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 Vattenfall and Schneider Electric are 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 Europes leading business schools. After successfully completing the programme and your thesis, you will receive a double diploma in the form of a Masters degree from two of the following institutes:
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:
The MSc ENTECH programme is accredited by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
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 entrepreneurial 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.
In the first year, you can choose to attend either the KIT: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germanyor IST: Instituto Superior Técnicoin 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.
At the very beginning of the first year, students at IST 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.
In addition, all students will take courses on design thinking, business for founders, marketing and economics at during the first year. You will also have the opportunity to learn about pitching, shareholder management, and other fundamentals of business creation during seminars designed by GEM: Grenoble École de Management.
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:
1.1. Thermal power plants
2.2. Energy in buildings
3.3. Chemical energy carriers
4.4. Decentralised power supply and grid integration
5.5. Nuclear and fusion technology
6.6. Renewable energy and energy storage
7.7. Energy economics and informatics
8.8. Utility facilities
Second-year students can swap between IST and KIT, or attend INP: Grenoble Institute of Technologyor UU: Uppsala University. The choice of specialisation will play a role in the selection of your second-year university.
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.
Open Space Studio
A defining feature of MSc ENTECH, you will attend complementary training sessions at the Open Space Studiothroughout the two-year programme.
The Open Space Studio has three main focus areas:
·1. Personal development: knowing yourself, your strengths, your talent, your passion, and your drivers in life
·2. Social skills development: community and team building, and creating a sense of trust and belonging
·3. Co-creation: bringing together entrepreneurship, innovation and education to create new solutions for real-world business challenges
Students attend a ‘Winter Atelier’ at the Open Space Studio in both their first and second years. Among other activities, students attend seminars designed by GEM: Grenoble École de Management during the Winter Atelier. There is alsoa ‘Summer Atelier’ between the first and second years, and a two-day personal-skills training course in each year of study. The Open Space Studio is also host to a final conference at the end of your second year.
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.
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
To qualify for our programmes, applicants need to fulfill the admission requirements based on previous studies, English proficiency and relevant documentation.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
Previous studies: an outstanding, completed bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) in:
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:
a) Proof of skills and qualifications having achieved a required minimum score in the following courses:
b) Proof of skills and qualifications having achieved a required minimum score in the following subjects:
c) proof of successful completion of courses with the following contents:
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.
There are two types of scholarships and they are not necessarily a full scholarship, and thus it may be necessary to find additional funding to be able to fully finance study and stay.
You can be nominated for this scholarship irrespective of whether your application has been received during round 0, round 1 and round 2.
You can be nominated for this scholarship only when applying in application round 0 (for MSc Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy, EMINE) or round 1 (for all MSc programmes – intake Fall)
* By ‘EU students’, we mean students with citizenship in one of the EEA countries (all EU member states and Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland) or Switzerland. ‘Non-EU students’ are therefore classified as all students who do not comply with the above definition of an ‘EU student’.
How to apply for a scholarship? When applying for one of our MSc programmes, please tick the appropriate box in the application form that you would like to apply for a scholarship.
Code of conduct: Applicants who apply for a scholarship do agree to the terms of the InnoEnergy SE Student Code of Conduct.
Scholarship levels: Scholarships are awarded to the highest ranking applicants per programme; scholarship levels depend on the budget available for each programme and may therefore vary. The ranking is based on several criteria such as academic performance, quality of previous education and university, experience with innovation and entrepreneurship, etc. Please note that it is not possible to appeal decisions in relation to scholarships; the selection results (ranking) as such do not constitute grounds for an appeal. It is not possible to transfer a InnoEnergy MSc scholarship to another InnoEnergy programme or to a non-InnoEnergy programme.
Scholarships paid in Poland are 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).
In addition to applying for scholarships you can apply for Erasmus+ study loans. They have been created by the European Commission to make it easier to study a full degree programme abroad.
Erasmus+ makes it possible for students who want to take a full Master’s-level degree in an Erasmus+ programme country to apply for a loan at a bank in their home country.
Please note that the Erasmus+ study loan programme is not financed or organized by InnoEnergy.
And you can also find other ways to finance your MSc programme in the scholarship portal.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships Students can 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.
The award recognises studying abroad as a positively life changing experience for many students as well as promoting intercultural understanding and tolerance. Successful candidates will receive up to £10,000 to be applied toward the cost of tuition fees.
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