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Final Degree: Master of Science 

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

Standard Period of Study: 4 semesters
Start of studies: Winter semester (special deadlines for application)
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.


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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

Study schedule

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.

Module Guide

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 exam regulation is only availabe in German since it is an official document.
The examination regulations (in German: Prüfungsordnungen) include a survey of the required modules.

Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waste Water Process Engineering (WASTE) - Master of Science

Prüfungsordnung 7/24/15
Alte Prüfungsordnung

Die genauen Übergangsbestimmungen finden Sie in der neuen Prüfungsordnung vom 24. Juli 2015.

Alte Prüfungsordnung 7/8/08
Erste Satzung zur Änderung der Prüfungsordnung 8/6/08
Satzung zur Feststellung von Konsekutivität von Masterstudiengängen 8/27/12
Satzung über die Änderung der Prüfungsordnungen zur Anpassung an die Lissabon-Konvention (§ 36a LHG) 3/11/13
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

Closing Date

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.

The quality of this degree program has been certified.


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