Master in Environmental Engineering for Sustainable Development


Program Description

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Our world is under threat from climate change, overconsumption, and ever-increasing pollution. Are you interested in contributing to the solutions of these in a sustainable way? If so, then the online Master's programme in Environmental Engineering for Sustainable Development is a great choice!

The programme

This online programme is one of the first international Master's programmes in Environmental Engineering in Europe. It will give you enhanced knowledge about environmental challenges, including how to address these issues while contributing to sustainable development.

We strive to develop state-of-the-art knowledge, models, and processes that form the core of the environmental engineering discipline. Our goal is to contribute to a sustainable solution to these problems by equipping the next generation of environmental leaders with the knowledge you will need to succeed.

Entirely online

Though the programme is based entirely online, we provide ample opportunities for interaction with fellow classmates as well as lecturers in the programme, through our modern digital platforms.

Visit the digital platform Canvas to learn more about the programme.

Strongly correlated with ongoing research

This Master's programme is hosted by the Division of Environmental Engineering and Energy Processes at Mälardalen University, where a group of internationally recognised researchers investigate the most significant environmental challenges facing us today.

Our Master’s programme is strongly correlated with our ongoing research, allowing us to provide insight into the current state of the field as well as emerging technologies. You will thus be well prepared for a future career in environmental engineering, including working or conducting research in related fields.

Year 1
Environmental Engineering:
Climate change and energy: past, present and future, 7.5 credits
Atmospheric pollution and air quality, 7.5 credits
Applied statistics in engineering, 2.5 credits
Scientific methods in environmental engineering, 5 credits
Freshwater treatment and management, 7.5 credits
Sustainable cities and infrastructure, 7.5 credits
Sustainable production and consumption, 7.5 credits
Resource recovery and solid waste management, 7.5 credits
Mathematics/applied mathematics:
Applied mathematics for environmental engineers, 7.5 credits
Year 2
Elective 15 credits
Environmental engineering:
Environmental economics, 2.5 credits
Industrial dynamics, 2.5 credits
Circular economy in context of environmental engineering, 2.5 credits
Digital remote sensing and GIS in environmental engineering, 7.5 credits
Multivariate data analysis in engineering, 7.5 credits
System modelling in environmental engineering, 7.5 credits 
Elective 15 credits
Environmental Engineering:
Humanitarian engineering, 7.5 credits
Biomass utilization and conversion, 7.5 credits
Real-time analysis in environmental engineering, 7.5 credits
Waste water treatment and management, 7.5 credits
Environmental Engineering:
Degree project in environmental engineering, 30 credits

Employment and future prospects

This programme will give you an in-depth understanding of current and future environmental challenges, and provide you with tools to meet these challenges through a lens of sustainable development.

Future employers of our graduates include industry, consulting firms and public organisations (such as municipalities and government agencies) in fields related to environmental engineering.

You can also choose to continue your career as a researcher by applying for postgraduate studies after you have completed your degree.

Tuition fee

For students outside EU/EEA:

  • Per instalment prior to each semester: 67500 SEK
  • Annual tuition fee: 135000 SEK
  • Total programme fee: 270000 SEK

Specific requirements

A completed Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 credits with a major in engineering or science. Students with a degree in a subject other than engineering or science must have at least two years of working experience in an engineering field. A TOEFL test result, with a minimum score 575 with a TWE score of at least 4.5 (PBT) or 90 with a TWE score of at least 20 (iBT), or an IELTS test result with an overall band score of at least 6.5 and no band score below 5.5, or equivalent is required.

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

At Mälardalen University people meet who want to develop themselves and the future. Our 16700 students read courses and study programs in Business, Health, Engineering, and Education. We conduct resea ... Read More

At Mälardalen University people meet who want to develop themselves and the future. Our 16700 students read courses and study programs in Business, Health, Engineering, and Education. We conduct research within all areas of education and have internationally outstanding research in future energy and embedded systems. Our close cooperation with the private and public sectors enables us at MDH to help people feel better and the earth to last longer. Mälardalen University is located on both sides of Lake Mälaren with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås. Read less
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