An urgent need for rapid change within many technical fields has increased the demand for new management strategies. This programme will provide you with the ability to lead production, engineering and society in a sustainable direction.
Our current exploitation of natural resources has severe environmental implications, such as the emission of hazardous substances and resource scarcity. This programme teaches you how to combine an interdisciplinary systems perspective with skills in modern environmental and energy engineering. This holistic and proactive approach is essential to limit, prevent and solve environmental problems.
Dual research perspectives
The programme joins the perspectives of two departmental research groups – Energy Systems, and Environmental Technology and Management. These groups are developing system solutions and producing internationally renowned research in areas such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, future waste management systems, urban and industrial symbioses, integrated product service offerings, and corporate environmental management.
Specialisation in concepts, strategies and methods
The first semester features introductory courses in environmental engineering and energy systems as well as courses in traditional engineering topics such as project management. The second and third semesters involve specialisation in concepts, strategies, and methods for achieving more efficient materials and energy usage at business, inter-business and societal level. These semesters also cover development and implementation of sustainability concepts and strategies such as innovative entrepreneurship and innovation management. The programme concludes with a degree project (30 ECTS) in the final semester.
New technology in action
Linköping University hosts a national research excellence centre on biogas production and utilisation. We are also coordinating the Mistra REES (Resource-Efficient and Effective Solutions) programme. Several renewable energy solutions have been implemented in our region, which means you will have the opportunity to see new environmental technology in action.