Environmental Engineering, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #173 (WUR) ,
Environmental management is an essential part of Environmental Engineering and concerns the interaction between human society and our surroundings. There is a need for multi-skilled professionals who can combine in-depth knowledge of local and global environmental impact, with expertise on strategies. The Environmental Engineering programme is offered by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.


Environmental Engineering programme at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

The programme aims to educate multi-skilled professionals who are able to combine in-depth knowledge of local and global environmental impact, with expertise on strategies and tools aimed at reducing this impact on nature. This requires, among other aptitudes, knowledge of models and methods for collecting and analysing environmental information; knowledge of the interdependencies between society and environmental problems; and knowledge of the tools necessary for changing human behavior for greater sustainability.

This joint master's programme is offered by the Nordic Five Tech, an alliance between the leading Nordic technical universities. The programme offers five tracks in total, one of which is the environmental management track which is supplied jointly by KTH and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

Since this programme results in a double degree, students should complete their coursework at KTH and DTU respectively. Students interested in studying the programme at can start their first year at KTH and continue at DTU to complete their second year of studies, including a degree project. Another option it to start at DTU and complete the first year, then continue the second year of studies at KTH.


Our society has major challenges in managing a changing climate, developing and securing good water quality, developing systems for recycling materials and nutrients, and developing renewable and environmentally smart energy solutions.

The needs for environmental engineering expertise are, therefore, almost endless, and the labour market is very diverse. Students will be able to work privately and publicly – in environmental consultancies, with contractors, energy companies or government agencies; internationally, nationally or locally. 

There are also students from the programme who enter research studies at KTH or other universities nationally or internationally. Some examples of employers who employ students from this programme are SWECO, Stockholm Vatten, WSP, Swedish EPA, Tyréns, Geosigma, Ramböll, Vattenfall, and SIDA, as well as a number of international agencies. Typical professional roles include hydrogeologist, environmental coordinator, urban water planner, geotechnical engineer and researcher.

Programme Structure

The joint Master's programme in Environmental Engineering is a collaboration between the five leading technical universities in the Nordic countries (Nordic Five Tech). The programme gives you a unique opportunity to tailor your degree based on your academic interests.

You will get to study at two of the partner universities, spending one year at each. You graduate with a double master’s degree from the two universities. Nordic Five Tech is a strategic alliance consisting of:

  • Aalto University in Finland
  • Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Degree project

The degree project provides students with the opportunity to investigate a problem in-depth, under the supervision of experienced practitioners and researchers. 

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:

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Academic Requirements

Admission requirements

To be eligible for the programme, you must have been awarded a bachelor's degree, be proficient in English and meet the programme-specific requirements. A bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree, or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university, is required. Students who are following longer technical programmes, and have completed courses equivalent to a bachelor's degree, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The following minimum requirements must have been fulfilled:

  • Mathematics, equivalent to 20 ECTS credits
  • Physics, equivalent to 10 ECTS credits
  • Chemistry, equivalent to 5 ECTS credits

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8035.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16071 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The tuition fee for the year spent at KTH is SEK 155,000. 
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens


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