ISE Master Course "Management and Technology of Water and Waste Water" (MTW³)

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The Master's programme "Management and Technology of Water and Waste Water" (MTW³) is part of the ISE programme of the University of Duisburg-Essen (ISE = International Studies in Engineering).

The programme includes topics on water management, advanced engineering topics as well as engineering topics with a focus on water harvesting, water treatment and wastewater treatment

Why to study the Master "Management and Technology of Water and Waste Water" (MTW³)?

Tackling the World Water Crisis
Limited fresh water resources, increasing pollution of the natural water cycle and increasing demand of high quality water to meet the needs of the still growing global population are the driving forces of the upcoming world water crisis. To counteract this development a combination of highly sophisticated management and technology of water and waste water is getting more and more important. The MTW³ curriculum offers such a combination of knowledge represented by lecturers from the University of Duisburg-Essen and experts from water industry of the River Ruhr and River Rhine area.

Master Study course MTW³
The Masters course (M.Sc.) "Management and Technology of Water and Waste Water – MTW³" is an internationally orientated course which is addressed to German as well as foreign students. MTW³ is a 2-year interdisciplinary Masters course based on natural scientific and technical fundamentals with main focus on process engineering and advanced engineering as well as economics and water management. Graduates of the new MTW³ course will be familiar with German water management and treatment systems. They will be able to think interdisciplinarily by combining knowledge on economics, water management and engineering offering a wide range of possibilities for prospective careers especially in water supply, sewage disposal, water boards and engineering companies.

Employment prospects
Due to the international orientation of the MTW³Masters course graduates can work in various fields of water technology and management also in foreign countries and international organisations. Typical jobs for graduates of the MTW³ Masters course can be found in the following institutions:

  • Engineering companies

  • Water boards and similar institutions in other countries

  • GO’s (Government organisations), ministries and authorities

  • NGO’s

  • Research companies and universities

For foreign students the MTW³ Masters course offers the opportunity of technology transfer to their home countries in consideration of the special regional demands.

Course contents

  • Basics of water technology and fluid dynamics

  • Advanced engineering

  • Process engineering

  • Sewer systems

  • Water and waste water treatment

  • Management and controlling

  • Water management

In addition to 18 compulsory courses, students have the option to choose lectures with a totoal of 12 credits from a special catalogue. Thus, students have the opportunity to focus their studies on their personal interests and abilities. Furthermore, students can set individual priorities by selecting lectures from non-technical subjects with a total of 6 credits.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Panglisch (Raum MF 162)
Tel.: +49 (0)203/379-3477
Fax.: +49 (0)203/379-3017

M. Sc. Grit Hoffmann (Raum MF 163)                                 
Tel.: +49 (0)203/379-3954                               
Fax.: +49 (0)203/379-3017                        
E-Mail:   Grit Hoffmann 

Universität Duisburg-Essen
Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften, Abteilung Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik
Lehrstuhl für Mechanische Verfahrenstechnik / Wassertechnik (MVT / WT)
Lotharstrasse 1
47057 Duisburg