Recycling and Waste Management



Bachelor of Engineering

Study Type
First Cycle Programmes

Start of studies
The programme begins each winter semester.
Applicants with foreign certificates please apply till 15 August via uni-assist e.V..

Standard period of study
The standard period of study is 7 semesters.

Admission restriction
No restricted admission

Please note
The language of instruction is German.

Programme objectives

We warmly welcome any student from abroad who is interested in environmental issues.

With the entry into force of the German "Circular Economy Act" on 1st June 2012, waste management has now fundamentally changed into closed-cycle management.

Its waste generation and waste management are carried out with particular attention to the sparing use of natural resources and protection of the people and the environment.

In particular, graduates will acquire competence in the fields of waste prevention, waste utilisation and waste treatment.


Degree course content

Essentially this provides an integrated education programme combining a technical orientation with content from the natural sciences.

Contents of the programme
  • Mathematics
  • Computing/CAD
  • Physics
  • Hydrochemistry/waste chemistry
  • Hydrobiology
  • Ecology
  • Geology/soil science
  • Constructional fundamentals
  • Technical mechanics
  • Foreign languages
  • Hydrology
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Process engineering
  • Apparatus and bulk goods technology
  • Measurement and control engineering
  • Control technology
  • Waste logistics
  • Construction and operation of landfill sites
  • Wastewater technology
  • Waste avoidance/recycling
  • Biological waste treatment
  • Thermal waste treatment
  • Immission protection
  • Legacy site contamination
  • Surveying technology
  • Area planning/country planning
  • Laws/environmental law/waste law
  • Economics and business administration
An internship of at least 12 weeks is a component of the course of studies, generally taking place in the 7th semestre.

Admission requirements

A higher education entrance qualification is a general prerequisite for admittance to the programme of study. International applicants must provide proof of educational qualifications that permit study in Germany (school-leaving certificate, certificate of university attendance).

The DAAD database on admission requirements allows international students to check whether they meet the requirements for the degree programme of their choice in Germany.

The language of instruction is German. Foreign applicants must prove they have adequate knowledge of German. Evidence of the necessary German language skills can be provided in the form of:

  • Goethe Certificate C1
  • DSD II
  • DSH I
  • TestDaF (minimun level 3 in the examination modules)
  • TELC Deutsch C1 Hochschule
  • ÖSD C1

Applicants who are unable to fulfil the specified admission requirements may contact a preparatory college (‘Studienkolleg’). These specifically prepare foreign applicants for a course of study in Germany. Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences does not have its own preparatory college. The state-run preparatory college responsible for our institution is located at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Köthen.
An overview of all preparatory colleges in Germany can be found here.
In Magdeburg you can find a private preparatory college: Europäisches Studienkolleg der Wirtschaft (ESKW)


When should you apply and what should your application include? Learn more about our application procedures and deadlines.

further information

Contact person

Study Advisor
Lisette Kammrad

Tel.: + 49 (0) 391 886 4274
Fax: + 49 (0) 391 886 46 18

Visitor's address: House 2, Room 0.07.1, Breitscheidstraße 2, 39114 Magdeburg

Information about accommodation, visa, financial support etc.

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