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Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Environmental engineering and modeling

Technical expertise, team-orientation, management strength and international planning competence: as an environmental engineer with a master's degree, you will handle challenging tasks in a project management position. You will implement a variety of models and simulation tools in order to better understand environmental processes. The national and international labor market awaits you!

Your heart beats for...

... Environment, Energy, Water and waterways, Use of simulation programs, International planning tasks, Practical part, Foreign language English

A Degree Program with a Future

Type of Study

You can also complete this degree program building on a degree program in an adjacent field related to the environment or engineering.

  • Bachelor’s degree program with 210 CR
  • Average grade of at least 2.5

German language level: C1

Structure and Contents of the Degree Program

1. Semester

  • Environmental and planning law
  • Mathematics III
  • Informatics methods for engineers
  • Industrial water management (StR water and circular economy)
  • Heat pumps and refrigeration systems (StR Geb. + Energy)
  • Simulation of groundwater flows (StR water and circular economy)

2. Semester

  • Project management
  • Project work
  • 2 elective subjects from the international planning tasks catalog
  • 1 elective subject from the engineering catalog
  • 1 elective subject from the energy catalog
  • 1 elective subject from the modeling catalog

3. Semester

  • Master thesis

Fields of study

  • Water and the circular economy
  • Buildings and energy


Acquired Knowledge and Skills

As a master of Environmental engineering and modeling, you will have wide-ranging expertise:

  • Understanding for modeling environmental technology processes
  • Use and limits of simulation models
  • Assessment of international planning tasks
  • Training capacity for teamwork and leadership of interdisciplinary working groups
  • Project planning and management
  • Collaboration on research projects
Job Profiles

As a graduate of our master's degree program, a wide range of professional opportunities will be available to you:

  • Team and project management positions
  • Management positions in engineering
  • Working abroad
  • Working as a planning engineer in engineering firms
  • Working in environmental administration
  • Public and private supply and disposal companies
  • Advising and consulting
Cooperation With Companies

We cooperate with different regional companies and institutions, such as

  • Waste water disposal and purification (Paderborn municipal waterworks)
  • Institute for Automation and Communication (ifak)
  • Emschergenossenschaft and Lippeverband
  • TIA Technologies for industrial waste water treatment
  • Emscher Lippe water engineering


Research in the Department

Benefit from our cooperative projects in the framework of various Erasmus programs in the areas of:

  • Digitalization of water industry by innovative graduate water education
  • Climate change adapted water management
  • Curricula innovation in climate-smart urban development based on green and energy efficiency with the nonacademic sector
  • Vocational Training Diploma on Electrical and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Phosphorous elimination and recovery
  • Pollution load simulation of AFS63 in rainwater
  • wasserplus OWL cooperative platform

Our fields of research

As Graduate You Contribute to...

... the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

  • directly to good health and well-being
  • directly to quality education
  • directly to clean water and sanitation
  • directly to affordable and clean energy
  • directly to sustainable cities and communities
  • directly to climate action
  • directly to life below water

Studying at Sustainable Campus Höxter

Our Sustainable Campus in Höxter

The Höxter campus is home to our environment-related degree programs. They are combined in the departments of Environmental Engineering and Applied Computer Science as well as Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. The participation with several projects in the "Landesgartenschau 2023" in Höxter illustrates how presentable and exciting sustainability can be. Modern teaching and laboratory facilities guarantee practical work, as does the university's own botanical garden. Sustainability is tangible everywhere on the campus, for example when fertilizers and pesticides can be reduced with the help of digitalization in agriculture as part of the "Precision Farming" degree program. Here, as in the environmental engineering degree programs, the campus cooperates with municipalities and companies, for example when it comes to water purification or landfill remediation. The beautiful location on the curve of the Weser River and the proximity to the city center make the campus a perfect match.

Campus Life


Degree Course:
Environmental engineering and modeling
Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
Study model:
Standard period of study:
3 semester
Summer semester, Winter semester
Course language:
Sustainable Campus Höxter
Tuition Fees:
Preparatory courses:
Application periods:

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 02.05. – 15.10.
Summer Semester: 17.11. – 15.02.
Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 01.04. – 31.08.
Summer Semester: 17.11. – 15.01.