Resources Engineering - a water-oriented Master Study Program


The Curriculum is an annex to the Study & Examination Regulations (Studien- und Prüfungsordnung, SPO).

To be awarded the M.Sc. in “Resources Engineering”, students have to complete a minimum of 120 CP acc. to ECTS in four semesters (of six months each):

 – 90 CP


for course modules (lectures, seminars, lab courses)
  60 CP compulsory discilpinary modules
  15 CP compulsory supplementary program
  15 CP compulsory elective modules

– 30 CP for the module "Master Thesis" (written thesis and oral defense)

Disciplinary modules (60 CP)
The compulsory disciplinary lecture courses, grouped into seven modules, cover three semesters.


Supplementary program “International Projects” (Begleitstudium, 15 CP)
The supplementary program comprises two compulsory modules (7 CP + 8 CP) that shall ensure competencies that are indispensable for contributing to team projects, such as in development cooperation. Relevant competencies will be taught at a professional level; e.g., language proficiency and the ability to successfully complete team projects.

Passing the German language proficiency test by the end of the first semester (module "International Communication") – either at level DSH 1 or TestDaF 3 – is a pre-requisite for admission to module examinations of the second semester of "Resources Engineering" (s. "Compulsory Elective Modules").


Individual Specialization (15 CP)
the second and third semester students will choose three compulsory elective modules for individual specialization. Furthermore, students may choose additional modules to further specialize.


Master thesis (30 CP)
During the fourth semester, students will write a thesis to demonstrate their ability to analyze socio-technical systems as well as environmental system sectors and to define an appropriate approach for a solution to a given problem.


For detailed information on modules refer to the Curriculum. For detailed information on the time to be invested for study purposes each semester refer to the Workload Plan.


Learning Outcomes

The expetected learning outcomes for each module with the respective lecture courses are defined in the module descriptions

Language of Instruction

Compulsory lecture courses are offered in English; compulsory elective lecture courses are mostly offered in German. Hence students will register for compulsory elective lecture courses stepwise as their German language proficiency improves.