation. London: Dorling Kindersley
  •  Gloger, Boris; Margetich, Jürgen (2018): The Scrum principle: building and shaping agile organisations. 2nd, updated and extended edition. Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschel publishing house
  •  Meyer, Helga; Reher, Heinz-Josef (2016): Project management: from definition through project planning to successful completion. Wiesbaden: Jumper Gabler
  •  Patzak, Gerold; Rattay, Günter (2014): Project management: projects, project portfolios, programmes and project-oriented companies. 6th, substantially extended and updated edition
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Presence event with compulsory attendance