Bergische Universität Wuppertal / BUW

Profile of the university

The University of Wuppertal (Bergische Universität Wuppertal / BUW) is a research-oriented university and offers a wide range of subjects, including disciplines and courses such as safety engineering and industrial design. Interdisciplinarity, team spirit and a capacity for innovation all characterise our teaching and research. The BUW's numerous successes are reflected for example by its high rankings. Good support facilities and a wide range of services and funding opportunities for students and researchers make the BUW stand out from the crowd and attract large numbers of students. The BUW is a university at the heart of Europe. It is part of an international network consisting of more than 220 partner universities worldwide. These international partnerships not only foster student and teacher exchange, but also facilitate joint research projects at professorship and school level. The BUW is a popular destination for international students, with more than 110 countries represented here. For all its international profile and connections, the university is firmly rooted in the region. As a result of its active knowledge transfer and intensive cooperation with numerous societal and business partners, it has developed an outstanding regional network from which graduates, scientists, innovators and start-ups can all benefit.

Description of the study program(s)

The bachelor program Safety Engineering (B.Sc.) is an accredited undergraduate course at the University of Wuppertal with a duration of six semesters. Graduates will have the ability to assess, understand and evaluate risks and to develop strategies to cope with or mitigate these risks. They will be able to identify complex safety-relevant issues and solve them based on the methodical expertise developed throughout the studies.

Details about the minor

Details about the minor

B.Sc. Safety Engineering


University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany





Admission requirements

Higher education entrance qualification (Abitur or equivalent)

For foreign students:

  • Equivalence check of diploma / certificates
  • German level C1 (also possible: preparatory German language course)

Time model


Further information about our Safety Engineering programs

Contact information for international students

Akademisches Auslandsamt / International office:

Engineering fundamentals
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Thermo- and fluid dynamics
  • Process engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Material sciences
Selected safety-relevant fundamentals
  • Occupational physiology
  • Occupational psychology
  • Ergonomics
  • Hazardous substances and goods
  • Methodologies in safety engineering
  • Safety legislation
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Crisis and emergency management
  • Fire protection
  • Technical reliability
Selected possible specialization modules
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Fire safety engineering and crisis management
  • Environmental protection / safety

For further information on contents and timeline of the B.Sc. Safety Engineering (PO 2017)
please go to (in German language only): >> LINK <<


Gaußstraße 20
42119 Wuppertal


+49 (0) 202 4390

Akademisches Auslandsamt / International office