Environmental Engineering (M.Sc.)


Environmental Engineering (Master of Science)

(Umweltingenieurwissenschaften, M.Sc.)


General Information

Degree: Master of Science
Duration: 4 Semesters
Language: German
Requirements for Admission: Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrollment) consist of a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in the same area or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description. For further questions please contact the departmental advisor’s office. Please also note the general information on Master’s Degree programmes, including information for students with degrees from universities abroad: International Admission.
Admission Procedure: As long as the requirements for admission (Entrance Requirements Verification) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
Application Deadline: International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application: Online
Special Features: TU Darmstadt offers a Double Degree Programme at a partner university for this course.

Brief Description

The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering is designed to deepen and broaden the engineering knowledge and skills in the areas of technical environmental protection issues and environmental planning acquired during the Bachelor’s degree. Environmental engineering is related to civil engineering and connects the engineering sciences with the natural, ecological and legal sciences, among others. The degree program encompasses the planning and construction of supply and disposal systems, as well as municipal infrastructure. Students will also be confronted with finding solutions to challenging environmental issues and contribute to solving problems of limited natural resources. There will be a particular scientific focus on issues surrounding the provision of drinking water, a sustainable approach to solid waste and sewage, as well as the protection of bodies of water, the ground and the air. In addition, the degree program in particular, as well as the subject area in general increases interdisciplinary and international levels of cooperation. Students will choose a major subject during the program, allowing them to specialize in one of the sub-fields of environmental engineering. The wide variety and combination possibilities of the various modules and elective courses allow students to address their personal interests in the area. A mentoring system supports each student during the process of selecting suitable courses and subjects.

It is also possible for students to spend a semester abroad studying or working towards completion of the Master’s thesis.

 Semester Course Schedule (print version)
Semester Course Schedule (print version)

The Master of Science degree programme in Environmental Engineering is divided into four areas, as follows:

Mandatory Subject Area consist of courses from the Interdisciplinary Project “Building and the Environment”, as well as “Environmental Sciences at TU Darmstadt”.

In theElective Subject Area modules are chosen from four specialisations:

  • Assessment and Modelling
  • Water and Ground Protection
  • Space and Infrastructure Planning
  • Supply and Disposal

Students choose two of the above four specialisations, consisting of Basic Modules (for a total of 36 CPs) and Advanced Modules (for a total of 18 CPs). Courses in the other two specialisations consist of basic modules only, for a total of 12 CPs.

TheSpecialised Optional Area supplements the regular specialised courses with modules from the entire course catalogue of the TU Darmstadt. Here again students choose basic and advanced modules in the four specialisations and from the departmental catalogue of optional specializsed courses.

In theGeneral Optional Area courses are chosen from the entire TU Darmstadt course & module catalogue or are recommended by the department as good choices to expand and complement the student’s interests.

The Master’s Thesis is the final component of the degree programme. This semester-long, independent research project is an essential part of the Master’s degree programme.

More information:

Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Advice for Prospective M.Sc. Students

Related Degree Programmes

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Career Perspectives