Extent and content of the programme

Master's Programme, Environmental Engineering, 120 credits (TEEGM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2017

Last edit: 14/11/2017
Approved: 14/11/2017

The Masters programme Environmental Engineering counts 120 credits and consists of three terms of coursework and one term for the degree project, together 2 years. The course­work encompasses 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 (2nd cycle) level. The language of instruction is English.

The Nordic Master program Environmental Engineering (www.enviro5tech.org) is a joint two-year Master’s program that is offered by Aalto University, Chalmers University of Technology (CTH), Technical Uni­ver­sity of Den­mark (DTU), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The program covers five tracks among which KTH offers the Environmental Management track together with DTU.

Environmental management is an essential part of Environmental Engineering which refers to the interaction between human society and our surroundings. To meet the challenges for a sustainable management of natural resources, there is a need for multi-skilled pro­fes­sionals who are able to combine in-depth knowledge of local and global environmental impacts with expertise on strategies and tools that aim at reducing this impact on nature and environment. This requires among others aptitudes, knowledge of models and methods for collecting and analyzing environmental information; knowledge on the inter­dependencies between society and environmental problems, and knowledge of the tools necessary for changing human behavior for greater sustainability. 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.