Master Programmes

Interested in topics of climate change, sustainability, responsible consumption and production? Benefit from the EURECA-PRO Alliance

Deepen your scientific education, through advanced and specialized knowledge in Responsible Consumption and Production

The programme teaches the circularity of products and systems at a technical-scientific level. Thus, it develops competences with regard to:

Resource efficiency

Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

Development of sustainably usable and recyclable products

Find your MSc programme

Across the EURECA-PRO alliance a number of Master Programmes are offered with the aim to provide students with a solid basis in responsible consumption and production topics with a focus on transversal and European skills.
MSc Management and Production Engineering

Starting
March 2023
Duration
3 semesters (1,5 year)
Deadline for application for WS 2023
Phase 1 (10.05.2023 12:00 – 30.07.2023 23:59)
Language of the Programme
English
Key contact person
Magdalena Palacz:
magdalena.palacz@polsl.pl
Local website of the programme
https://irk.polsl.pl/en-gb/

MSc Responsible Consumption and Production

Starting
October 2023
Duration
4 semesters; 120 ECTS
Deadline for application for WS 2023
05.09.2023
Language of the Programme
English & German
Key contact person
Denise Chousi:
denise.chousi@unileoben.ac.at
Local website of the programme
www.unileoben.ac.at/eureca-pro/en/rcp-master

MSc Responsible Consumption and Production in the field of Industrial Engineering

Starting
October 2023
Duration
4 semesters; 120 ECTS
Deadline for application for WS 2023
15 September 2023
Language of the Programme
English
Key contact person
Diana Marchis:
dianamarchis@upet.ro
Local website of the programme
www.upet.ro/educatie/programe-studii-master/rcp/

Master in Technology & Innovation Management (MTIM)

Starting
February 2024
Duration
2 or 4 semesters, 75 ECTS
Deadline for application for WS 2023
20.11.2023 – 21.01.2024
Language of the Programme
English
Key contact person
Loukia Papadaki:
mtim@tuc.gr
Local website of the programme
www.pem.tuc.gr/fileadmin/…/MTIM_prosklisi_2_01.pdf

Master in Sustainable Engineering and Climate Change

Starting
October 2023
Duration
3 semesters, 90 ECTS
Deadline for application for WS 2023
04.08.2023
Language of the Programme
English
Key contact person
Lina Manaroli:
xmanaroli@tuc.gr
Local website of the programme
www.chenveng.tuc.gr/en/studies/postgraduate

Master in Machine Learning and Data Science (MLDS)

Starting
October 2023
Duration
2 semesters, 60 ECTS
Deadline for application for S2 2023
15.07.2023 – 31.08.2023
Language of the Programme
English
Key contact person
TUC secretary:
ece_secretary@tuc.gr
Local website of the programme
www.mlds.tuc.gr/en/home

Master in Sustainable Technologies of Energy Resources and Raw Materials

Starting
2024
Duration
3 semesters, 90 ECTS
Deadline for application for S2 2023
To be announced
Language of the Programme
English
Key contact person
dvamvuka@tuc.gr
Local website of the programme
www.mred.tuc.gr/en/studies/graduate-studies/

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of the MSc study programmes on Responsible Consumption and Production occupy national and international key positions in companies, institutions and organisations in the industry and government authorities. With their in-depth knowledge and impressive European network, they are highly sought-after experts who have the ability to structure and link all steps in the product life cycle in a sustainable way – from the extraction of raw materials, to the production and consumption and ultimately the recycling of goods. Relevant industry sectors in which graduates can apply their knowledge and competence as leading engineers may include:
  • Raw material extraction and processing industry,
  • Cement and binder industry,
  • Metallurgical industry,
  • Companies in the recycling sector,
  • Plastics industry,
  • Product manufacturing companies,
  • Plant construction companies.
Responsible Consumption and Production graduates are highly sought-after experts in state institutions at national and international/European level.

Their expertise is in great demand with regard to the development of regulations towards circular economy and sustainably designed material flows in the production and consumption sector.

Did you know?

Montanuniversität Leoben, TU Bergakademie Freiberg and Universidad de León signed the agreement for the first international Joint Master’s Programme in Responsible Consumption and Production (RCP), launched by EURECA-PRO, starting next academic year 2023/2024.
Discover more about our Joint Master’s Degree in Responsible Consumption and Production and how to apply:
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Programme description

What do we teach?

In the era of the fourth industrial revolution, business models play a fundamental role in the creation of a coherent company management system. A new approach to the organisation and management of production processes also requires modern, innovative technologies that change not only the manufacturing process, but also the organisation of work, communication, and management processes. What we teach is fully adapted to changes and market expectations.

You will learn about:

  • tools of strategic management, organisation of modern production systems, integrated management systems, methods of econometric modelling and forecasting and simulation in industrial enterprises,
  • process and product quality control and product safety in production processes,
  • basic principles of production engineering with practical aspects of production systems and management,
  • topics covering the implementation of sustainable development principles and the concept of a circular economy,
  • methods and tools for the identification and assessment of environmental, social and economic impacts of production processes,
  • processing and interpretation of the data necessary for the sustainable assessment of products and production processes.

Programme description

The Master in Responsible Consumption is the first programme of its kind in Europe and is based on four core pillars to give you a unique perspective on the principles of the circular economy. These key pillars aim to:

  • Deepen your knowledge of the scientific and engineering principles of the circular economy and material flow systems on the production side, including advanced concepts, sustainability approaches and assessment methods and their application.
  • Immerse yourself in the world of social behaviour on the consumer side, including the psychological, social and economic aspects of buying and consumption, ethics and social responsibility of companies and consumers.
  • Specialise in one of four areas: Materials Science, Primary Raw Materials, Secondary Raw Materials and Recycling or Process Engineering.
  • Strengthen your transversal and personal skills: critical thinking, creativity and innovation, critical thinking, creativity and innovation, intercultural competence, team and leadership skills and excellent English.

MSc graduates can apply their knowledge and skills as engineers in the following industries:

  • Raw materials extraction and processing industries
  • Cement and binder industry
  • Metallurgical industry
  • Recycling companies
  • Plastics industry
  • Product manufacturing companies
  • Plant construction companies
  • Employ in state institutions at national and international level
  •  A variety of sectors including mining, metallurgy, recycling and geo-engineering companies
  • As consultants on environmental projects
  • Expert in the area of innovation management, circular economy and sustainable development

Future study fields of MSc students: PhD programs at national or international level, especially in above mentioned fields.

Programme description

The general objective of the study program is to provide students with the cognitive and behavioral skills needed to become specialists in the field of industrial systems in an increasingly complex and dynamic economic environment in the perspective of sustainable development and to develop the capacity for scientific research based on modern, computer-assisted concepts, in the view of responsible consumption and production. Graduates of this specialization acquire the necessary training for the design, operation and maintenance of systems used in various industries, in enterprises and companies, in the conditions of environment protection and use of clean energy.
Specific objectives of the study program:

  • Identifying the modern concepts, models and methods that underlie the operation of industrial systems.
  • Acquiring knowledge of energy efficiency of industrial systems and of sustainable transport systems.
  • Designing, adjusting and operating environmentally friendly industrial installations, equipment and systems.
  • Applying the techniques of modelling, simulation and management of industrial processes.
  • Implementing responsible consumption and production patterns, in line with the European perspective on them.
  • Acquiring and applying the complementary skills of management and economic analysis, of life cycle assessment.

Future study prospects for students completing this course at your university: Doctoral studies under the Eureca-Pro umbrella.

Programme description

Technology and Innovation are key drivers of competitive advantage in today’s knowledge economy. Today’s public or private organisations need skilled and innovative executives and chief officers who can not only develop and deploy critical technologies but also ensure that those enterprise technologies have a positive impact on business & organisations, employees, product & services and customers.

The Master in Technology & Innovation Management (MTIM) program builds upon the technical strengths of engineers and scientists by providing them with skills and knowledge to manage technology and innovation within their organisations. The MTIM program is suitable for those working in the public or private sectors.

MTIM is a one-year intensive interdisciplinary MSc program offered by the Technical University of Crete. It is coordinated by the School of Production Engineering and Management with the collaboration of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The course language of the program is English. The courses are offered through an eLearning platform.

The MTIM program is designed for graduates from a wide range of academic backgrounds including Engineering Schools, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Agriculture, Business Administration, Finance, Information Technology, Medical & Bio-medical, Military Academies and Technological Universities & Institutes from EU and non EU countries.

Programme description

The Hybrid Master’s Programme in Sustainable Engineering and Climate Change objectives are:

  • Provide interdisciplinary knowledge
  • In-depth study of environmental engineering topics
  • Specialization in particular sub-disciplines
  • Conducting cutting edge environmental research
  • Contributing to solutions of environmental problems
  • Prepare professionals for careers in the environmental sector
  • Contribute to healthier societies

The requirements for οbtaining the Master’s degree are as follows: 90 ECTS at least and duration of studies three academic semesters minimum (6 semesters maximum). The minimum number of courses, research and other educational and reserch activities required to earn the Master’s degree, are as stated below:

  • Six (6) courses (54 ECTS in total) and two (2) research leactures (6 ECTS in total) contribute 60 ECTS
  • The Master’s thesis contributes 30 ECTS.

Courses for the Master’s degree will be taught in English. The Master’s thesis will be written in English.

Courses will be taught both with in person and with online participation using e-learning platforms.

Director of SECC programme: Professor Apostolos Voulgarakis, PhD

Programme description

Each semester lasts 13 weeks and comprises four courses; each course involves two lectures per week (on different days). In addition to attending and successfully completing the courses, students are required to attend research seminars and to conduct independent study.

The students will also prepare and present a capstone project on a topic of their choice related to Machine Learning and Data Science. The learning outcome of MLDS will be individuals trained in modern methodologies, able to successfully compete in the international job market and to become the next generation leaders in technology, research and education.

The learning outcome of MLDS will be individuals trained in modern methodologies, able to successfully compete in the international job market and to become the next generation leaders in technology, research and education.

Competences: ability to understand the main concepts of various machine learning techniques and to use them for data analysis in different programming environments (e.g., Python, R, Matlab, SQL, TensorFlow, Dask).

Programme description

The Postgraduate Studies Program (PSM) “Sustainable Technologies of Energy Resources and Raw Materials” aims to facilitate high-level knowledge transfer and promote research in the field of sustainable development. It adopts a broad interdisciplinary approach to achieve these objectives. The program offers two specializations: I) Sustainable Technologies for Exploitation of Energy Resources-Environment, and II) Sustainable Technologies for Exploration and Exploitation of Raw Materials-Recycling. Graduates of this MSc program possess the qualifications to address and resolve critical issues related to the exploration, exploitation, processing, and utilization of raw materials and energy resources by employing environmentally friendly methods, within the context of the ongoing transition from a traditional economic model to a modern circular economy. Specifically, the learning outcomes sought by graduates in each specialization are as follows:
  • To gain a strong scientific foundation in sustainable and economically efficient technologies for utilizing energy resources, both conventional and renewable, while minimizing environmental impact. This specialization emphasizes carbon capture, sequestration and storage, energy transition technologies, production of biofuels and synthetic fuels, as well as design of energy-efficient plants.
  • To acquire a solid scientific background in economically viable and energy efficient technologies for exploring and exploiting raw materials, with a focus on recycling and utilization of by-products and waste in accordance with the principles of the circular economy. This specialization emphasizes conventional and advanced characterization techniques for primary and secondary materials, aiming to achieve secondary production of critical and high-value products, including metals and other materials.