Course of Study

The master degree program Environmental Engineering Sciences is a modularised face-to-face program. The Standard lenght of studies is four semesters: three semesters of studying and one for the elaboration of the Master thesis.

The study can be started at the summer and winter term. A study entry for the winter term is recommended.


study entry to the winter term

study entry to the summer term

Construction of a test dune at the Warnemünde beach to investigate the processes and effects of dune breakthrough on the German Baltic Sea coast

Compulsory Elective Modules

Compulsory elective modules allow our students to organise their study program according to their skills, interests and individual aims. Therefore, they are able to choose between different specialisations. Further, they can add different freely combinable compulsory elective modules.

Basically, the elective modules are freely selectable. Students must complete elective modules with a minimum of 36 credits. It is recommended to select two topic groups. For topic groups with more than 18 credit points, a selection of up to 18 credit points can be made.

Students have to enroll for the compulsory elective modules usually until the end of the first week in study office of the faculty.

Combinable modules and specialisations take place either in several semesters or in one semester at the same time. The following thematic groups are provided:

Further compulsory elective modules:

in the winter term:
Cartography and Remote Sensing
Embedded Systems
Industrial Environmental Protection
Information Systems and Information Services

in the summer term:
Databases 2: Implementation Techniques
Road Construction Technology

every term:
Selected Topics in the Area Smart Computing

Practical Seminar Environmental Engineering Sciences

research dike "DregdDikes" in Markgrafenheide
Teaching and learning

Teaching and learning forms

The study-specific examination and study regulations of the Master's degree programme in Environmental Engineering Sciences determine which modules have to be completed in which semester (see study programme schedule). In addition, students receive a timetable for each semester in which the courses of all modules of the respective semester are scheduled.

The contents of the course are taught in different courses. The types of courses are characterised by the use of different forms of teaching and learning.

The following types of courses are used in the Master's programme in Environmental Engineering Sciences:



Normally, modules are completed with an examination at the end of the semester. Those tests are most commonly oral or written exams, but also assignments and presentations are possible. At the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences the examination period of one semester is separated in two examination phases. The first examination phase takes place in the first two weeks after the end of lectures. The second examination phase takes place during the two weeks before the start of the new term.

According to the study and examination regulations of the program, it is possible that certain exercises and tasks need to be fulfilled as entrance requirements for the examinations.

Entrance requirements can be: assignments, reviews on a certain field of study, presentations, reports, tests, exercises or participation in scientific discussions.