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Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

Water with its numerous anomalies is the fundamental nutrient and ecosystem component for all living organisms. The aim of the MSc in Environmental Engineering is to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary to become responsible water managers and engineers.

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About the programme
Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Number of study places

15 for local applicants 10 for international applicants

ECTS credits

120

Language of instruction

English

Start of studies

August every year

Tuition fees

No

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This programme incorporates two specialisations:

Offshore Environmental Technology

Students that want to pursue a career in the oil and gas industry can choose the specialisation in Offshore Environmental Technology. The philosophy of this programme is to combine courses in offshore oil and gas exploration, production technologies and environmental management. The programme is suited for students that are interested in practical technological and administrative competences for sound environmental management in the offshore industries.

Water Science and Technology

The specialisation in Water Science and Technology is offered to students who want to focus on aquatic chemistry and ecology, and technologies for water and wastewater treatment. Being more natural science and research based, the programme provides students with fundamental and advanced competances in aquatic chemistry, environmental biotechnology and water process engineering.

With an MSc in Environmental Engineering, graduates will be able to suggest, design and operate adequate environmental process technologies based on profound understanding of recipient aquatic system, in both offshore and onshore companies.

Career prospects

Graduated candidates qualify for positions within environmental technology and management in the private and public sector. This includes research institutions, engineering companies, public offices, or as technical consultants/environmental advisors in industrial enterprises.

Candidates can qualify for a relevant PhD position at UiS, other Norwegian universities and overseas.

Learning outcomes

All study programmes at the UiS have a set of defined learning targets. Read more about the learning outcome for this study programme.

After having completed the master’s programme in Environmental Engineering, the student shall have acquired the following learning outcomes, in terms of knowledge, skills and general competences:

Knowledge

  • K1: The candidate has advanced level knowledge in water chemistry and microbial Ecology of aquatic systems.
  • K2: The candidate has extensive knowledge of sources, conversion and transportation of vital chemical components for overall water quality in freshwater and marine recipients.
  • K3: The candidate knows how to characterise water quality and perform aquatic process analysis based on continuity principles and biogeochemical conversion processes.
  • K4: The candidate knows how to stay current in environmental science and technologies by applying information resources and industrial contacts.
  • K5: Candidates in WST have advanced level knowledge in technologies for treatment of potable water, and municipal and industrial wastewater.
  • K6: Candidates in OET have general knowledge on environmental aspects of offshore oil and gas exploration and production.
  • K7: Candidates in OET have advanced level knowledge of criteria for environmental risk assessment,
  • including key parameters for fate and effect evaluations in receiving aquatic systems.

Skills

  • S1: The candidate is able to apply and evaluate disciplinary knowledge to diagnose aquatic ecological problems and suggest adequate solutions based on holistic ecological reasoning, including analysis and evaluation of field data.
  • S2: The candidate can apply basic field equipment for limnological and hydrological measurements including sampling techniques of sediments and free water masses. Furthermore, candidates know how to perform fundamental laboratory methods for water quality analysis and laboratory tests for design and operational analysis of treatment unit processes.
  • S3: The candidate is competent for work in water quality and ecotoxicological laboratories, and acquainted with methods for water quality characterization and toxic analyses. The candidate can adequately document analytical results including formal reporting.
  • S4: Candidates in WST are able to perform advanced-level water and wastewater characterization, including laboratory testing, and apply mass and energy balances for design, and operational analysis of treatment processes.
  • S5: Candidates in WST can use advanced computer tools and system models for simulation and system identification of aquatic systems and water treatment processes.
  • S6: Candidates in OET know how to apply key parameters for environmental risk management and apply environmental risk assessment tools to relevant problems in the oil and gas industry.

General Competence

  • G1: The candidate can contribute to original analysis, innovation and entrepreneurship via development and realization of sustainable products, systems and solutions.
  • G2: The candidate has a profound understanding of environmental, human health, and societal consequences of ecological impacts on aquatic environments, and competences to view these in ethical and life-cycle perspectives.
  • G3: The candidate is able to communicate advanced technical and natural scientific knowledge to a wide range of audiences both orally and written. Furthermore, candidates are able to direct attention to the importance and consequences of environmental technology.
  • G4: The candidate can contribute to scientific discussions, show respect and understanding of other disciplines, and contribute to multidisciplinary projects.

Academic requirements

A bachelor´s degree within one of the following disciplines is required:

- Environmental Engineering

- Chemical Engineering

- Biotechnology

Applicants with a bachelor's degree in related areas may also be considered if they have at least 30 ECTS credits in chemistry and 10 ECTS credits in basic biological chemistry

All applicants must have at least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/statistics/calculus.

Admission to this master's programme requires a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C (according to ECTS Standards) in your bachelor's degree.

Application and admission

Deadlines

and other admission requirements

Contact

For inquiries regarding admission to international Master's programmes, send an email to: admissions@uis.no

Please find more information here: www.uis.no/whenapply

Please find the application portal here:

Meet our international master students

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Study plan and courses
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  • Compulsory courses

  • Choose specialisation

    • Specialisation Offshore Environmental Technology

      • Recommended elective courses 2nd semester

        • Environmental Biotechnology

          Year 1, semester 2

          Environmental Biotechnology

          Study points: 10

        • Business development and innovation: The firm perspective

          Year 1, semester 2

          Business development and innovation: The firm perspective

          Study points: 10

        • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

          Year 1, semester 2

          Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

          Study points: 5

        • Operations and Maintenance Management

          Year 1, semester 2

          Operations and Maintenance Management

          Study points: 5

      • Courses or exchange studies 3rd semester - 30 points

        • Courses at UiS 3rd semester

          • Compulsory courses 3rd semester

          • Recommended elective courses 3rd semester

          • Other elective courses 3rd semester

        • Exchange studies 3rd semester

    • Specialisation Water Science and Technology

      • Compulsory course

      • Courses or exchange studies 3rd semester - 30 points

        • Courses at UiS 3rd semester

          • Compulsory course 3rd semester

            • Methods in Water Science and Technology

              Year 2, semester 3

              Methods in Water Science and Technology

              Study points: 10

          • Recommended elective courses 3rd semester

          • Other elective course 3rd semester

            • Modeling and Computational Engineering

              Year 2, semester 3

              Modeling and Computational Engineering

              Study points: 10

        • Exchange studies 3rd semester

Student exchange

By going on exchange to one of our partner institutions abroad as part of your studies, you will have an opportunity to get a unique education. In addition to improving your career opportunities, you grow as a person and gain the ability to greater reflect on the topics you study as part of your degree. All about exchange

Schedule for the exchange

Students may choose to study abroad gaining international experience outside the program during the 3rd semester:

  • The Offshore Environmental Technology specialisation has 10 credits of electives and 20 credits of compulsory subjects.
  • The Water Science and Technology specialisation has 20 credits of electives and 10 credits of compulsory subjects.

Students who study abroad during are exempt from mandatory courses in the 3rd semester. During the exchange semester you should choose subjects similar to your specialisation courses. The courses you want to take abroad must be approved by the department.It is important that the subjects/courses from abroad do not overlap with subjects you have already taken. It’s advisable to consider your specialization and your field of interest.

More opportunities

In addition to the recommended universities listed below, UiS has a number of agreements with universities outside Europe that are applicable to all students at UiS, provided that they find a relevant subject offering. Within the Nordic region, all students can use the Nordlys and Nordtek networks.

Find out more: https://www.uis.no/en/outbound-exchange-network-and-agreements

Contact person

Contact your student adviser at the Faculty if you have questions about guidance and pre-approval of topics:Hannah Hondebrink, Study Coordinator for IKBM:

General questions about exchange: go to the exchange guide in theDigital student service desk

Recommended institutions

  • Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Lund University, Sweden
  • University of Wageningen, Netherlands
  • UniLaSalle Beauvais, France
  • San Diego State University, USA
  • Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
Student exchange
  • All countries

    Estonian University of Life Sciences

    Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMÜ) har røtter tilbake til 1848 og er et grønt universitet, som både forsker på og underviser i bærekraft. Her får du sjansen for å oppleve det moderne Estland og samtidig bo i en historisk by.

    Lunds universitet

    Lunds Universitets historie går tilbake til 1666, og det rangeres jevnlig blant verdens 100 beste universiteter.

    San Diego State University

    San Diego State University (SDSU) ligger helt sør i California, på grensen til Mexico, og bare et par timers kjøretur fra Los Angeles. Dette er en svært populær utvekslingsdestinasjon for UiS-studenter.

    Teknisk högskola Lund

    Lunds Universitet`historie går tilbake til 1666, og det rangeres jevnlig blant verdens 100 beste universiteter.

    UniLaSalle

    The École des Metiers et de l´Environnement (EME) and Uni LaSalle have merged into a single higher education institution dedicated to Environmental Sciences: Institut Polytechnique La Salle (IPLS).

    Wageningen University & Research

    Wageningen University er i en årrekke blitt kåret til det beste universitetet i Nederland. Et utvekslingsopphold ved Wageningen er en unik mulighet til å studere interessante fag i et internasjonalt studiemiljø.

  • Estonia

    Estonian University of Life Sciences

    Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMÜ) har røtter tilbake til 1848 og er et grønt universitet, som både forsker på og underviser i bærekraft. Her får du sjansen for å oppleve det moderne Estland og samtidig bo i en historisk by.

  • France

    UniLaSalle

    The École des Metiers et de l´Environnement (EME) and Uni LaSalle have merged into a single higher education institution dedicated to Environmental Sciences: Institut Polytechnique La Salle (IPLS).

  • Netherlands

    Wageningen University & Research

    Wageningen University er i en årrekke blitt kåret til det beste universitetet i Nederland. Et utvekslingsopphold ved Wageningen er en unik mulighet til å studere interessante fag i et internasjonalt studiemiljø.

  • Sweden

    Lunds universitet

    Lunds Universitets historie går tilbake til 1666, og det rangeres jevnlig blant verdens 100 beste universiteter.

    Teknisk högskola Lund

    Lunds Universitet`historie går tilbake til 1666, og det rangeres jevnlig blant verdens 100 beste universiteter.

  • United States

    San Diego State University

    San Diego State University (SDSU) ligger helt sør i California, på grensen til Mexico, og bare et par timers kjøretur fra Los Angeles. Dette er en svært populær utvekslingsdestinasjon for UiS-studenter.

Contact

Instituttleder
Faculty of Science and Technology

Department of Chemistry, Bioscience and Environmental Engineering
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Our Department

Department of Chemistry, Bioscience and Environmental Engineering

The department is focused on research, innovation, and education in the natural and life sciences.

The Department of Chemistry, Bioscience, and Environmental Technology is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology.

The department has the following three main missions: Research, Innovation, and Education. 

Research activities are broad ranging from synthetic chemistry to molecular biology. The department aims at being a partner in regional, national and international research, and holds facilities with state of the art equipment for cross-disciplinary research collaborations.

Innovation is key in the technical sciences. The department strives towards new ways of thinking, the development of new methodologies and being up to date on current research within our fields of interest.

Education represents the cornerstone in society. In research and in life, ignorance is not a virtue. The department aims to provide first-class education from undergraduate to postgraduate research training. We are also involved in public outreach activities, informing the general public of our research and educational areas.  

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