The MSc in Environmental Engineering targets candidates with an interest in technical subjects and the natural sciences who seek to explore the topics of environment, climate change, sustainability, infrastructure and renewable energies in an interconnected context and want in future to develop concepts and solutions for major societal challenges, e.g. in the following fields:
- Safe, clean and efficient energy
- Intelligent, environmentally friendly and integrated transport
- Climate protection, environment, resource conservation and raw materials.
Admission to the MSc in Environmental Engineering is conditional on a relevant qualification (bachelor or Diplomingenieur) from a programme lasting at least seven semesters in environmental engineering, civil engineering, geosciences, sustainable development, process engineering (210 ECTS credits) or a comparable programme at a state or state-recognised university with:
- A final cumulative grade of 2.5 (up to 2.59) or higher
- ECTS Grade B or better
Proof of sufficient proficiency in German or English to Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
- German language level C1 GER of the Common European Framework of Reference (GER) or
- German language level A2 GER and English level B 2 GER.
On completion of a course of Study in English, the language requirements are considered accounted for.
Proof of Level B2 in English is produced, for example, through:
- TOEFL iBT (at least 72 points)
- IELTS (Academic English, face-to-face with speaking component): 5
- First Certificate in English (FCE)
- TOEIC: 400 (listening) and 385 (reading)
- A completed degree where the language of instruction is English
UAS_BO launched its 3-semester MSc in Environmental Engineering in the 2018/19 winter semester. This aligns it with the 7-semester bachelor’s programmes that lead to a degree with 210 ECTS credits.
Applicants who have completed a 6-semester bachelor’s programme (180 ECTS credits) can also enrol on the MSc in Environmental Engineering. Proof of the missing 30 ECTS credits can be produced in the shape of what are known as “alignment credits”, which do not necessarily have to be achieved before starting the master’s programme! For example, students can complete elective modules on the scale of 30 ECTS credits from the fifth and sixth semesters of the 7-semester bachelor’s programme. The exception here is modules offered by the “Institute for Successful Study and Didactics (ISD)”.
Do I have to apply separately for this? No! You apply first of all in the normal way for the master’s programme of your choice. If you are accepted, the Examinations Office will inform you whether alignment credits are required and from which subjects you may choose.
With its 3-semester application-oriented MSc in Environmental Engineering, UAS_BO’s objective is to empower qualified students to start an ambitious career in science, specialised engineering offices or the senior civil service. They are also eligible to pursue a further academic qualification (doctoral degree).
There are no specific pathways in the MSc in Environmental Engineering. Students can draw up their syllabus according to their own interests and choose freely from a wide range of modules or else specialise in areas such as infrastructure planning, water management and transport, construction and energy, or geothermal energy systems. Complementary project-based and practice-oriented modules give students the freedom to devote themselves to a specific question in greater depth and from a scientific approach.