Nordic Master in Environmental Engineering

This Nordic Masters program is in the subject area of Environmental Engineering and Technology. The program has two foci: (i) understanding and sustainable management of impacts on the environment caused by human activities, and (ii) the development of new technologies to address environmental challenges.
The Environmental Engineering Flow Channel at Aalto University's Otaniemi campus




1.12.2021 – 1.3.2022




2 år, heltidsstudier


Lämplig lägre högskoleexamen


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120 studiepoäng


Högskolan för ingenjörsvetenskaper

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The Nordic Master Programme in Environmental Engineering (eNviro5Tech) joint MSc programme combines a variety of resources to create the most comprehensive degree in environmental engineering in the world.

eNviro5Tech is offered by Nordic Five Tech, a strategic alliance of the five strongest technical universities in the Nordic region, with partners in Denmark (DTU), Sweden (Chalmers University of Technology), Norway (NTNU) and Finland (Aalto University). The programme involves a set of five predefined study tracks that lead to double degrees in environmental engineering.

Study programme

The eNviro5Tech programme is in the subject area of environmental engineering and technology. The programme has two focuses: (i) understanding and sustainable management of impacts on the environment caused by human activities and (ii) the development of new technologies to address environmental challenges.

eNviro5Tech addresses some of the most pressing current political issues, such as climate change, sustainable generation of energy, management and renewal of aging urban infrastructure, provision of safe drinking water and contaminated land and waste management. Environmental engineering is an interdisciplinary science, bridging all the sciences and placing them in a social, economic and legal context. Within the discipline, there are areas of specialisation, offered through focused subject areas. Your studies will include lectures, seminars and a large amount of project work. In many courses, the preferred learning approach is problem-based learning (PBL), which is characterised by the usage of real-life situations and group work as a starting point for learning and giving students the responsibility for obtaining knowledge.

Structure of studies

eNviro5Tech studies are split between two universities within the consortium in accordance with each  study track. As a student, you will transfer from one university to the other after your first year – for example, if you are accepted to study on the Water Resources Management track, you will spend your first year at Aalto University and the second year at DTU, or vice versa. For further details on each study track, visit the eNviro5Tech website using the links below.

Residual Resources Engineering and Industrial Ecology (DTU and NTNU)

Urban Water & Water Resources Engineering (NTNU and Chalmers)

Risk Assessment & Environmental Systems (DTU and Chalmers)

Water Resources Management (Aalto and DTU)


Admissions for eNviro5Tech are processed by DTU. Applications to the programme must be submitted through the DTU admission system.

In order to apply for the Nordic Master Programme in Environmental Engineering, you must fulfil a number of requirements. These requirements apply to all applicants for the programme, regardless of which university you apply for.

Degree requirements

  • BSc degree corresponding to a minimum 180 ECTS credits in:
    • Civil or Environmental Engineering or other relevant degree
  • The applicant's qualifications must include a strong working knowledge of mathematics and physics, and applicants must document that they have fulfilled the following minimum requirements:
    • Mathematics: 20 ECTS, including linear algebra, calculus and differential equations.
    • Physics: 10 ECTS.
    • Applicants with a Polytechnic (FI), Högskoleingeniör (SE) and Diplomingeniør (DK) degree may be expected to do extra course work to qualify for the programme.
  • In addition, a background in chemistry (minimum of 5 ECTS) is required.

English language proficiency

When applying for admission, you must provide evidence of your academic achievements and proficiency in English. Certified photocopies of relevant documents must be enclosed with the application.

From Autumn 2017 the English language requirements can be fulfilled by:

  • TOEFL: 
    Paper-based: 580 (written section grade 4.5) 
    Computer-based test: 237 (essay writing grade 4.5) 
    Internet-based test: 92 (written section grade 22) 
  • IELTS: 6.5, no section lower than 5.5 (only IELTS Academic accepted)
  • Cambridge Advanced English: 180

NB! The language tests must not be older than two years.

  • Documentation of an undergraduate degree or documentation of citizenship from one of the following countries: Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, and USA. Please note that applicants with an undergraduate degree from any other country must submit a language test (special exemptions apply for Nordic Citizens - please see below). 
  • Only for Nordic citizens: Documentation from upper secondary school/ high school that the English at high school level is comparable with the English B - level in Denmark.

Evaluation criteria


All applications are academically evaluated by the consortium's partner universities. For candidates who meet the above requirements, the ranking of students is done on the basis of student’s academic achievements. Admission is based on a joint decision by the admission board of the consortium.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Currently Aalto University, DTU and Chalmers charge fees to non-EU/EEA students. Some universities also charge an application fee and some have a compulsory student union fee. For more information, visit the universities' websites:

Finland Scholarship for Master students

Non-EU/EEA applicants who are liable to pay tuition fees at Aalto University can apply for a Finland Scholarship (100 % tuition-fee waiver+ 5000 €). Nordic Master students who are subject to tuition fees at Aalto and who receive the Category A (100%) tuition-fee waiver for their first year of studies at Aalto may receive the Finland Scholarship. Students who come to Aalto as their selected exit (second-year) university in Nordic Master programme may not receive the Finland Scholarship.

Students selected to the programme starting their first year at Aalto University apply for Finland Scholarship along the Aalto University scholarship (tuition fee waiver) application in March-April (separate online-application send by e-mail to new students).

Read more: https://www.aalto.fi/en/admission-services/scholarships-and-tuition-fees

Contact information

Academic issues: Professor Teemu Kokkonen, [email protected]

Administrative issues: Planning Officer Börje Helenius, [email protected]

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