Two thirds of the Earth is covered by water, and oceans, lakes and rivers are a crucial source of food and jobs. On a global scale, it is increasingly important to utilise marine and freshwater ecosystems in a sustainable way, to maintain their biodiversity, and to develop new aquatic production systems. The MSc in Aquatic Science and Technology follows an interdisciplinary approach to these challenges and targets aquatic resource management, conservation, production and utilisation.
The backbone of the programme is courses in marine and freshwater ecology, ocean physics, aquatic resources, physiology and mathematical biology. Based on this, students specialise in one technological area: aquaculture, fisheries science, management of aquatic resources and ecosystems or marine research and modelling.
The programme is a collaboration between DTU and the University of Copenhagen, with joint contributions from high-profile, technological, biological and fisheries research institutes and laboratories. Students benefit from a strong scientific and engineering environment while training in solving complex practical and theoretical problems in ocean and freshwater science and technology. There are opportunities for internships and external projects through a strong network, which includes private companies and public and international organisations. A number of PhD scholarships are also available at the various institutes for those wanting to pursue a research career.
With an MSc in Aquatic Science and Technology you will have a thorough ecological and physical understanding of aquatic environments. For example, you will be able to use ecosystem modelling to describe and evaluate interactions between the aquatic environment, its living resources, human activities and natural drivers. You will also be able to use and contribute to the development of modern aquatic measurement and monitoring technology. Depending on the specialisation, you will be able to design economically and ecologically sustainable governance and production systems and provide quantitative advice on the impact of human activities on aquatic organisms and ecosystems.