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M.Sc. WASTE “Air quality, solid waste and waste water process engineering”

Degree awarded
Master of Science

University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 23, 70569 – Stuttgart

+49 (0) 711 685 68947

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Type of course

Language of tuition

Length of course
4 Semesters

Date of commencement
October 15th 2020

Application period
From 15th November 2019 until February 15th 2020

Class size
40 students

Cost / fees
Around 1.700 €/Semester

Student grants / Financial assistance
Possibility of working at the University as research assistance

Dorms on Campus available

Exchange partner schools
Double Degree Program with Universidade Federal do Paraná

Student profile
1. Ratio of National / International students - 98% International students.
2. Ratio of Men / Women - 55% Women
3. Age range - 21 – 40 Years old

Admission requirements
Seee below / opposite

Programme Director
M.Sc. Louiza Amalia Avgeropoulou
M.Sc. Nelson Felipe Rincón Soto

University of Stuttgart

M.Sc. WASTE “Air quality, solid waste and waste water process engineering”

Societies throughout the world are progressively drawing more attention to the well-known fact that available natural resources are being depleted. The resulting environmental challenges lead to a gradual shift from a “Throw-away society” to a “Circular economy”.

Multidisciplinary engineers and scientists are needed to respond to the resulting environmental pressure by monitoring air and water pollution, as well as managing the residual solid waste. Moreover, environmental integrity, resilience, and sustainability must be ensured as well.

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 within both, Germany and their hometowns. On the other hand, the MSc WASTE provides German students with an international study environment and encourages them to undertake their Master Thesis abroad.

The program educates students to engineer creative solutions to environmental challenges in the fields of Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waste Water Process Engineering.

With an ideal scientific infrastructure and a curriculum, the MSc WASTE program provides the students with great flexibility to develop their individual professional profile in the environmental sector.

The program trains students as international engineers with a profound knowledge of the state-of-the-art regarding environmental and process technologies.

The theoretical background is supplemented with practical experience, excursions to companies and industrial and municipal facilities (e.g., waste incineration plants, landfills and sewage treatment plants) offering students insights into the everyday work of an environmental engineer.

Admission requirements

a) A bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent degree) in Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, Process Engineering or in a related field.

English language requirements

TOEFL (CB): 213
TOEFL (PB): 550
TOEFL (iBT): 79
Please note: TOEFL ITP is not accepted for the application

c) OR IELTS (academic): 6.5

d) OR a certificate of an equivalent English test not older than two years at the day of the application deadline.
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): C
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): B

German language requirements

e) German language knowledge Basic User (A2) under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Please note: Those who do not have sufficient or certified knowledge of the German language have to attend the German Intensive Language Course in September (free of charge).

University of Stuttgart

The University of Stuttgart is one of the leading technically oriented universities in Germany with global significance. It sees itself as a center of university-based, non-university, and industrial research. Furthermore, it takes a role as a guarantor of research-based teaching, focused on quality and holism.

The Stuttgart Way means an interdisciplinary integration of engineering, natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences based on the fundamentals of cutting-edge research at a disciplinary level.

Here are 3 top reasons why you should enrol at the University of Stuttgart:

You will study in the economically powerful Stuttgart area

Enroll at the University of Stuttgart and you will do your studies in the heart of one of Europe’s most vibrant centers of economic activity. Here, where Daimler invented the automobile, more patents are issued than just about anywhere else in Europe. The region is populated with leading companies that can provide diverse insights into business practices and open career avenues even while you are still studying.

You will study at a leading research university

Study at the University of Stuttgart and you are where research and teaching go hand in hand. Our students learn their disciplines from experienced researchers who know precisely what they are talking about. Thanks to its top ranking among German universities in raising external funds, the University of Stuttgart can offer an optimal research and learning environment. A multitude of collaborative, leading-edge research projects provide even students opportunities to help shape the future. Our many international partnerships offer the perfect preparation for work in a globalized context.

You will live in the vibrant Stuttgart region

Study in Stuttgart and you will find yourself living in a dynamic place with a high quality of life. A dense urban transit network connects the University, situated in the midst of a vibrant big city, with nearby recreational areas, from close-in vineyards to the Jura mountains and beyond to the Black Forest. Ten percent of Stuttgart’s residents are students, which is why you will find a rich cultural offering specifically adapted to the student population, from sports to a pulsating nightlife.