The Master of Science in Engineering Programme in Environmental Management and Sustainability Science (EMSS) at Aalborg University is a great choice for students who want to make the world a more sustainable place to live in. Graduates of this Engineering Master’s programme are prepared to find solutions to aid organisations and societies increase their focus on creating a more sustainable future for themselves and others.
Students will learn how to address social problems such as overpopulation, depletion of resources, climate change, insufficient environmental governance, and more. The Master in Environmental Management is great for training ambitious environmental managers who can face these challenges and implement sustainable solutions.
The study programme provides an understanding of best theories and practices for effective environmental management in the business world, public organisations and the broader society. Students learn how to apply environmental management tools and relevant knowledge, and to find out-of-the-box solutions to environmental problems affecting society. Top practical techniques students will learn to use include:
The Master in Environmental Management and Sustainability Science aims to combine the disciplines of environmental management and sustainability science in one relevant degree. Furthermore, the course provides data on environmental product design, cleaner production, spatial planning, and natural resource management.
Our Master of Science (M.Sc.) keeps close ties with industry-relevant employers to keep the EMSS programme up to date. This results in graduates who met the demands of the job market present and future employers. We prioritise the internship semester as a way to match students and companies and to make the students get a head start at the job market.
Since environmental and sustainability issues transcend sectors and borders, EMSS candidates are employed in a variety of positions. Some examples include:
After completing the Master’s Programme in Environmental Management and Sustainability Science students will have an easier time finding a job in Denmark. However, they will need to speak the Danish language in addition to holding a Danish graduate diploma.
This semester will provide you with an opportunity to apply the theoretical insight and the methodological knowledge obtained during the 1st and 2nd semesters to a real life situation in a Danish or international setting.
Students can choose an internship on the basis of their interests. During the internship, you participate in the activities of an organisation and collect information for the project report. The project report is expected to have both a theoretical and empirical part relating to the actual experience of the internship.
Besides choosing an internship, the semester also offers a possibility for stays at other universities or the possibility of having the 3rd semester forming an integral part of an extended thesis. The students may also choose to stay at Aalborg University through admission as a guest student at another programme.
In the final semester, the main focus is on the writing of the Master's thesis. Students work individually or in small groups, under the guidance of supervisory staff. The Master's thesis, being the highest level of work undertaken, should aim at synthesising theories and methods in order to perform a potential solution for real life environmental planning and management problems.
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You can study as a guest student on the first and/or second term or a Master's student following the entire two-year degree programme.
Students seeking to enrol in the programme are required to have the following qualifications:
All applications are evaluated individually. Please see the FAQ for answers to many specific questions regarding admission.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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