the study program starts with the winter semester 2021/22
If you are already a graduate of a university study programme (bachelor's or diploma) or a comparable study programme (e.g. from a foreign educational institution) in the field of environmental engineering or related areas and would like to expand and deepen your knowledge, then our Master of Science in Environmental Engineering is just right for you.
A particular focus of the course programme is interdisciplinary and international cooperation beyond the boundaries of the individual disciplines.
A degree opens up diverse and excellent opportunities in the professional world or the basis for a doctorate and a career in research.
In the four-semester degree programme, you will deepen your previously acquired skills in the field of environmental engineering from a scientific and engineering perspective. The ability to recognise and solve technical problems and tasks in their complexity determines your studies, as does the development of new types of problem solutions.
The ability to be willing to cooperate across disciplinary, administrative and political boundaries is just as omnipresent as the ability to weigh up different solutions, to explain them in a factual and comprehensible manner, to make decisions and to justify them.
The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering is designed for two years or four semesters. A total of 120 credit points are required.
As a guideline for estimating the scope, most modules are designed for 6 CP. This means that an average of 30 CP must be earned per semester.
We offer you a variety of options to design your study plan according to your wishes. See here in an exemplary scheme how your Master's programme could look like.
The programme is divided into the following main components:
We offer numerous options to choose from when compiling your study and examination plan. Two focal points can be taken, which provide a broad insight into the corresponding subject area or in which the subject-specific knowledge is deepened. Elective modules for subject-specific consolidation or expansion of the range of topics complement the study plan.
For your studies you can choose from four different areas:
- Engineering hydrology and hydraulic engineering
- Spatial planning and resource management
- Environmental monitoring
- Water technology and pollutants
From these four areas you choose two as the basis for your personal study plan.
Each area consists of compulsory optional modules that provide a broad insight into the corresponding subject area or in which the subject-specific knowledge is deepened. Elective modules to deepen or broaden the range of topics complement the curriculum.
The study programme is completed in the fourth semester with a Master's thesis, which can also be written in English.
With the Master's thesis, you demonstrate that you can independently apply the knowledge acquired in the modular degree programme. On your way to this, you will be supervised by a mentor who will provide you with professional support.
And because something can always change:
Within the framework of the study regulations, students can arrange their Master of Science in Environmental Engineering flexibly and individually by using the following options:
- The choice of modules for the elective area (at least 18 CP) can be designed very freely, i.e. also from other scientific fields.
- The student can select the topic for the Master's thesis as per the student's own interest. Due to the scope of the work (24 CP, approx. 4 months duration), it can also be worked on at a foreign partner university.
- You can have credit points earned at other universities, national or international, recognised if they are equivalent. Studying internationally
This flexibility allows students to set up their own individual study plans. This is done in consultation with and advised by the assigned mentors. This ensures the suitability of the curriculum for academic and scientific qualification in accordance with the objectives of the programme.