WASTE (Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waster Water Process Engineering), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
University of Stuttgart ,
The WASTE program educates students to engineer creative solutions to environmental challenges in the fields of Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waste Water Process Engineering.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Societies throughout the world face the fact that seemingly plentiful and inexpensive resources are becoming more and more limited. The resulting environmental challenges accelerate the transformation from a linear use and “throwaway society” to a circular economy. Multidisciplinary engineers and scientists are needed to master this environmental pressure by monitoring the air and water pollution, and managing the resource waste, while also assuring environmental integrity, resilience and sustainability.

The Master of Science Program WASTE caters to international students with a background in Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Mechanical or Process Engineering whose goal it is to work for internationally operating companies, universities or research institutes both in Germany as well as in their home countries around the world. In addition, WASTE provides German students with an international study environment and encourages them to do their Master Thesis abroad.

With an ideal scientific infrastructure and a curriculum providing students with the utmost flexibility to develop his or her own individual profile in the environmental sector, the WASTE program trains students as international engineers with a profound knowledge of state-of-the-art environmental and process technologies. The theoretical background is supplemented with practical experience, excursions to companies and industrial and/or municipal facilities (e.g. waste incineration plants, landfills and sewage treatment plants) providing students with insights into the day-to-day work of an environmental engineer.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded the Master of Science degree.

The WASTE program is looking forward to welcoming you in Stuttgart!

Programme Structure

  • Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics
  • Pollutant Formation and Air Quality Control
  • Chemistry and Biology for Environmental Engineers
  • Sanitary Engineering
  • Process Engineering
  • Technology Assessment and presentation Techniques
  • Master Thesis

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Full-time duration 24 months
            • Study intensity Full-time
            • Credits
              120 ECTS
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus
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            The following admission requirements must be met:

            • a bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent degree) in Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, Process Engineering or in a related field
            • TOEFL 
            • OR IELTS (academic): 6.0
            • OR a certificate of an equivalent English test not older than two years at the day of the application deadline.

            Tuition Fee Per Year

            • Free International
            • Free EU/EEA


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