Study Overview

As an engineer of sustainable building technology, you will design and optimize the technical equipment of buildings and create a comfortable indoor climate for building users. Using your knowledge of building technology and building physics, you will develop holistic building concepts and implement them in both new construction and building renovation. In your intelligent, efficient and future-oriented concepts, you use modern technologies for rational energy use, avoid emissions by increasing efficiency and using renewable energies, and reduce operating costs at the same time.


Short Profile

The Sustainable Building Technology (NGT) major is an offering from the AIW programme. In the first two semesters, students complete the basic studies together. The specialization in NGT takes place at the beginning of the third semester. After seven semesters of standard study time, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Smart buildings

Smart buildings

"In smart buildings, automated processes regulate, control and optimize the operation of building services equipment. With modern communication networks, dynamic building behavior is created in automated processes that optimize energy flows, reduce costs and make use more flexible."

Sustainable planning


Sustainable planning

"The immense use of materials in construction calls for a rethinking of life-cycle planning. Resource use must be optimized in all phases of the life cycle, in the production, use and end-of-life of buildings as a basis for sustainable design of structures, and reuse must be specifically promoted."

Digital design methods


Digital design methods

"Building simulation captures the dynamics of heat transfer processes in numerical building models. Energy and material flows and the interaction of weather, building structure and systems engineering are realistically mapped, allowing detailed analysis and optimization of complex building situations."

Study Structure

In the Applied Engineering programme, you will study in a common foundation course with all students. If you have decided to major in "Sustainable Building Technology" at the beginning of the third semester, your major studies are structured as follows:


Study Content NGT

In "Sustainable Building Technology" the building specific topics are in the foreground. You will learn how technologies work and how to select them, e.g. for heating and cooling buildings, as well as how to balance the energy demand required for building operation. Based on sustainable planning approaches, you will optimize the interaction of components for use in new construction, renovation or building operation. This includes insights into thermal-dynamic building simulation, building automation as well as building information modelling. Energy management, legal and regulatory knowledge round off your training.

Are you interested? Then apply here for our Applied Engineering degree programme (AIW).

During the online application, you can already specify a desired field of study - don't worry, your choice isn’t definitive. You will make your final decision for the area of study at the end of the second semester. Thus, the first two semesters offer you enough time to get oriented as well as to discover the fields of study that are interesting for you.

The application period is from May 2nd to September 30th. The studies start in the winter semester on October 1st.

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Services.



Notes for Transfer Students

Transfer students can enter a higher subject semester. This is possible for the winter semester as well as for the summer semester. Previous achievements that have a subject related equivalent in the Applied Engineering Science Programme can be recognized. To do so, compare the module handbook of your previous degree programme with that of the Applied Engineering Sciences Programme. If you have subjects from higher semesters recognized, you will determine your field of study at the same time. Invest the time to read the module manuals, because it is your achievements that you can have recognized for your new degree programme! Please note the general information for transfer students.

Continuing with graduate studies

Ansbach University of Applied Sciences offers you various master's degree programmes that you can take following your bachelor's degree.

Further information


Christoph Dürnberger

NGT branch

"It is a good feeling to have chosen a strongly future-oriented professional field. In addition to state-of-the-art technology, the new Feuchtwangen campus offers a nice environment in the process, which I enjoy very much."

Christoph is studying Sustainable Building Technology. In addition to his studies, he works as a student assistant at the Feuchtwangen campus, actively supporting laboratory operations.


Isabel Grauf

NGT branch

"Studying Sustainable Building Technology allows me to pursue my interest in construction. At the same time, the environment is very close to my heart. The fact that these two subjects can be combined was a decisive point in my choice of studies."

Isabel is studying Sustainable Building Technology. In addition to the use of sustainable processes and products, her focus lies on the integration of digital concepts in construction, such as Building Information Modeling and thermal-dynamic building modelling.

The diversity of the degree program is reflected in the career prospects. Employers particularly appreciate the broad basic knowledge and practical skills of our graduates. Combined with the specialization in the main course of study, many occupational fields open up in the engineering sector.



Occupational fields

The study of applied engineering optimally prepares you for your professional life. Depending on the orientation of your studies, you can work in a variety of companies and research institutions in a wide range of industries. Thus, you will find your challenges in the following industries:

  • Plant and Mechanical Engineering
  • Automation and Electrical Industry
  • Consulting
  • Energy Supply Companies
  • Engineering Offices
  • Chemical and Industrial Production Plants
  • Public Utilities
  • Technical services in public authorities, in companies in the biotechnology and environmental technology sectors and in information and communication technology

One of the important tasks of the new Technology and Research Center in Feuchtwangen is to link current research topics with teaching. In this way, we can ensure that the studies are kept up to date with the latest scientific developments. On the other hand, we are happy if you actively participate in research. You can become part of our scientific team by writing a thesis. An ongoing research project aims at realizing a sustainable and innovative energy concept for the campus of the Technical University of Munich in Garching in an increasingly regenerative generation and supply structure. Find out more about this and other projects.

In many large corporations, English is the official business language. Smaller companies are also often intensively networked with partners from all over the world. It is therefore not surprising that experience abroad is highly valued by many employers. Furthermore, students confirm that international encounters are an enriching personal experience.

Semester abroad

When planning and carrying out a semester abroad, you will receive individual support from our International Office – both organizationally and, in many cases, financially. To make the start easier, you can prepare your stay abroad in our Language Centrum.

Ansbach International Summer School

International encounters are also possible on the Ansbach campus. Students from all continents travel to the Ansbach International Summerschool. German-international teams work together in various specialist workshops. In addition to the technical learning content and the intercultural training, encounters and fun are not neglected. The relevant Summer School workshops are credited as a general science elective module in the AIW degree programme.

On the one hand, you will be able to apply a lot of skills learnt during the practical semester. On the other hand, you will discover how important it is to be able to familiarize yourself with new tasks independently.

According to the choice of your field of study, you will look for an internship on your own responsibility (you can find information on administrative details here). The fields of activity during the internship semester are as diverse as the professional possibilities.

Here you will quickly take on project responsibility and be directly involved in day-to-day business. For many, the internship semester also opens the door to a later job.


    Jessica Ellinger

    Application development of bioplastics

    "Right from the start, I was assigned tasks that I could work on independently. It was a good feeling to be fully part of the team even as an intern and to be able to contribute something valuable ..."