Course Duration: 2 years
Course Period : September 2006 - July 2008
Tuition Fee : € 13,820 (composite fee) + € 1,815 (research fee)
Location: Wageningen, Netherlands
Novel approaches to urban environmental management draw on a number of
scientific disciplines, and their implementation requires a mix of technical and
managerial competencies and skills. The Urban Environmental Management (UEM)
programme equips students with the outlook, concepts and tools to manage the
urban environment. Graduates of this programme have a solid understanding of the
latest urban environment research, a cross-disciplinary outlook and practical
decision making and problem-solving skills.
The UEM programme has a strongly international character. It is also highly
interactive, with much emphasis on teamwork, hands-on simulation exercises and
field trips. The programme is comprised of three elements. The UEM instruction
curriculum (40 weeks) is a flexible programme that ends with an extensive
fieldwork assignment carried out in (and for) municipalities at various
locations in the European Union. The UEM internship programme (16 weeks) offers
you a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience while working in a
country and organisation of your choice. The UEM thesis programme (26 weeks) is
the core of the programme. It can also be tailored to your needs. The thesis
trajectories that are offered include:
Urban environmental management systems, focusing
on environmental quality assurance systems for municipal organisations, such
as the European Eco-management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) and ISO 14001
Sustainable building and urban energy, focusing
on the sustainable planning and management of the urban building stock at
both the city and individual building level; there is a specific emphasis on
zero-impact construction and building management.
Urban infrastructure management, focusing on
infrastructure services provision (water supply, solid waste, transport
etc.) and utility management issues such as privatisation, benchmarking,
outsourcing and environmental quality management.
Graduates from the UEM programme can enter or continue careers in city
management, environmental research, urban planning and environmental consulting,
water, waste, transport, construction and building stock management.
BSc in urban studies, the environmental or social sciences,
or related fields.
TOEFL Score of 575 or IELTS 6.5