Environmental Engineering

... looks into questions such as ...

  • ​What do technical solutions for the environment-related challenges of our time look like?
  • How can these technical solutions be described and systematically evaluated?
  • Which role do current challenges and approaches such as circular economy and climate change play for environmental engineers – now and in the future?
  • Which societal constraints are relevant in the context of environmental engineering solutions and how can they be taken into account?
  • What do subject areas such as water and landfill technology, waste management, energy and process technology and ecological construction deal with in detail?

Degree programmes


Environmental Engineering, Master 1 subject


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

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

​it is an interdisciplinary degree programme that addresses technical solutions to the pressing environmental challenges of our time.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • ​Sustainable systems and technologies
  • Sustainability in the urban environment
  • Transport and infrastructure planning
  • Water engineering and geotechnics

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • a basic understanding of engineering principles in order to be able to understand and evaluate complex technical solutions in the field of environmental engineering.


  • specialist engineering methods and issues in the context of environmental engineering.

...struggle through:

  • complex methods for modelling and evaluating environmental engineering solutions.

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • ​Environmental engineering
  • Process engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Chemical technology
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanical engineering (process engineering, energy technology)
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • ​in research institutes
  • in the fields of energy and process engineering
  • in the field of water extraction/water treatment
  • in service provider/engineering offices
  • in the public sector/environmental agencies

And else?

Studying abroad ...

is recommended.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Prof. Dr. -Ing. Marcus Grünewald
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

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


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