Master's Degree in Karlskrona Sweden

Top Masters Programs in Karlskrona Sweden 2016/2017

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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Earning a Master requires two years of education after earning a Bachelor. This advanced degree may help students to achieve their educational and professional goals, as the rigors of a Master’s program help train students in the skills and knowledge they need to land the career of their dreams.

 

Sweden (Sverige) is the largest of the Nordic countries, with a population of about 9.5 million. It borders Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark via the bridge of Öresund (Öresundsbron). Sweden has a strong tradition of being an open, yet discreet country.

Karlskrona city is home to Sweden’s naval base. It is located in the Blekinge County. Karlskrona has over 30,000 residents. It is home to the Blekinge Institute of Technology.

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Master's programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability

Blekinge Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

This programme extends over two semesters and concentrates on two integrated themes. The first of these themes is an internationally recognized and scientifically reviewed model (framework) of systematic work towards an attractive and sustainable society (strategic... [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Karlskrona Sweden. Master's programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability The society within the biosphere is to its nature a much complex system. To achieve success in this system, i.e. a sustainable society, knowledge of how success is defined and how it can be achieved is required. On the basis of a fundamental vision of a sustainable society, one can through “backcasting” formulate a strategy to reach the desired aim. This programme extends over two semesters and concentrates on two integrated themes. The first of these themes is an internationally recognized and scientifically reviewed model (framework) of systematic work towards an attractive and sustainable society (strategic sustainable development). This is a universal model which can be used to work with sustainable development within many different fields globally, nationally, in companies, in municipalities, in whole societies and on the individual level. This model gives a systematic method for: analysis of the present, visualization of solutions, finding strategies to reach sustainable solutions, choosing and developing general and supplementary tools to develop indicators for a sustainable development. The other theme in the education consists of concepts related to organizational learning and leadership. These concepts are developed through studies of how different groups of people (for example organizations and societies) can use the framework that is described above to identify strategies to reach sustainability. The above aspects and concepts will not only be described theoretically but will also be practiced during the programme. In addition to this, the students will find new paths to knowledge by using the framework. Learning outcomes The aim of the study programme is achieved through the courses that are included in the higher education qualification. Assessment and examination take place at course level, and details concerning examination and grading are found in respective course syllabus. In addition to the nationally regulated aims the following aims apply to the education. After completion of the education, the student should: - have knowledge about and be able to apply the framework for sustainable development that is taught in the courses of the programme. - have developed leadership skills and ability to inform and explain through an increased consciousness of organizational and personal learning. - have developed his/her presentation, facilitation and coaching skills. - be able to apply the two themes of the programme in different situations to analyze problems, create solutions and choose or develop supplementary tools and concepts. By helping the students to reach these aims, the programme will contribute to create a worldwide network of professional actors within strategic sustainable development. Mode of delivery The implementation of the education follows the “non-linear approach”. This means that the five system levels that the programme is built up around and which build on principles for organizational learning will be presented during the first day of the programme. A gradual deepening of these will then take place during the following 4½ months. This leads to a learning method as the programme progresses. The concluding 4½ months of the programme will be primarily devoted to a degree project where the students in small groups obtain the possibility to apply their knowledge of the framework in a real company, in an organization or another project. This non-linear method also gives a certain possibility to adaptation of how the courses are carried out through a continuous dialogue with the students. As the programme progresses, the students will obtain the possibility to specialize in all the levels of the framework while a connection of how the five levels are connected with each other will be discussed. Extensive group assignments and learning in groups will be encouraged. Learning takes place primarily through application of concepts instead of through traditional lectures. Through this working method, the students are urged to mutually exchange knowledge and experiences with one another which also is a part of the assessment of the students' achievements. Simply expressed, powerful traits of character such as optimism and creativity will be openly encouraged as being a fundamental aspect in the development of leadership. The programme will use the following methods for learning: - Introductory lectures - which comprise lectures, break-out groups and informal insights and discussions about concepts and their usages. - Both self-organized and structured group assignments and role play. - Individual studies - eLearning and reviews of relevant material. - Supervision and workshops. - The students teach one another and evaluate one another. The students will take both compulsory and elective courses which are listed below. The programme is divided into four study periods of the same length. The two first study periods contain courses, of which the second period also contains elective courses, and the two last study periods a degree project. Admission Criteria In the case of more qualified applicants than available positions for the current programme start, a selection is made. This is done in the following way: METHOD 9 Master’s Programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability GENERAL This method is intended to assess the applicant’s motivation and preconditions for studies at the programme ”Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability”. SELECTION CRITERIA - Curriculum Vitae - An essay explaining the applicant’s interest in the programme, providing information about her or his relevant personal or professional experiences (maximum 5 pages, font size 12, double-spaced) - 2 letters of reference (recommendations from two people who are familiar with the applicant’s ability and skills) - Higher education grades SPECIFICATION OF SELECTION CRITERIA Ranking of the applicants will be based on the relative qualification level as regards: - Academic results at prior higher education studies - Relevance of degree (and of courses included) for scientifically based studies at Master’s level in strategic sustainable development - Relevant professional experience - Demonstrated interest in ”Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability” (e.g. through choice of work, voluntary work, other community services or in other way) [-]

Master Programme in Sustainable Urban Planning

Blekinge Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

The programme focuses on two central themes of urban planning and design of the built environment in Sweden: from post-war urban planning up until the 1980s, and sustainable urban planning from early 1990s up until today. There is a great interest in Swedish experiences of... [+]

Master Programme in Sustainable Urban Planning \ge of Swedish experiences of urban planning. These experiences are highlighted by the various courses in the programme, where they are contextualised and problematised with the objective of developing amongst the students a reflective and critical perspective on planning and sustainable urban development in Sweden. Students are also supposed to put their newly acquired knowledge into practice in various projects and assignments. By integrating theory in the design of urban environment on different levels, the programme aims to provide students with an advanced insight and understanding of the context and complexity of Swedish urban planning. Learning outcomes be able to demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of the interdisciplinary field to which spatial planning belongs, where social science, natural science and technology meet and are amalgamated into spatial planning. be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of subjects, disciplines and knowledge areas applicable for solving qualified assignments and to critically examine design plans and written documents. be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of research and development issues in spatial planning. be able to demonstrate advanced methodological knowledge in planning and design of the spatial environment, and of tasks included in the working field of spatial planning. in a reflective and analytical way, be able to demonstrate ability to integrate knowledge from tested practice, subject areas and science fields which are relevant for processing of complex planning problems. Working with planning and design of the spatial environment requires the ability to tackle and evaluate situations and issues where information may be limited. be able to demonstrate ability to independently and creatively identify and formulate problems related to the field of planning and design, such as social, economic, ecological, democratic and aesthetic issues, and with appropriate methods in these areas plan and conduct qualified assignments on a level that promotes development of the professional area of spatial planning. be able to demonstrate ability to communicate and argue knowledge and conclusions in the field of spatial planning with groups and actors affected or involved in spatial planning. be able to demonstrate ability to make assessments with regard to social, economic and ecological sustainability within the area of spatial planning based on tested practice and available scientific knowledge. be able to demonstrate ability to take ethical aspects in consideration when working with people, institutions, organisations and associations which are affected of science and development in spatial planning. Courses autumn semester 2014 Compulsory courses: Introduction to Swedish planning system, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle. Suburban development and transformation, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle. Sustainable urban form, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle. Urban Landscapes Courses spring semester 2015 Compulsory courses: Theory and methodology of research, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle. Sustainable urban planning and design, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle. Master's Thesis (60 credits) in Spatial Planning with an emphasis on Sustainable urban planning General entry requirements To meet the entry requirements for master's level (second cycle or graduate) studies, you must: have been awarded a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognised university. be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognised test, e. g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent. Check the website of the university where you would like to study for more information about language requirements. [-]

Master Programme in European Spatial Planning and Regional Development

Blekinge Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

The focus of the programme is on the European level and on skills and abilities that are applicable and useful in professional live: the programme will give you experience of practical tools as well as policies and regulations. You will also become familiar with several... [+]

Master Programme in European Spatial Planning and Regional Development

The importance of the European Union within the fields of planning and regional development has increased. The European Spatial Planning and Regional Development programme is a problem-based education covering fundamental subjects of European spatial planning and regional development, such as governance, innovation, economic development and sustainable development. The programme rests on two, interconnected pillars within the field of European spatial planning and regional development: economic, social and territorial cohesion as well as sustainable development. These two pillars reflect the policy and practice of the European level in the courses and the structure of the programme. The focus of the programme is on the European level and on skills and abilities that are applicable and useful in professional live: the programme will give you experience of practical tools as well as policies and regulations. You will also become familiar with several European planning and development projects and get the chance to analyse and formulate concrete proposals the aim of which is to foster the development of a region. The programme is in English and for students from Sweden, Europe and the rest of the world. Education and tuition has a high priority and students and faculty have a close connection in an informal atmosphere throughout their educational period. In addition to qualified teachers and professors, you will encounter many international guest lecturers, such as Andreas Faludi and Stefanie Dühr, and individuals working within planning and regional development. This means that the connections to professional practice and to the latest research are good.... [-]


Master’s Programme in Mechanical Engineering with Emphasis on Structural Engineering

Blekinge Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

The aim of the program is to have the student prepare for participation in advanced product development or research within mechanical engineering. The aim is that the student after completed degree should master a coordinated working method at analysis for... [+]

Master’s Programme in Mechanical Engineering with Emphasis on Structural Engineering The aim of the program is to have the student prepare for participation in advanced product development or research within mechanical engineering. The aim is that the student after completed degree should master a coordinated working method at analysis for decision support in the product development process, the extensive modules of virtual and physical modelling, simulation and experimental investigation and optimisation. Coordinated working method at analysis for decision support. The student is expected to inform herself/himself about current field-relevant research and considerably increase her/his ability to communicate her/his own contributions with scientific facts and relations both orally and in writing by means of modern tools for visualisation and documentation. The coordinated working method can in short be described according to: Virtual models for description of interesting product properties and behaviours are developed, verified and used for simulations of the functionality of the system. The Simulation result is compared with experimental results of studies on delimited parallelly developed physical models, or with experiences from earlier development, with the aim of validating the virtual models. The coordination also implies that the virtual models are used to design good physical models and measurement strategies. This process is repeated until sufficient agreement is achieved. Simulation with the virtual model can then be used for optimisation. If the optimisation shows a need for changes that influence the relevance for the current model, the whole procedure is repeated. More detailed descriptions are, when necessary, gradually added to the model during the ongoing development of the analysed product. At the development of a completely new product, several iterations are usually required. When a new variant of a product is developed, earlier experiences can largely be reused. Learning outcomes In addition to the nationally regulated aims, which are found under point 8, the following aims apply to the education. After completion of the education, the student should: - be able to formulate and validate numerical and analytical models of mechanical systems by means of both advanced software and by means of strong simplified relations for important characteristics - be able to specify, carry out and interpret measurements and analysis of vibrations for rotating machines and other mechanical structures - be able to specify, carry out and interpret experimental modal analysis on mechanical structures - be able to carry out simulation of mechanical systems with parameters received from numerical models and/or experiment, for example regarding effect from imposed load and/or simple structural changes - be able to carry out optimisation of mechanical systems based on results of numerical models, simulations and measurements to meet the market needs and draw use of technological progress - be able to coordinate activities and report received results in an understandable way under the observing of general rules and practice for scientific writing - understand effects on society and environment of the student’s own activities Mode of delivery The program is constituted by, in substance, compulsory courses that build on each other in a given order. Only one of the concluding courses is chosen dependent on expected specialisation of the following degree project. The intended study path for the programme is illustrated below, followed by a brief description of compulsory courses and elective courses. More detailed descriptions are found in respective course syllabus. The study programme goes through continuous evaluation and development which can mean that the range of courses offered and placing of courses in time is changed. Prerequisites For admission to the study programme, a Bachelor's degree or a Bachelor of Science in Engineering within mechanical engineering are required, preferably with specialisation in structural mechanics. A higher education qualification should contain mathematics including matrix algebra, multivariable analysis and transform theory, basic mechanics and programming. The requirement in English is English B. Admission Criteria For second-cycle programmes, special selection is applied. The special selection implies that one or several selection criteria are weighted together according to a method that results in a tariff. Method 12: special selection for master's programme within the field of technology. Selection steps: Academic degree - The first stage of the assessment process consists of an assessment of how relevant the field and specialisation of the applicant's earlier higher education qualifications is for the specialisation of the programme applied to. The assessment is made in three categories: minimum relevance given the entry requirements = tariff 0, medium-high relevance= tariff 0.5, high relevance = tariff 1. TOEFL - Finally the applicant’s TOEFL is standardised; respective IELTS-levels in English to a value between 0 and 1, where 0 is the minimum level to be qualified and 1 is the maximum level on the test. Applicants that are exempted from showing their levels in English with TOEFL/IELTS-levels are given the tariff 1. These three values are added to a collected tariff that can vary between 0-3. Qualified applicants with the same qualifications: If two or more applicants to a first - and second-cycle alternative have the same tariff, lots are drawn. [-]

Joint Masters Programme in European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies and Regional Development

Blekinge Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

The Joint Masters Programme in European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies and Regional Development (‘PLANET Europe’) is the first integrated European Masters programme that offers a comprehensive education in the rich and dynamic area of European... [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Karlskrona Sweden. Joint Masters Programme in European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies and Regional Development The influence of EU policies and actions on spatial and environmental planning in the EU member states is ever increasing. European regions are more and more interlinked, and cooperation across national borders is now a routine aspect of the work of spatial and environmental planners. There are considerable differences in how planning is conducted across Europe, and planners are increasingly required to communicate across cultural and institutional boundaries. This European dimension of planning requires a new generation of spatial and environmental planners, who are aware of and can respond to as well as influence EU and international policy, are sensitive to cultural and institutional differences across Europe, and are capable to cooperate with spatial planners in other European countries. The Joint Masters Programme in European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies and Regional Development (‘PLANET Europe’) is the first integrated European Masters programme that offers a comprehensive education in the rich and dynamic area of European spatial planning. PLANET Europe gives students from all over the world the opportunity to acquire important skills and knowledge in European spatial planning, while at the same time benefiting from Europe’s cultural and linguistic diversity. Learning outcomes In addition the nationally regulated goals, which can be found in paragraph 8, the following goals apply for the education. After completion of the programme the student will: be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and a theoretical understanding about the European dimension of planning, as well as the role EU policy and regulations play for planning and regional development in European countries and regions. be able to demonstrate an understanding about planning for Europe (on the EU-level) and about the differences in planning systems and practice in different European countries. be able to show a theoretical understanding about planning and EU policy in the field of regional development, innovation and cohesion. be able to demonstrate methodological skills, in particular to be able to undertake independent study of European planning and/or regional development. be able to show experience from and a theory-based reflection of planning practice in the field. be able to demonstrate an insight into the possibilities and limitations of planning in the subject field and continued professional practice. command an ability for critical analysis of planning documents. Mode of delivery The students are expected to study full time during two academic years. The courses in semester 1 and 2 are on campus and in English. The courses in semester 3 are based in professional practice and as an intensive seminar programme at a selected European location. The Master thesis in semester 4 can, subject to agreement with the supervisors, be studied as a distance course. The objectives of the program are achieved through the courses included in the exam. Assessment and grading are done at module level and details concerning assessment and grading is available in each course syllabus. During the education each course is evaluated, and the course evaluations are the foundation for continued development. Prerequisites If you wish to enrol in the PLANET Europe programme, you should meet the following requirements: At least a bachelor degree (first cycle) in spatially oriented social science disciplines such as spatial planning, human or economic geography, environmental planning, or other relevant social sciences. English language proficiency: If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide proof of English language competency, for example a GCSE or equivalent qualification, a first degree at a University where English is the language of the education programme, IELTS (International English Language Testing System), Cambridge EFL examination, or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). The programme accepts the following scores for English language tests: IELTS: If you take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), you need to score an overall minimum test score of 6.5,with all sub-scores equaling a 5.5 score or above. CAE/CPE: For the Cambridge English as a First Language examination (EFL), you should have a Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a minimum score of B or a Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a minimum score of C. TOEFL: For the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) PLANET Europe requires a minimum test score of 90 for the internet-based test. Due to regulations we cannot accept computer-based or paper-based TOEFL tests. For the internet based TOEFL test, we furthermore require all sub-scores equalling the following or above: Listening (21), Speaking (23), Reading (22), Writing (21) [-]