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MScCoastal and Marine Engineering and Management

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
Tuition fee £19,570 per year
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The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management (CoMEM), is a two-year English taught international Master’s programme. The programme is offered by a consortium of five recognised European universities: 1) The Norwegian Univerisity of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway 2) Polytechnic University of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain 3) Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands 4) City University London, United Kingdom 5) University of Southampton, United Kingdom. During the programme, students study in two or three different countries depending on the individual track of study.

All participating universities have long-standing relations with the industry, public works administrations and research and education institutes. During the course students familiarise themselves with key issues involved in providing sustainable, environmentally friendly, legally and economically acceptable solutions to various problems in the CoMEM field.

Studying in different European countries will enable students to meet and work with professionals from various backgrounds and to gather knowledge on a wide range of issues involved; they will also get a comprehensive EU perspective on CoMEM related issues. This will help students to develop a coherent and integrated approach that is applicable to a more global perspective as well.

Programme structure

The first year acts as a foundation, providing academic and social coherence through compulsory and optional modules, project work and fieldtrips. The second year is focused on specialization and the final thesis. The optional courses are selected by the student in consultation with the CoMEM Track tutors (tt). The full range of distinctive skills offered by the five partners is brought together: these can only be accessed by student mobility. Thus CoMEM is divided into five tracks (specialisations): 1: Arctic Marine Coastal Engineering (NTNU, tt: Raed Lubbad); 2: Marine Operations and Management (City, London, tt: Laurie Boswell) ; 3: Environment and Management (Southampton, tt: Robert Nicholls); 4: Coastal Engineering (TU Delft, tt: Paul Visser); 5: Engineering and Environment (UPC, Barcelona, César Mösso). During semester 1, all students attend NTNU for a common foundation suitable for the five different tracks.

The educational, social and advantages of mobility are deeply embedded into the ethics of the COMEM programme and will prepare the students with highly employable skills demanded by industry to give them a competitive edge to work in an increasing global environment. The unique mobility path per track is content driven and follows the location of expertise and curriculum integration. The mobility of the students is justified by the underlying premise that the best use of the resources of each partner university can be achieved by the students immersing themselves in the environment of the universities of each track. As such, the five unique and integrated study Tracks are defined in the Programme Content.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States