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Academics Master's Degree Water Technology

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Water Technology
Master of Engineering

Water Technology Sustainable water technology - our goal for the future

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Jennifer Schneider

Water Technology is one key point of Environmental Engineering and therefore a key part of our future. Due to the environmental pollution, the climate change or our increasing world population, challenges in water related topics as water supply are increasing. The importance of water as essential resource and industrial raw material as well as the treatment of wastewater is increasing steadily. The Master’s program Water Technology focuses on these topics: it covers the problem of climate change mitigation regarding problems as flood protection, technologies as desalination and of course aspects as sustainability and energy will be treated. So, Water Technology includes topics from „Resources oriented sanitation in developing countries“ to „Industrial Wastewater Treatment“ to „Water as Energy Source“.

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All facts at a glance
Degree Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
Credit Points

90/120 (with preliminary course or internship)

Duration of Study

18 months/24 months (with preliminary course or internship)


annually, starting 1 October and 1 April (deadline mentioned below)

Entrance criteria

To be allowed to start the Master's program “Water Technology“, you must have a formal university degree (Bachelor, Diploma or Masters) in the Department of Engineering with a final grade of at least 2.5.

Any other relevant work experience and trainings will also be considered for evaluation.

Proof of English: IELTS 6.5/TOEFL 80 or other proof of English proficiency (TOEFL code of SRH: 7712)

A degree from the Department of Engineering gives you direct entry into the Master's program.

A technical preliminary course enables non-engineering graduates to enter the Master`s program Water Technology.

Please note that we need your online application to check your eligibility.




Languages English

770 EUR per month + one-time registration fee of 750 EUR

Applicants from countries with visa obligation need to pay a one-time registration fee of 1,000 EUR and need to pay at least one year in advance. For more details please refer to our current fee schedule.




Special feature


Study abroad

Study a semester abroad at one of the partner universities.

Sustainable water technology - our goal for the future!

Our Master’s program in „Water Technology“ will enable you to understand the global field of water technology and to develop solution approaches to different environmental issues. One focus will also be the management and simulation of water related topics. You will also get an understanding of relevant laws and develop furthermore your intercultural skills.

Master “Water Technology“ with internship (120 CPs)

It is possible to choose the master option with an integrated internship after one year of studies.

Master “Water Technology” with pre-courses (120 CPs)

Graduates of non-engineering sciences have to start with a technical preliminary course. They have to pass the preliminary courses to enter the regular Master`s program. The duration of the preliminary course is one semester.  

Preliminary course technical sciences:

  • Module 1+2: Technical Essentials I:
    •  Mathematics for Engineers I+II, Material Sciences I, Mechanics
  • Module 3+4: Technical Essentials II
    • Constructive Design, Electrical Engineering, Production Engineering, Material Sciences II, Language

Our academic year is divided into eight 5-weeks-blocks. For the entire duration of studies, these blocks build on each other with regard to content. Studies begin with a 14-day introductory module. Targeted learning is on offer from day one with a university-wide preparatory phase to acquire basic study skills.

Your Master program - divided into modules 

Detailed information of the course program is available in the module handbook present in the download section.

Year 1
01 Water Quality8
02 Water Treatment I8
03 Water Treatment II8
04 Water Treatment III8
05 Waste Management8
06 Water as Energy and Waste to Energy8
07 Water Project - Climate Change Mitigation10
08 Electives 6
Year 2
09 Master-Thesis 26

During the study period

Working Student

Students are allowed to work 20hours per week as a working student in any company.


Elective “Operations Management” will provide an opportunity to work with a company and gain practical exposure. Based on individual interest, students are responsible to find an opportunity in a company. Also, students are free to do their master thesis in the same company, if the company is ready to offer a thesis topic.


If the students with Engineering background are interested in doing internship, they are allowed to do obligatory internship after completing their first year of studies with increase in study period to 2 years and 120 CP.


After Graduation

Sustainable water technology - our goal for the future!

After completion of the Master`s program you can take over responsible engineering and management tasks in the global field of water technology. With majors in water quality, water and wastewater treatment, process simulation and management, the course prepares students for work as engineers in a globalized world as the topic of water is important everywhere.

Your flexible professional profile in the field of water technology is rounded off by good language, intercultural and management skills.

Due to your international qualification in the field of water technology, you have the possibilities to work in international active German water companies as well as all international water companies and research institutes. After having successfully completed the Master`s program you are entitled to start a PhD program.




Please note: The application Deadline for VISA seeking students is 31th of January (Summer Semester) and 15th of July (Winter Semester).

The profile of the study program is unique in Germany. The contents of the study are based on the current and future needs of growing industries and the labor market.


Depending on your academic background the duration of study varies accordingly:

• Graduates of engineering sciences: 3 semesters or 4 semesters including internship

• Graduates of non-engineering sciences: 4 semesters (including technical pre-course)



This scholarship is for 10 high achieving students from any country studying Water Technology M.Eng. The Deutschlandstipendium is a special scholarship programme supported by the German government and private companies.

The sponsor of the scholarship comes from a local buisness in Heidelberg, ProMinent GmbH. ProMinent is located 1.5 km from the SRH University Heidelberg Campus and manufactures components and systems for metering liquids and solutions for water treatment and water disinfection. Naturally, this nearby company is very keen to offer 10 high achieving students this scholarship to support their studies at our university.

This scholarship supports students with € 300 per month for 2 semesters. To apply, students must complete the application on the SRH University Heidelberg Homepage. Applications will be accepted from mid June.

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Admission/ Studienberatung

Jennifer Schneider


Admission Office und Studienberatung
Room arc 104
Ludwig-Guttmann-Straße 6
69123 Heidelberg
Telephone +49 (0) 6221 6799 916 Send an e-mail To profile

Course Administrator

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gayh


an der School of Engineering and Architecture,
Studiengangsleiterin Water Technology M.Eng.
Room 212b
Bonhoefferstr. 11
69123 Heidelberg
Telephone +49 6221 6799 320
Fax +49 6221 6799 302
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