Track: Science Communication
Degree: Master of Science Communication
Credits: 120 ECTS, 24 months
Type: Regular study programme
Language of instruction: English
Specialising in communication boosts your employability and helps take science and technology to the next level.
Looking beyond science and technology
“Twenty-first-century engineers will need to be trusted innovators, master integrators, enterprise enablers, technology stewards, and knowledge handlers,” according to Joseph Bordogna, former director of the US National Science Foundation. Future engineers will be expected to have much more than just a solid knowledge of, and skills in, science and technology. Therefore communication and collaboration are essential parts of engineering in the 21st century. It raises the quality of your work and increases your employability. If you love science and engineering and want to make them work in practice, and you like working with people, then the Science Communication track is ideal for you.
The Science Communication track provides you with the knowledge and skills to design and optimize strategic communication processes within and between organisations and society. As such, you contribute to the quality of new and emerging science and technology, by attuning innovations to societal demands. The courses within the Science Communication track teach you to look at professional communication practices from a scientific perspective. You learn how to study, design and participate in effective and accurate communication between different stakeholders, ranging from other scientific experts to representatives from industry, policymakers and the general public.
Seven reasons to go for the Science Communication track
- Learn to attune communication to social, political and organisational contexts in order to solve complex problems in bridging between science, technology and society.
- Boost your employability and enhance your future career since engineering for the 21st century is in strong need for communication and collaboration..
- The opportunity to obtain a double MSc degree.
- Supplement your scientific and technological insights with practical skills and knowledge of communication theory, policy and strategies.
- Work with fellow students and professionals to solve realistic communication problems during course assignments and internships and become part of a multidisciplinary community of communication experts with different backgrounds.
- Graduate within a programme that is attuned your own preferences.