Master of Science in Environmental Sanitation (IMENVI)

Course objective

The general objective of the study programme is the education of environmental specialists with ample knowledge of

  • the concepts and issues associated with environmental pollution,
  • the detection and quantification of environmental disturbance,
  • the possible impact of environmental pollutants on the ecosystems and biota, together with the current techniques for risk assessment, and
  • the available technologies for the prevention and remediation of environmental disturbance and the way they are designed and applied in practice.

Course structure

The study programme is structured around the following topics:

  • basic study of non-polluted environments
  • sources and causes of environmental pollution
  • methodologies for the detection and analysis of environmental pollution
  • environmental toxicology and risk assessment, both in the eco-toxicological and human toxicological field
  • prevention and sanitation of environmental pollution
  • clean technology
  • treatment of waste.

More detailed information about the courses and structure of the programme can be found here.

Target group

The main target group are students from developing countries who are professionally concerned with the environment, e.g. staff members of governmental institutions, universities and NGOs. People interested in environmental problems in an international context, who have acquired adequate prior education, are welcome as well.

Career prospects

Graduates of the ICP ‘Environmental Sanitation’ assume highly varying professional duties in domains that deal with prevention and sanitation of environmental pollution. This can vary from appointments in governmental institutions and NGOs, teaching assignments and/or scientific research at universities or functions of environmental experts in industries and consultancy services.


The study programme integrates various scientific disciplines such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, ecology, microbiology, toxicology, technology and applied engineering sciences. As such, CES&T offers one of the world’s most comprehensive studyprogrammes in the field of environmental science and technology.

Keywords: environmental science, environmental technology, multidisciplinarity, sustainability