M.Sc. ENTECH - Energy Technologies

KIC InnoEnergy Master School

Application deadline: February 28th (Application Round 1) & April 30th (Application Round 2)
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 8,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2014, September  2015, October  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Partnership: Joint
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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MSc ENTECH is a programme for engineering students who want to create the energy technologies of the future. With its interdisciplinary set-up, ENTECH brings together students and teachers from different engineering backgrounds all focused on the future of the energy industry. Our programme offers a wide range of key specialisations in the energy industry. With classes dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship, this programme will provide you with an excellent background for meeting future energy challenges.

Programme Description

Meeting the challenges of future energy technologies reliability, sustainability, efficiency and environmental compatibility requires well-trained engineers with a profound knowledge of all the innovative opportunities available today.

In contrast to engineering education of the past, which was typically restricted to one particular aspect like electrical or mechanical, ENTECH focuses on delivering the interdisciplinary knowledge you need to cope with the complexity of future energy systems. It gives you a wide range of hands-on opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills both in theory and in practice. Whats more, the programme strongly emphasises integrating creative, entrepreneurial and leadership skills to foster the creation of new ideas and turn them into innovative products, services, processes and policies.

MSc ENTECH gives you the ability to meet challenges in the design, development, operation and analysis of future energy technologies. By enrolling in this programme, you will gain:

* In-depth knowledge in two fields of energy engineering
* A profound knowledge of the overall field
* The ability to work in interdisciplinary teams
* Skills in project management and innovation

This enables you to:

* Design new processes and energy systems
* Develop new technologies beyond current state-of-the-art
* Evaluate the feasibility and impact of new technologies
* Implement developed ideas

Competencies ObtainedStudents who successfully complet ENTECH will acquire a wide range of basic engineering skills in the field of energy technologies. A key competence of this programme is the ability to recognise interdisciplinary problems and challenges and to approach them with innovative solutions. Thanks to our collaboration withthe industrial partners of the universities, graduates are particularly qualified to develop innovations, both on their own,as members of interdisciplinary teams and in cooperation with business partners with the focus of converting inventions into innovations. Students will be quick to recognise new market trends and will have the knowledge to occupy and maintain their position through innovative ideas and projects of their own.

Career OpportunitiesMSc ENTECH offers its graduates many career opportunities. You may choose further research and a doctorate degree, or reap the benefits of your profound engineering skills and knowledge directly within the industry. In each case, you will capitalise on the numerous industry contacts and experiences gathered throughout your studies. Employers from industry and research institutions alike will certainly appreciate your additional entrepreneurial skills. Moreover, the knowledge you will gain from studying the business creation processes will make it easier for you to enter the labour market as a future entrepreneur.

Contents

ENTECHs scope is energy technologies in a broad sense. As students come from different backgrounds, the initial training (Basic Courses) will bring you all to a common level of energy engineering knowledge. This requires a modular class structure and a Learning Agreement developed on an individual student basis.

Subsequently, and based on the respective basic courses, several specialisations (Main Subjects) are offered. Topics, which differ between the collaborating universities, cover fields like electrical energy systems, transport and storage of energy, energy conversion, energy economics and energy system analysis. You select two main subjects to pursue in depth.

Special emphasis is put on innovation and management processes; you learn the basics of product development and how innovations can be realised in companies (Innovation & Entrepreneurship). Topics dealt with in project work and later on, particularly in the master thesis, are primarily industrial issues of practical relevance, or part of a larger research project carried out together with an industrial partner. Your studies also cover economic as well as legal and ecological aspects of different energy technologies and their implementation.

A complementary training programme, running throughout your two years of study, provides a learning process to master personal and social skills. It is specifically designed to learn how to handle the complex issues businesses deal with today, including increasing cross-functional, -cultural, -country, or -company cooperation, plus fast-changing requirements and know-how.

Audience

Our ENTECH master programme is aimed at outstanding students with an above-average Bachelors 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.

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 Bachelors Degree

In order to be admitted into a KIC InnoEnergy MSc programme, you must have completed a Bachelors 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 universitys 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 KIC InnoEnergy Admissions Office before your admission can be finalised. The KIC 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 Academic test
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 Internet-based test, IBT
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 KIC InnoEnergy. For KIT, you should choose the option any department not listed and then you can manually enter the name of the KIC 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 BACHELORS DEGREE (180 ECTS) IN:

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

Admission of students with a different Bachelors 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:

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

or, alternatively,

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

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

or, alternatively,

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

* Mathematics I and II,
* Theory of Probability,
* Complex Analysis and Integral Transformations,
* Physics I and II,
* Linear Electrical Grid,
* Electronic Circuits,
* Fields and Waves,
* Basic Practical Work,
* Digital Technique,
* Information Engineering,
* 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.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL iBT® test: 92

Funding

As KIC InnoEnergy nurtures high expectations for the career trajectories of its select group of firstrate 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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KIC InnoEnergy Degree Concept

Upon successful completion of all programme requirements, students will receive a double degree; one from each of the two institutions attended. The actual names of the degrees awarded depend on the study locations and can be seen in the table above.

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