Master's Programme in Sustainability Science and Solutions

We all want to build a society which will enable fruitful life also for our children. As the complexity and urgency of many sustainability problems increase, we can no longer think about our investment needs as a specific technical product which has a great performance. In every investment decision a growing need to contribute more effectively to sustainability challenges has to be taken into account.

Climate warming, weakening air quality, water pollution and waste amounts are examples of sustainability challenges faced around the world today. Sometimes traditional technologies offer best solutions but also integration of novel solutions to complex environmental problems are needed.

Solutions to these global challenges, such as environmental sustainability, call for systems thinking. It is increasingly required to understand the context in which the product is going to operate, whether that relates to the need to reduce emissions, use less oil-based fuel or water, disassembly at the end of its life or marketing in a region which taxes based on a footprint.  By understanding the broader context in which the challenges lie, we are able to identify more sustainable solutions.

In this programme you will learn to identify the challenges of sustainability and view them in a multidisciplinary way, producing solutions, which cover all of the aspects of sustainability on a wide range in the society. You will study courses in renewable energy and energy efficiency, waste management, life cycle management, emission control and reduction, climate change and sustainable business and innovation.

Your studies will be focused on industrial and corporate processes and practices, so you will acquire knowledge and skill sets to bring sustainability solutions to corporate and government sectors.

 

 

Sustainability Science and Solutions

Degree
Master of Science in Technology

Credits
120 ECTS credits

Duration
2 years

Language
English

Academic unit
LUT School of Energy Systems

Application period
1 December 2016 - 25 January 2017, at 15:00 (GMT+2)

Tuition fee
EUR 10 000/year
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