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Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering
(Master of Science)

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Course type
postgraduate studies (master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester
Part-time option

Part-time study is optional.

Course Start
Summer semester, Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

New Master's programme: start in winter semester 2019/20

Environmental engineers develop solutions for environmental engineering problems, particularly concerning the design of systems for environmental protection. Taking a future-oriented approach, the degree programme addresses significant environmental issues. Featuring three areas of specialisation – “Environment”, “Water” and “Energy” – the programme covers a wide range of specialist fields.

By cooperating with the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences, we are able to offer you a degree programme featuring a unique combination of key content from the specialist disciplines of civil and environmental engineering, geodesy, mechanical engineering, and environmental and landscape planning. By choosing an area of specialisation and selecting topics such as green entrepreneurship, you will be able to prepare specifically for the career you have in mind.

Further information on the website of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Environment
  • Water
  • Energy
Course Content

You can choose from three areas of specialisation:

  • Environment
  • Water
  • Energy

You will take different compulsory and optional modules, depending on your chosen specialisation. Besides acquiring a sound knowledge of engineering, you will also gain extensive knowledge of the scientific foundations required to design systems in environmental protection. You will also learn the software skills required to model processes in the environment and environmental engineering processes. In the third semester, you may opt to study abroad or complete a placement semester. The fourth semester is mainly set aside for the completion of the Master’s thesis.

Besides gaining professional expertise, you will also learn the methods needed to solve engineering assignments effectively and in interdisciplinary contexts, and to analyse the results. You will practice your soft skills by engaging in teamwork and by presenting your results to an audience.

Link to module guides and module handbook

Recommended Abilities
  • Creativity and imagination
  • A keen sense of responsibility
  • Eagerness to take decisions
  • Assertiveness
  • Enjoyment of technical, mathematical and scientific issues
  • Knowledge of English
Career Opportunities
  • Public sector (national and international specialist agencies)
  • Consultant engineer (planner, environmental process engineer, project control)
  • Research & development (industrial research, higher education institutions, research facilities)
  • Industry (e.g. compliance officer / environmental officer, environmental engineer for aspects regarding REACH, emissions control officer, environmental process engineer)
  • Utilities and waste management (e.g. water, waste water, recycling or energy management)
  • Technical cooperation (GIZ)
Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as

The following documents are required for the application:

  1. University entrance qualification (eg "Abiturzeugnis" or high school diploma) in officially certified copy. Not applicable if you are currently studying at Leibniz University Hannover.
  2. Certificate of completion of the Bachelor's degree programme in certified copy (if already available). If you are currently studying at Leibniz University Hannover, just send a simple copy.
  3. Complete and current grades of the previous study with details of the credit points and the average grade with signature and stamp (if the diploma is not yet available). In the case of a programme with a total score of 180, at least 150 credit points must be proven; in the case of a programme with a total score of 210, at least 180 credit points must be proven.
  4. Curriculum vitae in German language.
  5. Applicants who have neither a German higher education entrance qualification nor have obtained their Bachelor's degree from a German university must also have sufficient knowledge of the German language at the C1 GER level. Details on language certificates
  6. Applications from the People's Republic of China, Vietnam and Mongolia (except Macao, Hong Kong) are only considered in the admission procedure, provided that a certificate of the Academic Testing Center of the German Embassy (APS) is available.

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations:

Application Deadlines

First-year students from Germany and the EU

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

First-year students from non-EU countries

  • April 15th – May 31st of the year for the winter semester
  • October 15th – November 30th of the previous year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students from Germany and the EU (application in a higher semester)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students from non-EU countries (application in a higher semester)

  • April 15th – May 31st of the year for the winter semester
  • October 15th – November 30th of the previous year for the summer semester

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