The one-year training focuses on hands-on conservation issues that occur on construction sites, on infrastructures and in the communal area. Participants amongst others are employees of construction companies, of the energy, raw materials and transport industry, from planning departments, nature conservation organizations as well as from the public administration.
A certificate is awarded after successfully completing the program.
The education Nature Conservation Engineer is an additional qualification to an existing profession. The education comprises an introductory part (e.g. nature conservation biology, nature conservation law, nature conservation professions), equipment knowledge and technology (e.g. telemetry, drones, geo-information) as well as a practical main part. There, central competences are shared and trained in the field.
For the final thesis, a small practical nature conservation project will be prepared, implemented and documented.
The education Nature Conservation Engineer is designed by a great number of lecturers. These come from different professional backgrounds and working areas.
For field trips, demonstration projects and final theses, we try to cooperate with companies, planners as well as with public administrations especially with municipalities.
The education program Nature Conservation Engineer takes one year and can be completed while working full-time. The course is structured in ten three-day seminars.
- Start: October 2020
Deadline for application: 31.08.2020
- Completed Bachelor degree
- or: Matura plus four years of relevant work experience
- or: completed relevant apprenticeship plus four years of relevant work experience
- Required level of German language proficiency: B2
Great need for action
"There is a great need for action at the interface between the construction industry and nature conservation."
Mag. Franz Maier
"The course "Nature Conservation Engineer" turned out to be an ideal practical supplement to my existing training as an ecologist. This interdisciplinary training offered not only the theoretical background, but also the opportunity to practice and apply practical conservation skills. In addition, I gained an insight into the different perspectives of the people involved on a construction site and their different approaches to nature and nature conservation. Through the contact with the teachers and colleagues from the different areas, I was able to expand my personal network in addition to acquiring valuable qualifications".
Eva Novak, B.Sc.
Graduate "Nature Conservation Engineer"