Environmental Protection


The full-time master degree program Environmental Protection is offered at the Nuertingen campus and leads to the degree Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Under the administration of Nuertingen-Geislingen University and in cooperation with

this master course is offered as a joint degree program. Each of the universities contribute with their core competencies. Lectures take place on a daily rotating basis on the campus of the four participating universities.

The program is an outstanding example of a cooperation of universities in the region.

  • 4 semester, praxis-oriented degree program (120 ECTS)
  • consescutive master degree program
  • For application with a bachelor degree in Natural Science, Engineering or Economics
  • Language of instruction: German

Fast Facts

At a Glance

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Duration of Studies:
4 semesters

Application Deadline FULL-TIME STUDENTS:
Admission Winter Semester: July 15th
Admission Summer Semester: January 15th


Deadline for spring/summer term:
Nomination deadline: November 15th
Application deadline: December 1st

Deadline for fall/winter term:
Nomination deadline: June 15th
Application deadline: July 1s

Language Requirements:
German, English


German Website:


Semester 1

1.1   Ecological Correlations

1.2   Environmental Chemistry

1.3   Atmospheric Pollution Control I

1.4   Modules conveying Key Skills I

 Semester 2

2.1  Landscape Ecology and Settlement Ecology I

2.2  Effluent and Environmental Analytics

2.3  Atmospheric Pollution Control II

2.4  Sustainability in Environmental Protection

2.5  Elective Module
       - Biological and Ecological Environmental Protection
       - Local Community Environmental Protection

 Semester 3

3.1  Modules conveying Key Skills

3.2  Waste

3.3  Energy Supply

3.4  Occupational Safety

3.5  Elective Module
       - Environmental Management
       - Waste Water Treatment

Semester 4

Master Thesis + Oral Exam

Language of Instruction

Classes in this degree program are instructed in German. For more information, please refer to the German site. However, NGU offers a wide range of English taught classes to exchange students. For more information, please refer to our English Course List for exchange students.


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Mirijam Gaertner
Studiendekanin Masterstudiengang Umweltschutz, Professorin für Ökologie, insbesondere Siedlungsökologie
Campus: CB1 147
Schelmenwasen 4-8 72622 Nürtingen
Office hours: auf Anfrage
Dipl.-Geoökologin Claudia Mai-Peter
Assistenz und Koordinationsstelle Masterstudiengang Umweltschutz
Campus: CB1 148
Schelmenwasen 4-8 72622 Nürtingen
Office hours: auf Anfrage