Water Technology Global perspective of water!
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.
|Degree||Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)|
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)
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.
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.
CORE-Principle - Our education method successfully prepares you to face future professional challenges by developing a wide range of competencies.
Study a semester abroad at one of the partner universities.
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)
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.
|01 Water Quality||8|
|02 Water Treatment I||8|
|03 Water Treatment II||8|
|04 Water Treatment III||8|
|05 Waste Management||8|
|06 Water as Energy and Waste to Energy||8|
|07 Water Project - Climate Change Mitigation||10|
During the study period
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.
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)
Please if there are any technical difficulties with the online application procedure or you have any questions, please contact us.
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.