Water Science and Engineering (M.Sc)

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Water Science and Engineering (M.Sc)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
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  • Masters
  • 2 years


The master's degree in Water Science and Engineering offers interdisciplinary, research-oriented training at the interface between water-related engineering and natural sciences. Graduates are able to independently develop strategies and technical solutions for the sustainable management of water as a resource. They work in the complex field of tension between the efficient use of limited water resources, the increasing demands on their protection, dealing with extreme hydrometeorological events, and the effects of global change on the water cycle and water-related material cycles.

In the Advanced Fundamentals subject, advanced basics of water-related engineering and natural sciences are taught. All students hear, among other things, a lecture series on environmental system modeling. The specialist training is flanked by in-depth knowledge of cross-sectional methods and cross-sectional competencies.

Admission Requirements

Requirements for access to the master's degree in Water Science and Engineering are:

  • a passed bachelor's degree or at least an equivalent degree with a minimum of three years of standard study time and with a minimum of 180 ECTS points
  • Required minimum knowledge and minimum performance in higher mathematics to the extent of at least 12 credit points imparted by the bachelor's degree, in basic natural and engineering subjects such as physics, chemistry, biology, mechanics, and/or thermodynamics to the extent of at least 12 credit points, and engineering and/or natural sciences such as water management, hydraulic engineering, hydrology, urban water management, hydromechanics, process engineering for water treatment, hydrogeology, engineering geology, geophysics, physical geography, soil science, environmental systems science, climatology and/or hydrometeorology to the extent of at least 12 credit points
  • Proof of sufficient knowledge of the English language, for example through one of the following internationally recognized tests: Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with at least 90 points in the internet-based TOEFL test; IELTS with an overall result of at least 6.5 and no section below 5.5, University of Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), UNIcert at least level II. If proof is not provided by the end of the application phase can be submitted, admission can take place on the condition that the proof is submitted by the time of enrollment. Applicants with university or school qualifications from the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand do not need to provide a separate language certificate. Applicants who have completed a completely English-language course in the European Economic Union or Switzerland also do not need to provide proof of language proficiency. In this case, the English language proficiency of the degree program must be indicated on the degree certificate, the transcript of records, or the diploma supplement.

Courses Units

You need to complete 120 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at https://www.sle.kit.edu/vorstudium/master-water-science-engineering.php

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