About the course The following documents provide to the participants essential information about organisation, contents and various procedures implemented by the EuroAquae consortium for the master course. These details are regularly updated and have to be consulted as references.
Course structure EuroAquae Master Course is a modular degree designed for flexible delivery at a number of institutions, allowing and encouraging mobility of students. EuroAquae is organised in partnership between the following European awarding universities:
* University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis (UNS, France) – coordinating institution * Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus (BTUC, Germany) * Warsaw University of Technology (WUT, Poland) * Newcastle University (NU, United Kingdom) * Technical University of Catalonia (UPC, Spain)
The master’s programme is organised in 4 semesters, over 2 years. All courses within the partner universities are modular in form and EuroAquae MSc candidates must take a total value of 120 ECTS credits over the 4 semesters to fulfil the requirements of the MSc.
The programme is organized as a pedagogic continuum: * The course begins in September (semester I) of each year and takes the form of formal tuition, including fieldwork, lectures, tutorials, seminars and a work-based research project which will be reported in the form of a formal dissertation. * Students on the EuroAquae MSc can start semester I of their studies at any of the 3 partner universities: UNS, BTUC and UPC. In semester II, all EuroAquae students attend Newcastle University. Semester III is offered only at the other 4 partner universities (UNS, BTUC, UPC & WUT), while semester IV can be undertaken in industry or at any of the partner universities. * In each semester, students take 30 ECTS credits.
Mobility is a fundamental concept of the programme which is used to develop and promote a common vision and professional capacity through a variety of specializations. Students must follow at least 30% (1 semester) of the curricula in a different institution from their European home institution, where they spent Semester I. The mobility is applied in semesters II, III and IV.
The global organization of the course is summarized on the following graph.