Nordic Master Programme in Environmental Engineering
Master of Science (Technology).
Field of Study:
Technology and Engineering
2 years, full-time
An appropriate Bachelor´s degree or an equivalent qualification.
Language of Instruction:
School of Engineering
2014-12-01 - 2015-01-15
Publication of Results:
Environmental Technologies and Green Engineering are amongst the fastest growing markets in the world, and there is increasing demand for innovative solutions and many new graduates. The eNviro5Tech joint MSc degree addresses this demand by pooling resources to create the most comprehensive degree in Environmental Engineering in the world.
The eNviro5Tech MSc is offered by the Nordic Five Tech, a strategic alliance of the five strongest technical universities in the Nordic region, with partners in Denmark (DTU), Sweden (KTH, Chalmers University of Technology), Norway (NTNU) and Finland (Aalto University). The program involves a set of 5 predefined study tracks leading to double degrees in Environmental Engineering.
Application steps to apply to the eNviro5Tech at Aalto University.
Online application is open 1 Dec 2014 - 15 Jan 2015.
The eNviro5Tech Nordic Master´s program is in the subject area of Environmental Engineering and Technology. The program has two foci: (i) understanding and sustainable management of impacts on the environment caused by human activities and (ii) the development of new technologies to address environmental challenges.
It addresses some of the most pressing current political issues such as climate change, sustainable generation of energy, management and renewal of aging urban infrastructure, provision of safe drinking water and contaminated land and waste management. Environmental Engineering is an interdisciplinary science, bridging all the sciences and placing them in a social, economic and legal context. Within the discipline, there are areas of specialization, or small subject areas. Your education will include lectures, seminars and a large amount of project work. In many courses the learning approach is problem-based learning (PBL), which is characterized by using real life situations and group work as a starting point for learning, and the students' own responsibility for obtaining knowledge.
Structure of studies
In order to apply for the Nordic Master programme in Environmental Engineering (eNviro5Tech), you must fulfill a number of requirements. The requirements apply to all applicants for the programme regardless of where you decide to submit your application.
In addition, a background in chemistry (a minimum of 5 ECTS) is required.
English language requirements:
When applying for admission, you must provide evidence of your academic achievements and proficiency in English. Certified photocopies of relevant documents must be enclosed with the application.
Paper-based: 580 (written section grade 4,5)
Internet-based test: 92 (written section grade 22)
IELTS: 6.5, no section lower than 5.5 (only IELTS Academic Training accepted).
English language test exemptions:
Applicants who have completed a university degree instructed in English at a university that is physically located in one of the following countries:
- New Zealand
Applicants who have completed at least a 3-year degree instructed in English in an EU/EEA country.
All applications are academically evaluated by the consortium partner universities. For candidates fulfilling the above requirements, the ranking of students is done on the basis of student’s academic achievements. Admission is based on a joint decision by the admission board of the consortium.
Required application documents
You must apply directly to the university where you wish to study for the first year of your chosen study track. This means that you need to consider your choice very carefully, as you cannot subsequently apply to spend your first year at one of the other universities within the consortium.
Admission is handled locally, but with common admission requirements and screening criteria.
Documents to be sent
Please include the following documents in your application:
- Online application (print it after submitting!)
- * A high-level BSc or a MSc degree in a relevant subject (a certified copy)
* Academic transcript of your BSc degree or MSc degree.
- * Curriculum Vitae
* Two academic letters of reference in English (originals or certified copies)
* A copy of your passport
* IELTS/TOEFL with the required score (must be sent directly from the testing centre)
* A statement of purpose/motivation letter. In the statement of purpose you must indicate which study track you wish to follow.
- * Documentation of relevant work experience (optional)
If the degree has been awarded by a higher education institution in Finland, the copies of study certificates must be certified either by the issuing institution or by two competent witnesses / unbiased signatories. The copies must be made of the original, official documents and copies of copies will not be accepted. If the certificate has several pages, each page must be certified from the right side of the page. Each page of the copy must carry the signature, name of the signatory/signatories and date. The signatories must see the original document and the copy of it side by side. By signing they certify that the copy is an unaltered copy of the original document.
If the degree has been awarded by a higher education institution outside Finland, the copies of study certificates must be certified by the issuing institution or by a notary public. The copies must be made of the original, official documents and copies of copies will not be accepted. If the certificate has several pages, each page must be certified from the right side of the page. Each page must be certified separately and indicate clearly the date and the original signature, printed name and stamp of the certifying officer. The mere mention of the official copy (eg. stamp "True copy") is not enough. Please see more about documentation
Application Steps and Instructions
See the application steps here
Tuition fees and scholarships
Currently, for the 2015 intake, there are no application nor tuition fees for this programme in Aalto University.
Aalto Univesity Student Union, AYY, has a membership fee (95 €) which is obligatory for the degree students but includes many benefits (health care, services, discounts etc..)
Currently DTU, KTH and Chalmers charges fees to non-EU/EEA students. Some universities also charge an application fee and some have a compulsory student union fee. Please read more at the individual universities webpage:
Aalto University does not charge a tuition fee.
Chalmers University of Technolocy charges tuition fees to non-EU/EEA students
Technical University of Denmark charges tuition fees to non-EU/EEA students
Royal Institute of Technology charges tuition fees to non-EU/EEA students
Norwegian University of Science and Technology charges a small semester fee
The online application is open 1 December 2014 to 15th January 2015 See the application steps here. The paper application and all its enclosures must be received by the Admission Services no later than 15 January 2014 at 16.15 (GMT + 2:00 hours). Late applications will not be considered.
Final selection made by N5T consortium universities week 10
Academic issues: Professor Riku Vahala, riku.vahala [at] aalto [dot] fi
Administrative issues: Planning officer Börje Helenius, borje.helenius [at] aalto [dot] fi
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