There is an ongoing transition towards sustainable energy, which combines smartness, flexibility and environmental performance with customer acceptance and engagement. The 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, or prosumers.
The programme has four majors. In each of them, you will be provided with a solid theoretical background, which is then complemented with interdisciplinary studies to broaden and deepen your understanding of energy challenges in our society.
The Sustainable Energy in Buildings and Built Environment major offers the theoretical basis and practical skills that are required in design projects and the development of novel technologies and services for energy-efficient buildings and nearby.
Graduates of the programme are capable of acting as an expert of in at least one of the following areas: HVAC technology, building services engineering, building technology and energy.
Typical employers are engineering and consultant companies as well as universities and research institutes. Graduates will able to apply novel, adaptive and socially intelligent thinking and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration with well-trained project management skills for entrepreneurship initiatives concerning energy solutions.
The Advanced Energy Solutions - Sustainable Energy in Buildings and Built Environment programme is offered at the Aalto University.
The major offers advanced courses on the efficient use of energy in the fields of building technology and services as well as on the design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The major prepares students for current and future challenges in construction and building services industries.For more information, please visit programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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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).
You need the following GMAT score:
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.
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 Energy in Buildings and Built Environment 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:
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Prospective students subject to tuition fees are eligible to apply for Aalto University Scholarship.
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