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Environmental Technologies

Protect bodies of water, reduce harmful emissions and develop environmentally friendly production processes.

Key data

Master of Science in Life Sciences
ECTS points
Studying mode
Full-time and part-time
School days
Monday to Friday
Teaching language
Stay abroad
Application fee
CHF 200

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Mar 22, 2022 05:00 PM, Campus Muttenz Info-Anlass MSc Life Sciences


The deadline for applications for the autumn semester is 30 April of the relevant year and 30 November for the spring semester.

Students acquire a comprehensive and very practical education in Environmental Technologies. Modules taught deal with the economic and environmental aspects of sustainable production, the concept of circular economy, the analysis of material and mass flow as well as technologies for resource recovery. Two further modules address the management of the resource water and the treatment of water and of wastewater. Students are also taught in environmental risk assessment, where the fate and effects of environmental pollutants are addressed. Two additional modules are focused on environmental remediation: pollutants in contaminated sites have to be managed, monitored and eventually be remediated by physico—chemical or biological techniques.

Students complete their studies with an eight month long master’s thesis that is usually performed together with an industrial partner and often has an international context. Alumni have a thorough practical and theoretical education enabling them to develop, plan, apply and manage “clean” technologies in the industry, in consulting or the public sector.

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Graduates with an excellent Bachelor's degree are admitted directly if they:

  • hold a Bachelor's degree in a related technical field from a university of applied sciences with a mark of A, B or ≥ 5 or an equivalent mark (≥ good)
  • or demonstrate an equivalent background (BSc) and practical experience
  • and have excellent English skills.

Prospective students who meet most but not all of the entry requirements are invited to interview.

Study guide

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March 16th 2021, 17:00 - 19:00, FHNW Campus Muttenz

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FHNW School of Life Sciences

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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