Master of Science in Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management - CoMEM

General information

The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management (CoMEM), is a two-year English taught international Master's programme. The programme is offered by a consortium of five recognised European universities. All participating universities have long-standing relations with the industry, public works administrations and research and education institutes:

1) The Norwegian Univerisity of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
2) Polytechnic University of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
3) Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands
4) City University London, United Kingdom
5) University of Southampton, United Kingdom

During the programme, students study in two or three different countries depending on the individual track of study.

The students will familiarise themselves with key issues involved in providing sustainable, environmentally friendly, legally and economically acceptable solutions to a variety of challenges related to the CoMEM field.

Studying in multiple European countries will enable students to meet and work with professionals from various backgrounds, gather knowledge on a wide range of issues and a comprehensive EU perspective on CoMEM related challenges. This will enable students to develop a coherent and integrated approach that is applicable in a global perspective as well.

The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management (CoMEM), is a two-year English taught international Master's programme. The programme is offered by a consortium of five recognised European universities: 1) The Norwegian Univerisity of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway 2) Polytechnic University of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain 3) Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands 4) City University London, United Kingdom 5) University of Southampton, United Kingdom. During the programme, students study in two or three different countries depending on the individual track of study.

The first year acts as a foundation, providing academic and social coherence through compulsory and optional modules, project work and fieldtrips. The second year is focused on specialization and the final thesis. The optional courses are selected by the student in consultation with the CoMEM Track tutors (tt). The full range of distinctive skills offered by the five partners is brought together: these can only be accessed by student mobility. Thus CoMEM is divided into five tracks (specialisations):

  1. Arctic Marine Coastal Engineering (NTNU)
  2. Marine Operations and Management (City, London)
  3. Environment and Management (Southampton)
  4. Coastal Engineering (TU Delft)
  5. Engineering and Environment (UPC, Barcelona)
Objective:
  • To offer high quality and innovative education in the field of Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management
  • To add distinctive value of each of the European partner institutions' expertise
  • To educate students in fundamental and specialized knowledge and intellectual skills in the field
  • To train students in the most advanced tools and research techniques available within the field
  • To build on existing fundamental knowledge and to offer advanced knowledge and understanding of specializations accessible through the CoMEM partners communities
  • To create awareness and educate students in the ethical and integral dimensions of their future profession
  • To develop an informed understanding of the social, ethical and professional responsibility in coastal management strategies
  • To prepare students for employment in challenging careers within the field of coastal and marine engineering and management in Europe and worldwide
Contact Person: Sonja M Ekrann Hammer (Administrative Coordinator - NTNU) (comem@ivt.ntnu.no)

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0522 - Conservation and environmental management", "0712 - Environmental protection technology", "0713 - Offshore and renewable energy", "0715 - Machinery and operators", "0724 - Oil, gas and mineral resources", "0731 - Marine spatial planning", "0731 - Surveying", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions

Venue

Venue: The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Coordinator)
Trondheim, Norway

Semester 1: Trondheim (Norway)
Semester 2: Track 1 & 4 - Delft (The Netherlands); Track 2, 3 & 5 Barcelona (Spain)
Semester 3: Track 1 - Delft; Track 2 - London (UK); Track 3,4 & 5 - Southampton (UK)
Semester 4: Students do their master thesis at their Track home university

Application

Open from
1 Oct 2016 to 1 Dec 2016

Cost:

Partner country students:      

EUR 4500 per semester                                                       EUR 18000 total for 2yr MSc

Programme country students:                          

EUR 2250  per semester                                                      EUR  9000 total for 2yr MSc


Prerequisites:

Below is the minimum requirements for being considered for admission to the programme:

1. A university BSc degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering. Other relevant degrees may also be considered for admission to the CoMEM Programme. You have a thorough general knowledge on the fundamentals in engineering or numerate physical sciences and your degree represents a minimum of 180 ECTS (including topics within the fields of mathematics/statistics equivalent to 30 ECTS). If a candidate is in the process of obtaining the Bachelor degree, he/she may apply for admission to CoMEM. He/she must include a letter from the university stating the anticipated date of completion of the degree. We may conditionally admit him/her, based on transcripts, detailed information about the curriculum and the expected date of graduation. The conditional admission letter will include the deadline date for obtaining your BSc degree.

2. A BScCumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 75 %> of the scale maximum.

3. Proof of English languageproficiency

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT total score of at least 90, with a minimum sub score of 21 for each part of the test, or

IELTS (academic version) total score of at least 6.5, with a minimum sub score of 6.0 for each part of the test, i.e. speaking, writing , reading and listening.

The University of Cambridge 'Certificate of Proficiency in English'or the University of Cambridge 'Certificate in Advanced English'

CoMEM requires the language certificate to have been issued within the past two years**
Please note:
* exclusively nationals from the USA, the English speaking part of Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand are exempt from the English language requirement.

** please note that those choosing to go to City, University of London (Track 2) for the 3rd and 4th semester will apply for a student visa that requires at the time of application that you hold a English test not older than two years. This means that you should either submit a newly taken test when applying or must be prepared to re-take an exam in the event your test is older than 2 years when applying for the UK student visa for more than 6 months. 

4. A clear and CoMEM relevant statement in English (1000 words maximum)
This statement should explain why you would be a good participant in the CoMEM  MSc programme. This should include: 1) your academic and personal motivation; 2) your relevant skills and abilities; and 3) which aspects of the CoMEM curriculum appeals to you?

5. A resume (curriculum vitae) in English
CoMEM is looking for individuals who have the potential to excel in coastal and marine engineering and management as exemplified by their academic and professional activities and demonstrable aspirations.

6. Admission policy

The intent of the admission policy is to ensure equal opportunities for qualified BSc graduates from all countries. 

Students are individually assessed on the basis of their academic and professional record, personal statements, letters of recommendation and English language competency.

A limited number of Erasmus+ scholarships are available for Partner and Programme country applicants . Some additional specific region scholarships will also be offered awarded by the EU/EACEA agency after selection lists have been submitted. EU guidelines are followed with regard to the selection and awarding of EU scholarships. For more information consult: EACEA FAQ. Priority for selection of scholarships is given to those holding a BSc over those already holding a MSc.

Applicants can apply to a maximum of three Erasmus Mundus (EM) programmes (for a scholarship) and are required to specify in their application whether they have applied to other EM courses.

7. Information related to selection and admission procedures. The consortium aims to attract and select elite students and applies the following three step application process: 1) The NTNU international relation office draws up admission advice based on the relevance of the applicant. 2) The CoMEM Admission Reviewer ranks each student based on their application, admission advice and the admission criteria. 3) The CoMEM Consortium Board reviews the final admission advice and develops the final ranking and the nominations for the EM scholarships in a joint meeting in February. This process considers gender and geographical balance and students with special needs. The joint application, selection and admission procedure guarantees a fair and transparent selection of the best possible CoMEM candidates.


Application Procedure:

CoMEM will be terminated in 2020, thus CoMEM is not open for admission for study-start Autumn 2020. Applications will not be considered. 

Information about the application: https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/mscomem/application 


Grant Opportunities:

CoMEM offers a limited number of Programme country and Partner country student scholarships:

  • Programme Country student scholarships: 35.000€ 
  • Partner Country student scholarships: 47.000€ / 51.000€ 

A limited number of Erasmus+ scholarships are available for students accepted to CoMEM. Candidates who wish to be considered for an Erasmus+ scholarship must indicate this in both the online application form and the additional CoMEM specific pdf application form.

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Science

Credits:
Scheme: 
ECTS
Value: 
120
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