Ecological Engineering



Master of Science

Study Type
Consecutive Master's programmes

Start of studies
The programme begins in winter and summer semesters.
Applicants with foreign certificates please apply till 15 August (winter semester) or 15 February (summer semester) via uni-assist e.V..

Standard period of study
The standard period of study is 3 semesters.

Admission restriction
No restricted admission

Please note
special admission requirements

The language of instruction is German.

Programme objectives

Ecological Engineering is the translation of ecological principles into societal and technical action, meaning the adaptation of construction techniques, material flow cycles, material flow management, spatial symbioses of material and energy users, and energy cascades, so that they are benign to nature.

The Master’s degree programme equips students to develop, on a scientific foundation, concepts and techniques for sustainable management of vital resources like water, soil, biomass and fauna and for the restoration and reclamation of ecosystems and for decentralised supply and waste disposal, bearing in mind the organisation of the use and protection of these natural resources in the context of regional and local societies as well as in research, industry and administration.

Degree course content

The education programme consists of the following modules:

Mathematics and ModellingEcology
  • Mathematics
  • geo-informatics
  • models and operational methods
  • Restoration ecology
  • theoretical ecology
  • eco-technology
BiotechnologyWater body development
  • Aquatic chemistry
  • environmental biotechnology
  • Hydrology
  • near-natural hydraulic engineering
  • Ecology-oriented planning
  • water, energy and materials management
  • Materials flow and resource management,
  • projects and methods
Societal fundamentals
  • Environmental law
  • environmental policy
  • environmental economics




Admission requirements

Admission to the Master‘s programme requires a good or excellent university degree completed over a standard course duration of at least 7 semesters or at least 210 credits in the field of natural science or engineering, preferably in the fields of water management, waste management, civil engineering, process engineering, landscape planning, biology, chemistry and geography.

Applicants who cannot meet the requirement for 210 credits but can provide evidence of at least 180 credits will be given the opportunity to obtain the missing 30 credits over one semester of a Bachelor‘s programme before the start of the Master‘s course.

Please note, that 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
- TestDaF (minimun level 3 in all examination modules) - ÖSD C1
- TELC Deutsch C1 Hochschule

In addition, evidence must be provided of knowledge of the English language to level B2 of the Common European Framework. Evidence of the necessary English language skills can be provided in the form of:
- IELTS exam – 5,5 points or
- Cambridge exam - First Certificate in English FCE or
- TOEFL  - 220 points (computer based test)

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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