Become the expert of future topics!

The most important local, regional and global environmental topics will be analyzed from a juridical, economical, political and technical point of view. The Master program is intended to familiarize post graduates with a wide range of various topics and subjects in order to be able to deal with all aspects of environmental issues.

The focus of technical issues is the quality management of air and water, the management of resources and energy as well as all issues regarding climate and its development. Additional subjects deal with and summon environmental policies, economical topics, and questions as well as legal issues.

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Master of Science in Environmental Technology & International Affairs (ETIA)

7 reasons to study the MSc Environmental Technology and International Affairs

In the light of global environmental challenges, the MSc ETIA Master´s Program provides essential know-how by its unique combination of lectures in the field of international affairs, law and economy on one hand and technology and natural sciences on the other hand.
It offers a sound education in economic, political and legal contexts as well as in resource and quality management of air, water and waste. Graduates are thus able to understand and solve problems from diverse perspectives.

Thanks to the special cooperation of two renowned institutions - the TU Wien and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna - the MSc ETIA offers a unique combination of interdisciplinary expertise.
During the first academic year at the Diplomatic Academy, participants receive a profound knowledge of international relations, (inter)national law, economic, political and historical contexts whereas the focus of the “TU year” lays on environmental technologies in the fields of air, water, waste and various forms of energy.

This English Master's program with its special combination of topics offers graduates a unique overview of various aspects of globally relevant topics and excellent prospects for an exciting (inter)national career.
The alumni network ranges from international organizations and NGO´s to business and industry - the field of application is very diverse.

The lecturers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, on the one hand they are faculty members of the TU Vienna, TU Graz, Uni Vienna and BOKU, but also of IAEA, IIASA and Verbund etc. Relevant guest lectures are held by representatives of the industry (ÖMV, ARA AG etc.).

Excursions to the Energy Park Bruck/Leitha, VOEST Alpine Linz as well as to the main sewage treatment plant of Vienna in Simmering convey practical experience to theory and give insight into environmentally related companies and their performance.

The MSc ETIA program brings together graduates of internationally recognized bachelor studies with an average age of 24-27 (58% female participants so far). As there are no restrictions regarding previous studies or age, students with the most diverse CVs study together in small cohorts.
The high percentage of international students lead to unique worldwide networking opportunities for students and alumni. Interacting with study colleagues and building life-long lasting relationships is one of the big assets of studying this full-time MSc program.

TU Vienna - located in the heart of Europe and in Vienna - is the largest Austrian institution for research and teaching in the field of technology and natural sciences and fulfils all international accreditation and quality criteria. In the MSc ETIA program students have the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge of TU Wien experts without any natural science background.
The Diplomatic Academy offers the unique opportunity to benefit from Vienna, the centre of diplomacy, already during the study period. It´s dense event calendar, full of interesting discussions and public lectures gives the way to build a network in the international community at an early stage.

Vienna, the capital of Austria, is one of Europe's most fascinating cities with a rich history and various cultural attractions and reasonable living costs.

"The Economist" ranks Vienna in first place worldwide again in terms of quality of life. The study compared 140 cities worldwide based on factors such as stability, infrastructure, culture, education, healthcare and environment.

Excursions to various sites and companies provide MSc ETIA students with first-hand information and insights, e.g. of the main waste water treatment plant of the city of Vienna in the eleventh district called Simmering and the main waste incineration plant next to it.



Next Program Start

September 27, 2021

Application Deadline

March 15, 2021 - late application still possible

Program Management

[Translate to English:] Mag. Isabelle E. Starlinger

Mag. Isabelle E. Starlinger

T +43 1 58801 41716