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Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology (ESSET)

Avans University of Applied Sciences
Breda
English
8,198 EUR
Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology (ESSET)

Program description

Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology

Issues like global warming, pollution and cradle to cradle interest you. You want to keep the planet safe for future generations. You are interested in science subjects such as Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and Ecology and you have an open mind towards other cultures. You are a team player and, at the same time, self-motivated. And you are adventurous and independent.

The Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology programme will turn you into an environmental professional. Through several projects and courses, you will learn about sustainable energy techniques, their suitability in specific situations, bio-based waste management, environmental pollution and cleanup technology, cost-benefit analyses, stakeholder analyses and also environmental policy and law. Given the international character of the student group, you will learn about these subjects in relation to different parts of the world.

Features of this study programme

Lecturers and staff members are highly qualified. Our approach is personal. You will work in small groups. A personal coach and study counselor will give you plenty of guidance. The programme was ranked number 1 in the two main higher education surveys in the Netherlands for five consecutive year now. The atmosphere is friendly and open. The composition of the student group extends from Europe to Africa and Asia. The projects come from the working environment, so you will handle realistic problems and data.

Admission requirements

The level of your prior education has to be equivalent to a Higher General Secondary Education level (Dutch havo) with science profile (chemistry and mathematics) and English or Pre-University Level (Dutch vwo) with science profile (chemistry and mathematics) and English. In addition to the minimum diploma requirements, adequate knowledge of mathematics and chemistry is required. Additional knowledge of science subjects like biology and physics is preferred.

For all our English-taught degree programmes, the minimum English language prerequisite is an academic IELTS test or equivalent with an overall band score of at least 6.0. This means you must have successfully passed the 'speaking and writing' and 'listening and reading' components. As a degree-seeking student you must provide evidence of your language competences in the form of an official certificate: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or Cambridge ESOL.


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Tuition fees

EUR 2.143 (EU-students) EUR 8.198 (non-EU students)

Tuition fees can be paid all in once or in 9 installments. 1st installment in September. Additional costs vary between 300 - 750 EUR per year for books.

Qualification

Bachelor of Science

Continuing studies

The job opportunities after you graduate are excellent. You could, for instance, join a government agency where you would develop and implement environmental policies. Or you might target an Environment, Health and Safety job in industry. Or maybe you would prefer to work in an environmental consultancy where assignments range from technical solutions to environmental licensing or policy-making. After this programme, you can also apply for a post-graduate programme leading to a Master of Science degree (MSc). For eample at research universities in Wageningen, Utrecht, Maastricht or Stockholm. Potential Careers:


• Consultant

Clients ranging from municipalities to industries and companies want to have a problem solved. Possible issues include soil investigation, energy reduction and air quality management.

• Policy development officer in a government agency
You work for a government agency where you have to determine how the government can achieve certain environmental goals. You also have to monitor implementation of the policy proposed and check whether you achieve the goals.

• Environmental licensing officer in a government agency
Many industrial activities require an environmental licence. You work for the government to produce the environmental licence for a specific company. Or you check the company to see whether it meets the licensing requirements.

• Environment-Health-Safety Officer
You work in industry. You are responsible for a safe working environment for the employees of the company. You also have to make sure the company works within the boundaries of its environmental licence. You keep pushing the company to develop more sustainable production techniques.

• Water Board enforcement officer
You work for a government agency or a water board. You may be involved in water treatment techniques or in managing water quality and quantity.

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Avans University of Applied Sciences

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Avans University of Applied Sciences

Hogeschoollaan 1
4818 CB Breda
The Netherlands

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www.avans.nl

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