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  Master of Bioscience Engineering: Sustainable Urban Bioscience Engineering


University of Antwerp    Masters programmes

Full time September MA 2 years
Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Biological Sciences (4)

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The Master of Bioscience Engineering: Sustainable Urban Bioscience Engineering (SUBE) is a unique programme offered by the University of Antwerp, Ghent University, and KU Leuven. This multidisciplinary Master's programme equips students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to tackle complex urban environmental issues using sustainable and (eco)technological solutions. The programme focuses on rapid global urbanization and its impact on the urban living environment, addressing challenges such as resource use, waste production, air and water quality, energy demand, climate change, and health risks. With a strong emphasis on practical experience, students participate in CityLabs coordinated by different universities, allowing them to specialize in specific urban environmental challenges. This programme is open to students with a Bachelor's degree in engineering or related fields, and proficiency in English is required for non-local applicants.

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For a better tomorrow: addressing complex environmental issues in cities in a sustainable and (eco)technological way

Worldwide, increasing urbanisation poses many environmental challenges: use of resources, production of waste, quality of air and water, energy demand, effects of climate change, health problems, and so on. The complexity of these urban environmental problems is substantial. In order to tackle them, we need expertise from different disciplines, with a focus on sustainability and (eco)technological innovation.

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Entry Requirements

This Master is open to applicants holding an academic Bachelor’s degree in engineering and to applicants holding other Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees encompassing thorough coursework in mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, and basic engineering courses, and at least one of the following two domains (i) earth and environmental sciences, and (ii) biology and ecology. This degree should be obtained at a recognized university, college or institute, with an end result of at least second class upper or equivalent.
Candidates with a prior degree issued outside Belgium, the Netherlands or Luxembourg are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English.


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