Master Environmental Engineering

Current environmental issues such as climate change, air and water pollution, resource tightening concomitant with increasing waste production, and disastrous flooding pose enormous challenges for society, science, and technology.
The Master's programme “Environmental Engineering” was introduced in 2021/22 to address these challenges.

The programme has a duration of 4 semesters (120 ECTS) and more information is provided in the curriculum (in German).
More information in german


Admission to the master’s programme “Environmental Engineering” is possible with the following requirements:

Students from other national or international universities have to submit an application for admisstion at the Admission office.

Informationen und Formulare zur Zulassung finden Sie auf der Seite der Studienabteilung.

The application is then examined by the Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The applicant will receive a notification of admission as the basis for enrolment.

Please notice, that the study programme is in German. Therefore, sufficient knowledge of German is required.

Graduates of the Bachelor's degree in "Environmental Engingeering" can enrol for the Master's programme throughout the year.


The Master programme offers the possibility to specialize in two out of four core environmental engineering disciplines:

  • Geodata – acquisition and processing
  • Environmental risks – air quality and climate
  • Environmental risk – water
  • Resource management and sanitary engineering

The programme is structured as follows:

Fundamentals in environmental engineering 20 ECTS
Select 2 out of 4 core disciplines (15 ECTS each)30 ECTS
Electives for environmental engineering31 ECTS
Free electives / Transferbale Skills
(at least 4,5 ECTS have to be Transferable Skills)
Master Thesis30 ECTS
Sum120 ECTS

An overview is given in the following scheme.