Last edit: 12/09/2012
Approved: 12/09/2012

The InnoEnergy Master programme is an umbrella programme which is directed towards a completely new type of education in the energy field, mobilising the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of the students. At the same time, the full energy knowledge students receive in "classical" two year energy master programmes is kept. This will give the graduates a very deep understanding of the world's energy challenges paired with a significant insight into how energy businesses are created and into the industrial perspective of the energy side in different fields.

The KIC InnoEnergy MSc programmes are specially designed to accommodate the EIT/InnoEnergy label criteria.

Objectives of the study tracks:

• Smart Cities (SMCS)

This specialization deals with the concepts of “Smart Cities” based on scientific literature and reports from case studies.

Studies to investigate, analyze and explore “Smart City“ concepts and solutions in relation to the energy and climate mitigation challenges for important urban development sectors, such as transportation, buildings, consumption, lifestyle, energy production, waste management, water management, etc.

Team-based projects, related to energy and climate mitigation on an urban level together with a relevant stakeholder such as a waste company, the municipality, or a local energy or water utility.

• Renewable Energy (RENE)

This specialization focuses on the renewable technologies where the partners of KIC InnoEnergy excel, such as wind energy, concentrated solar thermal power, solar photovoltaic energy, ocean energy, hydro power and geothermal energy.

• Nuclear Energy (NUEY)

This specialization deals nuclear energy engineering. The track is run in close collaboration with industrial partners and provides the latest trends in innovation in nuclear energy.

The track aims at giving the students not only technical knowledge, but also economical, organisational and managerial knowledge.                                                                  During the second year of studies students will be able to choose following tracks:

• Materials for Nuclear Energy,

• Decommissioning and nuclear waste

• Nuclear Fuel cycle

• Nuclear plant design

Knowledge and understanding

For a master’s degree in Energy Innovation the student shall:

• Have knowledge and understanding of cutting-edge research and development and trends within industry

• Have knowledge and understanding of processes, methods, and tools used for development of specific technologies;

• Have knowledge of how to implement a business development process from idea to product.

Skills and abilities

For a master’s degree in Energy Innovation the student shall: 

• be able to apply his/her knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study

• have the ability to think beyond boundaries and systematically explore and generate new ideas. (creative skills)

• have the ability to use knowledge, ideas or technologies to create new or significantly improved products, services, processes or policies or new business models. (innovation skills)

• have the ability to transform innovations into feasible business solutions. (entrepreneurial skills)

• have the ability to transform practical experiences into research problems and challenges. (intellectual transforming skills), and have the capability to work in cross-disciplinary teams in the thematic field of the KIC. (research skills)

• demonstrate leadership and decision-making, based on a holistic understanding of the contributions of higher education, research and business to value creation, in limited sized teams and contexts. (leadership skills)

• have the ability to communicate his/her conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously, both orally and in writing. (communication skills)

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

For a master’s degree in Energy Innovation the student shall:

• have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgements with incomplete or limited information;

• demonstrate an appreciation of ethical, scientific and sustainability challenges