MSc in Energy Sciences

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 24 months

  • Start dates: September

  • Duration: 1 year

  • Level 9 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From € 28,149 / year

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This program is taught jointly by the Faculties of Physics, Chemistry and Natural Sciences. The aim is to provide students with a scientific, engineering or other appropriate training, with extensive knowledge and experience of the science and application of conventional and sustainable energy technologies. The connection between physics, chemistry, earth science, and economics determines how energy is used, the environmental consequences of its use, and in turn, determines many government policies around the world. A practical understanding of each of these areas is necessary for students inspired to pursue a career in the energy sector, or for those interested in communicating or managing the environmental impact of energy use in the world, such as change climate.

Program structure

The curriculum covers Energy Economics and Policy, Natural Resource Management, Fossil and Nuclear Energy, Conventional Energy Conversion Devices, Sustainable Energy Technologies, Electricity and Power Electronics , and Mitigation of the environmental impact of the use of Energy. Each topic starts from fundamental scientific principles and builds up to actual engineering applications.

The course will be taught in 6 modules each with a value of 10 ECTS and will include a 30 ECTS project.

Introduction to Energy Sciences, will include lectures on energy economics and policy, environmental impact and basic courses on thermodynamics, electromagnetism and materials science.

Conventional energy sources and technologies, will include lectures on fossil fuels, combustion, engines and emissions, nuclear reactions, materials and reactor technology.

Electric Power Generation and Distribution, will include talks on electrical machines, power electronics, analysis of power systems and smart grids.

Sustainable energy sources and technologies I, will include lectures on electrochemical cell technology, photovoltaic energy, carbon dioxide capture and storage.

Sustainable energy sources and technologies II

Managing the impact of energy use will include lectures on the generation and storage of wind energy, biomass, biofuels and hydrogen.

Lectures will be held full time on weekdays during semester 1 and semester 2. The research project can be carried out in academia or industry and it will take place in June-August.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering. Notes and title must be officially translated into English.
  • An English language proficiency standard that will allow full participation in course work, class work, and other activities; this means an IELTS level of 6.5 overall with no component below 6.0.
  • Applications from candidates with similar qualifications from other disciplines are welcome, if they can demonstrate a sufficient level of knowledge or interest in the energy sector. < / span>

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