The discipline of Environmental System Analysis researches interaction and sets out to understand, describe patterns and behaviour models of different interacting entities that affect the environment and to design and optimise solutions for the issues identified in the environment.
A student of this discipline will study methods and means used to identify, asses, address and solve issues of the environment ranging from climate change and pollution to social, behavioural and policy problems.
The application of this science investigates systems and identifies the components as well as their functioning manner and scope. As a professional you can expect to adapt, modify, expand, improve or create new systems that address and solve the issues that humans are confronted with in their environment.
The Environmental Risk Assessment Certificate provides a solid foundation in the characterization of source areas, linking fate and transport mechanisms, and evaluating exposure pathways to assess environmental risk.
A Certificate in Environmental Planning and Design will prepare students to develop a strategy to implement sustainable design practices at the landscape scale. An overview of planning tools, including the use of Geographic Information Systems, environmental impact analyses, and the principles of sustainable design will be integrated in this program.
This degree provides the student with curriculum and research opportunities in one of the world’s most significant science and policy issues: the environment. Students will study ecosystems management, the impact of industrialization on the environment, economics and resource availability, regulation and law, environmental ethics, landscape-level conservation, political ecology, and environmental technology and management.
The Master Program in Marine Resources Biotechnology main purpose is to form professionals with scientific, technical and human capabilities that allow the development of applied research or management activities in the area of marine resources biotechnology.
Environmental History is an interdisciplinary field where the complex relationship between man and nature over time and space are at the centre, focussing on historical changes, events, debates and analytical perspectives on the relationship man-nature. Through the analysis of these relationships in the past Environmental History also has the ambition to interpret, explain and debate contemporary issues of sustainability.
This European Master's responds to the increasing need to better understand and anticipate the various and often complex socio-economic and environmental effects of these policies, either in a functioning market economy as in the European Union or in economies in a development or transition phase.
The question is no longer if our climate will change, but how will it change and how will we adapt to these changes? Adaption and mitigation to global warming, the greenhouse effect and climate change all form the basis of the Master Climate Studies programme at Wageningen University. Students will gain a broad overview of climate change during this two-year programme.
The Master Programme in Sustainable Development is truly interdisciplinary with students and tutors from many different subject areas who all share an interest in sustainable development. As a graduate of the programme you will be fully versed in issues that concern sustainable development from most perspectives – from the basic economic to the extremely concrete aspects, such as how sufficient drinking water can be made available to everyone on our planet.
This program is one of a suite of programs offered through the Canadian Centre for Environmental Education (CCEE) which is a result of a partnership between Royal Roads University and the Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada).
The MSc specialisation in Wind Power System (WPS) focuses on the electrical aspects of wind power systems ensuring an excellent education in subjects such as generators, power electronics, control engineering and power system technology related to wind power applications.
The MSc programme in Geotechnics and Geohazards (geo-related natural disasters) is a two year long Master`s degree programme taught in English at NTNU. It aims to provide technical-scientific insight into the phenomena connected with geohazards, and focuses on properties of soil and geotechnical materials, field exploration, field measurements, laboratory testing, computer simulations, risk evaluations and practical design skills needed for engineering solutions to geohazards and geotechnical challenges.