M. Sc. Waste Management EngineeringFRE
Ecological action to protect the environment and conserve existing natural resources is an essential component of modern-day industrial societies. Environmental waste disposal and sustainable recycling of valuable resources from waste products are important fields requiring well trained disposal engineers with creativity and know-how.
The Masters course in Waste Management Engineering provides comprehensive training in this field and forms an interface between the wide range of specialist fields such as environmental sciences or process engineering.
This course is aimed at Bachelor graduates from various engineering subjects dealing with environmental sciences and disposal engineering.
Master of Science
Contents of studies:
Disposal engineering, Waste management, Recycling, Environmental protection
Duration of studies:
4 semesters incl. completion of Masters dissertation
Solid waste, Waste water, Soil protection and Water management
Structure and Contents of Course
The Masters course comprises four semesters including completion of the Masters dissertation. Compulsory courses in the degree include basic instruction in the fields of Law, Safety at Work and Project Management.
The major part of the course of studies consists of the three subjects which can be selected:
- Process engineering
- Biological waste
- Raw materials and recycling processes
- Water quality management
- Ecotoxicology & Eco-chemistry
Soil protection and Water management
- Sustainable raw materials management
- Flood risk management
- Ground water development and excavation
The major subjects are enhanced by specialist subject blocks which can include contents from inter-disciplinary courses of the RWTH Aachen such as e.g. languages or non-engineering optional subjects.
Preconditions & Application
Entry to this course is not restricted by the Numerus Clausus (NC).
One requirement for enrollment in the Masters course of Waste Management Engineering is a degree in a vocation-oriented engineering discipline.
Applications are to be submitted to the Studies Secretariat of the RWTH Aachen.
Graduates with a Masters degree in Waste Management Engineering are specialists in the fields of disposal of solid waste, waste water treatment, sewage plant technology or soil protection and water management, depending on their respective major subjects.
Waste management engineers work i.a. in the following professions:
- Waste disposal companies
- Engineering offices
- Company consultancy
- Environment authorities and associations
- Production plants
- Research institutes
Possible tasks include:
- Organization of services or plants
- Planning of plants for waste and wastewater management
- Management, Environment and Engineering consultancy
- Environment law
- Research & Development