Environmental Engineering in part-time (Master)

Brief overview

DegreeMaster of Engineering (M. Eng.)
DepartmentFaculty of Energy · Building Services · Environmental Engineering
Special type of studypart-time
IntakeWinter semester & summer semester
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language of InstructionGerman
Semester fee€275,80 per semester (summer term 2024)

Requirements and enrollment

Admissions restrictions No local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementProof of a practical activity (practical phase) of at least 12 weeks' duration, which has already familiarized you with relevant specialist tasks. This proof can also come from the practical phase of the Bachelor's or Diplom degree program or from a previous professional activity. The practical phase must always be completed before starting the degree course and proof of this must be provided when enrolling.
Additional entrance requirements

The prerequisite for admission is a first professionally qualifying university degree in a technical, engineering or predominantly engineering course in the field of energy technology, building services engineering or environmental engineering or related fields with an overall grade of at least "good" (2.5).

If the overall grade of your first university degree is lower than 2.5, the qualified degree can exceptionally also be proven by particularly qualified performance in the professional activity after the first professionally qualifying university degree.


Language requirements:

Applicants who did not acquire their study qualification at a German-speaking institution must demonstrate that they have knowledge of German at level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL), for example by proving that they have passed the TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache) with an average score of ‘4’, or must furnish equivalent proof.

EnrolmentThe next enrolment phase
commences in Mai 2024.

Detailed description of the degree programme

The fascinating challenge in environmental engineering is to develop innovative solutions to pressing problems such as climate change, air and water pollution, resource depletion and plastic pollution, while protecting biodiversity and improving energy efficiency, which promises to be an exciting and forward-looking course of study.


The Master´s degree program in Environmental Engineering aims to equip students with in-depth knowledge in the areas of sustainable resource use, environmental protection and innovative technologies in order to develop and implement effective solutions for company-specific, regional and global environmental problems.

Occupational fields

Graduates of the Master´s degree program in Environmental Engineering can work in various professional fields, including:

  1. Environmental consulting and planning: You can work in consulting companies, such as engineering firms, that support companies and organizations in implementing environmental protection measures.
  2. Environmental management: In companies and organizations, they monitor and coordinate environmental protection measures and ensure compliance with legal regulations.
  3. Energy and resource management: You can work in companies that specialize in the efficient use of energy and resources.
  4. Waste management and recycling: Here they deal with the development of strategies for waste reduction, recycling and environmentally friendly disposal.
  5. Emission and water protection: You work in companies and authorities that focus on controlling and improving air and water quality.
  6. Environmental technology development: In research institutions or technology-oriented companies, they develop new technologies and solutions to improve the environment.
  7. Renewable energies and sustainable energy sources: In this area, they work on the development and implementation of solutions for the use of renewable energy sources.
  8. Environmental education and communication: This involves communicating environmental knowledge to the public, schools or other interest groups.
  9. Sustainable urban development and smart city: You can work in the planning and implementation of environmentally friendly urban development projects and infrastructure developments.
  10. Environmental protection authorities and organizations: You can work in governmental or non-governmental organizations dedicated to environmental protection, where you can pursue a career in the higher civil service.

These professional fields offer a wide range of opportunities for environmental engineering graduates to use their skills and knowledge to tackle current environmental problems and to work in fields of action that society as a whole urgently needs now and in the future. In addition, the Master´s degree is the formal prerequisite for a doctorate and opens up further attractive career prospects.

Specialization Technical Management

You also have the opportunity to choose the specialization "Technical Management". To do this, you must take and successfully complete a total of six elective modules, which are marked with "TM" in the list of elective modules. The "Technical Management" specialization and the associated modules will then be shown separately on your degree certificate.

Study program

The study program will be held in German.

The course can be started in the summer or winter semester. It is divided into three or five semesters of study (full-time or part-time) and one semester for the Master´s thesis. Lectures take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (planned).

For information on the course and module content, please refer to the examination regulations and the module handbook.

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