M.Sc. Sustainable Management – Water and Energy
The long-term supply of water and energy is one of the major global challenges of our time. Within the scope of this task, the interdisciplinary Water-Energy-Food-Nexus is becoming increasingly important.
Increasing international conflicts triggered by water scarcity and the securing of energy sources reflect the growing need for cross-sectoral and transnational solution strategies. The Water-Energy-Food Nexus creates a bridge between the various disciplines of integrated water and energy management based on the three pillars of sustainability – society, economy and environment. The permanent supply of water and energy makes an important contribution to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is therefore essential for the future development of our society.
The English taught Master’s programme Sustainable Management – Water and Energy combines an understanding of global challenges and interrelationships with sustainability-oriented solution strategies at technical, scientific and social levels. The cooperation of five RWTH faculties offers students a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from various courses in the fields of Water and Energy Engineering to Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility. The preparation of projects during the semester and integration of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) into the curriculum are aimed at promoting self-responsible scientific work.
Students spend the third semester at one of the IDEA-League cooperation universities, enabling the gathering not only of intercultural competence, but also of specialist knowledge in the field of energy management. Current partner university of the course is the Politecnico di Milano in Italy. Following the semester abroad, a thesis with a global context is planned, which can be written at one of the IDEA-League universities.
– Lorenzo Simone, M.Sc. student / second term, RWTH Aachen
– Abir Ghanmi, M.Sc. student, RWTH Aachen