Master Programme Environmental System Sciences/Climate Change and Environmental Technology

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Humans in their environment - this has always been a highly complex system, which is closely related to resources and technologies. And different to straight forward consumption-oriented pioneer periods, nowadays an arising awareness against non-reflected utilization of resources and purely economy-driven implementation of technologies may be noticed. However, development and implementation of adapted processes and appropriate technologies for sustainable management of resources is a challenge and requires as well profound technological know-how as understanding of sociological and legal frameworks.

Starting with winter term 2018, the English Master's programme Environmental System Sciences/Climate Change and Environmental Technology (ESS/CCET) qualifies for these issues. Therefore, this programme provides research-oriented training with focus on analysis and assessment of environmentally relevant physical-chemical parameters, sustainable development and monitoring/controlling of technological processes with regard to European/global regulations and system-analysis by data-based modelling.
An important feature of the Master Programme ESS/CCET is the need for each student to go into details in one out of three special areas, either in Climate and Climate Change (Physics / Wegener Center) or Environmental Cycles in Hydro- and Lithosphere (Geosciences) or Environmental and Energy Technology (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering).
Ideal prerequisites for admission to the Master Programme ESS/CCET are completed Bachelor Programmes in Environmental System Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering and Geosciences. The language of instruction is English. Graduates will be awarded the academic degree of “Master of Science” (“MSc”).

NAWI Graz – Expertise to the Power of Two

“Environmental System Sciences/Climate Change and Environmental Technology (ESS/CCET)” is offered as a joint program by Graz University of Technology and Karl Franzens-University within the framework of NAWI Graz. For students, this means benefiting from the top performances and expertise of two universities – an opportunity unique in Austria!

Career Opportunities

Graduates have job opportunities in the field of chemistry and pharmacy as well as in corporate or communal environmental management or in local or central government. Possible working areas include:

  • Teaching and research at university level
  • Analysis and impact assessment of aspects of climate change
  • Definition of strategies for climate protection and climate change adaption
  • Development and implementation of strategies in the public sector and private enterprises with respect to an almost greenhouse gas/emission-free economy and society
  • Environmental analytics, environmental monitoring and environment protection
  • Development of strategies and processes for the sustainable use of energy, waste and residues
  • Monitoring and optimisation of resource- and energy-saving technologies
  • Development and implementation of strategies and processes for the sustainable use of (raw) materials and energy
  • Implementation of REACH-relevant aspects
  • Consulting for environmental institutions
  • Expert support for geologic projects
  • Development of sustainable products processes and services
  • Activities in environmentally relevant areas of the public sector, environmental management in private enterprises and NGO


Academic year 2022/23 and 2023/24: There will be no individual admission procedure. General admission requirements will be assessed.

Admission to this joint master study programme is either possible at TU Graz or University of Graz:

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Curriculum Master ESS/CCET  (original German version)

Curriculum Master ESS/CCET (English translation. Please note that only the German version is legally binding.)



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