High flying careers for a better environment.

Environmental issues have become increasingly important. Even representatives of ministries, international organizations and NGOs have to deal more and more with environmental questions. This MSc program is the result of the cooperation between the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the TU Wien. The combination of technical as well as international environmental issues and topics will prepare graduates either for a career as managers, engineers, politicians and diplomats or for employees in top positions.

Key Facts

Final Degree: Master of Science (MSc) granted by the TU Wien in cooperation with the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

Language: English

Duration: 4 Semesters

Location: Vienna

Next Program Start: September 28, 2020

Admission requirements: Possession of an internationally recognized academic degree, proof of excellent English language skills (mother tongue, 1st degree in English, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL)

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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.