Master Environmental Management and Ecotoxicology: admission requirements

Master’s degree programs build on a completed bachelor’s degree program and allow students to specialize or focus on topics in more detail or to expand their existing expertise.

You must meet subject-matter requirements to be admitted to the Environmental Management and Ecotoxicology master’s degree program. Prerequisites include a bachelor’s degree from a UAS in a relevant subject matter or an equivalent degree from a recognized post-secondary educational institution (at least 180 ECTS credits) in Austria or another country. If basic equivalence has been established except for a few missing prerequisites, the program director can require students to take exams to establish full equivalence. These exams are taken during the master’s program.

When is my bachelor’s degree considered relevant?

1. Full equivalence is established if the applicant holds a degree in one of the technical program groups listed below:

  • Process Engineering and Chemistry
    • Bioengineering and Environmental Engineering, Process-Based Production, Process Engineering and Environmental Engineering, Biotechnology, Tissue Engineering, Food and Raw Materials Technology
  • Natural Sciences
    • Biotechnological Processes, Molecular Biotechnology, Bioorganic Chemistry, Regulatory Affairs
  • Electricity and Energy
    • Energy and Environmental Management, Sustainable Energy Systems, Ecological Energy Technology, Urban Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Automotive Engineering
  • Agriculture, Forestry
    • Landscape Planning and Landscape Architecture, Wood and Natural Fiber Technology, Environmental and Bioresource Management
  • Management, Administration, General Business Studies
    • Business Administration, Business Management, Health Management, Administrative Management, Sales Management, Supply Chain Management

2. Basic equivalence is established if approximately 60 ECTS credits have been completed in six core subjects. The core subjects are key requirements that students should already have mastered in order to successfully complete the master’s degree program.

Core subject area ECTS
Principles of natural science (e.g. chemistry, biochemistry, biology, etc.) 15
Environment and energy 15
Business administration and legal subjects 15
Quality and project management 10


If basic equivalence has been established except for a few missing prerequisites, the program director can require students to take exams equivalent to up to 30 ECTS credits. These exams must be taken at UAS Technikum Wien. If exams exceeding 30 ECTS credits would be necessary, then admission requirements are considered not met.

What prerequisites do I need to meet if I am applying from outside Austria?

Degree program applicants must have language skills equivalent to level B2 or higher of the Common European Framework Reference for Languages and must be able to submit a certificate of their proficiency. Applicants who have a diploma or university degree in the language of instruction are not required to provide a certificate of their proficiency.

The program director can determine on an individual basis whether an applicant meets admission requirements.