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Opleiding: Energy Science

Aangeboden door: Universiteit Utrecht

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Sustainable production, treatment and use of energy and materials, including renewable energy and future energy technologies are at the core of this programme.This two-year Master's programme in Energy Science at Utrecht University offers an interdisciplinary approach to tackle challenges including mitigating climate change, securing our long-term energy supply, and providing access to sustainable energy for everyone.

Energy collection, conversion, transport, storage, distribution, and end-use application are all steps in providing energy services to society. All these elements form an energy system, which is complex and interacts with other systems in a multitude of ways. Transitions in energy systems and the merits of innovation for the individual components of each can only be analysed in the context of the complete system. This is why we place energy systems analysis at the very center of our Energy Science programme.

Analyzing energy systems requires a thorough knowledge of the fundamental scientific and technological principles of the discipline. This knowledge enables us to understand how the characteristics of individual technologies can influence their performance, as well as the impact of market and policy contexts on energy systems. Both economics and policy studies are covered in the programme.This two-year Master's programme in Energy Science at Utrecht University offers an interdisciplinary approach to tackle challenges including mitigating climate change, securing our long-term energy supply, and providing access to sustainable energy for everyone.

Energy collection, conversion, transport, storage, distribution, and end-use application are all steps in providing energy services to society. All these elements form an energy system, which is complex and interacts with other systems in a multitude of ways. Transitions in energy systems and the merits of innovation for the individual components of each can only be analysed in the context of the complete system. This is why we place energy systems analysis at the very center of our Energy Science programme.

Analyzing energy systems requires a thorough knowledge of the fundamental scientific and technological principles of the discipline. This knowledge enables us to understand how the characteristics of individual technologies can influence their performance, as well as the impact of market and policy contexts on energy systems. Both economics and policy studies are covered in the programme.Vooropleiding

Profiel Extra vakken
Academische bachelor The applicant should hold a bachelor's degree (or equivalent to a BSc. Degree from a Dutch University) in natural science, engineering, environmental science or geo-science.


Kosten
2015 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 1984 / jaar
2015 Full-time Institutioneel € 12121 / jaar
2015 Full-time Internationaal € 18000 / jaar

1st year

The programme consists of mandatory and optional courses and about one full year of practical work, which can include elements like a consultancy project, an internship, natural sciences research, and a Master's thesis research project.

characteristics

This research programme has been developed by the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University. Cutting-edge research results are used in the teaching programme which is a truly international environment in which you can prepare yourself for your future careers. Programme leader is prof.dr. Kornelis Blok.

curriculum

The programme consists of mandatory and optional courses and about one full year of practical work, which can include elements like a consultancy project, an internship, natural sciences research, and of course a Master's thesis research project. Students are trained in a problem-oriented way, meaning that the acquisition of knowledge and skills is related to the analysis and solution of topical and real-life energy challenges.

job perspective

Many existing and new companies are taking up the challenge to develop new business in this area and there is a growing demand for energy science specialists. You may seek employment in the private sector (e.g. Shell, Vattenfall, Eneco), or consultancies like Ecofys and DNV-Kema. Other opportunities are available in academic research, the public sector and with NGOs.

1st year

The programme consists of mandatory and optional courses and about one full year of practical work, which can include elements like a consultancy project, an internship, natural sciences research, and a Master's thesis research project.

characteristics

This research programme has been developed by the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University. Cutting-edge research results are used in the teaching programme which is a truly international environment in which you can prepare yourself for your future careers. Programme leader is prof.dr. Kornelis Blok.

curriculum

Energy and Resources Policies; Sustainability Science; Energy Conversion Technology; Research Methods Energy and Resources; Energy Modelling & Economics.

instruction modes

Lecture
Consultancy project – work in a small group on a project assigned by a real-life company
Master's thesis – independent research
Internship - optional for the System Analysis track

internship

Part of the Master's thesis research can be done in the form of an internship at, for instance, a consultancy or government agency. An internship is not compulsory but it can help the student to get a feeling for actual professional practice.

job perspective

Many existing and new companies are taking up the challenge to develop new business in this area and there is a growing demand for energy science specialists. You may seek employment in the private sector (e.g. Shell, Vattenfall, Eneco), or consultancies like Ecofys and DNV-Kema. Other opportunities are available in academic research, the public sector and with NGOs.

objectives

The aim is to educate natural scientists that are able to contribute to the transitions towards sustainable energy and material systems, by doing applied research, consultancy work or policy advice.

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 24 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 120