International Programmes 2022/2023

Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering

Hamburg University of Technology • Hamburg

Master of Science
Teaching language
  • English

Courses are held in English; German language courses are offered before and during the programme.

Programme duration
4 semesters
Winter semester
Application deadline

1 March

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

The Master's programme is devoted to the study of the quality of the environment and to the technology of its conservation. It involves basic education and training from civil engineering programmes and chemical engineering, microbiology, hydrology and chemistry, in order to broaden the perspective on potential solutions to environmental problems. The programme is designed with some flexibility in order to suit the specific needs of the candidates with respect to their different academic backgrounds.

The standard duration of the course is two years. In the first year, students take part in lectures, exercises and laboratory work. A project and a subject-specific seminar or a process design course take place in the third semester. The course of study is completed with a six-month Master's thesis in the fourth semester.

The technological challenges of modern society and the requirements of the globalised labour market call for an excellent engineering education as well as for a sound additional qualification in the fields of business and management, soft skills and humanities. Therefore, the international Master's degree courses at TUHH include a number of non-technical compulsory elective courses.

You are passionate about engineering, but do you want to go beyond? You can combine this course with a part-time MBA programme in Technology Management at the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management. Thus, you will meet the industry demand for engineers with a business education. You will graduate with two Master's degrees simultaneously and benefit from multiple career perspectives. See:

Course organisation

Teaching the methodology and logic of engineering - "learning to think" - is a key aspect of studies at TUHH. Only in this way can one acquire the knowledge to keep pace with rapid technological change. This sound theoretical foundation is rounded off by a well-balanced mixture of practical application in internships, projects and thesis work. It should be noted that students at TUHH are trained to think and decide for themselves, to learn and work independently as well as in international teams representing many different academic, national and cultural backgrounds. TUHH promotes interdisciplinary research, teaching and learning. Students will be integrated into research and development projects at an early stage; this facilitates a smooth transition to working life.

A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Language training provided
Description of other international elements

One semester abroad is strongly recommended to German students and optional for students of foreign nationalities.

Lectures by international visiting professors are integrated into the programme.

Integrated internships

Students are encouraged to carry out their study projects in a company.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

Approx. 340 EUR

Costs of living

Around 850 EUR per month

Funding opportunities within the university
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university

To a limited extent, partial funding in the form of performance-related scholarships, scholarships linked to support work, and scholarships for the final phase of the programme is available for international students at TUHH. For more information, please refer to

Academic admission requirements
Language requirements

Application deadline

1 March

Submit application to

Technische Universität Hamburg
STUDIS Studierendenservice / Admission and Registration
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 3
21073 Hamburg

Possibility of finding part-time employment

In principle, there are opportunities to work part-time as a teaching or research assistant at TUHH. However, such jobs cannot be arranged in advance and from a distance. Since the course schedule is very tight and employment regulations for international students are quite restrictive, students cannot depend on this source of income only.


The TUHH accommodation office provides advice and assistance regarding accommodation.

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Tutors
  • Specialist counselling
  • Cultural and linguistic preparation
Support programmes for international students

Introductory events, special counselling office, tutorials, language courses, sports, and social activities

Hamburg University of Technology

The Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) was founded in 1978 and specialises in training engineers. There are 7,500 students registered at the university; almost one in every five students is of foreign nationality.

University location

Germany's second-largest city, Hamburg, is an exciting place to live. It offers its residents close proximity to water and green spaces in combination with the benefits of living in the middle of a vibrant metropolis.

Hamburg is one of the most dynamic commercial centres in Europe. Modern services in the logistics, technological, and media sectors have taken their place alongside modern industrial production and traditional trade in shaping Hamburg's economy. As a global hub for overseas transport in Central and Eastern Europe as well as the entire Baltic Sea region, Hamburg benefits from its central position at the heart of Europe's logistical commodity flows. Hamburg is well known as an important place for maritime systems and the shipbuilding industry. The city is also one of the most significant centres for the civil aviation industry worldwide. In Hamburg, environmental awareness has a long history, which will continue on into the future. Today, the Hanseatic city is known as one of the leading centres of research on climate change, the global challenge of our time. The presence of several leading companies makes Hamburg a centre of renewable energy technologies, such as wind power systems.