MSc. of Environmental Technology and Climate Changes / Program Overview

 

The exploitation of materials and energy resources generates environmental implications such as: climate change, resource depletion and uncontrolled dispersal of hazardous substances. In times of global environmental problems and concerns about long term availability of natural resources, incentives for using materials and energy in a more intelligent and efficient way are increasing among governments, companies and other organizations. 

 

The Master Program in Environmental Technology and Climate Changes combines the perspectives of two research groups -Energy Systems and Environmental Technology. This program aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills in the areas of energy, environmental technology and climate change. The program is designed to provide researchers and policy analysts with training in advanced areas of renewable energy and   environment technology and policy. The emphasis is on environmental monitoring and resource assessment related to energy systems. Moreover, the Master Program aims tat improving the environmental performance by bridging the gap between the economy and the environment and integrating social aspects in the development processes. Consequently, the future technical staff and decision-makers in both public and private sectors will be prepared for analyzing and acting in an environmentally proactive manner in relation with policies, production processes and resources utilization.

 

This program is designed according to the analysis of the Jordanian labor market needs in the field of energy, environmental technology and climate change which was carried out by the Master Program in Environmental Technology and Climate Changes team. The labor market analysis shows that the market needs researchers and qualified engineers in all filed related to energy and environment, furthermore this program encourages the scientific state-of-the-art research in areas such as: renewable energy, energy efficiency, industrial ecology and corporate environmental management.

 

This Program is designed and prepared at the University of Jordan in collaboration with four European Universities [Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe - University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Hamburg University of Technology (Germany), University of Innsbruck (Austria), Instituto Superior de Paços de Brandão (Portugal) and with a support of the European Union within TEMPUS program.

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The program aims to address the social, economic and environmental issues involved with renewable energy systems through the following:

1.  To enable the students  to become aware of the most pressing environmental issues and challenges and find sustainable policies and clean technologies to solve these issues.

2.    To enable students to distinguish the different energy generation systems and their environmental impacts.

3.  To explain the major theoretical approaches to environmental ethics and assess their implications for environmental policy formulation.

4.  To describe the nature, scope, objective and enforceability of environmental law both at international and supranational level.

5.  To understand the direction of international environmental legislation and regulation. Compare/contrast to environmental legislations and regulations applicable in Jordan and the region.

6.  To enable students to develop  engineering solutions to important regional and global energy and environmental problems in order  to meet the region's needs for renewable energy through carrying out fundamental and applied  research using appropriate design methods and analysis tools. 

7.  To broaden and enhance student’s skills on efficient problem solving, critical-thinking, team working and professional communication.

8.  To train engineers, scientists, environmental scientists and policy analysts to participate in the development of the renewable energy industry in Jordan and the region.

9.  To provide students with a capacity of self-learning in familiar and unfamiliar situations and for efficient time and resource management. 

10.  To develop in students leadership skills so they can play principal roles in academic and industrial organizations in the engineering areas. 

11.  To enable students to pursue PhD and other advanced postgraduate studies in the field of renewable energy, environment and climate changes.

 

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