Nordic Master in Environmental Engineering and Technology (eNviro5Tech)

General information

The eNviro5Tech Nordic Masters program is in the subject area of Environmental Engineering and Technology. The program has two foci: (i) understanding and sustainable management of impacts on the environment caused by human activities, and (ii) the development of new technologies to address environmental challenges.

It addresses some of the most pressing current political issues such as climate change, sustainable generation of energy, management and renewal of aging urban infrastructure, provision of safe drinking water and contaminated land and waste management. Environmental Engineering is an interdisciplinary science, bridging all the sciences and placing them in a social, economic and legal context. Within the discipline, there are areas of specialization, or small subject areas. 

Environmental Technologies and Green Engineering are amongst the fastest growing markets in the world, and there is increasing demand for innovative solutions and many new graduates. The eNviro5Tech joint MSc degree addresses this demand by pooling resources to create the most comprehensive degree in Environmental Engineering in the world. TheeNviro5Tech MSc is offered by the Nordic Five Tech, a strategic alliance of the five strongest technical universities in the Nordic region, with partners in Denmark (DTU), Sweden (KTH, Chalmers University of Technology), Norway (NTNU) and Finland (Aalto University). The program involves a set of 5 predefined study tracks leading to double degrees in Environmental Engineering. The program strengthens capacities in established areas such as Urban Hydrology, Water Supply and Waste Water Management and offers a brand new focus, namely in Environmental Informatics.

5 Study Tracks:

  • Residual Resource Engineering
  • Environmental Management
  • Urban Water
  • Water Resources Managament
  • Risk Assessment
Learning outcome:

Career prospects. Environmental technologies are experiencing very strong growth and are a megatrend in technological development. For example, the environment industry had a 4% share of GDP in Germany in 2005 and it is expected to rise to 16% of GDP in 2030 (Janicke, M., and S. Lindemann (2010), Governing environmental innovations, Environ. Polit., 19(1), 127-141.). The fast growth is fueled by innovation as companies develop new products to satisfy societal demands (Janicke, M., and K. Jacob (2004), Lead markets for environmental innovations: A new role for the nation state, Global Environmental Politics, 4(1), 29-46.).

Universities must therefore develop the capacity to generate the graduates to meet increasing market demand, and must develop innovative and flexible educational products which can repond to the needs of a rapidly changing market. The Nordic countries are world leaders in the development of Environmental Policy and Technology (see Janicke and Jacob 2004). The N5T universities are ideally positioned to offer the education and tools needed for future engineers to take advantage of this Green Megatrend. Thus, a major aim of the programme is to prepare the student for a professional career through the integration of professional experience with the degree programs. This will ultimately increase quality and competitiveness, study motivation and employability.

Contact Person: Ass. Professor Stefan Trapp (DTU) ( )


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0522 - Conservation and environmental management", "0712 - Environmental protection technology", "0713 - Offshore and renewable energy", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions


Venue: Technical University of Denmark (Contact coordinator)
Lyngby, Denmark

Mobility between the five leading universities, depending on the Study Track.


Open from
1 Nov 2016 to 15 Jan 2017


You will be paying fees and charges directly to the university where you are enrolled. Currently DTU, KTH and Chalmers charge fees to non-EU/EEA students. Some universities also charge an application fee and some have a compulsory student union fee. Please read more using the following links to the individual universities' webpage:  

  • Chalmers charges tuition fees to non-EU/EEA students.
  • Aalto charges a small student union fee.
  • DTU charges tuition fees to non-EU/EEA students.
  • KTH charges tuition fees to non-EU/EEA students.
  • NTNU charges a small semester fee.


Admission requirements. In order to apply for the Nordic Master programme in Environmental Engineering (eNviro5Tech), you must fulfill a number of requirements. The requirements apply to all applicants for the programme regardless of where you decide to submit your application. 

Degree Requirements: 

  • A BSc degree corresponding to a minimum 180 ECTS credits in:
    • Civil or Environmental Engineering or other relevant degree
  • The applicant’s qualifications must include a strong working knowledge of mathematics and physics, and applicants must document that they have fulfilled the following minimum requirements:
    • Mathematics: 20 ECTS, including linear algebra, calculus and differential equations.
    • Physics: 10 ECTS.
    • Applicants with a Polytechnic (FI), Högskoleingeniör (SE) and Diplomingeniør (DK) degree may be expected to do extra course work to qualify for the programme.

In addition, a background in chemistry (a minimum of 5 ECTS) is required. 

English language requirements:

When applying for admission, you must provide evidence of your academic achievements and proficiency in English. Certified photocopies of relevant documents must be enclosed with the application.  

Paper-based: 580 (written section grade 4,5) 
Computer-based test: 237 (essay writing grade 4,5) 
Internet-based test: 92 (written section grade 22) 

IELTS: 6.5, no section lower than 5.5 (only IELTS Academic Training accepted).

English language test exemptions:  

  1. Applicants who have completed a university degree instructed in English at a university that is physically located in one of the following countries: 
    • - USA 
    • - Canada 
    • - UK 
    • - Ireland 
    • - Australia 
    • - New Zealand 
  2. Applicants who have completed at least a 3-year degree instructed in English in an EU/EEA country.
  3. Applicants with upper secondary education and a Bachelor’s degree (issued or ongoing if the applicant is currently enrolled in the last semester) from a Nordic country shall provide proof of English proficiency, for example by providing transcripts from their upper secondary education.   

Ranking. All applications are academically evaluated by the consortium partner universities. For candidates fulfilling the above requirements, the ranking of students is done on the basis of student’s academic achievements. Admission is based on a joint decision by the admission board of the consortium.

Application Procedure:

The Nordic Five Tech committee is introducing a joint admission procedure for the eNviro5Tech programme for the September 2017 intake.

All students who wish to apply for this programme, should apply through DTU’s online admission system. The admission system is open from November 1st, 2016.

The programme has one common deadline for applications: January 15th, 2017

All applications are academically evaluated by the consortium partner universities.

For further information on entry requirements click here.  


Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Science

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