Environmental Engineering, M.Sc. | University of Trento | Trento, Italy
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Environmental Engineering

24 months
Duration
4500 EUR/year
3400 EUR/year
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About

The Environmental Engineering programme at University of Trento aims at producing competent and skilled professionals that couple a strong engineering background with an interdisciplinary understanding of the complex interactions between human needs and natural environment that characterize the Anthropocene age. 

Overview

Introduction

Building an environmentally sustainable future is one of the most pressing issues that mankind is tackling nowadays. We aim at producing competent and skilled professionals that couple a strong engineering background with an interdisciplinary understanding of the complex interactions between human needs and natural environment that characterize the Anthropocene. 

This is achieved by intermeshing traditional disciplines (hydraulics, hydrology, sanitary engineering, structural and geotechnical engineering, spatial planning) with emerging environmental issues and problem-solving skills.

With a theoretically grounded but pragmatic approach, our graduates will be able to develop innovative and sustainable solutions, based on a deep knowledge of the fundamental environmental dynamics and on the capability to quantify and simulate the effects of anthropogenic interventions.

Admissions

Academic Requirements: 

To enter the Master, students need to hold:

  • a Bachelor's degree title obtained in Italy according to law “DM 270/04” class L-7 (or a degree title obtained according to law “DM 509/99” class 8), in which the average mark, weighted on credits, in the exams taken to obtain the degree must not be less than 22.00/30
  • or a degree title in the broad areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering (or closely related scientific disciplines) obtained abroad and considered equivalent by the selection committee.

In case of a degree different from the ones stated above, students need to have passed exams in the academic disciplines as indicated below:

Minimum ECTS required for the following area: 24

  • MAT/03 – Geometry
  • MAT/05 – Mathematical Analysis
  • MAT/06 – Probability and Statistics
  • MAT/07 – Mathematical Physics
  • MAT/08 – Numerical Analysis

Minimum ECTS required for the following area: 18

  • CHIM/06 – Organic Chemistry 
  • CHIM/07 – Chemical Foundations of Technologies 
  • FIS/01 – Experimental Physics
  • FIS/03 – Physics of Matter
  • ING-IND/10 – Thermal Engineering and Industrial Energy Systems
  • ING-IND/11 – Building Physics and Building Energy Systems
  • ING-IND/22 – Materials Science and Technology
Minimum ECTS required for the following area: 30
  • ICAR/01 – Hydraulics
  • ICAR/02 – Hydraulic Structures, Maritime Engineering and Hydrology
  • ICAR/03 – Sanitary and Environmental Engineering
  • ICAR/06 – Surveying and Mapping
  • ICAR/07 – Geotechnics

Minimum ECTS required for the following area: 12

  • ICAR/08 – Structural Mechanics
  • ICAR/09 – Structural Engineering

For holders of a qualification awarded prior to the introduction of ECTS or other qualification obtained abroad recognized as equivalent, the verification of the curricular requirements is carried out by the selection committee, considering the appropriate equivalences between the contents of the courses taken and those corresponding to the academic disciplines mentioned above.

Language Requirements

Students need to provide proof of English language knowledge at least the B2 level (Common European Framework of Reference).

How to Apply

The online application form must be completed fully and submitted electronically.

Deadline for Application

Call for applications: from 18 December 2023 until 8 March 2024 (12:00 CET) for non-EU citizens living abroad, Italian citizens, EU citizens and non-EU citizens living in Italy who intend to apply for the Master's degree program must follow the procedures outlined on the dedicated Master web page.

Curriculum

The Master’s degree program in Environmental Engineering is a two-year full-time program (120 ECTS) open to international students.

The program admits every year a maximum number of 10 non-EU students permanently residing abroad.

Students benefit from everyday interactions with internationally renowned professors and researchers. With a low ratio between students and teachers and courses organized in projects and group work, students have the possibility to acquire both technical and practical competencies and experience real-world challenges while attending the courses. Field activities complement the learning opportunities.

The first year foresees 6 common courses and one course depending on the track that is chosen for the second year. The program is articulated into 4 tracks that cover different aspects of the broad spectrum of Environmental Engineering:

  • Water Resources and Land Protection
  • Environmental Quality and Remediation Technologies
  • Environmental Sustainability and International Cooperation
  • Modeling and Simulation

Tracks 2, 3 and 4 are totally taught in English; for track 1, some courses are taught in Italian.

Program Outcome

Master’s graduates are able to design and manage works and services in various areas of environmental engineering, such as:

  • land protection from natural and man-made hazards, analysis and mitigation of hydrogeological risk, protection and requalification of water bodies;
  • urban infrastructures, hydraulic structures, civil works within an environmental context;
  • sustainable management of environmental resources, treatment of emissions in solids, liquids, and gases, quality monitoring, pollution prevention, and remediation of environmental matrices (air, water, soil);
  • management of the territory and the built environment, even in the presence of conflicting uses of resources, with a view to environmental sustainability and in specific socio-economic contexts.

Furthermore, graduates are able to:

  • select and use mathematical and numerical models;
  • acquire and analyze data for environmental monitoring;
  • analyze and interpret complex environmental data;
  • analyze and evaluate the environmental impact of civil and industrial works and develop strategic environmental assessment procedures for plans and programs;
  • interact with experts from different disciplines and cooperate to solve complex environmental problems.

Scholarships and Funding

Scholarships for Non-EU Citizens Living Abroad

Top-scored candidates will be entitled to receive a UniTrento scholarship according to availability. Students that benefit from a UniTrento scholarship will also have the tuition fees waived. Details can be found on the dedicated UniTrento scholarships web page.

Scholarships for EU Citizens and Non-EU citizens regularly living in Italy

Information on the tuition fees and ISEE is available on Infostudenti. Please note that if you do not want to calculate the ISEE index (economic index of the financial situation of your family), you will have to pay the maximum amount. 

Once the ISEE has been calculated students, if eligible, can apply for the Opera Universitaria scholarship, starting from June/July. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates work as designers, managers and modelers in a wide range of areas connected with environmental issues.

Graduates can also continue their career within start-up companies or with doctoral studies, in Italy and abroad.

Programme Structure

The first year foresees 6 common courses and one course depending on the track that is chosen for the second year. The program is articulated into 4 tracks that cover different aspects of the broad spectrum of Environmental Engineering:

  • Water Resources and Land Protection
  • Environmental Quality and Remediation Technologies
  • Environmental Sustainability and International Cooperation
  • Modeling and Simulation

Tracks 2, 3 and 4 are totally taught in English; for track 1, some courses are taught in Italian.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application Deadlines

  • March 8th, 2024 for non-EU citizens with residence outside Italy

  • Open-ended period for EU citizens and non-EU citizens resident in Italy

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • 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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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University of Trento and/or in Italy, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

To enter the Master, students need to hold:

  • a bachelor's degree title obtained in Italy according to Italian law “DM 270/04” class L-7 (or a degree title obtained according to law “DM 509/99” class 8), in which the average mark, weighted on credits, in the exams taken to obtain the degree must not be less than 22.00/30
  • or a degree title in the broad areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering (or closely related scientific disciplines) obtained abroad and considered equivalent by the selection committee.

In case of a degree different from the ones stated above, students need to have passed exams in the academic areas which can be found on the UniTrento web site.

Language Requirements

  • English language knowledge at least level B2 (EFR).

Please check the Call for Applications for more details. 

How to apply

  • Access the online application form via the UniTrento web site
  • Upload the required documents
  • Submit your online application by the deadline

Tuition Fee

To always see correct tuition fees
  • International

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3400 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU: 340€-3400€ (fee range based on personal income and merit)
  • Non-EU: 1000€-4500€ (fee range based on merit only, i.e. score in the application evaluation) 

Living costs for Trento

700 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Scholarships for non-EU citizens living abroad

Top-scored candidates will be entitled to receive a UniTrento scholarship according to availability. Students that benefit from a UniTrento scholarship will also have the tuition fees waived.

Scholarships for EU Citizens and Non-EU citizens regularly living in Italy

Information on the tuition fees and ISEE is available on Infostudenti. Please note that if you do not want to calculate the ISEE index (economic index of the financial situation of your family), you will have to pay the maximum amount. 

Once the ISEE has been calculated students, if eligible, can apply for the Opera Universitaria scholarship, starting from June/July.

In order for us to give you accurate scholarship information, we ask that you please confirm a few details and create an account with us.

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find Master's scholarship opportunities for Environmental Engineering.

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Smooth Movers
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
33600 EUR
Deadline
01 Jul 2024
Mundus MAPP EMJM Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mundus MAPP
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Moving Mates Scholarship
Need-based

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Moving Mates
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
7000 USD
Deadline
24 Apr 2025
Go Global MBA Scholarship
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 CAD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Pinsky Law New Venture Development Scholarship
Merit-based

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Pinsky Law
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
Merit-based Need-based

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Social Shifters
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
8000 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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European Commission
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
Merit-based

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ACES: The Society for Editing
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
The MyUS Community Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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MyUS
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Dermadry Hyperhidrosis Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Dermadry
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
$1,000 All Star Verified Scholarship
Merit-based

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Verified Scholarships
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Dec 2024
PlagiarismSearch 2024 Essay Contest
Merit-based

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PlagiarismSearch
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Florida Rentals Annual Dream Vacation Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Florida Rentals
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
965 USD
Deadline
Anytime
Dr. Martin Blank – SYB Scholarship
Merit-based

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Shield Your Body
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
CryptoRunner Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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CryptoRunner
Location not available

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