Global warming and fossil fuel depletion increasingly place the development of sustainable energy systems at the top of political agendas around the world. Major investments in new energy technologies and systems to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions will continue to grow the coming decades.
To meet this challenge this master’s programme,Sustainable Energy Systems at the Chalmers University of Technology, provides a state of the art education lectured by world-leading researchers and industry professionals in combination with access to unique research facilities.
By acquiring deep technical knowledge in the main energy technologies and by understanding how they interact with economics and energy policies, our graduates become experts in identifying sustainable solutions to complex problems in the energy field.
The future will most likely mainly be powered by renewable energy sources like hydropower, bioenergy, solar energy and wind power, but in the process of getting there; society needs a bridge between the technologies of today and the ones of the future. At Chalmers, we are experts in the bridging technologies and systems that will characterize the professional careers of energy engineers in the coming decades.
Besides analysing the present and expected future energy systems and technologies, the programme covers the transition between them. With this, we offer world-leading education in technologies for clean and efficient heat and power generation, Carbon Capture and Storage (such as chemical looping and oxyfuel combustion), optimization and CO2 mitigation of chemical and industrial processes, efficient energy use in buildings, smart power grids for wind and solar power integration and bioenergy.
At a system level, we specialize in energy systems modelling and planning and in environmental impact analysis of the energy sector trough life cycle analysis, ecological risk and environmental assessments.Energy, is one of Chalmers Areas of Advance and tops the budget list for Chalmers strategic research and educational plan. Our faculty consists of world-renowned researchers like Christian Azar, Lina Bertling and Simon Harvey.
This unique, hands-on and state-of-the-art education in the area of advanced energy technologies and systems provides you with the proficiency needed to undertake energy engineering tasks that assess both technical, environmental and financial aspects.You will be able to not only master current energy systems and technologies but also get a close insight to the ones of the future.
Examples of general career opportunities include the process and utility industry, energy and consulting companies, energy equipment manufacturers, larger municipalities, government agencies and research institutes.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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.Book IELTS
Minimum required score:
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:
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).
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