Master's programme in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT)

The joint master's programme in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) is offered by five European universities through EIT InnoEnergy. In the programme you can learn how to make a real contribution to minimising the environmental impact of current and future energy systems. Students learn to address societal challenges with technical solutions, to explore the part played by innovation and commerce, and to understand the role and responsibility of engineers in a more sustainable energy industry.

Application dates for studies starting in Autumn 2020

Application round 2: 25 November 2019 – 19 January 2020
Application round 3: 27 January – 8 March 2020
Application round 4: 16 March – 26 April 2020
Application round 5: 4 May – 7 June 2020 (only for EU students starting year 1 at UPC, Barcelona)

Partial scholarships and fee waivers are only available for the best applicants from all nationalities in round 2 and for EU students in round 3, for the programme chosen as your first priority. Students from InnoEnergy’s partner universities, including KTH, receive a special scholarship worth €10,000 participation fee discount per year. Information on application and fees are found at EIT InnoEnergy Master school

Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems at KTH

During your first year, you study at either KTH or Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech. Courses in the first year focus on topics such as sustainable energy conversion, renewable energy, and ways of ensuring minimal human impact on the environment. The content of the first-year courses is the same at both universities: courses that are taught at KTH are available online to UPC students, while those that are taught by UPC are available online to KTH students.

During the second year, you choose one of the following specialist tracks to deepen your knowledge:

Combined Energy Systems at KTH

Combined Energy Systems deals with multiple energy services from combinations of renewable energy sources. You will focus on the “art” of combining multiple energy sources to produce various energy services in an efficient, cost effective and sustainable way. In particular the course explores the topic of polygeneration and the synthesis of complex renewable energy systems.

Delivered by the prestigious KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, the course offers a broad and diverse mix of compulsory and optional topics to extend your knowledge and understanding.

Requirements: Beyond the subjects covered in the programme in year 1, no special requirements are stipulated.

Energy Efficiency at Politecnico di Torino

Deepen your understanding of new energy pathways in future complex-integrated systems, with a focus on efficiency in the industrial and residential contexts.

Requirements: A background in mechanical engineering or chemical engineering is recommended.

Innovation in Energy Systems at Eindhoven University of Technology

Explore innovation in electrical power supply systems. From smart grids to energy storage, from built environmental design to socio-economic implications for developing countries, this course digs deep into supply and demand in the context of real-life case studies.

Requirements: You should have the academic tools and experience to perform in-depth scientific research in your chosen speciality.

Offshore Energy Systems at Instituto Superior Técnico

Explore the innovation, the economic, the legal and the ecological dynamics at work within the implementation of energy technologies. Build strong scientific and technological problem-solving skills while developing your creativity, entrepreneurial and leadership competencies.

Requirements: The course is intended for students with a BSc in Engineering or Engineering Sciences and requires solid knowledge in mathematics, physics, chemistry, information systems as well as understanding of economics and management.

Solar Systems at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech

Acquire expertise in the field of solar systems. This course draws on solid scientific knowledge, while delivering a broad perspective on technological development in innovation and sustainability. You also have the flexibility to explore a range of additional topics and areas that align with your interests and learning objectives.

Requirements: Beyond the subjects covered in the programme in year 1, no special requirements are stipulated.

Sustainable Biomass Processing at Aalto University

Acquire specialised knowledge and expertise in the areas of sustainable energy production, conversion systems and markets.

Requirements: A strong background in chemical engineering is highly recommended.

Sustainable Fuels Economy (SFE) at AGH: University of Science and Technology

This course is a deep dive into the techno-economic modelling of energy systems, energy policy management, markets and economics.

Requirements: Beyond the subjects covered in the programme in year 1, no special requirements are stipulated.

You will attend a different university in each year of study. You will be required to select both universities for year 1 and year 2 during your application.

Master’s degree project

During the final semester of your second year, you will work on your master’s degree project, which is worth 30 ECTS credits. If you do your master’s degree project at TU/e, your thesis will be worth 45 ECTS credits. The thesis is undertaken in collaboration with our industry, research or NGO partners. It should include both the technological aspects of your chosen topic as well as a solid business analysis.

Career

The master's programme in Sustainable Energy Systems programme is the ideal preparation for a career in various areas of the sustainable energy industry, and equips you with skills, knowledge and attributes that are much in demand in the energy industry.

In particular, the master's programme in Sustainable Energy Systems builds your understanding of the role of interdisciplinary teams in delivering sustainable energy. It enables you to build in-depth knowledge in specific disciplines, while broadening your perspective on how diverse skills bridge the gap between those single disciplines and deliver better results. It gives you insight into where technology and users interact, and how to choose between technological solutions, societal solutions or a combination of both – a strong foundation for your professional life.

“The InnoEnergy programme and network is what really helped me develop my idea and turn it into a business. And I’m still tapping into this network – and always will. Excellent contacts and support is vital to succeed in business.”

Govinda Upadhyay, MSc SELECT graduate, CEA and Founder LEDsafari

"The EIT Label is a quality seal awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) to a KIC educational programme that has been assessed positively by the EIT on the implementation of the EIT Quality Assurance and Learning Enhancement (EIT QALE) system and the application of specific quality criteria with focus on the EIT Overarching Learning Outcomes (EIT OLOs), robust entrepreneurship education, highly integrated, innovative ‘learning‐by‐doing’ curricula, international mobility and outreach."

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