Master Programme in Resource Recovery - University of Borås

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Master Programme in Resource Recovery

120 credits, full-time 100%

Application code: HB-8245A
First day of application: 2017-10-16
Number of Places: 15
Start: 2018-09-03
Place of Study: Borås
Language of instruction: English
Instructional time: Day
Application fee: 900 SEK
EU/EEA citizens and exchange students are not required to pay fees.*
Tuition fee: 65,000 SEK first payment
260,000 SEK full tuition fee
EU/EEA citizens and exchange students are not required to pay fees.*

*For more information regarding which countries are included in the EU/EEA, please read more here.

By studying on this unique master programme in Resource Recovery, which is given by the Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery, your ability to analyze and resolve problems related to disposing, processing and recycling of residuals into useful products will be developed.
Such a useful and salable product can be an item to the automotive industry made from biological material which can easily be recycled. It could be biogas or ethanol to replace oil and petrol. Or electricity, heating and cooling produced sustainably by thermal treatment of waste. Why not fish feed in addition to solve a waste problem and also reduce the depletion of the oceans? Regardless of whether you will be working as a researcher or work in business and management and you will be a global community builder, with knowledge and skills to take on challenges in areas even not directly related to resource recovery.

Content

You who are opting for this Masters course will get in touch with many different topics, such as biotechnology and energy technology and materials. The courses address both international and national (Swedish) aspects. Since the training is linked to the successful research conducted in the field at the Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery, you will get in close contact with our researchers and with research edge. Our network of companies, research institutes and municipalities also ensures that you get an education with a content that makes you attractive to potential employers.

In the first year you get an overview of how resources are managed internationally and nationally (in Sweden), trends and legislation. Characterization of waste is important to select the right recycling method. You study the combustion and gasification of waste into electricity, heat and fuels and biological methods and techniques for the production of biofuels such as biogas and bioethanol from waste and other resources. You may get in touch with Life Cycle Analysis as a tool to assess which method may be the most appropriate for the environment.

During the second year, you get the opportunity to further extend your knowledge in a chosen area by participating in a research project for a full study year. The goal for you is to produce a draft of a research report or scientific article.
During the studies great emphasis will be on oral and written presentations and you will improve your ability to obtain and evaluate information and research results in the field.