- Study format:
- M.Sc. Degree Program
- 2 years (4 semesters)
- Credit points:
- 120 CP
- Course fees:
- EUR 5.500,00 per semester
- M.Sc. (RWTH)
Apply here for the Winter Semester 2018/19!
Find our step-by-step guide for your application at RWTH Aachen University here.
Water management systems are fundamental to society. Through the supply of clean drinking water, the treatment of waste water, as well as flood and coastal protection, high-quality water management can have an enormous social and ecological impact. Significant resources are invested all over the globe to ensure that complex water systems meet the levels of service and performance required by increasing economic and environmental pressures, whilst minimizing financial and social costs. The constant development, operation and management of these systems requires highly trained experts with knowledge and practical skills that cover science, engineering and management disciplines.
The M.Sc. Management and Engineering in Water (MME-Water) program provides the educational basis and professional foundation for water specialists that stand out for their ability to integrate scientific principles, engineering knowledge and management techniques for innovative problem-solving.
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As a graduate of the MME-Water program you are qualified to work in, among others:
The program consists of two semesters of lectures, exercises and practical courses in engineering at RWTH Aachen University in combination with an eighteen-week management training at Maastricht School of Management (MSM) in the Netherlands:
The engineering part focuses on topics of water management, water resources, and related topics. It provides in-depth knowledge and understanding in these fields.
During the management training at MSM, students are trained in small-groups to analyze and solve problems related to global transformation and sustainable competitiveness, organization development, and international project management. In addition, RWTH School of Business and Economics contributes three management modules during the program's first year in Aachen.
The final master's thesis is an independent, pre-defined scientific project to be completed in a fixed period of four months. It can be written either at RWTH Aachen University or at Maastricht School of Management. The master's thesis is generally concluded by an oral presentation.
Students have to complete the following course elements as part of their master studies:
The Engineering part of the program will be conducted by the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the RWTH Aachen University. This faculty sees its foremost mission in training highly qualified and responsible engineers in the broad field of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, including Water Engineering, for future leading positions in industry and society. Students will be trained by highly renowned professors to acquire further expertise and in-depth knowledge in the water management sector.
Head of academic administration is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Pinnekamp. Since 2004 he has been the head of the Institute for Urban Water Management at RWTH Aachen. He is also an executive board member of several important organizations in Germany's water sector and holds a guest professorship at Sichuan University, China.
Training in Strategy and Innovation Management will be conducted by highly acclaimed professors from the School of Business and Economics. The courses of this AACSB accredited faculty will be conducted by Professor Brettel and Professor Piller. Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Brettel is a Professor for Business Administration and Entrepreneurship at RWTH Aachen and has extensive practical experience as a consultant, both for his start-up firms and for established companies like Porsche AG and Deutsche Post AG. Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Piller is head of the Technology and Innovation Management Group at RWTH Aachen University. He has worked at the MIT Sloan School of Management and as a consultant and has given executive workshops for many international companies, including several DAX30 and Fortune 500 corporations.
Maastricht School of Management contributes the business-related component of this program. Students will be trained as a globally-oriented managers with a solid knowledge of the core management processes and with an understanding of the major social and environmental issues that set the scene for business processes in emerging economies. Throughout the program, students will be challenged to explore feasible innovations that balance business and development perspectives.
"Located in the heart of Europe, within easy access of Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne, Frankfurt, London and Paris, Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is one of the oldest and most international business schools in the Netherlands. Located in Europe, but an established global player, we know how much good management matters for success. We know how important it is to make internationally accredited management education accessible. Our programs are offered around the world, from Cairo to Lima to Nanjing, and elsewhere. Forging the established with the new and the north with the south, our distinct approach to business equips our students and clients to flourish in a world where rapid change and the importance of knowledge are the only two givens. We believe our graduates learn more about themselves, as they learn about the world at MSM. Ultimately this is what will give them and their organizations the edge in life and business."
Message of the Dean, Prof. Wim A. Naudé, PhD
An expert in water resources is someone who...
... to make a difference. Is this you?
The program Master of Science Management and Engineering in Water combines the wide range of applied science, engineering and management disciplines required in water management.
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