Environmental and Recycling Technology (M. Eng.)

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.

Course overview

semester

module number

course name

SWS

CP

         

Qualification Semester

(Winter Semester)

(For graduates holding a Bachelor's

degree with 180 ECTS credit points.)

   

Obligatory modules

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

or
912

Foreign Language Module I: German as a Foreign Language I
or
Foreign Language Module I: Technical English I

4

5

         

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

or
914

Foreign Language Module II: German as a Foreign Language II
or
Foreign Language Module II: Technical English II

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

         

Graduation, recognition, accreditation

Degree: Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) 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).

Admission requirements

To be admitted to the Master's programme Environmental and Recycling Technology (M.Eng.), 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.

Tuition fee

None.

Note: You pay a semester contribution for the first time when you receive the notification of enrollment. The semester contribution currently amounts 155.44 €.

More information on the semester contribution can be found here.

Application documents

We accept online-only applications. You do not need to provide certified copies or translations (as long as the documents are in German or English).

As a minimum please provide the following documents:

  • High school diploma/certificate of higher education entrance qualification
  • Bachelor degree certificate
  • Complete Transcript of Records
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL iBT 79, IELTS 6.0 or Bachelor's Medium of Instruction is English)

Note: The APS certificate (mandatory for students from India, China and Vietnam) will be required for all students applying for a student visa to Germany.

Please also check if additional documents are required

IMPORTANT: Documents can only be submitted before the application deadline. Any documents uploaded afterwards cannot be considered!

Applicants with an INTERNATIONAL Bachelor degree please click the button below to start the online application. (How to apply?)

Please select “Wintersemester 2023/2024" in the selection field "Semester" in order to find the study program "Environmental and Recycling Technology (M.Eng.)".

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