|Study location||Netherlands, Groningen|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1,5 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Having a BSc. in economics, social sciences, environmental sciences, (industrial engineering and) management or studies providing a systemic point of view
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 minimum (with not less than 6.0 in Reading, Listening, Speaking or Writing)
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
The references should be from former employers.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Curriculum Vitae (with detailed job description)
Professional focus on subjects like economics, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, social sciences, political sciences, international business, managerial engineering and architecture.
One of the greatest challenges of our time is the transition towards a sustainable energy system, based on renewable energy sources. A new generation of innovative professionals, equipped with interdisciplinary thinking and up-to-date knowledge, skills and tools can turn this challenge into a success. Talented young people are needed.
During the core semester you acquire a solid foundation in economics and business concepts. These are related to innovative energy project design and related aspects of the energy business. Combined with planning, strategic decision-making and communication, this core knowledge will allow you to analyse energy business challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective. The core semester can be followed at either Hanze UAS or the University of Pisa.
Themes of the core semesterSustainable energy sources overview Technologies, plants and integration System innovation processes Environmental issues European experiences and history Markets, business, economics and law Models and scenarios for strategic decision-making Communication and (project) management
The second semester focuses on systems operations and optimization (Netherlands) or on sustainable energy management (Spain). In-depth conceptual lectures are accompanied by practical assignments and technically orientated company visits. As a student you are required to actively contribute to the course content by presenting papers and carrying out research tasks.
System integration and optimisation – Hanze UAS (the Netherlands)
System model applications
Infrastructure and renewables
Intelligent information services
Business case economics and law
International case Part 1: (Energy) business plan development
International case Part 2: Applied research in sustainable systems
Sustainable energy management – University of Zaragoza (Spain)
Socio-economic aspects of energy
Renewable energy markets
Electricity and efficiency energy markets
Systems and tools for energy management (1)
Systems and tools for energy management (2)
Start up and management of energy service companies (ESCOs) and projects.
The third and last semester you will apply your knowledge and skills in a research project at a company or a research centre. Based in this research you will write your thesis under the supervision of a (core) professor, a professor of the specialisation and a professor from the project provider.
The European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management focuses on the multidisciplinary aspects of energy systems. It provides management and communication skills, as well as the necessary technical knowledge to tackle the challenge of the energy system transition.
You will gain the technical, analytical, communication skills required for you to become a key member of the future renewable energy workforce. You could become a project manager or system innovator, for instance.