Nature Conservation Engineer

Together with E.C.O. Institute of Ecology we offer the academic education Nature Conservation Engineer (Naturschutzfachkraft). Please note that this certificate course is offered in German only.


Hands-on conservation issues

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.

Information & Contact


Please contact us if you have any questions about your studies:

Mag.a Alexandra Liegl 
Head of further education centre

+43 5 90500 4311

Level of qualification
Academic Course

ECTS Credits

Training costs
€ 3.950,-

Duration of studies
4 modules

Class form

Language of instruction

Target & Content

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.  

Organisation & Dates

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

Die Blocktermine werden so schnell wie möglich bekannt gegeben!


    Access requirements

    • 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

    For a registration we need:



    FH-Prof. DI Dr. Martin Schneider
    Scientific management

    +43 5 90 500 5111

    Villacher Straße 1
    9800 Spittal an der Drau

    Dr. Michael Jungmeier
    Nature conservation management

    E.C.O. Institut für Ökologie

    Lakeside B07 b, 2. OG
    9020 Klagenfurt

    Mag.a Alexandra Liegl
    Course Management

    +43 5 90500 4311

    Hauptplatz 12   
    9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten

    Sonja Dietrichsteiner 
    Course Administration

    +43 5 90500 4302

    Hauptplatz 12
    9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten