24 months
15000 EUR/year
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The Environmental Engineering study programme at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) aims to provide students with the competencies to develop sustainable solutions to complex environmental issues, while also taking into account legal, societal, financial, and resource aspects. 

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Environmental Engineering is a broad, interdisciplinary programme focusing on the technical and environmental sciences.

As a graduate MSc in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) , you will be able to design, conduct, and interpret laboratory and field experiments and can quantify the hazards, risks, and uncertainties of environmental problems.

Study programme focus

During the period of study, you will gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological processes causing local and global environmental challenges. You will be involved in experimental projects and learn about the processes through mathematical models and statistical analysis of data and measurements. 

You will be provided with problem-solving techniques designed to avoid or minimize environmental impact. You will also have the opportunity to study the latest technologies used in western society and gain insight into the challenges facing the developing countries. In addition, you will learn about urban planning, occupational health and safety, environmental regulations, and environmental management.


This study programme gives you the opportunity to enroll in a joint international master's programmes and gain a unique specialization.

  •  Environmental Engineering (EPFL)
  • Environmental Engineering (TUM)
  • Nordic Master in Environmental Engieneering (N5T)
  • Water and Environment (SDC)

Career opportunities

Environmental Engineering graduates can be employed in public administrations and companies offering environmental and construction consultancy. For instance, you can be involved in the planning of pipe and sewer systems, run water treatment and supply, organize resource recycling, manage product safety, install remediation technology for contamination cases, or deal with environmental inspection and restoration of natural environments.You might also get the chance of employment in Danish companies or organizations engaged in environmental work abroad, including environmental management and production optimization.Our graduates have found jobs with, among others:

  • COWI
  • Rambøll
  • EnviDan
  • Veolia
  • Krüger
  • Vestas
  • Orbicon
  • Unilever
  • universities and research institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Water Treatment: Biochemical Processes

  • Applied Analytical Environmental Chemistry

  •  Chemicals in the environment   

  • Environmental and Resource Economics   

  • Modelling of Environmental Processes and Technologies

  • Environmental Management and Ethics

  • Project Management

  • Innovation in Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for admission to the Master of Science in Environmental Engineering should hold a bachelors degree in engineering in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, BSc Engineering (Chemistry biotechnology or other relevant areas).
  • A strong, working knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences is a prerequisite. A year's full time study at DTU amounts to 60 ECTS points. The MSc programme builds on a bachelor curriculum with at least 45 ECTS points in mathematics and the natural sciences, with a minimum of points in the following subjects:   
  • Mathematics      20 ECTS points
  • Chemistry          10 ECTS points
  • Physics             10 ECTS points
  • Additional courses in computing, mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry or biology so that the total amount of courses in the natural sciences amounts to 45 ECTS points.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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