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Environmental Technologies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
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Students acquire a comprehensive and very practical education in Environmental Technologies. Modules taught deal with the economic and environmental aspects of sustainable production, the concept of circular economy, the analysis of material and mass flow as well as technologies for resource recovery. 

Two further modules address the management of the resource water and the treatment of water and of wastewater. This master degree is offered by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. Students are also taught in environmental risk assessment, where the fate and effects of environmental pollutants are addressed. Two additional modules are focused on environmental remediation: pollutants in contaminated sites have to be managed, monitored and eventually be remediated by physico—chemical or biological techniques.

Career Development 

  • Students complete their studies with an eight month long master’s thesis that is usually performed together with an industrial partner and often has an international context. 
  • Alumni have a thorough practical and theoretical education enabling them to develop, plan, apply and manage “clean” technologies in the industry, in consulting or the public sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Cost Effectiveness of Sustainable Production and Risk Reduction in Industries
  • Material Recovery Methods and Technologies
  • Industrial Pollution Control and Resource Recovery Applications
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Bioremediation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Graduates with an excellent Bachelor's degree are admitted directly if they:

  • hold a Bachelor's degree in a related technical field from a university of applied sciences with a mark of A, B or >= 5 or an equivalent mark (>= good)
  • or demonstrate an equivalent background (BSc) and practical experience
  • and have excellent English skills.

Prospective students who meet most but not all of the entry requirements are invited to interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9020 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4510 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1262 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 631 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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  • Semester fee:CHF 700 (CH & EU); CHF 5000 (non EU)

Living costs for Basel

  • 1615 - 2340 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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


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