Responsible Consumption and Production Master's Programm

Brilliant minds shape sustainable progress

You have already completed a bachelor’s degree in the field of raw materials, engineering or a similar subject? Then, seize the opportunity to elevate your knowledge in Responsible Consumption and Production to the next level. This study programme is taught in English and focuses on the technological, economic and societal aspects of circular economy. It thereby gives students access to a modern and future-oriented education.
With the decision of joining the master programme Responsible Consumption and Production, you will become a part of theEuropean University on Responsible Consumption and Production (EURECA-PRO) and therefore a member of a dynamic, international community, made up of nine renowned European universities. This unique experience, in addition to a one-of-a-kind education, will allow you to also become familiar with different countries, languages, and universities with different areas of focus. Immerse yourself in a modern and advanced learning environment where you will gain new expertise and grow personally, while simultaneously meeting the challenges of our time.
After your successful graduation, you will be equipped with in-depth knowledge in the field of resource efficiency, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions as well as the development of sustainable and recyclable products and will be a much sought-after expert in commerce as well as in the public sector.


What to expect from the study programme Responsible Consumption and Production?

In the course of your studies, you will acquire a broad and profound knowledge in order to be able to analyse production systems and consumer behaviour. The programme covers the whole value and consumption chain and teaches the ability to design and conceptualise recyclable systems. Furthermore, the development of interdisciplinary competences and transversal skills are a central educational goal.
The master programme thereby connects a profound education in the STEM area and engineering with advanced knowledge in circular engineering, sustainability and social behaviour with regard to the consumption of goods and services. Techno-economic elements, which deal with the economic aspect of sustainability, are also a vital part of the curriculum. In this context, students acquire economical competences as well as skills to carry out a lifecycle-oriented and ecological assessment of goods as well as strong problem-solving capacities.
The international character of this study programme provides students with the opportunity to spend one or more semster/s at one of our eight partner universities across Europe. Thereby, students can build a strong international network as well as broaden their horizon.


What are your career opportunities?

We educate professionals in technology and commerce, who are prepared to start an international career. Your ability to connect technology and commerce in the context of sustainability will make you an important key player in international companies in all sectors such as commerce, services, NGOs or politics.

Graduates are the future experts on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production - and will be highly sought-after professionals in the fields of environmental-, sustainability, project- and strategic management, in sustainable product- and process design, in institutions dealing with environmental protection, in the energy sector or in business consulting.

Duration of Studies

4 Semesters Master's (120 ECTS)

Admission Period

from 08. January 2024 to 05. February 2024


Further information on admission to the Master's degree program

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Study Support Center


+43 3842 402-7410

Office hours from Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and by appointment

Programme Director:

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Clemens Holzer


+43 3842 402- 3500