EUR-ACE® and ASIIN are quality labels for engineering degree programmes at the Bachelor and Master level. The programmes were accredited in 2011 for the first time and the re-accreditation took place in 2017.
Water treatment is inadequate in many parts of the world, and legislation concerning wastewater is constantly being tightened. Moreover, sustainability challenges us to reflect on water treatment in different ways.
Instead of focusing on end-of-pipe treatment for pollution prevention, we should shift our focus towards optimal resource utilisation and enhanced water recycling. Consequently, it is obvious that novel and sustainable materials and technologies for water treatment are needed.
In this Master's programme, you will learn how water can be treated not only efficiently, but also in a sustainable and economical manner. You will obtain knowledge and skills to solve water-related challenges in the future.
Teaching in this Master's programme is based on existing and future water treatment challenges. Novel and advanced technologies are at the core of the studies, and course contents are planned based on industrial and municipal requirements as well as the most recent scientific advancements.
The delivery of courses is blended. The programme is a combination of on-campus and online studies. The programme's basic courses can be completed as distance learning, but the attendance requirements of advanced specialisation courses vary. Students admitted to the programme should prepare to attend classes on campus when needed.
After graduation, you will be a competent professional in the rapidly developing, multidisciplinary area of water and the environment.
During your studies, you will learn how wastewater is treated not only efficiently, but also in a sustainable and economical manner. You will obtain knowledge and skills to solve water-related challenges in the future.
You will acquire:
- competence in critical and relevant theories and techniques, problem-solving skills, and an ability to use knowledge, equipment and tools independently for the design and development of practical water treatment applications;
- understanding of the best available techniques (BAT) and advanced water treatment technologies, covering conventional water purification, advanced oxidation, and various separation methods;
- knowledge of the impact of conventional and emerging aquatic pollutants on environment and human health;
- knowledge of sustainable water treatment and water reuse as well as recovering valuable compounds from treated water (wastewater, seawater);
- a professional network through practical assignments with real companies throughout your studies in this programme; for example, a research project can be based on a real case provided by an industrial partner.
Degree structure and studies
The Master's Programme in Water Technology is a two-year flexible distance learning programme. The programme leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.), which is 120 ECTS credits.
In addition to virtual instruction, the programme includes some contact teaching days (seminars, laboratory work, etc.) each academic year in the Mikkeli unit.
The programme includes core, advanced specialisation, and elective studies as well as a Master's thesis.
You will acquire practical skills and learn the latest information about the chemical engineering approach to water treatment.
You may find work in the chemical and process industry (users of pure water) as well as technology companies focusing on water purification.
You can also find placement in municipalities in water treatment plants or research institutes where you can conduct development of new water treatment processes and technology, novel separation and purification materials, water quality monitoring methods.
You will also obtain a firm basis to continue your studies in doctoral programmes.
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