• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
Interested in career in energy for our society? Want to be involved in development of rapidly-changing, future energy systems? The Aalto University's Master Programme in Advanced Energy Solutions - Sustainable Energy Conversion Processes may be the perfect match for students.

About

There is an ongoing transition towards sustainable energy which combines smartness, flexibility and environmental performance with a customer acceptance and engagement. New energy system will be a complex combination of central and local resources. This calls for new thinking of primary sources, production, markets, transmission, use and customers as producer-consumers (prosumers).

The Aalto University's Master in Advanced Energy Solutions - Sustainable Energy Conversion Processes program has four majors. In each of them, students will be provided a solid theoretical background, complimented with interdisciplinary studies to broaden and deepen the understanding of energy challenges in our society.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the programme are capable of acting as an expert of in at least one of the following areas: renewable energy, energy conversion technologies, bioenergy or computational energy technology.

Typical employers are energy companies, energy-intensive industries, engineering and consultant companies as well as universities and research institutes. The graduates will able to apply of novel, adaptive and socially intelligent thinking and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration with well-trained project management skills for entrepreneurship initiatives concerning energy solutions.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Introduction to Advanced Energy Solutions

  • An Introduction to Electric Energy

  • Energy and Environmental Economics

  • Power plants and processes

  • Heat Transfer

  • Thermodynamics in Energy Technology

  • Measurement and Control of Energy Systems

  • Combustion technology

  • Energy Project

  • Materials for Renewable Energy

  • Engineering Thermodynamics, Separation Processes, part I

  • Fluid Dynamics

For more information, please visit programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    580

    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:

    92

    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

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 550

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GRE score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers. Read more about the GMAT.

Student selection

Applicants to the program must first meet the general eligibility criteria and language requirements common to all Master’s programs in Advanced Energy Solutions.

The selection process for the major Sustainable Energy Conversion Processes is competitive and paper-based. Applications that pass the eligibility check of Aalto University Admissions Services (administrative evaluation) proceed to the programme specific academic evaluation.

The following academic evaluation criteria applies to this major:

  • Degree and institution of higher education
  • Relevancy of studies
  • Academic performance
  • Motivation letter
For more information, please visit programme website.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Citizens of EU/EEA countries are not required to pay tuition fees while studying towards a degree at Aalto University.

Living costs for Helsinki

910 - 1400 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Prospective students subject to tuition fees are eligible to apply for Aalto University Scholarship.

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