Water Engineering



Master of Engineering

Study Type
Consecutive Master's programmes

Start of studies
The programme begins each summer semester.
Applicants with foreign certificates please apply till 30 November (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
international, English-language Master’s course
special admission requirements

Programme objectives

The objective of the programme is to acquire fundamental professional knowledge and the ability to work independently in accordance with scientific methods, to master the varied demands of working life in applied practice, research or teaching, and to deal effectively with the frequently changing tasks that arise in the professional life of an engineer working in water management.

On the Master’s programme in Water Engineering,graduates acquire expertise in the fields of national and international water management planning processes, in drinking water supply and waste water disposal, hydrology, hydraulic engineering and experimental hydraulics, in restoration ecology and in biotechnology and river morphology, as well as flow and process modelling.

Degree course content

Semester 1

  • Global water resources management
  • Water supply
  • Statistical Methods & Artificial Intelligence
  • Waste technologies
  • Restoration Ecology 
  • Soft Skills 
  • Environmental Chemistry of Waters 
  • Groundwater

Semester 2

  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Hydrology and GIS 
  • Experimental Hydraulics 
  • River Morphology
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics 
  • Waste Water
  • Drinking Water Treatment
  • Social Aspects

Semester 3

  • Master's Thesis

Admission requirements

Admission to the Master‘s programme in Water Engineering requires a good or excellent university degree (minimum 2.0 in German grading system) completed over a standard course duration of at least 7 semesters or at least 210 credits in the subjects of Water Management, Civil Engineering or a strongly related field.
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.

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 points or
  • Cambridge exam - First Certificate in English FCE (A-C) or
  • TOEIC - 541 points or
  • TOEFL iBT - 87 points (computer based) or
  • UNIcert II or
  • ALTE level - Level 3 or
  • equivalent tests

In cases of doubt, the Board of Examiners will decide whether sufficient evidence of English language skills has been demonstrated.

Applicants may be exempt from providing evidence of their English language skills if they were taught in a bilingual school (to at least the end of year 10), they are native speakers, or can show evidence of a period of at least half a year spent at an English-speaking school, university or other institution.

Date of admission

Admission to this programme is granted at the end of January for the summer semester. Please pay attention to these admission dates when applying for your visa.


The international Master‘s programme in Water Engineering prepares students for professional activity in higher positions in various areas of the water industry on an international level. The content of the programme is suitable for roles in supply and disposal companies, the consulting field, in environment agencies and ministries, in private water industry or environmental protection companies, in engineering firms offering consulting and planning, and institutions, as well as in teaching and research.


International applicants and all those who have acquired their educational qualifications abroad, please apply via uni-assist till 30. November.

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Contact person

Study Advisor
Lisette Kammrad

Tel.: + 49 (0) 391 886 4274
Fax: + 49 (0) 391 886 46 18
E-Mail: study@h2.de

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

Information about accommodation, visa, financial support etc.


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

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