Extent and content of the programme

Master's Programme, Environmental Engineering, 120 credits (TEEGM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2013

Last edit: 12/03/2014
Approved: 12/03/2014

The Masters programme Environmental Engineering counts 120 hp and consists of three terms of coursework and one term for the degree project, together 2 years. The course­work encompasses a theoretical courses, exercises, projects and laboratories that aim at providing students knowledge and skills in the field of environmental engineering. All courses in the programme are at advanced (2ndcycle) level. The language of instruction is English.

The Nordic Master program Environmental Engineering is a joint two-year master program that is offered byAaltoUniversity, Chalmers University of Technology (CTH), Technical Uni­ver­sity of Den­mark (DTU), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and theNorwegianUniversityof Science and Technology (NTNU). The program covers four tracks among which KTH offers the track Environmental Management together with DTU.

Environmental Management is an essential part of Environmental Engineering which refers to the interaction between human society and the environment. To meet the challenges for a sustainable management of natural resources there is a need for cross cutting pro­fes­sionals who are able to combine in-depth knowledge on local and global environmental impacts with expertise on strategies and tools that aim at reducing the total impact of human activities on nature and environment. This requires among others models and methods for collecting and analyzing environmental information, knowledge on the inter­dependencies between society and environmental problems, and tools and techno­logies for mini­mizing environmental impacts of human activities. To prepare students for their professional career, the study track offers a sequence of technical courses and management courses as well as a number of courses on the interplay between the economic, social and environmental determinants that contribute to sustainable development.