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Master's programme in Environmental Engineering for Sustainable Development

Mälardalen University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
30 August 2021
Application deadline: 15 January 2021

Program description

Master's programme in Environmental Engineering for Sustainable Development

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.

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

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.

Admission 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.

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Program content

The Master's Programme in Environmental Engineering for Sustainable Development is a two-year technical/science programme in environmental engineering, with engineers and other students trained in engineering or science as important target groups. The programme deepens the student's knowledge of environmental engineering and its technical applications. The programme is given on-line and comprises 120 credits in environmental engineering of which 30 credits are elective courses. The programme includes a degree project of 30 credits.

After completing the programme, the degree objectives presented above for the Master's degree (120 credits) are met. The elective courses strengthen and deepen the quality of the student's fulfilment of the degree and the programme objectives and prepare for the choice of focus and theme for the degree project. The final compulsory course consists of a degree project comprising 30 credits in Environmental Engineering. The programme focuses on preparing the student for problem-solving in working life and a research career in the subject.

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

Program delivery

Teaching on the program consists of web-based lectures, seminars, project work and laboratory work. All teaching takes place on-line on distance, which means that the student is responsible for setting aside time for the studies based on the dates given for different examinations within each course in the programme. The courses are examined through digital written and/or oral exams, and/or continuously during the course through e.g. seminar reports and assignments.

Tuition fees

For students outside EU/EEA

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


  • Degree: Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) in Environmental Engineering

The overall goal of the Master's programme in Environmental Engineering for Sustainable Development (120 credits) is to provide students with advanced knowledge and abilities within the field of environmental engineering and sustainable development. The programme offers a dynamic and relevant on-line distance education, to meet the increased need of digitalisation, lifelong learning, flexibility and gender equality. The programme prepares students to meet the expectations of private and public actors in the field of environmental engineering. In addition, the programme prepares students for a research career in the subject.

Career opportunities

  • 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.

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Mälardalen University

Mälardalen University

Mälardalen University is one of Sweden’s largest institutes of higher education with more than 16,000 students studying Business, Health, Engineering and Education. The university conducts research within all fields of education and the areas Future Energy and Embedded Systems are...

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