SINReM – International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management

EIT RawMaterials Academy - SINReM

Program Description

SINReM – International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management

EIT RawMaterials Academy - SINReM

Awarded the EIT Label in 2017

The Challenge

Sustainability is more than just a buzzword. 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 The outdated make-take-use-dispose model is no longer valid in a world of finite resources.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.


SINReM – International Master of Science in Sustainable

and Innovative Natural Resource Management SINReM gives its students a broad view of the entire value chain and its varying aspects, but also its opportunities and limitations. SINReM students acquire knowledge on the different (technological) options for optimising flows of natural resources in the different parts of the value chain, ranging from resource exploration to sustainable materials use and use of resources in production processes to recovery/recycling of resources from end-of-life products.

As part of SINReM, students will work together with peers from diverse backgrounds to carefully assess how to manage the Earth’s resources in an economically sustainable way, with no negative environmental and societal impact. Students will instigate a paradigm shift in the industry by developing a holistic view of raw materials processing.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training

SINReM graduates are trained to excel in creativity, have an entrepreneurial mindset, a multidisciplinary view and innovative problem-based technology development skills.

Several integrated courses throughout the programme stimulate the exchange of knowledge and experience between the students, lecturers and non-academic stakeholders who are active in the value chain, and challenge students to develop and apply multidisciplinary and creative problem-solving techniques.

The SINReM programme also provides complementary skills training to teach students to assess the environmental and societal impact of interventions in the value chain (e.g. resource assessment) and to be creative and innovative not only in an academic research environment but also in business environments. These courses include a module on innovation management, IPR and entrepreneurship and a course on Project Management and Business Plan Development that prepares the students for their Master thesis research and for the start of a future start-up or spin-off.


Professional Profiles after Graduation

Are you a student who is:

  • Interested in exploring how to engineer technologies to improve the use of finite raw materials?
  • Keen to learn about how innovation and entrepreneurship competencies and skills can position you to contribute both to current industries but also create your own start-up?
  • Motivated to work closely with industry and research on developing science-based solutions to pressing challenges?

Entrepreneur – SINReM prepares you to start your own business. You will interact with company founders from the raw materials sector, gain the necessary knowledge and skills for innovation management and IPR, learn to develop and analyse business models and plan how to bring the results of research into application. Industrial partners and the research transfer/ business development departments of the three partner universities are also there to support you.

Work in Industry – create a spin-off from an existing company or become a Resource Engineer in research departments or technological departments of small, medium and large companies worldwide.


Programme Structure

SINReM – International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management

SINReM gives its students a broad view of the entire value chain and its varying aspects, but also its opportunities and limitations. SINReM students acquire knowledge on the different (technological) options for optimising flows of natural resources in the different parts of the value chain, ranging from resource exploration to sustainable materials use and use of resources in production processes to recovery/recycling of resources from end-of-life products.

As part of SINReM, students will work together with peers from diverse backgrounds to carefully assess how to manage the Earth’s resources in an economically sustainable way, with no negative environmental and societal impact. Students will instigate a paradigm shift in the industry by developing a holistic view of raw materials processing.


Requirements

A Bachelor degree (minimum 180 ECTS) in engineering or science including 15 ECTS in mathematics and/or physics and 10 ECTS in chemistry, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised university or engineering college.
Proof of proficiency in English – for detailed requirements, please visit the programme website: sinrem.eu/admission


Fees

  • European (EEA): €6,000/year
  • All others: €12,000/year


Scholarships

For students beginning in September 2019, EIT-Label scholarships from EIT RawMaterials of up to €9,000 per student are available with additional financial support for student involvement in conferences, summer schools and other events. 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 are available – visit em-georesources.eu for details.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 5, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Duration
Duration
2 years
Price
Price
24,000 EUR
European (EEA): €6,000/year; All others: €12,000/year
Information
Deadline
Feb. 28, 2019
European (EEA): until 31 May 2019; Non-European: until 28 February 2019
Locations
Belgium - Ghent, Flanders
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Application deadline Feb. 28, 2019
European (EEA): until 31 May 2019; Non-European: until 28 February 2019
End date Aug. 31, 2021
Germany - Freiberg, Saxony
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Application deadline Feb. 28, 2019
European (EEA): until 31 May 2019; Non-European: until 28 February 2019
End date Aug. 31, 2021
Sweden - Alsike, Uppsala County
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Application deadline Feb. 28, 2019
European (EEA): until 31 May 2019; Non-European: until 28 February 2019
End date Aug. 31, 2021
Dates
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Germany - Freiberg, Saxony
Application deadline Feb. 28, 2019
European (EEA): until 31 May 2019; Non-European: until 28 February 2019
End date Aug. 31, 2021
Belgium - Ghent, Flanders
Application deadline Feb. 28, 2019
European (EEA): until 31 May 2019; Non-European: until 28 February 2019
End date Aug. 31, 2021
Sweden - Alsike, Uppsala County
Application deadline Feb. 28, 2019
European (EEA): until 31 May 2019; Non-European: until 28 February 2019
End date Aug. 31, 2021