Environmental protection

Environmental protection

Bachelor Program (first-cycle studies)

About the programme

About the programme
First degree studies practical education profile
Study system Full-time, from Monday to Friday,
part-time on Saturdays and Sundays
Duration 3,5 years
Degree Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Language of studies Polish
Academic year 2023/2024

Why is it worth studying Environmental Protection at UEM (WSEiZ) in Warsaw?

Why is it worth?

In Poland, spending on environmental protection continues to rise – in 2019 it amounted to over PLN 64 billion. Current legal conditions and the challenge facing ecology in its broadest sense in Poland and the European Union mean that the future belongs to environmental protection because without investment in this area, the future of us – humans is at risk. Therefore, as a graduate of the first degree Environmental protection studies, you will carry out such tasks as:

  • reducing energy intensity,
  • increasing the use of renewable energy sources,
  • rationalising the use of raw materials,
  • improving waste management,
  • reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and other atmospheric pollutants, which in the context of air pollution in Poland is of great importance,
  • improving water quality along with the technical improvement of the sewage treatment process.

Environmental issues are one of the most important challenges in the global economy of the 21st century – together with the concerns about the planet, its resources and the quality of life of future generations. This means that numerous career paths will open up for specialists in this field. As a graduate of this field of study, you will be able to quickly find your place on the labour market and implement projects that have a real impact on the environment.

Environmental protection is an interdisciplinary field of study that combines natural knowledge with engineering competencies. As a future environmental protection specialist, you will acquire:

  • comprehensive knowledge related to the threats to the environment resulting from a human activity,
  • knowledge of how to restore (valorise) the natural environment,
  • skills in applying various environmental protection technologies in practice.

We are one of the two non-public universities in Mazovia which enables students to study Environmental Protection. Ecology is an extremely important aspect of UEM.

After completing your engineering or bachelor’s degree, you can deepen your knowledge related to environmental protection in a second degree programme.

Scope of studies

Scope of studies

60% of classes at Environmental Protection field of study consist of: auditory, laboratory, project and field exercises. Classes are conducted, among others, in the following laboratories: biological, botanical, microbiological, chemical, physics, zoological, toxicological, fluid mechanics, statics, and strength of materials, sewage treatment, computer science.

Depending on your specialisation, you will gain extended competences allowing you to carry out professional tasks in the following areas:

utilisation, neutralisation of natural and technical use of waste, water and sewage management and environmental impact of waste and water management facilities,

technical, location, environmental, economic and legal conditions for the use and application of renewable energy sources (biofuels, solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, etc.),

participation in the development of sustainable development programmes for regions, districts and municipalities,

implementation of normative environmental management systems in enterprises; assessment of economic effectiveness and searching for sources of financing of undertakings in the field of environmental protection,

active protection of biosphere, taking part in stocktaking and natural valorisation, preparation of environmental expert opinions and environmental impact reports,

planning and management of Natura 2000 areas and other national forms of nature protection, carrying out environmental monitoring, programming activities in the field of landscape shaping and management of areas of high natural value.

You will also have the ability:

to make proficient use of professional literature and legal acts in the field of environmental protection, engineering and business activities,

of effective teamwork, managing teams of people who carry out their own and commissioned tasks.

Specialisations in environmental protection in the academic year 2023/2024

In the first degree Environmental Protection we offer studies within the scope of specialisations:

Declarations concerning the choice of specialisation in Environmental Protection are given by the candidate while submitting the documents. The final decision on the choice of specialisation is made by the student after the second semester of the first degree studies.
For a detailed list of subjects in the first degree Environmental Protection go to the curriculum or to the specialisation description.

Employment perspectives

Employment perspectives
You will be prepared to:

the sourcing and the use of renewable energy sources,

planning and coordination of water and sewage management,

implementation of modern waste management systems,

improvement of logistic processes in the field of environmental protection and the use of its resources,

preparation of expert reports on nature, environmental impact reports, as well as programmes for sustainable development of regions, counties, and municipalities.

Jobs requiring these competencies are waiting for you in specialised companies and institutions dealing with RES (renewable energy sources), water and sewage management, waste management, as well as active environmental protection. You will also find work in numerous production companies, study and project offices, local government units, and regional and central administration.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for the studies in Polish language - academic year 23/24

Registration Fee
(one-time fee)
Entry Fee
(one-time fee)
Tuition Fee
(for 12 months)
20 € 85 € 155 €
20 € 85 € 140 €

UE&M account number
Wyższa Szkoła Ekologii i Zarządzania
ul. Olszewska 12, 00-792 Warszawa
BANK PKO BP S.A Warszawa
PL 33 1020 1026 0000 1202 0252 3694