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Environmental Engineering (MSc)

Master (2 years) of Science in Environmental Engineering, 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment 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

We need environmental engineers to turn the tide

Massive climate challenges and scarce natural resources threaten our future. Therefore, we need environmental engineers to turn the tide– and this could be you. The programme provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the environmental consequences of our consumption. You will learn to design eco-friendly and eco-efficient solutions, which point in a green and future-oriented direction.By choosing the M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark 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.
Read more about the structure of the study programme.   

Three core disciplines of Environmental Engineering

These three core disciplines are integrated in the study programme:

1. Understanding sustainability: 

Looking at global environmental challenges, the role of Design-for-Environment, strategies for mitigation of environmental impacts and resource depletion.

2. Environmental technology: 

Strategies and technologies for the management and treatment of wastewater and solid waste.

3. Eco-efficient Engineering: 

Methods and tools for analysing the environmental impacts of technologies, systems, products and processes and for creating eco-efficient solutions at all levels.

Project-based and research-based study environment 

You become part of a project based and problem based study environment where you work in project groups. You and your fellow students are responsible for planning and carrying out the project – and for meeting the deadlines. Usually we receive the project outlines from companies and we emphasise that the problems you solve are ‘real world’ problems.  In addition, individual in-company projects are encouraged and facilitated in the third semester.

Versatile career paths

With a master degree in Environmental Engineering you will have a range of job opportunities – in Denmark and abroad. The degree qualifies you for work in, for example,  corporate sustainability or as a consultant in environmental issues and waste management. It is also possible to continue on a three-year research programme which will lead to a PhD degree.

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

Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01



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