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.
This programme is offered with 2 specializations, whereby you can choose your specialization 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 above chosen specialisation, students all need to complete the following compulsory subjects in the 1st semester:
- 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)
- foreign students need to choose "German as a Foreign Language II" (Module 913) while students of German-speaking universities choose "Technical English II" (Module 914).
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, it is recommended that the Master's thesis should be written outside of the university (at a company or another research institution) or at the ThIWert.
(obligatory for students holding a Bachelor's
degree with 180 ECTS credit points.)
Specialization ET=Environmental Technology
Specialization RT=Recycling Technology
(subject to availability and change)
Information about approved elective courses will be provided by the dean in the beginning of each semester
*SWS = Hours per week
*CP = Credit points (ECTS)
Die Studien- und Prüfungsordnungen werden in den Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Hochschule Nordhausen veröffentlicht und sind mit der Veröffentlichung verbindlich gültig. Bis zur Veröffentlichung handelt es sich nur um vorläufige Ordnungen (Lesefassungen).
The study and exam regulations are published in the Official Announcements of Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences and are binding upon publication. Until publication, they are only provisional regulations (read-only versions). The Offical Announcements are only available in German.
Ordnungen, gültig für Erstimmatrikulationen ab Sommersemester 2022
Regulations, valid for first-time enrolments from summer semester 2022 onwards
Studienordnung und Prüfungsordnung
- veröffentlicht in den Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der HS Nordhausen, Ausgabe 6/2020
Erste Änderung der Studienordnung
Zweite Änderung der Studienordnung
Dritte Änderung der Studienordnung
Vierte Änderung der Studienordnung
29th May 2020
Study and Exam regulations - May 2020 (Reading Version in English)
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).
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 and completed 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.
We accept online-only applications. You do not need to provide certified copies or translations (as long as the documents are in German, English or French).
As a minimum please provide the following documents:
- High school diploma/certificate of higher education entrance qualification
- Bachelor degree certificate (proof that Bachelor degree was succesfully completed)
- Complete Transcript of Records (with overall grade)
- Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL iBT 79, IELTS 6.0 or Bachelor's Medium of Instruction English)
IMPORTANT: Documents can only be submitted through Uni-Assist before the application deadline.
Since Hochschule Nordhausen cannot influence the visa process in any way, all prospective applicants are advised to carefully check the visa requirements, appointment waiting and processing times at the reponsible German mission abroad.
Applicants with an INTERNATIONAL Bachelor degree please click the button below to start the online application.
Please select “Wintersemester 2023/2024" in the selection field "Semester" in order to find the study program "Environmental and Recycling Technology (M.Eng.)".
Applicants with a GERMAN Bachelor degree please use the following button for the online application: