master's structure

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You have a great deal of freedom in customising your Master’s in Environmental & Energy Management.

As a student, you can tailor your Master’s to your own wishes and ambitions. For example, you will choose a specialisation which enables you to develop expertise within a specific domain. Your choice determines the type of case project you will work on in your second semester, as well as the research theme(s) you will cover in your master’s thesis.

How to compose your Master’s

What your curriculum looks like, partly depends on the choices you make in composing your Master’s. There are two steps in doing so.

Master’s structure

During your Master’s in Environmental & Energy Management, you will collect a total of 60 EC within one year.

European Credit Transfer System

Student workload at Dutch universities is expressed in EC, also named ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), widely used throughout the European Union. In the Netherlands, each credit represents 28 hours of work. The recognition of credits is at the discretion of your Master's.

Below, you can find the general structure of MEEM.

Number of EC

Compulsory courses

31 EC

Personal Development Electives
You choose two out of five electives

4 EC

Case Project

10 EC

You will work on a case related to your chosen specialisation, together with a team of fellow students, applying the challenge-based learning approach.

Master’s thesis

15 EC

You will finish your studies with a master’s thesis of 15 EC.

Total EC 

60 EC

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