Environmental System Sciences / Natural Sciences-Technology (USW NAWI TECH)

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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, in parallel with the desire for alternative and more comprehensive approaches. However, development and running of adapted processes and appropriate technologies for such sustainable management of resources is a challenge and requires well profound technological know-how as well as interdisciplinary and system science oriented contributions.  
The bachelor's and master's study programme 'Environmental System Sciences / Natural-Sciences-Technology (USW NAWI-TECH)' are an educational answer to this challenge. This unique study programmes in Austria are offered jointly by University of Graz and Graz University of Technology.

The study programmes

Based on education in general natural sciences and introduction into the organisation and dynamics of complex systems students will be guided to research-oriented sustainable utilization of resources by appropriate technologies supported by system modelling features. Supplementary, different levels of the human-environment system will be communicated, interdisciplinary team project activities prepare for real-life tasks, and selective obligatory packages provide the chance for individual qualification in the framework of the general study programmes. 


Bachelor Environmental System Sciences / Natural Sciences-Technology

The modular bachelor study programme USW NAWI-TECH contains 180 ECTS over a minimum period of six semesters and conveys

  • basic skills in Chemistry, Physics, Geosciences, Process Technology, System Sciences, Calculus and Statistics
  • interdisciplinary natural-science oriented guidelines
  • focus on environmental issues
  • perception for complex interdependences
  • computer-supported data processing
  • team-playing competences and skills in written and oral communication

Graduates will be awarded the academic degree 'Bachelor of Science' (BSc).

What you should bring . . .

General interest in natural sciences, as well with respect to practical issues as to formal aspects, minimum threshold towards English. If you additionally like to work in laboratories, if you judge computers as essential support in your future professional life and if you are interested to become a player in interdisciplinary teams you will have the best prerequisites for success in USW NAWI-TECH study programmes.

... what you get 

  • no crowds
  • no extended admission restrictions
  • no waiting periods
  • personal contact to teachers and guides
  • chances for an individual focus within the general study programme framework
  • chances for early integration as student assistant
  • good perspectives with respect to employability

BSc - what to do next?

The bachelor of science (BSc) is an internationally fully recognised academic degree to access appropriate European master programmes (possible restrictions or obligations are communicated by the admitting institutions).
In any case the BSc USW NAWI-TECH is an ideal basis for the consecutive English taught master's programme Environmental System Sciences/Climate Change and Environmental Technology (ESS/CCET) which awards graduates the "Master of Science" (MSc) degree. 

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Academic Authorities:

Prof. Klaus Reichmann
Dean of Studies, Graz University of Technology

Prof. Thomas Brudermann
Chairperson of Curricula Committee, University of Graz

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Cooperating partners

 TU Graz  Universität Graz 

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Links to the programmes' curricula

These are announced identically in both universities' newsletters: 

(German version only)



TU Graz
MSc Environmental System Sciences / Climate Change and Environmental Technology [English Programme]


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