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Master of Science 

Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waste Water Process Engineering (WASTE)

Start of studies: Winter semester (special deadlines for application)
Standard Period of Study: 4 semesters
Teaching Language: English
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The M.Sc. WASTE caters to international students interested in solving a wide range of engineering problems in the fields of Air Quality Control, Solid Waste, and Waste Water Process Engineering. During the first three semesters, students attend lectures, seminars, and gain practical experience by joining research activities offered by various institutes of the University of Stuttgart. They may choose courses according to their personal interest, thus shaping their individual profile within the environmental sector. The fourth semester is dedicated to the master's thesis. The language of instruction is English. However, students also participate in language courses to improve their German language skills.

WASTE also offers a double degree program in cooperation with the Universidade Federal do Paraná in Brazil.

The Master’s program WASTE

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  • Background in Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, or Process Engineering
  • Dealing with unusual and complex environmental issues as well as acquiring problem solving skills related to the fields of Air Quality Control, Solid Waste, and Waste Water Process Engineering
  • Conceptualizing strategies to master environmental challenges by monitoring air and water pollution, and managing the resource waste, while assuring environmental integrity, resilience and sustainability
  • Applying the primarily theoretical education of the master’s program to solve a wide range of engineering problems related to environmental engineering in industry and society
  • Studying in an international environment with students from all over the world
Admission Restrictions
  • Bachelor or Diploma Degree in Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, or Process Engineering or in a related field
  • Certified knowledge of English
  • Local admission restriction

The complete information on the admission process, required knowledge of English, and the criteria for the assessment of professional suitability can be found in the admission regulations.

Language requirements
  • Very good knowledge of English, non-Nativespeakers need a language certificate.
  • Knowledge of German

Deadline: February 15th for the beginning of the course in the winter semester of the same year.

After graduating from the program WASTE students might work for internationally operating large or medium-sized companies, universities, or research institutes and environmental offices both in Germany as well as in their home countries around the world. Their fields of activity vary from working as scientists in research and development departments, or being quality managers and environmental protection officers in the industry, acting as surveyor in measurement and testing institutes, being involved in environmental legislation for international, national or local authorities, and non-governmental organizations, or being environmental experts and consultants in Germany or developing countries.

Studying abroad: what opportunities does the University of Stuttgart has to offer?

Are you interested in going on exchange for a semester or two? Or would you rather do some research or attend a language course? Have you ever thought of joining a Summer School or planned an internship abroad? Whatever you have in mind for your exchange, the International Office will help you make your stay abroad an unforgettable experience. The first step will be to sign up online for our information sessions at the International Office that are offered on a regular basis. We look forward to your registration!

How is the program structured?

The Master of Science WASTE starts every winter semester (October) and is designed to be completed within four semesters. The program is comprised of mandatory modules along with German courses and/or Key Qualifications and an extensive selection of elective modules which could include a student research project or industrial internship. In four semesters, 120 credits have to be reached. Normally, 30 credits are completed per semesters. Derivations of plus/minus 3 credits are permitted.

The Module Guide describes the modules and the required courses belonging to the module.

  • The Module Guide (also called module handbook) is published in the Campus Management System C@MPUS (please click as follows: choose the degree - click on the book behind the study program's name).


The quality of this degree program has been certified.


Carolina Acuña Caro

Carolina Acuña Caro

Course Director WASTE M.Sc.

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