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Water Technology Master of Engineering

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Cost 770€ per month

Sustainable water technology - our goal for the future!

Our master’s program “Water Technology” focuses on aspects related to climate changes such as flood protection, water as a sustainable energy source and desalination technologies. The curriculum enables you to understand the global water technology aspects, develop your competencies to identify sustainable solution approaches to environmental issues with the help of simulations associated with water related topics. In addition to the technical aspects, you get the opportunity to understand relevant laws, attain managerial skills and develop intercultural competence.

Master “Water Technology“ with internship (120 CPs)

It is possible to choose the master option with an integrated internship after one year of studies.

Master “Water Technology” with pre-courses (120 CPs)

Graduates of non-engineering sciences have to start with a technical preliminary course. They have to pass the preliminary courses to enter the regular Master`s program. The duration of the preliminary course is one semester.  

Preliminary course technical sciences:

  • Module 1+2: Technical Essentials I:
    •  Mathematics for Engineers I+II, Material Sciences I, Mechanics
  • Module 3+4: Technical Essentials II
    • Constructive Design, Electrical Engineering, Production Engineering, Material Sciences II, Language

Our academic year is divided into eight 5-weeks-blocks. For the entire duration of studies, these blocks build on each other with regard to content. Studies begin with a 14-day introductory module. Targeted learning is on offer from day one with a university-wide preparatory phase to acquire basic study skills.

During the study period

Working Student

Students are allowed to work 20hours per week as a working student in any company.


Elective “Operations Management” will provide an opportunity to work with a company and gain practical exposure. Based on individual interest, students are responsible to find an opportunity in a company. Also, students are free to do their master thesis in the same company, if the company is ready to offer a thesis topic.


If the students with Engineering background are interested in doing an internship, they are allowed to do an obligatory internship after completing their first year of studies with an increase in study period to 2 years and 120 CP.

After Graduation

Sustainable water technology - our goal for the future!

After completion of the Master`s program, you can take over responsible engineering and management tasks in the global field of water technology. With majors in water quality, water and wastewater treatment, process simulation and management, the course prepares students for work as engineers in a globalized world as the topic of water is important everywhere.

Your flexible professional profile in the field of water technology is rounded off by good language, intercultural and management skills.

Due to your international qualification in the field of water technology, you have the possibilities to work in international active German water companies as well as all international water companies and research institutes. After having successfully completed the Master`s program you are entitled to start a PhD program.


Please note: The application Deadline for VISA seeking students is 31th of January (Summer Semester) and 15th of July (Winter Semester).

The profile of the study program is unique in Germany. The contents of the study are based on the current and future needs of growing industries and the labor market.


Depending on your academic background the duration of study varies accordingly:

• Graduates of engineering sciences: 3 semesters or 4 semesters including internship

• Graduates of non-engineering sciences: 4 semesters (including technical pre-course)

Please if there are any technical difficulties with the online application procedure or you have any questions, please contact us.

Special feature

CORE-Principle - Our education method successfully prepares you to face future professional challenges by developing a wide range of competencies.

Water Technology Scholarship

This scholarship is for 10 high achieving students from any country studying Water Technology M.Eng. The Deutschlandstipendium is a special scholarship programme supported by the German government and private companies.

The sponsor of the scholarship comes from a local buisness in Heidelberg, ProMinent GmbH. ProMinent is located 1.5 km from the SRH University Heidelberg Campus and manufactures components and systems for metering liquids and solutions for water treatment and water disinfection. Naturally, this nearby company is very keen to offer 10 high achieving students this scholarship to support their studies at our university.

This scholarship supports students with € 300 per month for 2 semesters. To apply, students must complete the application on the SRH University Heidelberg Homepage. Applications will be accepted from mid June.

Structural components
Industry partners
Internship/Workplace experience

ISCED Categories

Project management
Scientific modelling
Environmental protection technology
Machinery and operators