The MSc programme in Sustainable Energy Technology lasts two years. To ensure a sound technological foundation, the programme starts with a number of basic courses such as physical transport phenomena and thermodynamics of energy systems. The fundamental knowledge in the Master is a primary requirement for students to evaluate the different technologies and to assess their feasibility and potential.
Building on this is a series of specialized courses in fields such as 'energy from biomass', 'solar energy', 'wind energy', 'hydrogen as a sustainable energy carrier' and 'intelligent electrical networks'. These provide in-depth state-of-the-art coverage of many of the areas of interest to the application and development of sustainable energy and its users around the world. Courses in which technical innovations in society are a central element; societal factors, economic mechanisms and consumer behaviour are also part of the programme. During the first year an integrating, multi-disciplinary group project takes place. The year is concluded by an individual research traineeship or internship.
In the second year, courses deepening the knowledge of specializations are offered to prepare students for their final project, which comprises a major part of the year. Students can choose their MSc assignment from one of the six specializations: energy from biomass, solar energy, wind energy, hydrogen technology, electrical power engineering, energy and society.