M. Eng. Environmental and Recycling Technology

Are you interested in helping to shape our ecological future?

Do you want to play a part in the development and use of environmentally friendly technologies?

Do you want to become a specialist for the necessary global restructuring of resource systems and are you interested in helping to shape our ecological future? Then join the Environmental and Recycling Technology Master's programme at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences.

Studying Environmental and Recycling Technology means qualifying for a variety of exciting and diverse tasks. Contemporary educated and motivated specialists are offered excellent career opportunities.

Your lecturers are experienced experts and managers from the industry who will prepare you for your career in a practical way.

Study contents

The degree program "Environmental and Recycling Technology" is offered with 2 specializations, whereby the specialization takes place completely in the 2nd semester:

  • Specialization 1: Environmental Technology (ET)
  • Specialisation 2: Recycling Technology (RT)

In this way, students are given the opportunity to give greater weight to their own interests in the respective specialisation.

Irrespective of the chosen specialisation, the 1st semester includes the following compulsory subjects:

  • Project Management (Module 568)
  • Proseminar / Soft Skills (Module 731)
  • Life Cycle Assessment (Module 732)
  • Environmental and Sustainability Management (Module 733)
  • Environmental Law (Module 734)
  • German as a Foreign Language II (Module 913) or Technical English II (Module 914)

For foreign students the subject "German as a Foreign Language II" (Module 913) and for students of German-speaking universities "Technical English II" (Module 914) is a compulsory part of the 1st semester.

In the 2nd semester, the focus is on the respective central core topics in the area of the two specialisations. The catalogue of subjects in the specialisations is thus composed of special courses that are tailored to the contents of the respective specialisation of the English-language Master's programme.

Specialisation 1 - Environmental Technology (ET)

  • Bioengineering (Module 864)
  • Environmental Pollutants and Chemistry Aspects (Module 735)
  • Wastewater Engineering (Module 736)
  • Plant Planning for Environmental Technology / Project Work (Module 737)
  • Renewable Raw Material (Module 738)

Specialisation 2 - Recycling Technology (RT)

  • Urban Mining and Circular Economy (Module 739)
  • Recycling Technologies of Anthropogenic Material Flows (Module 740)
  • Preparation of Energy Raw Materials from Waste and Recovery (Module 742)
  • Plant Planning for Recycling Technology / Project Work (Module 743)
  • Future Technologies of Recycling Practice / Project Work (Module 744)

In addition to conveying theoretical knowledge, the courses are supplemented by excursions in order to establish the closest possible practical relevance.

The planned project work plays an important role in the concept of the course.

The Master's thesis (Module 941) in the last semester marks the completion of the three-semester course. In the sense of an application-oriented study programme, the Master's thesis should be written outside the university at a company or at the ThIWert or another research institution.

Study overview

semester

module number

course name

SWS

CP

1st semester

(Summer Semester)

       

Obligatory modules

568

Project Management

4

5

 

731

Proseminar / Soft Skills

4

5

 

732

Life Cycle Assessment

4

5

 

733

Environmental and Sustainability Management

4

5

 

734

Environmental Law

4

5

 

913 + 914

Foreign Language Module II: Deutsch als Fremdsprache II (913)/ Technical English II (914)

4

5

         

2nd semester

(Winter Semester)

       

Specialization ET Environmental Technology

864

Bioengineering

4

5

 

735

Environmental Pollutants and Chemistry Aspects

4

5

 

736

Wastewater Engineering

4

5

 

737

Plant Planning for Environmental

Technology/ Project Work

4

5

 

738

Renewable Raw Material

4

5

 

N. No.

N. N. Elective Course

4

5

         

2nd semester

(Winter Semester)

       

Specialization RT Recycling Technology

739

Urban Mining/ Circular Economy

4

5

 

740

Recycling Technologies of

Anthropogenic Material Flows

4

5

 

742

Preparation of Energy Raw

Materials and Recovery

4

5

 

743

Plant Planning for Recycling

Technology/ Project Work

4

5

 

744

Future Technologies of Recycling

Practice/ Project Work

4

5

 

N. No.

N. N. Elective Course

4

5

         

3rd semester

(Summer Semester)

       
 

941

Master Thesis and Colloquium

20

30

         

Qualification Semester ERT

(For applicants holding a Bachelor´s

degree with 180 ECTS credit points.)

   

semester

module number

course name

SWS

CP

Qualification semester (Q)

(Summer Semester)

870

Basics in Electrical Engineering

4

5

 

871

Basics in Thermal Engineering

4

5

 

747

Introduction in Environmental and Recycling Technology

4

5

 

873

Scientific Practice

4

 
 

907

Cultural Studies and Scientific Writing

4

5

 

911 + 912

Foreign Language Module I: Deutsch als Fremdsprache I/ Technical English I

4

5

         

Conclusion and recognition

Degree: Master of Engineering (M.E.) in the field of Environmental and Recycling Technology.

Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences is officially accredited by the state of Thuringia as a state-recognised university. This guarantees the equivalence of the degrees with degrees of state universities.

The Master's programme in Environmental and Recycling Technology has been accredited by the Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute (ACQUIN).

Target group

The programme is primarily aimed at graduates of foreign universities. For graduates of engineering bachelor's degree programmes at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences or other German-speaking universities, it offers an adequate English-language option for acquiring in-depth specialist knowledge in a consecutive master's degree programme in environmental and recycling technology.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to the Master's programme Environmental and Recycling Technology (M.E.), the following qualifications are necessary:

The prerequisite for admission to the programme is a qualified university degree as Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science in the Bachelor's programmes Environmental and Recycling Technology, Waste Management, Process Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geotechnical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or comparable programmes with the scope of 210 credit points according to the ECTS system. A qualified degree is deemed to have been obtained if the course of study was completed with an overall grade of 2.5 or better. The exact regulation for the classification of a degree is stated in the study regulations.

Applicants with a degree comprising only 180 ECTS credits have the possibility to complete a qualification semester before starting the Master's programme. The modules of the qualification semester are explained in the study plan and module handbook.

Since the modules of the programme are held in English (with the exception of the module "German as a Foreign Language II", module 913), sufficient English language skills are required. If the Bachelor's degree submitted was not obtained at an English-speaking college or university, the applicant must prove that he/she has a command of the English language at language level B2. TOEFL, IELTS, the certificate of higher education entrance qualification or comparable qualifications are considered as proof.

 

If you have any questions about the admission requirements, just give us a call. Our university team will be happy to advise you by telephone on +49 3631 420-222 or in person on site.

ECTS

The achievements are evaluated according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). With the award of credit points, the study achievements are internationally comparable and recognised.

Credit points are awarded for each successfully completed module, reflecting the average learning effort. One credit point corresponds to a learning effort of approximately 25 hours. The amount of work required depends on the number of ECTS points in the individual modules.

During your studies you will acquire a total of 90 credit points or 120 credit points if you participate in the qualification semester.

Start and duration of studies

The Master's programme Environmental and Recycling Technology starts on April 4 (summer semester) and October 1 (winter semester) of each year. The application deadline for the summer semester is 15.01.2021, for the winter semester 30.04.2021.

For detailed information on the course of studies, please refer to the study plan (3 semesters).

Tuition fee

There are no tuition fees for studying at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences.

You pay a semester fee for the first time when you receive the notification of enrollment. The semester fee is 155,44 € at the moment. More information on the semester fee you can find here.

Application

  • High school diploma or certificate of higher education entrance qualification
  • Health insurance and membership number
  • Information on vocational training and employment (if available)
  • Data on any service performed (e.g. military service, civilian service, voluntary social year, voluntary ecological year) in the form of a service certificate
  • Details of previous periods of study (incl. certificate of exmatriculation)
  • Details of any internships you may have completed
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental sciences, process engineering, waste management, mechanical engineering, physics or in similar fields with a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • English proficiency level (TOEFL iBT 79, IELTS 6.0 or a Bachelor's degree in English)

Applicants with an INTERNATIONAL university entrance qualification please click here to start the online application.

Applicants with a GERMAN higher education entrance qualification please use the following button for the online application: