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Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (SINReM), M.Sc.

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Overview

Raw materials are one of the fastest depleting resources on Earth. A steady and sustainable supply of many of these materials is vital for a decarbonising society, renewable energy infrastructure, electric mobility but also consumer products and electronics. The outdated make-take-use-dispose model is no longer valid in a world of finite resources. In order to deal with this challenge, three leading European universities cooperated to develop a new Erasmus+ Master programme – the International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (SINReM). SINReM was created to educate a new generation of professionals who can engineer technology to reinvent materials science, and gain competence, expertise and confidence in developing solutions in the sustainable use of materials.

In this Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (SINReM) programme offered by EIT Raw Materials Academy students are taken through the value chain of raw materials, and introduced to the sustainability challenges of the circular economy. Students learn to develop novel technologies to recover and extract precious metals and raw materials from waste streams and learn to create new technologies to mine materials in a sustainable way. During the semester in Uppsala all students receive training in Entrepreneurship and are stimulated to excel in creativity with a entrepreneurial mindset and innovative problem-based technology development skills. All students move as a cohort between all three partner universities in the first year, giving opportunities for excellent student experience and networking.

Accreditation

Triple diploma master programme.

The SINReM programme has been awarded the EIT Label, a unique seal of quality in innovation and entrepreneurship education. The EIT Label is awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, a body of the European Union.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the Circular Economy, Economics and Management of Natural Resources
  • Problems and Innovations in the Process Chain of Rare Resources
  • Clean Technology
  • Environmental Inventory Techniques
  • Rational Use of Materials
  • Resource Recovery Technologies
  • Georesource exploration and characterisation
  • Raw Materials Network Seminar

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    86

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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General Requirements

  • A bachelor degree (minimum 180 ECTS) in science or engineering with a combined 15 ECTS in mathematics and/or physics and 10 ECTS in chemistry, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised University or Engineering College.
  • The SINReM master programme is particularly suited for (but not limited to) : Chemical Engineers, Environmental Scientists and Engineers, Mining engineers, Geologists, Mineral & Materials scientists, Bioscience Engineers, Biotechnology students & other engineers and natural scientists.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs

  • Uppsala, Sweden

    7620 - 12070 SEK/month
    Living Costs
  • Gent, Belgium

    754 - 1210 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Freiberg, Germany

    630 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

For students beginning in September 2019, EIT-Label scholarships from EIT RawMaterials of €13,500 per student are available. For information on how EIT-Label scholarships will be awarded and who is eligible, please contact the coordinating university directly: sinrem@ugent.be.

In addition to EIT scholarships, European students can apply for a (partial) tuition fee waiver. A number of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarships covering all tuition fees and living expenses are available – visit www.sinrem.eu for details.

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