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Environmental Engineering

Master (2 years) of Science in Environmental Engineering, 120 ECTS
Engineering Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6950 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Over the course of time, man has performed wonders when it comes to technological development and growth in prosperity. However, the development and growth have a great impact on the world’s natural resources, and at the same time, we face a massive climate challenge. A challenge society needs to address.

Career Opportunities  

The Danish environmental sector experiences an increasing demand for employees with knowledge of both environmental biology and environmental chemistry as well as of technological solutions. Danish companies also undertake many environmental tasks abroad. With a master degree you will be qualified for jobs as, for example: 
• Project worker or manager in consulting engineering companies 
• Consultant in local and regional governments 
• Caseworker in public administration 
• Engineer at environmental or development departments. 

About the Programme

This Master programme in Environmental Engineering, will help you find your way to become a player in creating a sustainable future! 
You will become a specialist in environmental system analysis, environment and resource efficiency of systems, products and technologies and your job profile will be the environmental expert in the creation of new and more sustainable solutions in industry, consultancies, authorities or research institutions. 

The first and second semesters comprise mainly course and project based learning including the most recent knowledge in the disciplines of Life Cycle Assessment and System Analysis, Global Environmental Challenges, Design for the Environment, Resource savings by Process Integration, Waste Management and Industrial Water Technology. 
The third and fourth semesters are more individualised and include project work in close relation to our research activities. Third semester there will be a possibility for exchange study programme abroad. The fourth semester I s for your thesis. 

Possible elective courses for the academic profile in Eco-efficient Engineering: Advanced LCA, LCA of bio systems & bio resources, Material Flow Analysis of Waste Management Systems, Solid Waste processing and Recycling, Industrial Ecology/Industrial symbiosis, Environmental, Health and Safety Management.


You will need a bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering to be accepted for the study.

Other applicants with a similar bachelor’s degree if their academic qualifications correspond with the bachelor degree mentioned above may be accepted based on an individual assessment. 

Additional requirements may apply for the different profiles of the masters programme. 
Read more about the requirements of the programme

In addition, documentation will be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
 Read about the language requirements of the University of Southern Denmark.

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the University of Southern Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is no tuition fee for students from within the EU, EAA, or from Switzerland. 

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students outside the EU, EAA, or from Switzerland. 

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Spring - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Feb 01

Spring - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Aug 01
Start date
Feb 01

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01



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