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MScSustainable Management and Production

Kaunas University of Technology
Lithuania, Kaunas
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design
Tuition fee €5,266 per year

*KTU offers partial tuition fee waivers for the candidates with outstanding results

Application fee €100 one-time

Payable within 2 weeks from the application submission by transferring it to the KTU bank account. Non-refundable. Bank details will be provided during application.

More information

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Overview

Today, the only way for organisations to stay up to date is to be able to operate sustainably. It is therefore crucial that not only the outcomes of production but also its management and processes are aligned to the principles of sustainable development. This requires experts in sustainable management and production, excellent leaders that can help organisations improve on a global scale.

KTU master’s studies in Sustainable Management and Production merge three different fields: environmental engineering, manufacturing engineering, and business. It is a combination of interdisciplinary knowledge and skills with a solid basis in engineering science, that is necessary for future leaders and innovators.

Studying at KTU, you will gain an understanding of applied engineering and holistic life cycle approach, acquire a unique ability to systematically assess the consequences of decisions in terms of environmental, economic and technological aspects. Our students are educated on complex interactions and interdependencies between economic decisions, technological solutions and innovations, they gain an understanding of the relationships among market forces, policies and the environment.

This course is developed with people who are already working in mind – you will be able to combine distance and classroom activities. In our study process, we encourage learning through independent work and expanding theoretical knowledge, teamwork and practical competencies at the evening lectures, which can be also joined remotely. Some classes will take place on Saturdays – classroom lectures, group and practical seminars. You will also be able to attend consultations at the Institute of Environmental Engineering.

Our graduates are equipped with strong interlinked competencies in engineering and management. After graduation, you will contribute to design, production and management activities of the value chain considering the limits of natural resources, following sustainability procedures, and at the same time managing business and production risks to guarantee competitiveness. You will be able to use your knowledge in international or local organisations, demonstrating leadership in sustainable development.

  • For educating preventive environmental management specialists the study programme received international environmental Energy Globe
  • Recognized as the best engineering study programme in Europe for the education of sustainable industrial development specialists, awarded with QUESTE-SI quality assurance label
  • Advanced study methods used: real industry environmental problems are solved in cooperation with the practitioners
  • Effective combination of mandatory and elective courses allows designing an individual study plan
  • Research-based studies: Sustainable Management and Production is the only one program coordinated by a research institute (KTU Institute of Environmental Engineering)

Values

Award for the best study programme in Europe:

  • International environmental award “Energy Globe” for preparation of preventive environmental management specialists for companies and public institutions.
  • QUESTE-SI quality assurance system – it was recognized as the best engineering study programme in Europe for preparation of sustainable industrial development specialists.

Performance of applied works:

  • Strong focus on practical application: students perform their individual and team works in cooperation with Lithuanian industrial companies and organisations. During studies real environmental problems of the companies are solved in cooperation with the practitioners, as well as practical applied tasks for improvement of efficiency of the environmental protection are performed. Effective combination of mandatory and elective study modules provides students with a possibility of individual study plans, enabling acquisition of competences in the areas of sustainable industrial development, environmental protection, policy and economics.

Competencies for sustainable development:

  • System thinking; Strategic and critical view; Risk evaluation and management; Collaboration; Normative; Prognosis and modelling (creativity). This program prepares students for a wide range of careers and gives them access to the global labor market which requires the ability to analyze complex business operations and to reach sustainable solutions.

Science based Studies:

  • Sustainable Management and Production is the only one program coordinated by the KTU research institute – Institute of Environmental Engineering (APINI). It gives bet opportunities for the master students to gain up-to-date science based studies, to cooperate with the researchers, young scientists (PhD students) and to be integral part of the international research projects in time of the studies. That gives increased opportunity to built the portfolio for the following possible step in studies – PhD studies of Environmental Engineering, coordinated by APINI.

Programme structure

Preparation and management of environmental projects
Development and management of environmental projects
Cleaner production
Eco-design

Integration of technological processes
Environmental technologies
Eco-design
Smart and sustainable cities

Environmental analysis and assessment of environmental impact
Environmental impact assessment
Environmental management accounting
Chemicals risk management
Integrated waste management
Ecosystems and their modelling

Leadership for sustainable development
Environmental policy, law and economics
Sustainable management of natural resources
Sustainable energy corporate social responsibility
Sustainable consumption and production

Career opportunities

Student’s competencies:

  • To assess environmental, social, and economic aspects of production processes, company or region aiming to make integrated and substantiated solutions guiding the company’s performance towards long-term competitiveness and responsible performance;
  • To prepare an investment project of sustainable innovations for a product, company, or region;
  • To systematically assess sustainability aspects in production and management insuring further economically efficient, socially responsible, and environmentally friendly activities-leadership for sustainable development;
  • Inter-field competencies of engineering, production engineering, and business;
  • To apply advanced engineering methods and the latest technologies while solving complex production, companies, or regional problems.

Student’s skills:

  • Able to assess the environmental impact of industrial technologies, processes, and products based on the knowledge of environmental processes and integrated engineering;
  • Able to introduce and administer environmental management systems, manage production, environmental and other management documentation in the industrial and service companies;
  • Able to prepare and present reports on environmental management, social responsibility, and sustainability;
  • Able to analyse business, industrial, and regional problems and propose economically efficient, environmentally, and socially beneficial innovations for the management of sustainability risks;
  • Able to implement engineering solutions for cleaner production, analyze and assess their efficiency, apply ecological design principles for product development, and make integrated assessments of environmental, economic, social, and technological aspects while making important decisions.

You may become:

  • Policy and planning manager;
  • Production process and product development specialist;
  • Environmental management specialist / consultant / expert;
  • Manager / project manager of the company / division;
  • Ecology engineer;
  • Specialist / manager of the business for social responsibility and sustainable development.
Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application deadline
30 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
1 Sept 2024
Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application deadline
30 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
1 Sept 2024