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Environmental Engineering

The development of advanced environmental technologies, critical thinking and entrepreneurial competencies form a basis for an integrated approach needed to solve environmental business challenges. Master in Environmental Engineering study program is focused on fostering the above-mentioned competencies.

While studying at KTU, you will be educated on how to generate added value and create comprehensive technological and business answers to environmental problems. Environmental Engineering Master’s degree combines technological, analytical and managerial aspects of the environmental protection. During your studies, you will acquire skills of environment quality assessment, will learn how to apply modern environmental technologies to develop more sustainable and environmentally-friendly solutions for industry.

The systematic approach and comprehensive education in a broad interdisciplinary field of environmental engineering provide our graduates with excellent opportunities in the contemporary job market.

KTU MSc Environmental Engineering has the longest experience in educating environmental specialists in Lithuania. According to the National Rankings “Reitingai 2019”, KTU offers the best studies in this field in Lithuania.

* Studies are usually conducted in the evenings, but some academic classes take place during the day.

Description of Study Programme Apply
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Cycle Second cycle
Field Environmental Engineering
Language Lithuanian, English
Form Full-time studies - 2 y. (evening-time; blended learning)
Degree awarded Master of Engineering Sciences
Yearly Price  i Full-time studies - 4787 €
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Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

University bachelor degree certificate

Engineering, Technology, Physics, Health, Life, Veterinary or Agricultural study field degree.

Language CGPA
Eligibility

IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or previously completed studies in english language.

Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %

Additional requirements

Often you can get a suitable transcript of bachelor degree from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

 

Score structure

Component Coefficient
First component of the competition score

Average grade (CGPA) of University‘s Bachelor’s degree (min. length – 180 ECTS) and its supplement

0,7

Second component of the competition score

Research activities

0,2

Third component of the competition score

Motivation letter and online interview

0,1

 

Tuition fee

The tuition fee applied for the academic year 2021-2022 is indicated below.

Full-time studies 4787 €
Price per credit 79,78 €
 
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 4787 €
Price per credit 79,78 €
Partial tuition fee waiver can be applied for the study price.

 

Financial support

 

 

 

 

 

Subjects of the study programme by semesters

Skills

Environmental research – planning of experiment, methods of analysis, environmental microbiology
Reduction of industrial pollution – preventive measures, improvement of production processes, preservation of resources
Environmental technologies – modelling, reduction of air pollution, treatment of industrial waste water
Management – environmental law and organisation, monitoring, information systems
Environmental Quality Management Resource Recovery Technologies Evaluation And Modelling Of Environmental Systems And Technologies Entrepreneurship Of Ecotechnologies

 

 

Values

Why @KTU?

Master+

A unique to Lithuania MA+ study model allows students either to aim for excellence in a chosen speciality field or to strengthen their interdisciplinary competencies by choosing different elective study paths.

Why @KTU?

Partnership with environmental organizations

Close partnerships with centers of expertise, public and non-governmental organisations: European Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology (WETSUS), Ministry of Environment, Environmental Agency, Regional Waste Management Centers, regional and international companies and other institutions.

Why @KTU?

Innovative research

Students have an opportunity to join internationally acclaimed research groups investigating the application of advanced plasma, nano- and biotechnologies in environmental engineering.

 

Career

Student’s competences
– Assessment of risks and impact to environment and human health, preparation of prevention plan and management measures in accordance with sustainable development principles and the EU and Lithuanian legislation;
– Implementation of sustainable development principles, knowledge of pollution prevention, environmental economy and governing documents;
– Formulation of research conclusions based on structured environmental research results and statistical analysis of parametric and spatial data.

Student’s skills
– Able to select technological and organisational measures for management of climate change;
– Able to analyse and assess development trends in environmental biotechnologies;
– Able to develop digital models for environmental quality and technological pollution cleaning processes, model technological systems for environment and environmental protection;
– Able to initiate technological business and develop a concept of technological business, its development model based on the assessment of technological business’ idea in the market.

 

 

You may become

– Analysis of the company’s activities, preparation and implementation of sustainable development strategy
– Identification of sustainable development indicators and monitoring of implementation
– Communication of strategy at the company, among its customers and partners

– Performance of scientific research and preparation of recommendations for reduction of environmental impact
– Forecast of potential environmental impact and provision of insights on legal environment
– Consultations in the process of development of new eco-tech businesses

– Application of sustainability assessment methods and measures (lifecycle assessment, analysis of materials flow, etc.) for reduction of the environmental impact of technologies
– Development and application of technologies for quality control and management in various environmental media
– Development of resource recovery technologies and process management

– Assessment of environmental impact of human activities, preparation of plans and programmes for environmental protection and restoration
– Environmental quality assessment, preparation of research programmes;
– Assurance of the company’s compliance with environmental requirements, application of principles of pollution prevention and circular economy

– Analysis of good practice, preparation of recommendations of environmental policy
– Enforcement of legislation
– Initiation and implementation of environmental programmes and projects

 

 

MA+ competences

Master+ is a unique model within a chosen MSc programme

The Master+ model offers either to masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills in addition to the main discipline by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track providing a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.

Students of these study programmes can choose between the path of Field Expert and Interdisciplinary Expert. Selection is made in the academic information system. Each path (competence) consists of three subjects (18 credits) allocated as follows: 1 year 1 semester (autumn) – first subject (6 credits), 1 year 2 semester (spring) – second subject (6 credits), 2 year 3 semester – third subject (6 credits). A student, who chooses a path of the Field Expert, deepens knowledge and strengthens skills in the main field of studies. The one, who chooses a path of the Interdisciplinary Expert, acquires knowledge and skills in a different area or field of studies. Competence provides a choice of alternative additional subjects.

  • Field Expert (profound knowledge and skills in the area, required for solution of scientific research tasks);
  • Interdisciplinary Expert:
    (fields of different knowledge and skills are combined for solution of specific tasks);

Acquisition of the competence is certified by the issue of KTU certificate and entry in the appendix to the Master’s diploma. In addition, students can acquire an international certificate (details are provided next to each competence).

Competences are implemented by KTU lecturers – experts in their area – and high level business and public sector organizations; their employees deliver lectures, submit topics for the student’s theses, placement-oriented tasks for the projects, etc.

 

 

Testimonials

Julija Grigonytė-Lopez

Dr.Julija Grigonytė-Lopez

Air Quality Project Manager at Ramboll Finland

 

The studies helped to structure existing knowledge on analysis of environmental problems and treatment technologies, applied both in doctoral studies at University of Eastern Finland and at work in Ramboll company. The Environmental Engineering study subjects provided a solid basis for future work in the field of environmental protection. I regularly apply the gained knowledge of environmental impact assessment, integrated pollution prevention, control, and modeling of environmental processes. I am grateful for the proposed opportunity to do my research work at the University of Eastern Finland. Attended scientific conferences and challenges broadened the professional horizon and led to the pursuit of professional excellence.

Irmantas Valūnas

Irmantas Valūnas

Adviser of Pollution prevention policy group at Ministry of Environment, Lithuania

 

The knowledge, acquired during environmental engineering studies, is useful all the time, whether they are in the area of ambient air, waste or wastewater treatment technologies. Environmental protection is a very wide area and environment components are closely related – when one of them is impacted, some form of this impact is also transferred to another one. Therefore, systematic approach is important for assessment of reasons, consequences, possible technological solutions and required legal regulation of environmental pollution.

Yuliya Omelekhina

Yuliya Omelekhina

PhD Candidate at Lund University, Sweden

 

During obtaining Master’s degree in Kaunas University of Technology I got in-depth knowledge in different fields of environmental science. Acquired skills included performing chemical analysis of environmental samples, getting familiar with techniques for pollution prevention, wastewater treatment and monitoring of the environment. Environmental Engineering program has given me valuable knowledges and competences that can help to find solutions to environmental problems and improve the quality of life.

Lijana Gottby

Dr. Lijana Gottby

Project manager, The Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU)

 

My master's studies in Environmental Engineering have provided excellent set of competencies for doctoral studies at Umeå University, Sweden. Now I utilize gained technological knowledge on pollution sources, measures of prevention and management of environmental problems while dealing with drinking and surface water pollution issues in the Swedish public sector. It is great, that contacts with alumni of the study program are maintained.