Master of Engineering in Water Engineering


Program Description

No restricted admission

Start of studies

  • The program begins in winter and summer semesters.
  • Applicants with foreign certificates please apply till 31 May (winter semester) or 30 November (summer semester) via uni-assist e.V.

The Master’s program is run as a joint degree program by Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences together with the Universidad de A Coruña/Spain. The summer semester is taught at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences and the winter semester at the University of A Coruña . The third semester is a traineeship semester at one of the two named universities or at other participating universities or in companies/institutions.

Program objectives

The objective of the program is to acquire fundamental professional knowledge and the ability to work independently in accordance with scientific methods, to master the varied demands of working life in applied practice, research or teaching, and to deal effectively with the frequently changing tasks that arise in the professional life of an engineer working in water management. On the Master’s program in Water Engineering, graduates acquire expertise in the fields of national and international water management planning processes, in drinking water supply and wastewater disposal, hydrology, hydraulic engineering and experimental hydraulics, in restoration ecology and in biotechnology and river morphology, as well as flow and process modeling.

Degree course content

Summer semester (Magdeburg)

Compulsory modules

  • Hydraulic Planning and Projects II
  • GIS and Hydrology
  • Restoration Ecology

Optional Courses (2/4)

  • Experimental Hydraulics II
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics II
  • River Morphology
  • Environmental biotechnology and hydrochemistry

Winter semester (A Coruña)

Compulsory modules

  • Hydrological Planning and Projects I
  • Water supply and drainage systems
  • Physico-Chemistry and quality of water

Optional Courses (2/4)

  • Experimental Hydraulics I
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics I
  • Water Treatment and Energy Efficiency
  • Groundwater Engineering I

Third semester (Magdeburg, A Coruña, project partner, enterprise/institution)

  • Traineeship in an enterprise or university training
  • Master's Thesis

Admission requirements

Admission to the Master‘s program in Water Engineering requires a good or excellent university degree completed over a standard course duration of at least 7 semesters or at least 210 credits in the subjects of Water Management, Civil Engineering or a strongly related field.

Applicants who cannot meet the requirement for 210 credits but can provide evidence of at least 180 credits will be given the opportunity to obtain the missing 30 credits over one semester of a Bachelor‘s program before the start of the Master‘s course.

In addition, evidence must be provided of knowledge of the English language to level B2 of the Common European Framework (recommendations).

Evidence of the necessary English language skills can be provided in the form of:

  • IELTS exam - 5 Punkte or
  • Cambridge exam - First Certificate in English FCE (A-C) or
  • TOEIC - 541 Punkte or
  • TOEFL iBT - 87 Punkte (computer based) or
  • UNIcert II or
  • ALTE level - Level 3 or
  • equivalent tests


The international Master‘s program in Water Engineering prepares students for professional activity in higher positions in various areas of the water industry on an international level.

The content of the program is suitable for roles in supply and disposal companies, the consulting field, in environmental agencies and ministries, in private water industry or environmental protection companies, in engineering firms offering consulting and planning, and institutions, as well as in teaching and research.

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Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Founded in 1991, the University has long gained a reputation for its well-rounded academic education programme and motivated student body. Interested students can choose from around 50 study programme ... Read More

Founded in 1991, the University has long gained a reputation for its well-rounded academic education programme and motivated student body. Interested students can choose from around 50 study programmes taught at three departments in Magdeburg and two departments in Stendal. Read less
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