166.708 Environmental Microbiology
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022S, VO, 1.5h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • derive the essential technical terms in environmental microbiology.
  • describe the basic diversity and forms of microorganisms (incl. viruses) and their importance for the environment.
  • formulate important microbiologically based material flows in the environment.
  • analyze and discuss microbiological basics of biotechnological and environmental biotechnological processes by using basic technical terms.
  • name and discuss important types of microbiological hazards to the human health in the environment.

Subject of course

Course content:

  • History, importance and concepts of environmental microbiology.
  • Basic methods of analysis and investigation in environmental microbiology.
  • Diversity of algae, protozoa, fungi, bacteria, archaea, viruses.
  • Health aspects of microorganisms in the environment.
  • Nutrient cycling and microbial loop.
  • Degradation, transformation and co-metabolism.
  • Examples of important applications in environmental biotechnological processes.

Teaching methods

Frontal lecture supported by examples, documents, discussions


Mode of examination


Additional information

The lecture is planned in presence mode.

In case of a fallback scenario, we will use audio documented PowerPoint slides that are made available in TUWEL.



Course dates

Thu09:00 - 11:0024.03.2022 - 30.06.2022EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Umweltmikrobiologie
Environmental Microbiology - Single appointments
Thu24.03.202209:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Prüfungstermin
Thu31.03.202209:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Geschichte, Konzepte der UM, Habitate, Vorkommen MO
Thu07.04.202209:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Gesundheitrelevante Aspekte
Thu28.04.202209:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Methoden in der Umweltmikrobiologie
Thu05.05.202209:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Diversität der MO
Thu12.05.202209:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Nährstoffkreisläufe und microbial loop
Thu19.05.202209:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Kometabolismus, Abbau und Transformation
Thu02.06.202209:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Anwendungsbeispiele UIW
Thu09.06.202209:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Platzhalter, Reservetermin
Thu23.06.202209:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Technische Umsetzung und Details
Thu30.06.202209:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Prüfungstermin

Examination modalities

Written examination

Exams are currently being held in presence again.

Only in case of a fallback scenario a return to online exams is planned. We will inform about this at short notice if necessary.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri10:00 - 12:0014.10.2022GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT written30.09.2022 07:00 - 12.10.2022 07:00TISSUmweltmikrobiologie Prüfung
Fri10:00 - 12:0018.11.2022GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT written01.11.2022 07:00 - 16.11.2022 07:00TISSUmweltmikrobiologie Prüfung
Fri10:00 - 12:0009.12.2022GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT written25.11.2022 07:00 - 07.12.2022 07:00TISSUmweltmikrobiologie Prüfung
Fri10:00 - 12:0013.01.2023GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT written19.12.2022 07:00 - 11.01.2023 07:00TISSUmweltmikrobiologie Prüfung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.03.2022 07:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 266 Environmental Engineering 4. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

The completion of the lecture Biology is a prerequisite.