Sustainable Management and Production

Studies of Sustainable Management and Production are based on interdisciplinary learning, which is required in the modern society tackling the global challenges.

SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION is a two-year master degree that offers excellent preparation of sustainability leaders having strong and interlinked competencies in Engineering and Management. One Interdisciplinary MSc study program integrates the following 3 study fields: Environmental Engineering, Production and Manufacturing Engineering, and Business.

Students will have a critical understanding of complex interactions and interdependencies between economic decisions, technological solutions and innovations, market forces, policies and the environment. Built on a solid foundation in applied engineering and holistic life cycle approach, will distinguish graduates for their ability to critically evaluate the qualitative and quantitative implications of decisions based on the perspective of environmental, economic and technological aspects. Graduates will be able to contribute to the design, production and management of the value chain compatible with the limits of natural resources and their sustainability in order to manage business and production risks and to guarantee competitiveness. Local and international decisions and measures are oriented to the decisions of global challenges.

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Code 6213EX001
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design
Cycle Second cycle
Field Environmental Engineering
Language Lithuanian, English
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 2 y.
Degree awarded Master of Engineering Sciences
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Values

Why @KTU?

Award for the best study programme in Europe

• International environmental award “Energy Globe” for preparation of preventive environmental management specialists for companies and public institutions.

• QUESTE-SI quality assurance system – it was recognized as the best engineering study programme in Europe for preparation of sustainable industrial development specialists.

Why @KTU?

Performance of applied works

Strong focus on practical application: students perform their individual and team works in cooperation with Lithuanian industrial companies and organisations. During studies real environmental problems of the companies are solved in cooperation with the practitioners, as well as practical applied tasks for improvement of efficiency of the environmental protection are performed. Effective combination of mandatory and elective study modules provides students with a possibility of individual study plans, enabling acquisition of competences in the areas of sustainable industrial development, environmental protection, policy and economics.

Why @KTU?

Competencies for sustainable development

System thinking; Strategic and critical view; Risk evaluation and management; Collaboration; Normative; Prognosis and modelling (creativity). This program prepares students for a wide range of careers and gives them access to the global labor market which requires the ability to analyze complex business operations and to reach sustainable solutions.

Why @KTU?

Science based Studies

Sustainable Management and Production is the only one program coordinated by the KTU research institute – Institute of Environmental Engineering (APINI). It gives bet opportunities for the master students to gain up-to-date science based studies, to cooperate with the researchers, young scientists (PhD students) and to be integral part of the international research projects in time of the studies. That gives increased opportunity to built the portfolio for the following possible step in studies – PhD studies of Environmental Engineering, coordinated by APINI.

 

Skills

Environment – sustainable development, policy, impact assessment, ecology
Prevention – analysis, management, liability, forecasting
Innovations – production, technologies, projects, economics
Resources – ecosystem, management, renewable energy, sustainable consumption
Preparation and Management of Environmental Projects Integration of technological processes Environmental analysis and assessment of environmental impact Leadership for sustainable development

Testimonials

Virginijus Brundza

AB "Freda", Production and Technical Manager

 

Graduates of this programme have a well-developed systematic-logical thinking, much practical and latest theoretical knowledge of technologies used in the modern industry and their environmental impact. The ability of such specialists to see the situation from various angles – technological, economic, environmental and social – is fascinating and inspires trust in their professional skills. I think these specialists are welcome not only in the industry, but also in the business and public institutions.

Ignas Kavaliūnas

UAB "Diabaltika LT", Director

 

During my Master degree studies I learned to apply systematic approach while solving various environmental issues. I deepened my knowledge of the systems theory, how it can be applied in practical work at the company. I successfully apply the acquired knowledge in everyday activities. This study programme is valuable not only for environmental specialists, but also for entrepreneurs, managers, because acquired knowledge and practical skills are oriented to the enhancement of the competitiveness of business while solving various business issues using environmentally friendly methods (cleaner production, environmental management, lifecycle assessment, etc.). I can state that lecturers of this study programme are specialists in their areas, who can interest and involve students both in the study processes and in the search of practical application for the knowledge; they constantly improve their qualification in local and international projects, participate in international conferences and various business and environmental events. I am glad that we have not lost connection with the programme’s lecturers even after the graduation, we are invited to the conferences, meeting and continue our mutually beneficial cooperation.

Vidhyalakshmi Chandrasekaran

graduated master study program Sustainable Management and Production and continues her research in APINI, KTU, as PhD

 

Her insights about master studies Sustainable Management and Production:
I have worked with various waste management related projects in India, while I had an urge to learn more about waste management and its techniques worldwide. And my interest to pursue higher education abroad boosted me to look for a suitable course. I stumbled upon KTU website, and programme Sustainable Management and Production triggered my interest, as it focus on cleaner production and sustainable management concepts. In developing countries, these concepts are still restricted only with books never been used or implemented practically. To learn how these concepts work on real case scenario and how it is applied worldwide especially in Europe. This intrigued me to take upon this programme. Also, this programme covered assessment subjects like environmental impact assessment, life cycle assessment, etc. Not only the course module, University's well-established partner universities, scholarship opportunities for non-EU students altogether made to choose this programme.
I always believe that students'-teachers' rapport is very much important to indulge and enjoy the studies. First of all, I am glad to mention that the teachers who taught me were extremely friendly, helpful and motivating throughout my studies.
Secondly, the classes and content of course were interesting which are not just restricted with books rather focused on current and real time challenges, issues in Europe and Lithuania. Almost all the modules, had covered wide range of new topics which I was not exposed to earlier.
Thirdly, I was pretty excited when I was motivated to apply for exchange programme to study at one of the partner universities for a semester. I received various suggestions and feedbacks from programme coordinator and other teachers. Semester abroad was completely a different experience and quite a learning phase as an exchange student.
Moreover, the examination patterns are quite interesting, as it is not just limited with written exams. Having combination of different exams like oral defence and PowerPoint presentation, writing a detailed essay on a topic, written exams seems to be quite interesting, learning and less stressful than usual pattern of exam.
I cannot just restrict with one module and say it is most memorable or useful to me. Rather, all the modules were quite interesting and different in their own aspects. However, I enjoyed Sustainable Consumption and Production, Environment Impact Assessment Modules, Environmental Management very much as it was much engaging and trying to evaluate and assess an object, make a detailed report on our assessment. While Chemicals Risk Management, Ecosystem Modelling piqued my interest to get into research.
Overall, I believed, this programme will take me one step ahead in my career.

Career

Student’s competences:
– To assess environmental, social and economic aspects of production processes, company or region aiming to make integrated and substantiated solutions guiding the company’s performance towards long-term competitiveness and responsible performance;
– To prepare an investment project of sustainable innovations for a product, company or region;
– To systematically assess sustainability aspects in production and management insuring further economically efficient, socially responsible and environmentally friendly activities-leadership for sustainable development;
– Inter-field competences of engineering, production engineering and business;
– To apply advanced engineering methods and latest technologies while solving complex production, company’s or regional problems.

Student’s skills:
– Able to assess the environmental impact of industrial technologies, processes and products based on the knowledge of environmental processes and integrated engineering;
– Able to introduce and administer environmental management systems, manage production, environmental and other management documentation in the industrial and service companies;
– Able to prepare and present reports on environmental management, social responsibility and sustainability;
– Able to analyse business, industrial and regional problems and propose economically efficient, environmentally and socially beneficial innovations for management of sustainability risks;
– Able to implement engineering solutions for cleaner production, analyse and assess their efficiency, apply ecological design principles for product development and make integrated assessment of environmental, economic, social and technological aspects while making important decisions.

 

 

You may become

– Preparation, implementation and monitoring of strategic plans, programmes, policy, processes, systems and procedures;
– Preparation, administration and supervision of scientific research and analysis of policy;
– Supervision and management of activities of the employees responsible for policy making and strategic planning.

– Organisation and supervision of project’s employees, delivery of materials, machinery and equipment;
– Consultations to the management on new production methods, techniques and equipment;
– Participation in analysis, improvement and production of products and processes.

– Providing consultations on sustainable development of natural resources and provision of assistance to the state institutions, organisations and businesses;
– Performance of audit assessing the environmental impact of activities, processes, waste, noise and materials;
– Provision of assistance to organisations and technical consultations on the best way to solve environmental issues for reduction of the environmental impact and reduced financial loss.

– Coordination of environmental management system and its implementation, establishment of the environmental impact of products, projects and activities;
– Preparation and implementation of environmental plans;
– Implementation of the organisation’s strategy, process coordination, management.

– Environmental assessment of building and civil construction projects; application of engineering principles in the areas of pollution control, waste prevention, processing and disposal;
– Inspection of production and municipal premises and programmes assessing performance efficiency and ensuring compliance with the documents regulating environmental protection;
– Cooperation with ecologists, designers, hazardous waste specialists, engineers of other areas, legal professionals and business specialists while solving environmental problems.

– Integration of the principles of social responsibility of businesses in the organisation’s management structure;
– Preparation, coordination and auditing of environmental management systems.

 

Minimum requirements

Proficiency in English
Language requirements

IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or equivalent

Eligibility CGPA
University Bachelor degree certificate

Undergraduate diploma (or higher) with min. length of 180 ECTS (3 years of studies) is eligible.

Often you can get a suitable transcript 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.

Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %

 

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

Full-time studies 4300 €
Price per credit 71,67 €
 
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 3737 €
Price per credit 62,28 €

 

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