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MScEuropean Master in Sustainable Energy System Management

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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.

Programme structure

Semester 1

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 semester

Sustainable 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

Semester 2

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.

Semester 3

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.

Career opportunities

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.

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States