SRH Hochschule Heidelberg

Water Technology

  • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
  • 3 Semesters
  • Full time
  • 90 ECTS
  • €770/Month

Water – essential to us all, yet a key resource for many industries. In the Water Technology Master's degree we prepare you to help tackle one of the biggest technological challenges of our time.

  • English
  • summer and winter semester
Students in the Water Technology Master at SRH Heidelberg
Your course content

What you will learn

The growing world population, climate change, and the intensive use of water in industry, agriculture and the energy sector make sustainable water management an existential task – and these issues are addressed on your degree programme.

We will teach you the key aspects of water technology: fresh water generation, domestic and industrial wastewater treatment, and water as a zero-emission energy source. In addition to focusing on technologies that are established in water-rich countries, we also tackle issues such as seawater desalination, hygiene solutions for developing countries, and water conflict prevention. Find out more about our degree programme and make up your own mind on our Instagram channel!

Water Technology's degree programme offers you a great deal of flexibility:

  • You can choose the Master’s programme with an integrated internship after the first year of study (4 semesters in total, 120 CP).
  • If you hold a degree in a non-engineering subject, you can start this Master’s programme after passing a preliminary engineering course lasting one semester.
  • You can work up to 20 hours a week while studying.
  • Carry out a project abroad, work together with a company, establish important contacts: all this is possible in the last two modules before you start your thesis.
Your career prospects

Our innovative approach that pays off

Sustainable water technology – a goal for your future career: after completing the Master’s programme, you will be able to take on senior engineering and management tasks in the global field of water technology. With core subjects in water quality, water treatment, water reuse, and water power generation, we prepare you for your tasks as an engineer in a global workplace.

In addition to gaining professional expertise in the field of water technology, you will have the opportunity to improve your language skills and gain intercultural competence. We also equip you with the skills required to shoulder management tasks. These are some of the areas where you can pursue your career goals:

  • National and international water companies
  • Medium-sized and global water management companies
  • Research institutions

Successful completion of the Master’s programme also qualifies you to start a doctorate. 

Academic Events SRH Universities Campus Heidelberg International Week 2024: Future Skills for Global Citizens

For our 14th SRH International Week we are excited to welcome our partners, and their students, back on Campus Heidelberg. Save the date and join us from 7th – 11th October 2024!

Conferences Water in transition: opportunities and challenges for the use of artificial intelligence

The "Water in Transition" symposium, led by Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gayh, will focus on the effects of extreme weather events on water quality. With innovative solutions using artificial intelligence.

Water Technology (M.Eng.)

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Curriculum Water Technology (M.Eng.)

Your curriculum

3 Semester 90 ECTS
1. Semester
  • Water Quality

  • Water Treatment I

  • Water Treatment II

  • Water Treatment III

2. Semester
  • Waste Management

  • Water as Energy and Waste to Energy

  • Water Project – Climate Change Mitigation

  • Elective

3. Semester
  • Master's Thesis (including internship in the third semester)

Book of modules pdf (1 MB)
Admission requirements

Our requirements

Admission requirements

  • A Bachelor’s or Diplom degree in engineering
  • In addition to the final grade, aspects such as professional experience and further training are also taken into account in the assessment
  • English language proficiency: IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 80 / Duolingo Certificate 110 / PTE Academics 58, or a comparable test

A technical preliminary course for graduates with a degree from other fields of study provides access to the Master's programme:

  • Technical Essentials I - Mathematics, Materials Science, Technical Mechanics
  • Technical Essentials II - Design, Materials Science II, Manufacturing, Electrical Engineering

You do not qualify for direct entry? Join our preparatory course and get qualified to start your Master’s degree at SRH. This is a direct pathway into our university. Find more about here .

Fees and Funding

Your tuition fees

770 EUR per month full-time + one-time registration fee of 750 EUR (Prices apply only to students from the European Economic Area). 

Applicants from Non-EEA countries without permanent residence permit need to pay a tuition fee of 6,450 EUR per semester + one-time registration fee of 1,000 EUR and must pay the tuition fees for one semester in advance. From the second semester onwards the payments for the remaining semesters of study are due six weeks before the end of the period of study already paid for. The payments have to be done semesterwise. 

For more information and payment modalities, please refer to the current fee schedules (valid from 01.04.2023): 

Fees schedule EEA students
Fees schedule non-EEA students

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Application process and deadlines

We look forward to welcoming you to SRH University Heidelberg very soon.
There are no closing dates for application at our University. This is the application process:

  • If you’re interested in our Master’s programme, simply send us your application online.
  • If you encounter technical difficulties with the online application or have any questions about your application, your contact person Simin Chen will be happy to help you.
  • If you meet the admission requirements, we’ll invite you to a selection interview
  • If you pass the selection interview, we’ll send you the acceptance letter and the study contract
  • You then sign the study contract and return it to us
  • You pay the registration fee
  • If you come from a non-EU country, you will pay your tuition fee one semester in advance in addition to the registration fee. From the second semester onwards the payments for the remaining semesters of study are due six weeks before the end of the period of study already paid for.
  • We then issue your letter of acceptance
  • You take part in our Welcome Days – and then embark on your degree programme!

APS Certificate

Please note that special conditions apply to applicants from some countries: 


From 1st of November 2022, applicants from India will be required to have their documents verified by the Academic Evaluation Centre New Delhi (APS-India) before applying for a visa. After successful verification you will receive a certificate which allows you to initiate the visa process. Please note that the verification process at APS-India is expected to take approximately 4 weeks. We recommend that you apply for the APS certificate at the same time as you apply to SRH University Heidelberg. For more information, go to the APS-India website: 

The People’s Republic of China

The procedure of the Academic Evaluation Centre of the Cultural Section at the German Embassy in Bejing (Akademische Prüfstelle – APS) must have been successfully completed before you apply. The centre checks documents for authenticity and conducts interviews. The original APS certificate must be enclosed with the application documents. For more information, go to the APS website at:

Please note that you don’t need to complete the APS procedure if you apply for our 3+1 programmes. 


The Academic Evaluation Centre of the German Embassy in Hanoi has been checking the university entrance qualifications of Vietnamese applicants since 2007. The procedure includes checking the submitted written documents as well as an interview with the applicant. An original copy of proof of successful completion of this process, the APS certificate, must be enclosed with the application documents. 

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