The objective of the Master of Science in Environmental and Resource Management (ERM) is to qualify the student to identify, formulate and solve complex problems attached to the use and conservation of environmental and natural resources by acquiring specialist, theoretical and methodical qualifications. Furthermore it aims to make the student qualified to participate nationally and internationally in interdisciplinary teams to solve complex tasks within the environmental and resource area in planning, administration, innovation, management and communication.
The most important competence the student obtains is specialist and methodology tools in social science and natural science/technology in order to obtain knowledge to understand complex environmental and resource problems and to find sustainable solutions. This demands a thorough understanding of both the problems themselves and the organisational possibilities/restrictions attached to the development within the area.
More specifically the competences that the student obtains by following this programme are described from the following three central elements in the programme, the technological/natural science domain and the behavioural/social domain and the connection between these two.
- In the technological/natural science domain importance is attached to competences related to natural resources and the environmental characteristics and the technological dimension of using and processing material, energy and the environment
- In the behavioral/social domain competences are important within the most efficient exploitation of natural resources and the environment as part of the economic system and also the interaction between partners, the environment and natural resources
- Competences which enable a coupling of these domains are developed by selected courses, projects, study groups and the final thesis.