Sustainable Energy Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    26600
    Tuition (Full programme)
    17500
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The world is becoming acutely aware of the urgent need to resolve the many issues associated with energy consumption and climate change. The limited availability of fossil fuels and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions call for fundamental changes in the global energy landscape. This Sustainable Energy Engineering programme at Reykjavík University will enable you to join the new generation of professionals at the forefront of the energy revolution.

About

The MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering at Reykjavik University is intended for students with a background in engineering or physical sciences, who want to take a more technical perspective on developing and engineering sustainable energy systems.

This is a highly adaptable programme based on practical and fieldwork experience. Students study sustainable energy from the perspective of business, science and technology, 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. Taking advantage of Iceland's position as a global leader in renewable energy development, our students experience the whole sustainable energy process from the power plant to the development of sustainable energy law at government level. On completing the programme students will be able to apply their skills and knowledge to developing solutions to energy related problems.

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

Students develop a personal study plan, with the aid of an academic advisor, to reflect their interests which can be further developed in the final research project.

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 cooperation 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

The MSc in Sustainable Energy requires 24 months of continuous study and the completion of 120 ECTS, but it also provides the option of early graduation after 18 months. A personalised study plan is developed for each student with the assistance of an academic supervisor.
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
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Renewable Energy Resources
Term 3
January - June
  • Overview Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Interdisciplinary Project
  • Internship
  • Special Topics in Engineering
Term 4
July - December (early graduation) / June (regular graduation)
  • MSc Thesis Project
* Taught as an intensive course in three week period after the end of the regular courses
Core modules:
  • Energy Economics 1
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Internship
  • Introductory Field Trip
  • Overview Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Renewable Energy Resources
  • Special Topics in Engineering

Audience

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 79

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

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 26600 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.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.