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Prospective Students

Master programme Environmental Protection

Profile  <<
Start of degree: Summer and Winter Semester
Application deadline: 15 July (Winter Semester),
15 January (Summer Semester)
Period of study: 4 semesters
Degree: Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Short description / Profile of the programme <<

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) can be gained in four semesters. Courses in environmental protection have been offered jointly by Stuttgart, Esslingen, Nürtingen and Reutlingen for 20 years. The course prepares for employment in local government and in technical and ecological environmental protection. The Universities’ respective departments cover their core competences. The Master will open opportunities to higher grade entry in the public sector and to a successful, future oriented employment.

Final Thesis <<

Final qualification for the Master course in Environmental protection is the Master thesis in the fourth semester.  Themes are covered as project work in small groups :

  • acquired knowledge is transferred, monitored and extended
  • both independent and team work are encouraged
  • insight is gained into future areas of occupation

In cooperation with towns and local boroughs the following problematic aspects will be investigated: reporting, strategic planning, sustainable development for the condition and quality of water, sewage treatment, air quality, noise levels or the environmental compatibility of traffic planning projects and property development.

In close cooperation with private industrial companies particular environmental management operations will be carried out such as company environmental checks (eco-audits) and compilation of environmental key figures, etc.

Requirements <<

  • A recognised first degree from a Germany University or an equivalent overseas qualification.
  • Further criteria: first degree should be a scientific, engineering or business subject, the average final grade, environment relevant Diploma or Bachelor thesis as well as work or other practical environment relevant experience.

Prospects <<

There are promising career opportunities in the public sector, state industries and in private companies. The qualification leads to higher grade public sector entry and possible study for a Ph.D.

Public Sector: Environment related jobs in town, borough and state government, in state and federal environment offices, nature conservation agencies and environmental protection agencies. Research institutes and local health and safety offices.

Industry: In energy related companies and associations: water preparation, waste disposal and recycling, in energy and water supply departments, in emission and environmental protection departments of large companies.

Private Companies: In planning and consultant engineers or energy service providers.

Self Employed: Independent environmental protection advisor/officer or assessor.

International partner universities <<

An up to date list of our partner universities worldwide is on the homepage of the four cooperating universities. Study abroad is supported by the International Student Office.

Contact <<

Phone +49 (0)711 8926 2564
Fax +49 (0)711 8926 2913
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Schellingstr. 24 / Building 1, 70174 Stuttgart