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 program concept:
The first, second and third semester consist of mandatory and elective modules, the fourth semester is dedicated to the master thesis and defense (colloquium). The structure of the master program follows a clear phased approach of enhanced knowledge and competencies:
- Leveraging knowledge of all students, independent of their professional background during, the first semester with mandatory core courses
- Sharpening the individual profiles in the second and third semester with mandatory and elective modules related to the Master thesis or future professional expertise
- Applying competencies and skills with the development of the master thesis, field research, and defense in the fourth semester
Through the integrated design of the curriculum and mobility, the students will not only increase knowledge, competencies, and technical skills in their work area of interest. Complementing the curriculum, extracurricular activities and further qualification offers allow the students to enhance their individual profiles, this includes language classes, intercultural seminars, job reintegration trainings, among others. Students thus put into practice the personal qualities and softs skills in an international setting. Embedded in the different educational cultures, methods of teaching and learning, work styles and administrative issues, values, and communications approaches as well as languages and cultural skills, the study offers many opportunities, but certainly demands more commitment, flexibility, self-discipline, time management, and the ability to work in interdisciplinary teams.
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”
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.