Engineering - Environmental Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    13900 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
Massive climate challenges and scarce natural resources threaten our future. Therefore, we need environmental engineers to turn the tide– and this could be you. This Engineering - Environmental Engineering programme is offered by the University of Southern Denmark.


The programme provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the environmental consequences of our consumption. You will learn to design eco-friendly and eco-efficient solutions, which point in a green and future-oriented direction.

This Engineering - Environmental Engineering programme is offered by the University of Southern Denmark.
Study environment

Each year more than 1500 international students from all over the world choose to study at the University of Southern Denmark, so you will become part of a lively international student environment.

We believe that engineers of today must have a global perspective and experience and we encourage international as well as Danish students to spend one or two semesters abroad on an internship or as exchange students.

Faculty of Engineering has adopted a student-centred approach to learning, and teaching is based on problem based projectwork. Students participate significantly in class and carry out project work in small teams.
Career opportunities
With a master degree you will be qualified for jobs as, for example:
  • Project worker or manager in consulting engineering companies
  • Consultant in local and regional governments
  • Caseworker in public administration
  • Engineer at environmental or development departments.
You could, for example, work in:
  • Waste management
  • Environment assessment
  • Planning of urban traffic infrastructure
  • Development of environmentally efficient technologies
  • Assessment of environmental impact of off-site construction work
  • Implementation and management of environmental installations
  • Assessment of strategic and market ventures
  • University research or industrial research.

Programme Structure

1st semester
  • System Analysis - Life Cycle Assessment
  • Business and Economics
  • Eco-efficient Engineering
  • Global Sustanability
2nd semester
  • Waste Management
  • Industrial Water Technology
  • Elective
3rd semester
  • Methods in Science
  • Product and Supply Chain Design for Environment
  • Elective
4th semester
  • Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

To apply for the Master's programme in Enviromental Engineering, you need a relevant Bachelor's degree. You can apply if you hold one of the following degrees:

  • BSc in Chemistry and Biotechnology from University of Southern Denmark
  • BEng in Chemical Engineering from University of Southern Denmark

You can also apply if you hold a similar degree within science or engineering. Based on an overall evaluation of your application, the Faculty will decide whether you are qualified for admission. The evaluation is based on the following criteria. You need a minimum score of 21 points:

  • Level and content of your degree. 1-10 points are given depending on the level and relevance of your degree.
  • Your academic level. 1-50 points are given. Emphasis is put on your grades in courses within the fields of chemistry, ecology, mathematics and physics.
  • Your motivation for admission. 1-40 points are given. The highest scores are given to applicants
  • who demonstrate a thorough knowledge about and an interest in the programme
  • who demonstrate awareness of your choice of education
  • who demonstrate awareness of how their skills match the programme

If there are more qualified applicants than study places, applicants with the highest scores are admitted first. There are 40 study places in the programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13900 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs for Odense

5,400 - 7,800 DKK/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Options for full-degree graduate students:

BHJ Scholarship

Only available for students applying for a master programme at our Sønderborg Campus

Six one-year scholarships are issued pr. year: three for studies within the technical field i.e. Mechatronics and Innovation & Business respectively, and three are for studies within the field of business administration i.e. Business Relationship Management.

A scholarship of DKK 40.000 may be granted if and when the requirements are met. It is paid in two instalments of DKK 20.000 per semester. The scholarship grant depends on acceptance and enrolment as a full-time student in one of the above mentioned programmes.

Options for Exchange and Guest Students:

Danish Government Scholarship for Foreign Nationals (the Cultural Agreements)

Danish Government Scholarships for Foreign Nationals - The scholarship helps cover living expenses.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.