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

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
The WASTE (Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waster Water Process Engineering) is offered at the University of Stuttgart. 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.


The WASTE (Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waster Water Process Engineering) is offered at the University of Stuttgart.

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.

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.

Programme Structure

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.

            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:


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            Academic Requirements

            • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

              The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

            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

            • International Applies to you

              3000 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
            • EU/EEA Applies to you

              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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            Living costs for Stuttgart

            • 780 - 1290 EUR/month
              Living Costs

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