ME3+ - Erasmus Mundus in Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy

Deadline
January 23, 2022

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Location (s):

  • France
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Sweden
Nantes, Budapest, Bolzano, Trento, Borås

Overview

Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, Europe needs a new growth strategy that will transform the Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy, where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050, where economic growth is decoupled from resource use and where no person and no place is left behind. The European Green Deal is our plan to make the EU's economy sustainable. We can do this by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities, and making the transition just and inclusive for all". This is how the European Green Deal is presented while forming an integral part of this Commission's strategy to implement the UN Agenda 2030 and the sustainable development goals. Aligned with this strategy, the ME3+ programme is an integrated and innovative programme combining Energy and Environmental Process Engineering together with Management and Social Sciences, and integrating the information and communication technology (ICT) for a 2-years full programme (120 ECTS).

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Objectives

Delivered by 5 European renowned partner universities, it aims at

  • offering a well-balanced education to train future engineers and managers to participate to energy and environment transitions
  • developing strong knowledge and skills within 3 possible study tracks (renewable energy integration, resource recovery for the circular economy, and smart cities and industry 4.0) and a 6-months internship (Master Thesis)
  • delivering double Master of Science degrees whatever the selected option
  • reinforcing an already existing network of Alumni, academia, professional and experts to address the employer needs and the future doctoral studies in Europe and abroad
  • addressing the European Green Deal ambitions as well as the plan of action for people, planet and prosperity proposed by UN in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Programme description

The ME3+ programme is a full 2-year master, totally taught in English and accounts for 120 ECTS. It includes an academic period that lasts for 3 semesters and ends with an industrial or research project semester called “Master Thesis”. Each semester is accounting for 30 ECTS.

Three study tracks are proposed to train the future project managers in renewable energy integration and environment (study track 1), in environment and resource recovery towards the circular economy (study track 2) and in smart cities and industry 4.0 (study track 3).

These study tracks provide multiple degrees, after successful completion of the study programme:

  • Study track 1 offers the MSc in Mechanical Engineering Modelling from BME and the MSc in "Process and Bioprocess Engineering" track "Project Management for Environmental and Energy Engineering" (MSc PBPE /PM3E) from IMT Atlantique
  • Study track 2 offers the MSc with major in Resource Recovery, specialisation in Energy Technology from HB and the MSc in "Process and Bioprocess Engineering" track "Project Management for Environmental and Energy Engineering" (MSc PBPE /PM3E) from IMT Atlantique
  • Study track 3 offers the Joint MSc in Energy Engineering from Unibz and Unitn and the MSc in "Process and Bioprocess Engineering" track "Project Management for Environmental and Energy Engineering" (MSc PBPE /PM3E) from IMT Atlantique

Curriculum 

One of the key and original features of the ME3+ programme is to combine Energy and Environmental Engineering together with Management and Social Sciences. It aims at offering a well-balanced education to future engineers and managers ensuring that they have the adequate skills to solve environmental and energy issues through an integrated approach, combining technological development and innovations together with the consideration of human, social and economic constraints in a digital world. 

The ME3+ programme implementation is based on three academic semesters followed by a 6-month internship called Master Thesis.

  • The first semester is common to all students, takes place at BME in Budapest (Hungary) and is devoted to foundations in energy engineering and green economy. 
  • The study track 1 begins at IMT Atlantique in Nantes (France) for the second semester devoted to environmental technologies defined as techniques and processes to control pollution, products and services that are less polluting and require fewer resources, and ways to manage resources more effectively. For the third semester, the students go back to BME (Hungary) to study the integration of renewable energy in energy systems. 
  • The study track 2 begins also at IMT Atlantique in Nantes (France) with study track 1 students and is completed at the University of Borås (Sweden). This semester is focused on resource recovery and life cycle assessment to contribute of the circular economy development. 
  • The study track 3 begins at the University of Bolzano and this semester is operated jointly by the University of Bolzano and the University of Trento (Italy). These universities offer a semester devoted to energy efficiency in buildings including the electric power conversion systems and classes take place at the University of Bolzano Campus. This track ends up at IMT Atlantique (France) and focuses on energy systems and digitalization in smart cities and industry 4.0.  
  • For all students, the fourth semester is devoted to the Master Thesis conducted in a company, or in a university, a research institute or any institution where the student can perform the knowledge and skills acquired during the academic semesters in agreement with his/her future professional project.

Degrees awarded

The aim of the ME3+ programme is to deliver multiple degrees. These degrees are all Master of Science degrees already integrated into the national and institutional academic offers of each ME3+ partner Universities and based on 120 ECTS (2-years Master programme). They are all fully recognized and accredited by national accreditation agencies.

After successful completion of the whole study programme (3 academic semesters and the Master Thesis semester), the double degrees awarded depend on the followed study track and are the following:

  • Study track 1 offers the MSc in Mechanical Engineering Modelling from BME and the MSc in "Process and Bioprocess Engineering" track "Project Management for Environmental and Energy Engineering" (MSc PBPE /PM3E) from IMT Atlantique 
  • Study track 2 offers the MSc with major in Resource Recovery, specialisation in Energy Technology from the University of Borås and the MSc in "Process and Bioprocess Engineering" track "Project Management for Environmental and Energy Engineering" (MSc PBPE /PM3E) from IMT Atlantique
  • Study track 3 offers the Joint MSc in Energy Engineering from the Free University of Bolzano and the University of Trento, and the MSc in "Process and Bioprocess Engineering" track "Project Management for Environmental and Energy Engineering" (MSc PBPE /PM3E) from IMT Atlantique

In addition to the degrees, a ME3+ Joint Certificate is also delivered to the students. It specifies the study track followed, the degrees awarded under the framework of the ME3+ programme and is signed by each coordinator of the ME3+ consortium.

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The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees ME3+ is offered to students around the world who have the highest potential for graduate studies.

To enter the programme, candidates must have either a Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering (180 ECTS) - or a recognised equivalent diploma from an accredited institution (minimum 3-year full time study, 180 ECTS) in a scientific or technical discipline - with specialization in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Energy Engineering or equivalent awarded with at least second class honours (or equivalent standard).  Other engineering curricula such as Electrical Engineering, Civil engineering, Environment Engineering are accepted with documented background in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics…

You may apply if you have a different background, but be aware that your chances of admission are likely to be lower.

English Language proficiency

There are two main ways to fulfil the English proficiency requirements:

Approved English language tests (validation not older than 2 years)

Medium of instruction in English (attested by the University if located in a non-English-speaking country)

For an easier and consistent understanding of language requirements, use of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):

http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/resources/european-language-levels-cefr

In this Framework of Reference, the minimum requirement for non-native English speakers is “B2”.

The English minimum requirements are the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL internet-based test iBT: 90 - TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5on the written part) - Home Edition is also accepted due to the COVID19 pandemic
  • TOEIC: total overall score 800 minimum including listening, reading and speaking
  • Cambridge Certificate: First Certificate in English (minimum pass grade "C") or Certificate in Advanced English or Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • Official academic transcript from Home University clearly stating the English language level B2 or higher according to CEFR (all four linguistic abilities must have been tested: reading, listening, writing, speaking)

Other language proficiency

A minimum level of A1 in Italian or German is expected for the study track 3.


Dates:

Deadline: January 23, 2022


Cost/funding for participants:

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