Safety and Hazard Defence


Safety and Hazard Defence

Degree Conferred Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Duration 7 Semesters Enrollment Wintersemester Admission restriction No restricted admission Entry requirements At least entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences or comparable diploma, aptitude test Application Details Apply to Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences Application deadline     Applicants with German secondary school leaving certificate   über diesen Link 15 July     Applicants with international secondary school leaving certificate   über uni-assist 31 May Language German


This course is a joint programme offered by Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg and Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences. The programme conveys the necessary procedural and scientific expertise for effectively dealing with disaster situations. To this end, on the one hand the students come to grips with, among other things, basic aspects of mathematics, physics, fluid mechanics, process engineering and the dispersal of pollutants. On the other hand, they acquire skills in the fields of fire safety, disaster management and civil defence, environmental protection, emission control, water pollution control, safety management, occupational and workplace safety, psychosocial aspects of hazard prevention, preventative structural fire safety, electrical safety, determining the cause of fires and risk analysis. Particular emphasis is placed on leadership, management, emergency planning, psychology and law.

Career Perspectives

Specialists in safety management and hazard defence in industry, as well as the fire service; fire safety, disaster management and environmental protection for specialist federal, state and local agencies as well as for the police; assessors for insurance companies, banks and in construction; developers or manufacturers of fire prevention and safety equipment.

Competencies and Interests Required

An interest in combining scientific contexts for dealing with technical issues with regard to fire safety, disaster management, plant and civil protection.

More information

This course is generally divided into basic scientific and technical studies, a semester-long practical placement, two semesters of specialisation and one semester to produce the Bachelor’s thesis. The course structure is consecutive: after the Bachelor’s degree, a further Master’s degree course is offered.

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Last Modification: 17.12.2021 - Contact Person: Dezernat Studienangelegenheiten