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

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Program Description

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 The outdated make-take-use-dispose model is no longer valid in a world of finite resources.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 2020, 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 are available, covering all tuition fees and living expenses – visit https://sinrem.eu for details.

Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

EIT RawMaterials is able to offer students a unique opportunity to learn in a dynamic environment, focusing on real-life challenges. EIT RawMaterials is initiated and funded by the EIT (European Insti ... Read More

EIT RawMaterials is able to offer students a unique opportunity to learn in a dynamic environment, focusing on real-life challenges. EIT RawMaterials is initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union. The EIT Label is a certificate of quality that is awarded only to excellent educational programmes at the Master and Doctoral level. As a student of an EIT RawMaterials Labelled programme, you’ll be part of the largest European raw materials partnership – with more than 120 core and associate partners and 180 project partners from over 22 European countries coming from higher education, research institutions and industry. As an EIT Label student, you will have the opportunity to become part of this committed partnership as well as champion and contribute to the EIT RawMaterials objective of finding new, innovative solutions to secure the sustainable supply of raw materials across the value chain – from exploration, mining and extraction, to mineral processing, recycling and developing circular economy strategies. Read less
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