Academics

Program Structure

The double degree master program runs for four semesters and starts in august of each academic year. Courses in Mexico are mainly implemented in Spanish while the official teaching language at ITT is English. 

The master‘s curriculum is an systematic combination under mutual recognition of the modules of both university programs.  The overall study program is equivalent to 120 ECTS at TH Köln and 127 credit points at UASLP.

The first, second and third semester consist of mandatory and elective modules, the fourth semester is dedicated to the master thesis and defense (colloquium).

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 Mandatory Modules

The mandatory modules are organized in Core Modules (6), Project Modules (2) and Thesis Preparation Modules (5).
Acknowledging, the fact that participants have a wide range of professional backgrounds, the mandatory modules aim at providing the student with a general overview of different disciplines relevant to natural resources.

Elective Modules

The elective modules in the second and third semester are organized into two blocks, one in their area of “specialization elective for the double degree master program ENREM” and the other from the “Methods and Tools” catalogue.

The students need to select a total of eight elective modules in the second (4 electives) and third (4 electives) semester:

  • A minimum of 4 modules is required from the module catalogue “Elective for the double degree master program ENREM” from PMPCA at UASLP and NRM at ITT 
  • A minimum one (1) module is required from the module catalogue “Methods and Tools” from PMPCA and ITT 
  • The remaining 3 modules can also be selected of the adjoining master programs module catalogues (Integrated Water Resources Management IWRM and Renewable Energy Management REM) or from the module catalogue Methods and Tools or from the module catalogue “Electives for the double degree master program”

Master Thesis

The students start to work on their master thesis already in the first semester and can be developed within an ongoing project at a company or institution in Mexico, Germany or another Latin American Country. For the supervision of the Master thesis, the students have to select three supervisors “Comité Tutelar (CT)”, at least one supervisor has to be from ITT and PMPCA, each. The third member of the CT can be an external expert.

During the whole period, web-based virtual tutoring will be available in order to provide a sound and consistent program supported by staff from both executing universities.