Sustainable Energy Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15166
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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Sustainable Energy Technology includes renewable energy sources (such as solar energy, wind energy, and energy from biomass) and technologies designed to improve energy efficiency. A transition to Sustainable Energy is necessary to meet the growing global demand for energy and address the threat of climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions.

About

Securing a sustainable energy future implies an energy transition that will require a new generation of dedicated engineers and researchers capable of developing, optimising, and integrating sustainable energy sources including solar power, wind power, and energy from biomass. Because of the intermittency of these sources storage of energy is an important factor for success. This requires innovative batteries and research into hydrogen as an energy source. New technologies need to be integrated into existing power networks and market structures. The design of new forms of energy distribution, energy market structures, and smart grids is necessary to satisfy the energy needs of modern societies.

System integrators of the energy transition.

Engineers in Sustainable Energy Technology have a broad knowledge of the field and can act as the system integrators of the energy transition. They can bring different energy subsystems together into one system. Their engineering skills include renewable energy generation, distribution systems, and storage. In addition they can integrate systems that can manage the fluctuating energy supply and demand. They are also aware of the challenges of the energy market and innovation management. There is a lot of demand for engineers in this field, because governments and industry have ambitious plans for investments in sustainable energy.

Programme Structure

  • The first year comprises theoretical study, assignments, and laboratory work. Students gain a broad knowledge of the sustainable energy field and can choose of three out of the following six profiles: Wind, Solar, Biomass, Power, Storage, and Economics. 
  • The second year is largely devoted to the specialisation and the graduation project, which involves participating in advanced research or design projects in an academic or industrial environment in the Netherlands or abroad.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 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: 6.5

    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 B): 193

    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: 90

    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 Sustainable Energy Technologies Master welcomes mainly students with a Bachelor in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, and Aerospace Engineering, and (Applied) Physics. Please, check the detailed information to see if your Bachelor is eligible.
  • TU Delft is no longer accepting Non-EU applications for these programmes.

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 15166 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA

Funding

Numerous scholarships are awarded to admitted students with exceptional promise and outstanding academic achievement by the university, its faculties, departments and industry partners. Consideration for these scholarships requires students to have been admitted to their MSc Programme. Make sure you submit your application as early as possible to be in time for all the scholarship deadlines.

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.