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Safety and Hazard Defence



Bachelor of Science

Study Type
First Cycle Programmes

Start of studies
The programme begins each winter semester.
Applicants with foreign certificates please apply till 30 April via uni-assist e.V..

Standard period of study
The standard period of study is 7 semesters.

Admission restriction
No restricted admission

Please note
common, consecutive Bachelor's and Master's program together with the Magdeburg Otto-von-Guericke University
aptitude test

Programme objectives

The objective of the programme is to acquire thorough expertise and the ability to work in accordance with scientific methods, to master the varied demands of professional life in applied practice, research or teaching, and to deal effectively with the frequently changing tasks that arise in the working world.

Professional expertise is built in the fields of safety and hazard defence. Graduates possess specific knowledge pertaining to fire, disaster and civil protection, environmental protection, pollution control, cargo protection, explosion protection, safety management, occupational and industrial safety, post-fire investigations and risk analysis.

Degree course content

core subjects
  • Computing
  • mathematics
  • English
  • physics
  • chemistry
  • environmental protection
  • principles of structural engineering
  • structural design
  • fundamentals of electrical engineering
  • fluid dynamics
  • thermodynamics
  • structural fire protection
  • process engineering – pollutant dispersion
  • fundamentals of fire protection
  • psychology
  • law and hazard defence
  • technical risks
free-choice subjects
  • Flood protection
  • radiation protection
  • modelling and simulation
  • workplace health and safety
  • satellite navigation
  • impacts of pollutants
  • extinguishing technology
  • public relations work in fire and disaster protection
  • and others





Placement semester or basic training semester with the fire service in semester 6.

Contact person

Study Advisor
Dr. Monika Lehmann

Tel.: + 49 (0) 391 886 41 06
Fax: + 49 (0) 391 886 46 18

Visitor's address: House 2, Room 0.07, Breitscheidstraße 2, 39114 Magdeburg

Information for International Degree Students

International Office


When should you apply and what should your application include? Learn more about our application procedures and deadlines.

further information

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