University of Oulu

Environmental Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
University rank #201 ,
The MSc in Environmental Engineering programme at University of Oulu provides skills to solve environmental problems and challenges. Programmes industry-branch-independent, phenomena-based approach provides excellent skills in different areas of environmental engineering


This international 2-year master’s programme concentrates on energy production systems and cleaner production methods and on sustainable technologies. The MS in Environmental Engineering programme from University of Oulu will give you relevant skills and core knowledge of the latest technologies, tools, and methods of the field, such as:

  • sustainable technologies related to energy systems and cleaner production methods
  • abilities to control, optimize, design and develop industrial environmental processes
  • tools in controlling and reducing harmful environmental effects
  • methods for water and waste water treatment, water resources and water engineering

Possible job titles include:

  • researcher
  • specialist
  • chemical process designer
  • environmental engineer
  • plant engineer
  • development manager
  • production manager

Students applying for the programme must possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a suitable field of engineering, e.g. in environmental, process, chemical, or civil engineering.

Programme Structure

The programme has two options for specialization fully available in English:

  • Energy Systems and Cleaner Production, and
  • Water Engineering.

These study options provide knowledge on how to manage environmental issues with an industry-branch-independent, phenomena-based approach in energy production and water engineering, protection and restoration of natural environments, and in water and waste water processes by application of proper production methods, tools, and technologies.

The programme educates environmental engineers with skills to solve environmental problems and challenges, both locally and globally, in areas rich in natural resources of high economic value contained in an ecologically sensitive nature.

The graduates will have knowhow for scientific and applied work both in industry and academia. The graduates are able to work in different environment related business sectors, in local and regional public administration, as well as environmental authorities or research institutes.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    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: 580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 92

    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

  • Bachelors (or higher) degree or equivalent, in engineering, in e.g. environmental, process, chemical, or civil engineering or
  • Bachelors (or higher) degree or equivalent in natural sciences, applicable for environmental engineering studies, (e.g. environmental sciences, chemistry, geology, or physics etc.)
  • Good or excellent grades in mathematical sciences (math studies are a compulsory requirement, but also chemistry and/or physics are noted)
  • It is a benefit, if the applicant has studies in one or more fields of process engineering (process, chemical and/or civil engineering)

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 10000 International
  • Free EU/EEA


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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