Positive career perspective
Environmental technology and engineering is – more than other disciplines – based on international cooperation in business and research. Therefore, our approach prepares you, as students, for a professional career.
You study in three universities and three countries, in English. Thus you gain a higly valued multi-cultural experience by studying with other students from all over the world, mostly students from developing countries and countries in transition.
Upon graduation, you are a Master in Environmental Technology and Engineering and are qualified for a professional career in:
- the private sector: worldwide environmental technology applications (Best Available Technologies) and consulting in the domains of treatment of wastewater and waste gas, soil and sediment remediation, solid waste management, and development and application of clean technologies.
- Research: applied research at universities or research institutions, or in-company research.
- the Governmental or (semi)public sector: environmental technology and engineering applications and consulting in local and regional administrations and different types of regulations (e.g. implementation of the European Directives) or local governance as environmental experts defining and implementing environmental policy for sustainable development, in European and other developed as well as developing countries and countries in transition.
Have a look at the next page to see where our Alumni are currently working!
Working after IMETE
- Finding a job is a challenge! Having an IMETE Erasmus Mundus degree represents a collection of qualities and skills that companies and academia value, but it is not a guarantee of finding the job of your dreams immediately. The degree opens doors, and allows you to access a wide network, but the networking itself is up to you! Only a small minority (8%) of our students is still undecided on what to do or looking for a job 4 months after graduation. Have a look at the next page to see where our Alumni are currently working!
- Our faculties and the IMETE programme brings you into contact with companies/research organisations/partner institutes. We do this through events organised, the internship, visiting lecturers from academia and industry, and keeping you informed of events organised both at our faculties and universities, but also by partners.
- We can show you the way, bring you into contact with the interesting organisations and people, but finding a job will be ultimately your responsibilty. Most universities have job services that can help you look for a job during your studies, or that can assist in finding your way on the job market.
- Regarding PhD positions: the Ghent, Prague and Delft core partners have a strong PhD culture and support. If you are interested, find out more on this page. There are also some funding possibilities, but this process is highly competitive, and only the best students will be awarded a PhD position.
- We see that several students started working on the short term in the companies or organisations where they have done their thesis research or internship. We learn from our partners in industry and in the private sector that our alumni are valued highly because international companies are often looking for people whose interest in internationalization is already reflected in their study trajectory.
- The specific and unique selling point of this program (and all Erasmus Mundus programs) is that it allows you to study in three different countries at three different institutes, resulting in a joint degree which is accredited in three different countries. You get access to the alumni networks and contacts of all universities and professors involved in the programme, which covers all of Europe and a lot of countries outside to.