Environmental Engineering, M.Sc.

Environmental Engineering is an interdisciplinary degree program of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at RUB.

The Bachelor's and Master's program (formerly Environmental Engineering and Resource Management) is characterized by its focus on environmental engineering issues and the consideration of systemic interrelationships with the inclusion of societal constraints. This means that in addition to the necessary engineering basics, many application-related contents are taught, which - depending on the chosen specialization - can be assigned to the field of energy and process engineering or civil engineering.

By focusing on current topics and application examples, such as engineer-related questions around climate change or recycling technologies, as well as the consideration of sustainability goals in the use of raw materials and energy, the degree program prepares students early on for the pressing environmentally relevant challenges of our time and teaches current solution approaches and technologies that prepare students for the job market of the future.

The Study Program at a Glance

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In addition, applicants must have basic engineering knowledge in order to understand and evaluate complex technical solutions in the field of environmental engineering.

Applicants with a qualified bachelor's degree in environmental engineering or a comparable degree program from a university are eligible for admission after completing at least six semesters of study (three academic years, 180 ECTS). Equivalency is determined on the basis of the submitted application documents. If the bachelor's degree has not yet been completed, the application can be submitted with a transcript of records with at least 150 CP and an average grade weighted by CP.

For applications for the winter semester, the bachelor's degree must be completed by September 30, and for applications for the summer semester by March 31.

The deadline for applications of applicants with European citizenship and/or a university degree is October 15 for the start of the winter semester and April 15 for the start of the summer semester.

The deadline for applications from applicants with non-European citizenship and/or a degree that starts in the winter semester is July 15, and the deadline for applications that start in the summer semester is January 15. Click here for deadlines and lecture times.

Information for prospective international students can be found here.

General information on the application process and further information can be found here under "Information Master Admission Procedure".

Information on the course of studies such as the examination regulations, the curriculum and the module handbook of the study program can be found in the download area. In particular, the curriculum describes the organizational and content-related course of study and lists the compulsory and elective modules. Detailed information on the modules that must be taken in the study program can be found in the module handbook.

The Core Areas of Work:
Planning and construction of process plants, resource protection, contaminated sites, wasteland recycling, sustainable construction, environmental planning, environmental compatibility, transportation, noise protection, water, wastewater, industrial processes/plants, production-integrated environmental protection, energy technology/energy industry, renewable energies, project management

Future employers:
Engineering companies, authorities, associations, universities, research institutes, public utilities, waterworks, sewage treatment plants, transport companies, chemical industry companies, energy companies, waste disposal companies, major banks

The master's program can be started in both the winter and summer semesters. The program is open admission, but an application is still required. Instructions on the application procedure and further information can be found here.

Participation in the mandatory master's advising consultation is required for enrollment. The dates can be found here. The certificate of the mandatory counseling session will be submitted online to the Registrar's Office by the Academic Advising Office.

You will be notified of the enrollment deadlines by the admission letter. The usual documents are required for enrollment (see here). The certificate of obligatory counseling will be sent to the Student Secretariat online by the Student Counseling Service.


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