Water and Environmental Engineering

Water and environmental engineering is essentially about making the world work. With limited natural resources and an increasing demand for water, food, energy and shelter, we look at practical ways to develop our society in a sustainable manner. We combine a strong technical basis with a sound understanding of a broader societal context. The ultimate aim of our programme is to ensure a sustainable and functioning society.

Our Master’s Programme is multidisciplinary, providing a broad view of the field and combining theory with practice. We collaborate with other Master’s Programmes in Aalto, and encourage you to go for student exchange to diversify your views and skills. Our programme is student-centered and makes use of our students’ varied backgrounds. Our field is diverse and you have several possibilities to pursue your career. To ensure that you will study things that you are thrilled about, you can design your own study path. Our personal portfolio process helps you to recognise your strengths and interests together with your mentor and peers.

Our Master’s Programme is based at the Aalto University School of Engineering, and it focuses on what engineers do: applying theory to practice to solve critical challenges of our society. Our programme provides you with competences in three complementary fields: Knowledge, Skills and Professional Identity. Our Knowledge competences include e.g. sustainability, hydrological cycle, water and environmental services as well as resource use and management systems, while Skills competences relate e.g. to technical methods, data analysis and measurement, analysis and impact assessment as well as project work skills. Professional Identity competences include comprehensive and critical thinking, multidisciplinary view, desire for problem-solving, enthusiasm and ethics, interaction and group work skills, international orientation and, finally, promotion of sustainable and functioning society.

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