Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Energy Innovation, 120 credits (TIETM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2017

Last edit: 22/01/2018
Approved: 22/01/2018

The master's programme in Energy Innovation (InnoEnergy)  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.

• Smart Electrical Network and Systems (SENS)

SENS focus on how new technological developments electric power in combination with modern information technologies can transform the existing electric power grid infrastructure towards a more 'smart' power network.

After completion of SENS the students should be able to identify, explain, analyze and solve classical problems within the field of electric power engineering, but also analyze new concepts and innovations and their possibilities and limitations - all from idea to final product.

Be able to use models for: analysis of power flows, dynamic behaviour, stability conditions, regulations, electricity market, etc for the electric power system.

Know and apply principles for design, control and monitoring of the electric power grid and its components.

Be able to apply fundamental electromagnetic and physical principles in order to develop models and design critera for electric power appartuses and components including technolgies that makes them 'smarter'.

Anlayze and syntesize different methods for electric energy conversion based on rotating machines and power electronics.

• Renewable Energy (RENE)

This specialization focuses on the renewable technologies, 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