Program Details

The studies cover a period of four semesters. The first and second semester take place in Cologne, the third semester can be used for study exchange or can be studied in Cologne. The fourth semester is dedicated to the master thesis. The program consists
Location:
Leverkusen, Germany
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Bachelor
Specialty:
Environmental Science

Program Overview

Program Description:
Global population, economic growth and on-going environmental deterioration put increasing pressure on the existing natural systems. Their ability to provide renewable resources such as food, water and energy is at risk and waning. Under conditions of globalization, these processes are most forceful in developing countries and emerging economies with high growth rates, low awareness, loss of existing traditional knowledge bases and weak governance structures. This calls for specialists and leadership in order to develop and employ managerial, economical, governance, and technical solutions – in short, professionals with lateral understanding and trans-disciplinary approaches for a sustainable development.

The studies cover a period of four semesters. The first and second semester take place in Cologne, the third semester can be used for study exchange or can be studied in Cologne. The fourth semester is dedicated to the master thesis. The program consists of basic modules, like “Management of Natural Resources Systems”, “Natural Resources Economics and Governance”, ”International Cooperation and Development” and “Project and Business Management” with the aim of providing an overview on natural resources management, economics, project management and the regional and institutional context. In addition, the participants select 10 specialized electives related to topics of natural resources management emphasizing the particular situation. The fourth semester will focus on the preparation of the master thesis. Internships and research stays if possible together with a local institution or company guarantee the practical orientation of the master research. Tutors pay particular attention that the knowledge acquired in the first three semesters is applied in the individual projects. Field visits Field visits play an important role as the exposure to real projects and to relevant institutions is of highest importance in order to meet the objectives of the master program. Projects In the “Project” modules students will have the chance to apply the new knowledge received in the basic or specialized modules to an interdisciplinary case study. The participants should come from diverse technical or managerial backgrounds. The team projects should be related to real projects visited during the field trips or to projects suggested through other partners of the network.

The master program starts in the winter term of each academic year. It consists of modules, which are usually block-structured. The program is equivalent to 120 ECTS, (one ECTS equals around 30 hours of workload) according to the European system.
Setting Description:
What do we offer? ?courses and technical field visits on the latest concepts and technologies of natural resources management ?getting first hand advice from high level professionals and entrepreneurs in the natural resources sector ?training on project management and leadership qualifications ?information on practice and projects of international cooperation ?study exchange opportunities with ITT partner universities ?scholarships What do we expect? In order to participate you should ?be highly motivated to learn and work in an international environment ?have a professional or academic background related to the natural resources sector ?be fluent in English (TOEFL 550 points or IELTS Band 6) ?be willing to take up leadership positions in the future What are your perspectives? ?excellent career opportunities in international cooperation and development assistance ?working for national and international companies in the expanding business sector ?leadership positions in the public
Cost:
regular inscription fees at Cologne University of Applied Sciences

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