ENTECH - Energy Technologies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • 8000
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
A fast-changing industry that must address global challenges, the energy sector of the future will be built on a diverse range of skill-sets, technical knowledge and innovative ideas. The ENTECH - Energy Technologies Master’s programme from InnoEnergy Master's School enables you to explore a broad range of energy technologies, engineering disciplines, and business models.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

With a strong focus on innovative problem solving, building effective international teams, and finding inspiration from fellow students, industrial partners, SMEs and start-ups, this programme is a learning journey that helps you find your unique role in the energy industry.

MSC ENTECH - Energy Technologies at InnoEnergy Master's School offers you a new way to think about your career in energy engineering. It focuses on inter-disciplinary practice, integrating creative, entrepreneurial and leadership skills, with the creation of new ideas, innovative products, services, processes and solutions. The programme gives you exceptional opportunities to engage with real-world challenges and the industry players attempting to solve them. Companies like Siemens, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Vattenfall, Schneider Electric and others are all directly involved in the programme.

MSc ENTECH is an international programme for an international industry. You will join students from all over the world at two different universities and one of Europe’s leading business schools. After successfully completing the programme and your thesis, you will receive a double diploma in the form of a Master’s degree from two of the following institutes:

• Master of Science in Fluid Mechanics and Energetics, from INP: Grenoble Institute of Technology, France

• Master of Energy Engineering and Management, from IST: Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

• Master of Science in Energy Technologies, from KIT: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

• Master of Science in Energy Technology, from UU: Uppsala University, Sweden

Your path to the future

The MSc ENTECH programme gives you the ability to meet the complex challenges in the design, development, operation and analysis of future energy technologies.

Students who successfully complete the MSc ENTECH programme acquire a wide range of basic engineering skills in the field of energy technologies, as well as in-depth knowledge in two fields of energy engineering, the ability to work in inter-disciplinary teams, and skills in project management and innovation.

In particular, students develop the ability to recognise problems and challenges that require an inter-disciplinary response and to approach them with innovative solutions. MSc EMINE graduates are quick to recognise new market trends and have the knowledge and skills needed to earn and maintain a leadership position through innovative ideas and projects of their own.

As a result, students are able to:

• Design new processes and energy systems

• Push the development of new technologies beyond the current state of the art

• Evaluate the feasibility and impact of new technologies

• Implement developed ideas

Accreditation

The MSc ENTECH programme is accredited by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

Programme Structure

With a choice of more than 200 individual courses that cover a comprehensive range of energy technologies, the two-year MSc ENTECH programme has a broad scope – with a special emphasis on innovation and management practice. The aim of the programme is to give you the inter-disciplinary knowledge, skills and networks needed to navigate the complexity of future energy systems.

In addition to deepening and broadening your engineering and technical knowledge, you will also study the economic, legal and ecological aspects of various energy technologies and their implementation. You will also learn the basics of innovation management and product development – with a focus on industrial issues of practical relevance, particularly during project work and during your Master’s thesis. 

  • Year 1

In the first year, you can choose to attend either the KIT: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany or IST: Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal, where you will undertake basic courses to ensure that you have the necessary energy engineering knowledge across a broad range of topic areas. Classes have a modular structure, and you will be asked to agree to an individual Learning Agreement. 

In addition, you will take courses on design thinking, business for founders, marketing and economics, and will attend seminars from GEM: Grenoble École de Management in pitching, shareholder management, and other fundamentals of business creation. 

At the end of the first year, you attend an intensive ‘Entrepreneur in a week’ course at the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics in Portugal. Here you take courses relating to business and economics, including project management and business planning, to enhance your understanding of modern business practice in the energy sector.

  • Year 2

In the second year, you can pursue the subject areas that interest you most, by choosing two specialist topics for study from the following list: 

1. Thermal power plants

2. Energy in buildings

3. Chemical energy carriers

4. Decentralised power supply and grid integration

5. Nuclear and fusion technology

6. Renewable energy and energy storage

7. Energy economics and informatics

8. Utility facilities

Your choice of specialisation will determine which university you attend in your second year. 

  • Thesis 

You complete your second year by working on your Master’s thesis, which is worth 30 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits, and takes place throughout the fourth semester of the programme. You can choose a thesis topic that is part of a wider research project or is directly related to industry. The location for your thesis, whether it is an industrial enterprise or research institution, will depend on your chosen topic. 


Audience

Our ENTECH master programme is aimed at outstanding students with an above-average Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Chemical Engineering. Admission of students with a different background in a related field may be possible after careful assessment.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Credits (ECTS)
    120 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Partnership
    Joint
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Academic Requirements

To qualify for our programmes, applicants need to fulfill the admission requirements based on previous studies, English proficiency and relevant documentation.

Previous Studies: A Completed Bachelor’s Degree

In order to be admitted into a InnoEnergy MSc programme, you must have completed a Bachelor’s degree encompassing a minimum of 180 ECTS credits or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognized university. Please note that admissions depend on the specific BSc degree you hold for entry into the MSc programme you are interested in.

Conditional Acceptance – Undergraduate Students in Final Year

Students in their final year of undergraduate education may also apply and if expected to qualify, receive a conditional offer. If you have not completed your studies, please include a written statement from your university’s administration office (or equivalent department), confirming that you are enrolled in the final year of your study programme and stating your expected completion date. If you receive a conditional offer, you should present your degree certificate to the InnoEnergy Admissions Office before your admission can be finalised. The InnoEnergy Admissions Office will forward your application to your appointed Year 1 university so that your application can be completed.

Applicants who have studied longer technical programmes and who have completed courses equivalent to an amount of 180 ECTS, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English Proficiency

Applicants must provide proof of their English language proficiency, which is generally established through an internationally recognized test. Please note that in order to be considered for one of our programmes, we need to receive your test result before 1 April 2015 when you are applying in the first application round and 1 June 2015 if you are applying in the second application round. Any scores received after those deadlines will not be considered. Therefore, it is important that you plan your test well ahead of the deadlines. Please note that it can take up to six weeks to receive test scores. The following tests and scores are accepted:

General English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS

An overall band score of at least 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5, is required. IELTS tests are verified online by the Admissions office. Sending a photocopy of your test together with your application documents is therefore sufficient.

TOEFL

A total score of at least 92 (with the writing section scoring at least 22) is required. English test results from TOEFL must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The institution code you need to use (0683) is exclusive to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). This code is used regardless of the location of your studies at InnoEnergy. For KIT, you should choose the option ‘any department not listed’ and then you can manually enter the name of the InnoEnergy programme. Examinee score reports or photocopies are not accepted.

Please note that it can take several weeks for your test scores to arrive from ETS, so arrange for them to be sent as early as possible.

University of Cambridge / University of Oxford Certificates

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): grades A – C are accepted.

Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): grades A – C are accepted.

For the University of Cambridge Certificates: please provide your Candidate ID (3 letters and 6 numbers) and Secret number (4 digits) in our online application form, such that we can verify your results online. If not available, you will need to send a certified copy of your Cambridge Certificate by regular mail before the deadline.

Validity of English test results

Results of IELTS and TOEFL are valid from two years of the date of the exam. The same holds for CPE/CAE certificates. If you can show proof that you have maintained your English proficiency since then, we will consider this on a case by case basis.

English proficiency tests are waived for applicants who:

  • Have completed a higher education degree fully instructed in English at auniversity or a university of applied sciences in an EU/EEA country. The official language of the degree programme has to be stated in the degree certificate or its supplement, or in the transcript of records. Statements by professors are not accepted. Other documentation regarding language of instruction will not be accepted.
  • Have completed a degree in English at a university located in one of the following countries: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand.
Programme Specific Requirements

Previous studies: an outstanding, completed bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) in:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical and Process Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Admission of students with a different Bachelor’s degree will be decided by the Admission Committee after assessment of equivalence. Additionally, admission to the ENTECH Master Program is subject to the following requirements:

either

a) Proof of skills and qualifications having achieved a required minimum score in the following courses:

  1. Higher Mathematics I – III (21 Credit Points (CP)),
  2. Scientific Basics (7 CP),
  3. Engineering Mechanics I – IV (21 CP),
  4. Material Science I and II (incl. lab) (15 CP),
  5. Technical Thermodynamics I and II (13 CP),
  6. Mechanical Design I – IV (18 CP),
  7. Key qualifications in Mechanical Engineering (6 CP),
  8. Production Operations Management (5 CP),
  9. Electrical Engineering (8 CP),
  10. Informatics (8 CP),
  11. Measurement and Control Systems (7 CP),
  12. Fluid Mechanics (7 CP),
  13. Machines and Processes (7 CP).

or, alternatively,

b) Proof of skills and qualifications having achieved a required minimum score in the following subjects:

  1. Higher Mathematics (24 CP),
  2. Programme and Numerical Methods (8 CP),
  3. Physics (9 CP),
  4. General and Inorganic Chemistry (5 CP),
  5. Organic Chemistry (4 CP),
  6. Engineering Mechanics (15 CP),
  7. Material Science (8 CP),
  8. Mechanical Design and Apparatus Engineering (9 CP),
  9. Technical Thermodynamics (14 CP),
  10. Fluid Dynamics (5 CP),
  11. Heat and Mass Transfer (7 CP),
  12. Control Systems and System Dynamics (4 CP),
  13. Chemical Process Engineering (6 CP),
  14. Mechanical Process Engineering (6 CP),
  15. Thermal Process Engineering (6 CP),
  16. Bioengineering (3 CP),
  17. Labs (10 CP).

or, alternatively,

c) proof of successful completion of courses with the following contents:

  1. Mathematics I and II,
  2. Theory of Probability,
  3. Complex Analysis and Integral Transformations,
  4. Physics I and II,
  5. Linear Electrical Grid,
  6. Electronic Circuits,
  7. Fields and Waves,
  8. Basic Practical Work,
  9. Digital Technique,
  10. Information Engineering,
  11. Lab Information Engineering.

You must fulfil all the requirements listed in either a) or b) or c). A combination of individual qualifications from different lists is not possible. If you do not submit proof of up to three qualifications in your previous studies, admission may still be granted if you provide a written commitment that you will complete these subjects successfully within the first two semesters of the master programme, in addition to the curriculum in its current version.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 8000 International
  • Free EEA
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Funding

As KIC InnoEnergy nurtures high expectations for the career trajectories of its select group of first–rate students, it strives at promoting their education, the launching pad of their future as impactful energy engineers, in every possible way. Therefore, KIC InnoEnergy chooses to heavily invest in unique activities that turn the KIC InnoEnergy Master School trajectory into an extraordinary and extremely valuable episode in its students’ training to become an entrepreneurial player in the energy field. Part of the costs for your education will be borne by you and part by KIC InnoEnergy. Costs related to events integrated in the curriculum, e.g. Kick-off, innovation seminars and summer schools are covered by the programme, and included in the participation fee.

For European* Students applying to programmes

  • For all admitted European students, there is a participation fee waiver, courtesy of KIC InnoEnergy.
  • Scholarship possibility. Excellent students can be nominated for a monthly allowance of up to €750/month for a maximum of 24 months.
  • You can be nominated for this scholarship independently of your application being received during either the first or the second application round.

For Non-European* Students applying to programmes

  • The participation fee is 8000 €/year.
  • Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be nominated for a scholarship including both a participation fee waiver, and a one-time travel and installation support of up to €1000**, and a monthly allowance of up to €750 for a maximum of 24 months.
  • You can be nominated for this scholarship only when applying in the first application round (closes on February 28th).

* By ‘European applicants’ applicants with citizenship in one of the EEA countries (all EU member states and Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland) or Switzerland are meant. ‘Non-European applicants’ are thus all applicants who do not comply with the above definition of a ‘European applicant’.

** Only applicants conforming to the definition of “non-European” above can be eligible for the one time travel and installation support.

Please note: A scholarship paid in Poland is presently subject to taxation in accordance with the provisions of Polish law. Subject to certain conditions, benefits paid by an entity having its registered office outside of Poland may be exempt from tax on the basis of Article 21 points 39, 40 and 40b of the Act of 26 July 1991. AGH shall endeavour to arrange a tax exemption for the Student. However, a final decision in this regard is issued by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education in accordance with the binding provisions on personal income tax (Journal of Laws of 2012 No. 361 as amended).

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