Resources Engineering

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

24 months
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The accredited water-oriented Resources Engineering degree offered by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is aimed at educating students who will engage in water stewardship around the globe. 


We expect graduates to take leadership positions in basic water resources research and in applied fields such as integrated river basin management, sanitation engineering, or hydropower engineering.


The Resources Engineering degree offered by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) provides a forum for multi-disciplinary academic studies. Emphasis is given to aspects of civil engineering, geo- and environmental sciences. Students will learn to apply the scientific knowledge acquired for handling the natural resource water. The study will enable students to evaluate the optimal field of application and the efficiency of solutions to complex problems in research and society. 

In short, the study promotes knowledge, and competencies essential for contributing to integrated resources management and R&D projects; this includes applying the technical standard that is feasible for development cooperation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Hydraulic & Environmental Engineering
  • Waste & Waste Water Technologies
  • Geoinformatics
  • Soil & Groundwater Resources
  • Protection & Use of Riverine Systems
  • Infrastructure Engineering & Management
  • Integrated Projects

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 alternative credits

To be awarded the M.Sc. in “Resources Engineering” students have to complete a minimum of 120 CP acc. to ECTS in four semesters (of six months each).


On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Above-average Bachelor's degree: B.Sc. or B.Eng.
  • Above-average grades in subjects of civil engineering, geo- and environmental sciences.
  • German: level B1 acc. to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
  • At least 2 years of professional experience (DAAD applicants only).

Tuition Fee



  • DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst - German Academic Exchange Service.
  • IPSWaT - Programme of the BMBF - Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung/Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
  • KAAD
  • EED 


  • World Bank. Please apply directly to them and to the Resources Engineering Office.

  • The e8 Sustainable Energy Development Scholarship Programme. The e8 Network is an international non-profit organisation of leading electricity companies from the G8 nations dedicated to efficient and environmentally sound electricity generation methods as well as human capactiy building.
  • States ministries, universities, churches, and educational organizations in your country of origin or in Germany

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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