Environmental Engineering M.Sc.


Key Info

Basic Information

Master of Science
Start of Studies:
Winter Semester, Summer Semester
Standard Period of Studies:
4 semesters
ECTS Credits:
120Mehr Informationen

What does that mean?

ECTS are credit points that measure the workload of one's studies.


Admission Requirements

  • First university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations Mehr Informationen

    What does that mean?

  • Proficiency in German --- Mehr Informationen ---

    What does that mean?

    You must provide documentation of your language skills for the language of instruction at the time of enrollment. The exam regulations stipulate the relevant requirements.

Admission to First Semester


Admission to Higher Semesters


Dates and Deadlines


Do you want to expand your knowledge in technology and the natural science and develop engineering solutions for environmental related challenges of the future? The interdisciplinary Master course of study in Environmental Engineering offers you the possibility to prepare for this task over the course of four semesters and to specialize your basic knowledge in one of the five concentrations. Whether sustainable building, water management, process engineering, or recycling - you will have the chance to fine tune your methodological knowledge and your ecological power of judgment and to further expand your technical understanding. You will be optimally prepared for work at the cross-section of technology and the environment.

During Master's studies, students specialize in one of the concentrations of the program. The following concentrations can be chosen from:

  • Energy and Environment in Civil Engineering
  • Urban Water
  • Water Resources Management
  • Environmental Process Engineering
  • Recycling

Degree Content

The detailed course of study layout is regularly published as addendum of the respective current exam regulations. You can find the link to the exam regulations at the bottom of this website.



A prerequisite for starting studies in a first university degree, with which the necessary background education can be proven, as determined in the exam regulations. The exam board determines whether it fulfills the entrance requirements. You can find recommendations based on technical prerequisites in both a brief and detailed overview on the Faculty's website.


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Module Handbook and Examination Regulations

The module handbook provides a description of all modules of a degree program and offers a comprehensive insight into the program contents.

The examination regulations are comprised of legally binding provisions on learning objectives, prerequisites for study, the course structure and processes, and examination procedures.

Regulations that generally apply to all Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, including information on language proficiency requirements, can be found in RWTH's General Examination Regulations. These general regulations are further specified and complemented by the subject-specific examination regulations.

If two examination regulations are valid for a degree program during a transition phase, the most current version shall apply to students enrolling in the program for the first time.

Please note that only the German examination regulations are legally binding.

Module Handbook
Subject-Specific Examination Regulations
RWTH's General Examination Regulations



The Master course of study in Environmental Engineering is offered by the Faculty of Civil Engineering and the Division of Mining Engineering, Mineral Processing, and Recycling in the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering.