Reykjavík University

Sustainable Energy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    26400
    Tuition (Full programme)
    17500
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language
The MSc in Sustainable Energy at Reykjavík University is a broad-based, highly adaptable programme. Students study sustainable energy and learn about a wide range of renewable technologies that suit different regions and societies. This includes: geothermal energy, hydroelectric power, wind power and energy efficiency.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The MSc in Sustainable Energy at Reykjavík University, a global leader in renewable energy development, offers to the students the unique opportunity to experience the whole sustainable energy process from the power plant to the development of sustainable energy law at government level.

Personalised study plan- tailor your studies to suit your individual interest

Students can choose to focus on the business, law or technical aspects of renewable energy developing a personal study plan with the aid of an academic advisor.

Student body and faculty

Iceland School of Energy trains students to become engineers, managers, policy makers and researchers; therefore, we draw our students from a wide range of experience and backgrounds.

Collaboration- inside access

Iceland School of Energy is operated in co-operation with two leaders in the field of renewable energy: Reykjavik Energy and Iceland Geosurvey. This collaboration gives our students exceptional access to:

  • Renewable energy systems in Iceland
  • Professionals at the forefront of developing and operating renewable energy resources.

Programme Structure

Teaching and learning

Our courses are based at the Reykjavik University campus. The curriculum is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and visits. Our faculty is made up of professors and leading experts from the industry.

Programme schedule
Term 1

End of July - beginning of August.

Duration: 3 weeks

Introductory Field Trip

Term 2

August - December

Energy Economics 1

Energy Technology 1

Environmental Impact Assessment

Renewable Energy Resources

Term 3

January - June

Recommended

Overview Sustainable Energy Systems

Interdisciplinary Project

Internship

* taught as intensive course in three week period after the end of the regular courses

Term 4

July - December (early graduation) / June (regular graduation)

MSc Thesis Project

Core courses and electives

Core modules:
  • Energy Economics 1
  • Energy Technology 1
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Internship
  • Introductory Field Trip
  • Overview Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Renewable Energy Resources

Audience

Iceland School of Energy trains students to become engineers, managers, policy makers and researchers; therefore, we draw our students from a wide range of experience and backgrounds.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Partnership
    Joint
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Academic Requirements

The degree is open for students with a bachelor's degree in an engineering related field.

To graduate with a master's degree in engineering and become a chartered engineer in Iceland, students must fulfill requirements set forth by the Ministry of Industries and Innovation.

Language requirements

Applicants must provide proof of their proficiency in English if it is not their first language.

  • A minimum TOEFL test score of 550 is required (213 in the computer-based test, 79 in the internet based test)
  • IELTS score of at least 6.0 (both general and academic accepted)
Language requirement waiver
  • The requirement of an English language certificate is waivered in the following circumstances:
  • The applicant's first language is English.

The applicant has studied towards a higher education degree and the language of instruction was English (minimum requirement 3 years full-time). A certificate from the university will be required to confirm this.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • USD 26400 International
  • USD 17500 EU/EEA

Funding

Every semester the student the highest cumulative grade point average in each class has the chance to be on the Dean's List and have their tuition fees for the next semester waived.

To be eligible for the Dean's List, full-time Iceland School of Energy students must have completed at least 15 credits (30 ECTS). Only courses completed by students during the regular examination period, or earlier, are taken into account. When calculating average grades, only first-time attempts at passing exams apply, that is, repeat examinations do not apply. However, examinations taken due to illness at the time of the regular examination do apply.

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