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Master's Programme Environmental Engineering

Faculty Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Diplom-Ingenieurin/Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.-Ing. or DI)
Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7
ISCED-F 0732 Building and Civil Engineering
Mode of Study
Study Code
UC 066 509
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2008W)*
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements
Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Language Certificates

* Information on the Curriculum (2008W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
  available at:
  Section: Current Curriculum version.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)


Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Proof of general university entrance qualification:

The general university entrance qualification for admission to a master's programme must be proven by the completion of a subject-related bachelor's programme, another subject-related programme of at least the same higher education level at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, or a program defined in the curriculum of the master's programme. To compensate for significant differences in subject matter, supplementary examinations (maximum 30 ECTS credits) may be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the second semester of the master's programme.

The rectorate may determine which of these supplementary examinations are prerequisites for taking examinations provided for in the curriculum of the master's programme.

In the course of the proof of the general university entrance qualification, the completion of the following core areas within the framework of the completed bachelor's degree programme shall be examined in any case:

  • 20 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Mathematics, Geometry and Informatics
  • 5 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Mechanics
  • 5 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Strength of Materials and Structural Analysis
  • 5 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Concrete and Masonry Construction, Structural Steelwork and Wood
                                                 Building Design and Construction
  • 22 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Geotechnical Engineering and Hydraulic Engineering
  • 10 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Building Construction and Building Physics and Building Materials
  • 20 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Environmental Engineering and Transportation Engineering
  • 12 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Construction Management and Economics
  • 3 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Surveying

Recommended Course Sequence:
Specialisation Infrastructure and Environment

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

First semester »

20.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module Area of Specialisation 1 > Second semester
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module Area of Specialisation 2 > Second semester

Second semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module Area of Specialisation 1
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module Area of Specialisation 2 > Third semester
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module Area of Specialisation 3 > Third semester
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Module Interdisciplinary Skills > Third semester

Third semester »

12.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module Area of Specialisation 2
15.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module Area of Specialisation 3
  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Module Interdisciplinary Skills

Fourth semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Module Preparation of the Master's Thesis
20.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Module Master's Thesis Defence

Graphic chart »

Studienverlauf_MA Umweltingenieurwissenschaften_Stand 01.10.2019_en

Qualification Profile and Skills

Environmental engineering encompasses a wide range of areas, such as residential water management, resource management, waste and disposal technology, spatial and environmental planning, traffic planning, traffic technology and traffic route engineering, geoinformatics and remote sensing, technical equipment in buildings, hydrology and hydraulic engineering, energy and ecoinformatics, environmental and process engineering. The Master’s Programme in Environmental Engineering at the University of Innsbruck focuses on those areas of these disciplines that are strongly connected to civil engineering.

Expected Learning Outcomes

As a result, graduates of the Master’s Programme in Environmental Engineering at the University of Innsbruck possess the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to develop solutions for technical tasks in environmental engineering, traffic systems, geotechnical engineering, hydraulic engineering, surveying and energy-efficient building. They are able to correctly apply their highly specialized knowledge, drawing on the latest findings from various areas of environmental engineering, to develop and implement innovative solutions and to engage in discourse with colleagues. Graduates possess the competence and critical awareness to independently realize socially and environmentally sustainable projects.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

Graduates of this environmental engineering programme are capable of working in planning, building and operations contexts for companies of various sizes and in capacities involving planning, projection, analysis, advising and implementation. They can pursue self-employed professions but also professional activities at construction companies, public agencies and organizations, interest groups, media and at teaching and research institutions.

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Supplementary Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 45 ECTS-Credits or 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Supplementary Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

 Austrian grading
 Outstanding performance

= 100%


 Generally good, but with some errors
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
 Performance meets the minimum criteria
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021 

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study). 

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Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Technikerstraße 17 Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Associate Dean of Studies (from 01.03.2024)
assoz.-Prof. Dipl. Ing. Dr. Bernhard Gems

Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Manfred Kleidorfer

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