MSc ETIA programme
MSc ETIA programme
MSc ETIA programme

The Master of Science in Environmental Technology and International Affairs (ETIA) is a 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

Please note: Late applications for the 2024-26 ETIA programme are still being accepted. (© 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 applications for 2024 still possible.)

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 2024-25)

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
Alumna of the 14th MSc ETIA programme (2020-22)


Holger Hestermeyer (© DA/Peter Lechner)

"Tackling the destruction of our environment and, in particular, climate change are amongst mankind's most complex challenges. Developing solutions requires technical, political and legal knowledge in equal measure. Few people can claim that type of multi- and interdisciplinary expertise. ETIA alumni can."

Holger Hestermeyer
Professor of International Law and European Union Law and
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 and
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)