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Final Degree: Master of Science 

Water Resources Engineering and Management (WAREM)

Standard Period of Study: 4 semesters
Start of studies: Winter semester (special deadlines for application)
Teaching Language: English
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The growing global socio-political requirements for solutions concerning water supply and environmental investments in the water sector have increased the demand for well-qualified and internationally oriented engineers. WAREM is particularly suited to satisfy and answer these demands by covering the following main areas:

  • Groundwater Management and Geohydrology
  • Hydraulic Engineering and River Basin Management
  • Sanitary Engineering and Water Quality Management

The program profits from the University of Stuttgart‘s excellent research facilities in the water sector, such as the worldwide largest in-situ groundwater remediation installation (VEGAS), Europe’s largest prototype research waste water treatment plant (LFKW), and a laboratory hall for physical modeling in Hydraulic Engineering. The program includes many excursions throughout Europe to visit hydropower stations, locks, sewage treatment plants and water supply systems.

WAREM offers DOUBLE DEGREE programs with Chalmers University, Sweden and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia.

  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, or equivalent
  • Educational or professional experience in either Hydraulics, Fluid Mechanics, or Waste Water
  • Excellent knowledge of English

Study schedule

WAREM is a consecutive program. It comprises 120 ECTS which are generally obtained within three in-class semesters and a fourth semester dedicated to the Master’s Thesis (30 ECTS). The modules typically have a 6 ECTS value, however the compulsory seminar "Requirements of Professional life and Engineering in Practice" is worth 3 ECTS, as are two interdisciplinary key qualifications or learning German to Level A 2.1. "Short Courses" are offered as block courses worth 3 ECTS each.

After having completed the Master’s Program it is possible to deepen the acquired knowledge in the PhD program ENWAT (Environmental Water).

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.

Water Resources Engineering and Management (WAREM) - Master of Science

Prüfungsordnung 7/25/17
Erste Satzung zur Änderung der Prüfungsordnung 7/20/18
Alte Prüfungsordnung

Die genauen Übergangsbestimmungen finden Sie in der neuen Prüfungsordnung vom 25.07.2017.

Prüfungsordnung 8/13/12
Satzung über die Änderung der Prüfungsordnungen zur Anpassung an die Lissabon-Konvention (§ 36a LHG) 3/11/13
Alte Prüfungsordnung

Die genauen Übergangsbestimmungen finden Sie in der neuen Prüfungsordnung vom 13. August 2012.

Prüfungsordnung 8/8/08
Admission Restrictions
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • High School Diploma (original translated (English or German) and validated)
  • University transcript (original translated (English or German) and validated)
  • University Diploma (original translated (English or German) and validated)
  • Letter of University indicating maximum/minimum grading system
  • Motivation letter
  • Results of your English proficiency examination (validated copy) - English as  medium of instruction is not accepted!!
    Please note: Native speakers from USA, Ireland, UK, Australia, Nea Zealand and Canada are exempted
  • Local admission restriction


  • Recommendation letter(s)
  • Working Certificate(s)

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

Fluent in English

Closing Date

Application deadline: February 15

  • Plant and system planners in engineering offices and industrial companies
  • Engineers within research and development departments in industry
  • Environmental officers or quality managers
  • Head of environmental water management facilities
  • Consultant in testing and measuring institutes
  • Employee or manager in local, national or international authorities or offices for the development and enforcement of environmental legislation
  • Experts in national and international development organizations
  • Scientists in universities and research institutions
Further Information

WAREM offers DOUBLE DEGREE programs with Chalmers University, Sweden and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia.


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M.A., M.Sc.

Anne Weiss

Study program manager