Environmental Technology and Resource Management

... looks into questions such as ...

  • What does environmental engineering, in its entirety and diversity, entail?
  • How is the complex unit of air, water and soil pollution control to be considered locally and globally?
  • What exactly do areas such as water and landfill technology, waste management, energy and process engineering as well as ecological building construction deal with?
  • What are the principles of integrated-production environmental protection?
  • What, exactly, do the complex interrelations between ecology and economy look like on the operational level using environmental examples?
  • I wish to make a contribution to environmental protection, and I hoped to learn about my options how to achieve that goal.

    Caner Cikmaz, Master's degree read more ...

  • I still hope that I will one day make the world a better place :)

    Janine Skibbe, Master's degree read more ...

Degree programmes


Environmental Technology and Resource Management, Master 1 subject


Degree: Master of Science
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

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What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

based on the know-how acquired in the Environmental Engineering & Resource Management B.A. course, it is an interdisciplinary degree that takes a holistic approach to studying environmental engineering in its diversity.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Processes and products
  • Energy and economics
  • Infrastructure and traffic
  • Water and soil
  • General environmental engineering
  • General environmental planning
  • Environmental management

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:
a good grasp of natural science and environmental engineering
... enjoy:
developing scientific solutions for environmental problems
... struggle through:
complex local and global problems pertaining to energy and process technology, including investigating alternative scientific solution, e.g. by means of process simulation

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Engineering & Resource Management, B.A.
  • Process technology
  • Environmental engineering
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Chemical technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Construction engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • etc.
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in the chemical industry
  • in the energy industry
  • in the water procurement/water treatment industry
  • with environmental-engineering service providers/engineering offices
  • in the civil service/environmental agencies

And else?

An internship ...

is optional.

Studying abroad ...

is recommended. It is done in the 3rd semester.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr. Philip Biessey
Building, Room: IC 02/151
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25982
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft UTRM
Building, Room: IC 03/163
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-21214
Website Fachschaft

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Career Service

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