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Academics Master's Degree Water Technology

English study program

Water Technology
Master of Engineering

Water Technology Global perspective of water!

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Marie Blache

Water being an essential resource for the daily life of an individual, plays a major role in environmental engineering and becomes a key aspect for present and future scope of study/research. Challenges in water related topics like water supply, desalination, water purification are increasing due to an increase in the global population, unavailability of clean water, environmental pollution and climate change. Also, residential and industrial wastewater increases the opportunity for wastewater treatment processes. Moreover, since the evolution of energy supply water plays a major role as an emission-free energy source by meeting the demand in addition to fossil fuels. Hence aspects like “resource-oriented sanitation in developing countries”, “Wastewater Treatment”, “Water as Energy Sources”, “Water desalination” requires an investment of knowledge and human resources to identify “sustainable solution” fighting the environmental pollution and climate change.

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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 iBT 80 (TOEFL code of SRH: 7712), Duolingo Certificate 95, PTE Academic 58 or other proof of English proficiency

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
Study fees + Cashback

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

Applicants from Non-EEA countries without permanent residence permit need to pay a one-time registration fee of 1,000 EUR and must pay the first year’s tuition fee in advance. From the second year onwards the payments for the remaining years of study are due three months before the end of the period of study already paid for.

For more information and payment modalities, please refer to the current fee schedule (valid from 01.12.2020).



Special feature

CORE-Principle - Our education method successfully prepares you to face future professional challenges by developing a wide range of competencies.

Study abroad

Study a semester abroad at one of the partner universities.

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Sustainable water technology - our goal for the future!

Our master’s program “Water Technology” focuses on aspects related to climate changes such as flood protection, water as a sustainable energy source and desalination technologies. The curriculum enables you to understand the global water technology aspects, develop your competencies to identify sustainable solution approaches to environmental issues with the help of simulations associated with water related topics. In addition to the technical aspects, you get the opportunity to understand relevant laws, attain managerial skills and develop intercultural competence.

Master “Water Technology“ with internship (120 CPs)

Due to COVID-19 crises we had planned to do our preliminary course both in regular class room form and in online form. If in case you are not able to travel to Germany due to travel restrictions or if you would like to stay safe at home (EU and German students), you can select the online version. The details of the online version can be found in the below link.

Preliminary course technical sciences:

  • Module 1+2: Technical Essentials I: o Mathematics for Engineers I+II, Material Sciences I, Mechanics
  • Module 3+4: Technical Essentials II o 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.




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)

Please if there are any technical difficulties with the online application procedure or you have any questions, please contact us.

Jennifer Schneider
Ludwig-Guttmann-Straße 6
06221 6799-916

This scholarship is for one high achieving student 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 one high achieving student 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.

Experience of our students

For an aspiring academic like myself, the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship helped me focus on my studies as I felt supported in terms of finance. The masters course in Water Technology has so far helped me gain in depth knowledge about the environment and water related issues. This has impacted positively on my perception of the earth. The experience has given me the opportunity to be involved in some challenging yet rewarding research work in the field of water and environmental sustainability. Thank you SRH Hochschule and my dedicated Professors for this life-changing opportunity.

John Iwueke (Nigeria), Master Student, 2020 SRH Hochschule Heidelberg and Deutschlandstipendium Scholarship Recipient

Information and videos about actual DAAD project are now online

The School of Engineering and Architecture presented the first interdisciplinary Summer School "Neckar Now: Transformative approaches for a sustainable future" which took place from 16th until 21st of August 2020. More information can be found on our Landingpage.

The topic of water is also the focus of the Democratia-Aqua-Technica project which deals with the question of innovative technical solution concepts for sustainable water resource management. The events are organized together with the serbian partner university "University of Novi Sad" and other universities from Russia, Hungary and Turkey ( ). In the future, further projects are to follow under the umbrella of Democratia-Aqua-Technica initative.

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Journey towards degree

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Marie Blache


Admission Office
Ludwig-Guttmann-Straße 6
69123 Heidelberg
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Course Administrator

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gayh


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