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

University of Stuttgart | Stuttgart, Germany
Air and water pollution control as well as the removal of waste are challenges facing society throughout the world. We have to face these challenges and try to find appropriate solutions.

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

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The Master of Science Programme Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waste Water Process Engineering (WASTE) is designed to be completed within four semesters.
It will cover air quality control, solid waste and waste water control and treatment technologies based on the fundamentals of process engineering.
In the first semester all students take the mandatory core modules concentrating on the advanced fundamentals of environmental and process engineering. These modules prepare students for the specialised areas and modules of the second and third semesters. Another two mandatory core modules have to be taken in the second semester.
At the beginning of the second semester, students choose two out of three specialised areas: Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waste Water. Each specialised area consists of two core modules, one in the second and one in the third semester. Depending on the individual study plan of each student, additional elective modules have to be taken in the second and third semesters. The individual study plan enables students to organise their studies in accordance with their own interests and needs and allows them either to broaden their studies or to specialise.
The modules are supplemented by scientific and practical work within the research activities of the university institutes. An advisor ensures that each individual programme is efficient and goal oriented.
The fourth semester is dedicated to the Master's thesis which can be prepared in the Universität Stuttgart or outside the university at a company, in another university or in a research facility.
Classes are taught in English. International students without prior knowledge of the German language have to participate in German language courses accompanying the programme throughout the first and second semesters. If students are exempted from the German language courses in the first and second semesters, other module(s) with equivalent credits have to be taken instead. These modules have to be non-technical and can be selected out of a huge catalogue of key qualifications. Students who are proficient in German may also choose additional electives taught in German.
Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded the degree Master of Science (MSc).

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline February 15
Tuition fee
  • Free (Non-EEA)
  • Free (EEA)
Tuition fees No tuition fees Enrolment fees Approx. 140 EUR per semester Costs of living To cover living expenses, you will need about 750 EUR per month. This is for rent (approx. 240 to 350 EUR), health insurance for non-EU residents (approx. 75 EUR), the semester ticket for public transport (195 EUR/six months), food (approx. 200 EUR), other incidental expenses and working materials (approx. 100 EUR).
Start date September  2015 Admission semester Winter semester only Beginning Winter semester
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The Master of Science Programme Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waste Water Process Engineering (WASTE) is designed to be completed within four semesters.
It will cover air quality control, solid waste and waste water control and treatment technologies based on the fundamentals of process engineering.
In the first semester all students take the mandatory core modules concentrating on the advanced fundamentals of environmental and process engineering. These modules prepare students for the specialised areas and modules of the second and third semesters. Another two mandatory core modules have to be taken in the second semester.
At the beginning of the second semester, students choose two out of three specialised areas: Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waste Water. Each specialised area consists of two core modules, one in the second and one in the third semester. Depending on the individual study plan of each student, additional elective modules have to be taken in the second and third semesters. The individual study plan enables students to organise their studies in accordance with their own interests and needs and allows them either to broaden their studies or to specialise.
The modules are supplemented by scientific and practical work within the research activities of the university institutes. An advisor ensures that each individual programme is efficient and goal oriented.
The fourth semester is dedicated to the Master's thesis which can be prepared in the Universität Stuttgart or outside the university at a company, in another university or in a research facility.
Classes are taught in English. International students without prior knowledge of the German language have to participate in German language courses accompanying the programme throughout the first and second semesters. If students are exempted from the German language courses in the first and second semesters, other module(s) with equivalent credits have to be taken instead. These modules have to be non-technical and can be selected out of a huge catalogue of key qualifications. Students who are proficient in German may also choose additional electives taught in German.
Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded the degree Master of Science (MSc).

  • Educational organisation During the first semester, all students take five core modules, which include the fundamentals of Process and Environmental Engineering.
    Explanation: lecture = lect., seminar sem., exercise = ex.
    1. Thermo and Fluid Dynamics:
    (Thermodynamics of Fluid Mixtures, lect.
    Flow with Heat Transfer, lect.
    Computational Fluid Dynamics, lect.)
    2. Pollutant Formation and Air Quality Control:
    (Chemistry and Physics of Combustion, lect.
    Basics of Air Quality Control, lect.)
    3. Chemistry and Biology for Environmental Engineers:
    (Inorganic Chemistry, lect.
    Organic Chemistry, lect.
    Biology and Ecology of Water, Soil and Air Systems, lect.
    Technical and Medical Microbiology for Engineers, lect.)
    4. Sanitary Engineering:
    (Solid Waste Management, lect.
    Waste Water Technology, lect.)
    5. Technology Assessment:
    (Technology Assessment and Environmental Economics, lect. + ex.)
    6. German as Foreign Language I
    In the second semester two modules are mandatory:
    1. Process Engineering:
    (Mechanical Process Engineering, lect.
    Thermal Process Engineering, lect.)
    2. German as Foreign Language II
    At the beginning of the second semester, students choose two of the three specialised areas. Each area consists of core modules in the second and third semesters:
    1. Core Module of Air Quality Control
    Measurement of Air Pollutants:
    (Measurement of Air Pollutants Part I, lect.
    Measurement of Air Pollutants Part II, lect.
    Planning of Measurements, sem.)
    2. Core Modules of Solid Waste
    Mechanical and Biological Waste Treatment:
    (Solid Waste Treatment, lect.
    Emissions from Waste Treatment Plants, lect.)
    Thermal Waste Treatment:
    (Thermal Waste Treatment, lect.
    Thermal Waste Treatment Plant, ex.)
    3. Core Module of Waste Water
    Urban Drainage and Design of Wastewater Treatment Plants:
    (Design of Sewer System and Stormwater Treatment, lect. + ex.
    Design of Wastewater Treatment Plants, lect. +ex.
    Case Study, sem.)
    Additional elective modules have to be chosen in second and third semesters. Students can decide about the distribution of the electives in second and third semesters.
    Elective Modules offered in the second semester:
    Air Quality Management
    Chemical Reaction Engineering
    Industrial Waste and Contaminated Sites
    Water Quality and Treatment
    Emissions reduction at selected industrial processes
    Practical work in air quality control
    Primary Environmental Technologies in Industrial Processes
    Modelling and Simulation of Turbulent Reacting Flows
    Student Research Project
    Core Module of not chosen area
    Luftreinhaltung an Arbeitsplätzen
    Kraftwerksabfälle
    Kraftwerksanlagen I
    Entsorgungsfachbetrieb
    Spezielle Aspekte der Abwasserreinigung
    Umweltrelevanz abfalltechnischer Anlagen
    In the third semester the two core modules of the two chosen specialist areas have to be taken:
    1. Core Module of Air Quality Control
    Firing Systems and Flue Gas Cleaning:
    (Combustion and Firing Systems I, lect.
    Combustion and Firing Systems I, ex.
    Flue Gas Cleaning at Combustion Plants, lect.)
    2. Core Module of Solid Waste
    Design of Solid Waste Treatment Plants:
    (Design of Biological Waste Treatment Plants, lect.
    Design of Biological Waste Treatment Plants, ex.
    Design of Thermal Waste Treatment Plants, lect.)
    3. Core Module of Waste Water
    Industrial Waste Water:
    (Treatment of Industrial Waste Water, lect.
    Water Analysis and Analytical Quality Control, lect.)
    Electives offered in the third semester:
    Biogas
    Engine Combustion and Emissions
    Chemistry of the Atmosphere
    Biological Waste Air Purification
    International Waste Management
    Emissions reduction at selected industrial processes
    Practical work in air quality control
    Sanitary Engineering - Practical Class
    Special Aspects of Urban Water Management
    Sustainable Production Processes
    Basics of Membrane Technology
    Introduction to Numerical Simulation of Combustion Processes
    Modelling and Simulation of Technical Combustion Systems
    Student Research Project
    Core Module of not chosen area
    Meteorologie
    Ökobilanz und Nachhaltigkeit
    Ressourcenmanagement
    Maschinen und Apparate der Trenntechnik
    Umweltanalytik - Wasser und Boden

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

As a prerequisite for admission to the program, the following admission requirements must be fulfilled:

  • a school certificate authorizing the holder to enter a German university or an authorization regarded as equivalent,
  • a Bachelor or Diploma Degree in Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, or Process Engineering or a related field with good results,
  • a TOEFL (CB) score of 213 points or equivalent test results as proof of sufficient knowledge of English (not older than two years at the day of the application deadline);
  • applicants from China: APS certificate;
  • further required documents are specified in the application form.

Work Experience for WASTE (Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waster Water Process Engineering)

No work experience is required.

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