Environmental Management

Environmental Management is an essential part of Environmental Engineering which concerns 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 on 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 for changing human behavior and planning practice so as to reduce environmental impacts. 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.

An MSc in Environmental Engineering with specialist skills in Environmental Management can:

  • A. Apply a critical and innovative approach in the analysis of environmental impacts based on scientific knowledge, methods and data. 
  • B. Bridge the gap between current practice and future needs through identifying strategies for the sustainable management of the environment and natural resources. 
  • C. Collaborate in multidisciplinary teams and communicate results in speech and writing to different audiences in both national and international contexts. 
  • D. Demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of and proven experience in the field of environmental engineering, as well as insight into current research and development work. 
  • E. Evaluate alternative management or development strategies, taking into consideration the environmental impacts on a par with social and economic aspects.  
  • F. Frame a plan for data collection that meets the needs for reliable predictions, even in situations with limited resources. 
  • G. Generate synergies between technology and society that can contribute to a sustainable management of environment and natural resources. 
  • H. Highlight interdependencies between human activities and the environment based on a critical assessment of environmental impacts. 
  • I. Initiate and implement independent qualified research activities that contribute to the knowledge basis in the field of environmental engineering with special emphasis on environmental management.
Two options are available for this study track, depending on where you begin your degree:

Start at KTH, thesis at DTU

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

KTH

KTH

DTU

DTU

AE2503 Environmental Data
(7.5 ECTS)

AE2304
Water and Wastewater Handling 
(7.5 ECTS)

OR

12240 Environmental Management and Ethics 
(5 ECTS).

Thesis
(30 ECTS)

AE2501 Environmental Impact Assessment
(7.5 ECTS)

AE2801 Environmental Chemistry and Risk Assessment
(7.5 ECTS)

AE2507
Strategic Environmental Assessment 
(7.5 ECTS)

OR

AG2141
 Urban Infrastructure
(7.5 ECTS)

42372 Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Systems
(10 ECTS)


42631 Environmental Economics
(5 ECTS)

MJ2673 Research Methodology and Theory of Science (7.5 ECTS) ***

AE2104 Environmental Measuring and Monitoring
(7.5 ECTS) *

Elective**
(10 ECTS)

AG2143  Sustainable Rural and Urban Development  (7.5 ECTS)

 OR

AG2803 Ecosystems support and Environmental Justice            (7.5 ECTS) *

AL2300
Natural Resources Management Tools (7.5 ECTS)*

AE2707
Governance of Land and Water
 (7.5 ECTS) *

 

 

* Students can select two out of three courses.

** Students must take an additional 10 ECTS either during the 3 week periods (January/June/July/August) or during the spring semester shown above.

*** The course MJ2673 Research Methodology and Theory of Science (7.5 ects) is mandatory, but can be waived if the student has completed an equivalent course in previous studies.


Start at DTU, thesis at KTH

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

DTU

DTU

KTH

KTH

12104 Modelling of Environmental Processes and Technologies (10 ects)

12237 Chemicals in the Environment
(10 ECTS)

MJ2673 Research Methodology and Theory of Science (7.5 ECTS) ***

OR

AE2503 Environmental Data (7.5 ECTS)

Thesis

12240 Environmental Management and Ethics (5 ECTS)

   OR

42631 Environmental Economics (5ECTS)

42275 Sustainable Urban Development: a project oriented approach
(5 ECTS)

AE2501 Environmental Impact Assessment (7.5 ECTS)



42372 Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Systems (10ECTS)

42378 Health, environmental and life cycle impacts in different assessment frameworks
(5 ECTS)

AE2401 Engineering Geology
(7.5ECTS)

OR

AE 2708 Project Environmental Engineering
(7.5 ECTS) *

AE2302 Water Treatment Processes and Technology
(7.5 ECTS) *


Elective**

Elective**

 

AE2107 Modeling of Water Systems
(7.5 ECTS)*

* Student can select two out of four courses.

** Students must take an additional 15 ECTS either during the 3 week periods (January/June/July/August) or during the spring or Fall semester shown above.

*** The course MJ2673 Research Methodology and Theory of Science (7.5 ects) is mandatory, but can be waived if the student has completed an equivalent course in previous studies.

http://www.enviro5tech.org/Master-Programme/Study-Tracks/Env-Management
22 OKTOBER 2017