Master's programme in Environmental Engineering
Environmental management is an essential part of the master's programme in Environmental Engineering and concerns the interaction between human society and our surroundings. In order to meet the challenges of sustainable management of natural resources, there is a need for multi-skilled professionals who combine in-depth knowledge of local and global environmental impact, with expertise on strategies and tools aimed at reducing this impact on nature.
Study at two Nordic universities
The joint master's programme in Environmental Engineering is a collaboration between the five leading technical universities in the Nordic countries (Nordic Five Tech). The programme gives you a unique opportunity to tailor your degree based on your academic interests.
You will get to study at two of the partner universities, spending one year at each. You graduate with a double master’s degree from the two universities.is a strategic alliance consisting of:
- KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden
Environmental Engineering at KTH
The programme aims to educate multi-skilled professionals who are able to combine in-depth knowledge of local and global environmental impact, with expertise on strategies and tools aimed at reducing this impact on nature. This requires, among other aptitudes, knowledge of models and methods for collecting and analysing environmental information; knowledge of the interdependencies between society and environmental problems; and knowledge of the tools necessary for changing human behavior for greater sustainability.
This joint master's programme is offered by the Nordic Five Tech, an alliance between the leading Nordic technical universities. The programme offers five tracks in total, one of which is the environmental management track which is supplied jointly by KTH and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
Since this programme results in a double degree, students should complete their coursework at KTH and DTU respectively. Students interested in studying the programme at can start their first year at KTH and continue at DTU to complete their second year of studies, including a degree project. Another option it to start at DTU and complete the first year, then continue the second year of studies at KTH.
The degree project provides students with the opportunity to investigate a problem in-depth, under the supervision of experienced practitioners and researchers. Students who start their studies on the environmental management track will conduct their degree projects at DTU with a supervisor from DTU and a co-supervisor from KTH. Supervision from each of the two degree-awarding institutions involved in the programme ensures the integration of all programme components.
Our society has major challenges in managing a changing climate, developing and securing good water quality, developing systems for recycling materials and nutrients, and developing renewable and environmentally smart energy solutions.
The needs for environmental engineering expertise are, therefore, almost endless, and the labour market is very diverse. Students will be able to work privately and publicly – in environmental consultancies, with contractors, energy companies or government agencies; internationally, nationally or locally. There are also students from the programme who enter research studies at KTH or other universities nationally or internationally. Some examples of employers who employ students from this programme are SWECO, Stockholm Vatten, WSP, Swedish EPA, Tyréns, Geosigma, Ramböll, Vattenfall, and SIDA, as well as a number of international agencies. Typical professional roles include hydrogeologist, environmental coordinator, urban water planner, geotechnical engineer and researcher.
Changes in the programme may occur.