MSc ETIA programme
MSc ETIA programme
MSc ETIA programme

The Master of Science in Environmental Technology and International Relations (ETIA) is a professional Master's degree programme organised in cooperation with the TU Wien's Academy for Continuing Education. The MSc ETIA programme is aimed at university graduates from all disciplines and nationalities interested in studying environmental issues in their political, legal and technical dimensions. ETIA courses are taught at the campuses of the DA and TU Wien in the centre of Vienna, where students can feel and discover the city's wealth of tradition, history, art, music and culture.

Throughout your studies, an internationally renowned faculty of highly esteemed professors and experienced practitioners will guide you through an educational exploration of major political, economic, historical and legal issues concerning environmental and sustainable development. Participants of the programme put their enthusiasm for environmental issues into action by delving into topics such as air quality management, water and waste, resource and energy management, and climate change. Right from the start of the programme you are encouraged to individually tailor your education with elective courses in order to complement the learning process with your personal interests and preferences. 

ETIA graduates are prepared for a professional career dealing with both current and future challenges of the environment and sustainable development. Graduates are benefitted with significant problem-solving skills to supplement their expertise to analyse complex environmental issues from a legal, economic, scientific and technical perspective. 

For more detailed information on the MSc ETIA programme, please consult the information tabs and documents on this page or contact us. To apply, visit our application portal at (© Free-Photos auf Pixabay)

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TU Wien Academy for Continuing Education

MSc ETIA Key Facts

Target Group: Professionals and university students of all disciplines and nationalities holding at least a first university degree who are interested in a career in businesses and organisations dealing with the current and future challenges of the environment and sustainable development

Language of instruction: English, with some optional courses offered in German and French

Start: September

Application Deadline: 15 March
Late application for 2023-25 still possible!
For more information, please contact

Decision: 15 April

Degree: Master of Science, awarded by TU Wien

Duration: Two-year full-time programme

ECTS points: 120

Tuition fee: EUR 14,700 (academic year 2023-24)

Agnieszka Maria Kuderer (© private)

"The ETIA programme provides me with a solid basis to tackle environmental issues on a global level. Due to my academic background, my future goal is to combine my knowledge and hopefully contribute competently within this field as the need for policy makers capable of using cross-disciplinary strategies to solve complex challenges is of utmost importance. Sharing of insights and experience is crucial to address complex global challenges our societies are facing."

Agnieszka Maria Kuderer
Student enrolled in the 14th MSc ETIA programme (2020-22)


Gerhard Loibl (© DA/Peter Lechner)

"The international community has set itself the ambitious goal of achieving sustainable development. Decision-makers therefore have to have a profound understanding of the legal, economic and technical issues."

Gerhard Loibl
Professor of International Law and European Union Law,
Academic Director ETIA,
Vienna School of International Studies

Hans Puxbaum (© Markus Ziegelwanger)

"Today environmental issues range from the local to the global scale. International action is required to maintain a sustainable life on our earth."

Hans Puxbaum
em. Professor of Analytical Chemistry,
Academic Director ETIA,
TU Wien

Rebekka Taylor (© DA/Peter Lechner)

"Without the ETIA master course I would have never gone into the renewable energy field, I would have never found my passion for wind energy. Thanks to this course, I decided to do an internship in wind energy. Now I work there full time right after my graduation."

Rebekka Taylor
Alumna of the 11th MSc ETIA programme (2017-19)