Environmental Engineering

The development of advanced environmental technologies, critical thinking and entrepreneurial competencies form a basis for an integrated approach needed to solve environmental business challenges. Master in Environmental Engineering study program is focused on fostering the above-mentioned competencies.

While studying at KTU, you will be educated on how to generate added value and create comprehensive technological and business answers to environmental problems. Environmental Engineering Master’s degree combines technological, analytical and managerial aspects of the environmental protection. During your studies, you will acquire skills of environment quality assessment, will learn how to apply modern environmental technologies to develop more sustainable and environmentally-friendly solutions for industry.

The systematic approach and comprehensive education in a broad interdisciplinary field of environmental engineering provide our graduates with excellent opportunities in the contemporary job market.

The Environmental Engineering degree programme has the longest track record of training environmental professionals in Lithuania. According to the 2022 International Study Assessment, Environmental Engineering studies at our university are recognized as the best in the country. This fact is confirmed by the results of the 2023 International Research Assessment.

* Studies are usually conducted in the evenings, but some academic classes take place during the day.

Location Kaunas
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Cycle Second cycle
Field Environmental Engineering
Language Lithuanian, English
Form Full-time studies - 2 y. (evening-time; blended learning)
Degree awarded Master of Engineering Sciences
Yearly Price  i Full-time studies - 5266 €
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email international@ktu.lt


Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

University bachelor degree certificate

Engineering, Technology, Physical, Life, Health, Mathematics, Informatics, Veterinary or Agricultural Sciences study field degree.

Language CGPA

IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or previously completed studies in english language.

Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %

Additional requirements

Often you can get a suitable transcript of bachelor degree from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.


Score structure

Component Coefficient
First component of the competition score

Average grade(CGPA) of University‘s Bachelor’s degree (min. length – 180 ECTS) and its supplement


Second component of the competition score

Motivation letter and online interview


Additional component for the competition score:

Additional points can be added to the competition score for the following activities:

  • science activities (scientific publications, presentations at scientific conferences, participation in exhibitions, work in student science society or science group etc.) or art activities (publication or realization of artwork, participation in art exhibitions, contests of architecture) (up to 2 points);
  • at least 1 year work experience in the field of study programme (0,5 points);
  • partial studies in the higher education institution abroad with ≥24 ECTS completed (0,5 points);
  • graduated from academic talent development program in higher education institution (for example “GIFTed talent academy”) (0,5 points);
  • bachelor’s or master’s (if integrated study programme is completed) degree diploma with honors (0,5 points).

Points from the same criteria are only added once. Points from different criteria are added up. The maximum score from additional points criteria can be no higher than 4.


Tuition fee

The indicated tuition fee is applied to 2024-2025 academic year.

Full-time studies 5266 €
Price per credit 87,77 €
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 5266 €
Price per credit 87,77 €
Partial tuition fee waiver can be applied for the study price.


Financial support






Module of the study programme by semesters


Environmental research – planning of experiment, methods of analysis, environmental microbiology
Reduction of industrial pollution – preventive measures, improvement of production processes, preservation of resources
Environmental technologies – modelling, reduction of air pollution, treatment of industrial waste water
Management – environmental law and organisation, monitoring, information systems
Environmental Quality Management Resource Recovery Technologies Evaluation And Modelling Of Environmental Systems And Technologies Entrepreneurship Of Ecotechnologies




Why @KTU?

Skills to create your own business

Throughout the studies, you will be focusing on competences of technological processes, analysis and management of processes, ecotechnologies and sustainable solutions for modern problems. Using the experience gained in Stanford and Aalto universities, you will also gain all the necessary skills to be an entrepreneur of a technology-based business.

Why @KTU?

Innovative research

Students have an opportunity to join internationally acclaimed research groups investigating the application of advanced plasma, nano- and biotechnologies in environmental engineering.

Why @KTU?

Partnership with environmental organizations

Close partnerships with centres of expertise, public and non-governmental organisations: European Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology (WETSUS), Ministry of Environment, Environmental Agency, Regional Waste Management Centres, regional and international companies and other institutions.

Why @KTU?

Being socially active

Environmental protection can also be a form of self-realization. You will have great opportunities to get involved in campaigns, organised by both professors and students, public actions to solve „burning“ issues of environmental protection.



After graduating, you will be able to:
  • select technological and organisational measures for management of climate change;
  • analyse and assess development trends in environmental biotechnologies;
  • develop digital models for environmental quality and technological pollution cleaning processes, model technological systems for environment and environmental protection;
  • initiate technological business and develop a concept of technological business, its development model based on the assessment of technological business’ idea in the market.
Students will gain competences of:
  • assessment of risks and impact to environment and human health, preparation of prevention plan and management measures in accordance with sustainable development principles and the EU and Lithuanian legislation;
  • implementation of sustainable development principles, knowledge of pollution prevention, environmental economy and governing documents;
  • formulation of research conclusions based on structured environmental research results and statistical analysis of parametric and spatial data.

You may become

– Analysis of the company’s activities, preparation and implementation of sustainable development strategy
– Identification of sustainable development indicators and monitoring of implementation
– Communication of strategy at the company, among its customers and partners

– Performance of scientific research and preparation of recommendations for reduction of environmental impact
– Forecast of potential environmental impact and provision of insights on legal environment
– Consultations in the process of development of new eco-tech businesses

– Application of sustainability assessment methods and measures (lifecycle assessment, analysis of materials flow, etc.) for reduction of the environmental impact of technologies
– Development and application of technologies for quality control and management in various environmental media
– Development of resource recovery technologies and process management

– Assessment of environmental impact of human activities, preparation of plans and programmes for environmental protection and restoration
– Environmental quality assessment, preparation of research programmes;
– Assurance of the company’s compliance with environmental requirements, application of principles of pollution prevention and circular economy

– Analysis of good practice, preparation of recommendations of environmental policy
– Enforcement of legislation
– Initiation and implementation of environmental programmes and projects



MA+ competences

Master+ is a unique model within a chosen MSc programme

The Master+ model offers either to masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills in addition to the main discipline by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track providing a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.

Students of these study programmes can choose between the path of Field Expert and Interdisciplinary Expert. Selection is made in the academic information system. Each path (competence) consists of three subjects (18 credits) allocated as follows: 1 year 1 semester (autumn) – first subject (6 credits), 1 year 2 semester (spring) – second subject (6 credits), 2 year 3 semester – third subject (6 credits). A student, who chooses a path of the Field Expert, deepens knowledge and strengthens skills in the main field of studies. The one, who chooses a path of the Interdisciplinary Expert, acquires knowledge and skills in a different area or field of studies. Competence provides a choice of alternative additional subjects.

  • Field Expert (profound knowledge and skills in the area, required for solution of scientific research tasks);
  • Interdisciplinary Expert:
    (fields of different knowledge and skills are combined for solution of specific tasks);

Acquisition of the competence is certified by the issue of KTU certificate and entry in the appendix to the Master’s diploma. In addition, students can acquire an international certificate (details are provided next to each competence).

Competences are implemented by KTU lecturers – experts in their area – and high level business and public sector organizations; their employees deliver lectures, submit topics for the student’s theses, placement-oriented tasks for the projects, etc.




Julija Grigonytė-Lopez

Dr.Julija Grigonytė-Lopez

Air Quality Project Manager at Ramboll Finland


The studies helped to structure existing knowledge on analysis of environmental problems and treatment technologies, applied both in doctoral studies at University of Eastern Finland and at work in Ramboll company. The Environmental Engineering study subjects provided a solid basis for future work in the field of environmental protection. I regularly apply the gained knowledge of environmental impact assessment, integrated pollution prevention, control, and modeling of environmental processes. I am grateful for the proposed opportunity to do my research work at the University of Eastern Finland. Attended scientific conferences and challenges broadened the professional horizon and led to the pursuit of professional excellence.

Irmantas Valūnas

Irmantas Valūnas

Adviser of Pollution prevention policy group at Ministry of Environment, Lithuania


The knowledge, acquired during environmental engineering studies, is useful all the time, whether they are in the area of ambient air, waste or wastewater treatment technologies. Environmental protection is a very wide area and environment components are closely related – when one of them is impacted, some form of this impact is also transferred to another one. Therefore, systematic approach is important for assessment of reasons, consequences, possible technological solutions and required legal regulation of environmental pollution.

Yuliya Omelekhina

Yuliya Omelekhina

PhD Candidate at Lund University, Sweden


During obtaining Master’s degree in Kaunas University of Technology I got in-depth knowledge in different fields of environmental science. Acquired skills included performing chemical analysis of environmental samples, getting familiar with techniques for pollution prevention, wastewater treatment and monitoring of the environment. Environmental Engineering program has given me valuable knowledges and competences that can help to find solutions to environmental problems and improve the quality of life.

Lijana Gottby

Dr. Lijana Gottby

Project manager, The Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU)


My master's studies in Environmental Engineering have provided excellent set of competencies for doctoral studies at Umeå University, Sweden. Now I utilize gained technological knowledge on pollution sources, measures of prevention and management of environmental problems while dealing with drinking and surface water pollution issues in the Swedish public sector. It is great, that contacts with alumni of the study program are maintained.





International Studies Office
Student Info Center
Studentų St. 50, LT-51368 Kaunas
email international@ktu.lt