Environmental Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #201 ,
Master’s Programme in Environmental Engineering at the University of Oulu is built on research of sustainability, environmental protection and industrial processes.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Master’s Programme in Environmental Engineering at the University of Oulu is built on research of sustainability, environmental protection and industrial processes.

Programme graduates will have the skills to manage environmental issues within industry and communities by applying the latest methods, tools and technologies. The programme combines the time-tested engineering issues such as relevant technologies, processes and management skills with sustainable production and environmental awareness.

The programme has two majors (study options):

  • Clean Production and Water & Environment.
Graduate Profiles
  • Chemical Process Designer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Development Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Researcher
After gradution

University of Oulu graduates enter the job market as experts of the environment, economics, technology, medicine, education and culture. Research institutes such as CWC, Infotech, Biocenter Oulu and the Thule Institute offer possibilities for an academic career. Collaboration between the University, the city of Oulu, the research institutes and businesses is vast and productive. For a large number of companies, Oulu has been a favourable environment for their R&D.

Programme Structure

Courses included
Clean Production
  • Survival Finnish
  • Advanced Practical Training
  • Introduction to the Barents Region
  • Research Methodology
  • Experimental Design
Water and Environment
  • Introduction to the Barents Region
  • Sustainable Development
  • Research Methodology
  • Experimental Design
  • Hydrological Processes
For more information, please visit the programme website.

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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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: 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

Programme Specific Academic Requirements

Please note that the General Academic Requirements and Language Requirements are same for all (including BEE) international Master's Degree Programmes of the University of Oulu. Read more about these at Admissions.

For the Admissions 2017: A successful applicant must fulfill all of the next programme specific criteria (for language skills, background degree, and previous studies) to be eligible to apply to the BEE MDP and its majors (study options 'Clean Production' or 'Water and Environment'):

  1. The applicant must qualify for the GENERAL ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS and LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS set by the University of Oulu (link provided above); and
  2. The applicant must have, or soon have (*), minimally a BACHELOR'S DEGREE: Lower academic degree or equivalent, of at least three years of full-time studies = 180 ECTS; with excellent grades from an institution of higher education.
    This Bachelor's degree must EITHER be IN a suitable area of ENGINEERING (e.g. in environmental, process, chemical, or civil engineering), OR IN NATURAL SCIENCES applicable for later engineering studies (e.g. environmental sciences, chemistry, geology, or physics etc.); and
  3. Within the before-mentioned degree, the applicant has STUDIED, and got good or excellent grades, in MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (math studies are an absolute and compulsory requirement, and also chemistry and/or physics are noted);
  4. Further, it is viewed as a BENEFIT, if he/she has also performed studies in one or more areas of PROCESS ENGINEERING (process, chemical or civil engineering studies).

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 10000 International
  • Free EU/EEA

There are no tuition fees at the University of Oulu. Finland is a Nordic welfare state, and in Nordic welfare states there is equal access to education and education is free of charge.


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