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 31 May 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

The language of instruction is German.

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.




Admission requirements

A higher education entrance qualification is a general prerequisite for admittance to the programme of study. International applicants must provide proof of educational qualifications that permit study in Germany (school-leaving certificate, certificate of university attendance).

The DAAD database on admission requirements allows international students to check whether they meet the requirements for the degree programme of their choice in Germany.

In addition, applicants have to pass an aptitude test to get admission.

The language of instruction is German. Foreign applicants must prove they have adequate knowledge of German. Evidence of the necessary German language skills can be provided in the form of:

  • Goethe Certificate C2
  • DSD II
  • DSH II
  • TestDaF (minimun 16 total points & minimun level3 in the examination modules)
  • TELC Deutsch C1 Hochschule
  • ÖSD C2
  • evidence of having passed the entrance examination at a preparatory college

Applicants who are unable to fulfil the specified admission requirements may contact a preparatory college (‘Studienkolleg’). These specifically prepare foreign applicants for a course of study in Germany. Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences does not have its own preparatory college. The state-run preparatory college responsible for our institution is located at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Köthen.

An overview of all preparatory colleges in Germany can be found here.

In Magdeburg you can find a private preparatory college: Europäisches Studienkolleg der Wirtschaft (ESKW)


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

further information

Contact person

Study Advisor
Lisette Kammrad

Tel.: + 49 (0) 391 886 4274
Fax: + 49 (0) 391 886 46 18

Visitor's address: House 2, Room 0.07.1, Breitscheidstraße 2, 39114 Magdeburg

Information about accommodation, visa, financial support etc.

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