Environmental Engineering

University of Iceland

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering at University of Iceland is a two year graduate study programme in environmental engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering.


On completion of the Master of Science in Environmental Engineering at University of Iceland, the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as detailed below:

  • The student has knowledge and skills to analyse and solve complex problems in some selected specific field in civil engineering.
  • The student has skills in adopting new approaches in solving problems.
  • The student can distinguish between reality and simplified computational models, approximations and empirical relations.
  • The student can demonstrate independent and creative thinking when solving problems and complete the analysis such that results are clear.
  • The student knows his technical limits and knows when it is necessary to call a specialist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  •  Air quality and mitigation    
  • Life Cycle Assessments in the Built Environment 
  • Engineering Hydraulics 
  •  Environmental microbiology   
  • Natural Catastrophes
  • Water Quality

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 Nordic citizens are exempt and may apply for graduate studies until 15 April. 




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A BS degree in engineering or equivalent with a minimum average grade of 6.5. In addition to the BS degree there may be some preliminary course requirements
  • All international applicants, whose native language is not English, are required to provide results of the TOEFL (79) or IELTS (6.5) tests as evidence of English proficiency.
  • Applicants are asked to submit a letter of motivation, 1 pages, where they should state the reasons they want to pursue graduate work, their academic goals and a suggestion or outline for a final paper.
  • Letters of recommendation (2) should be submitted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Students at the University of Iceland do not pay tuition fees, only an annual registration fee of ISK 75,000 (477 EUR)


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