The programme provides in-depth knowledge of all major renewable technologies, the opportunity to specialise in the areas that interest you most, and courses in business skills and innovation management to develop the energy engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators of the future.
Combining traditional teaching with practical, challenge-led projects, and hands-on engagement with established businesses and exciting young start-ups, the joint master's programme in Renewable Energy gives you the skills and experience to design, develop and deliver the next generation of renewable energy solutions.
Throughout the programme you will have unrivalled opportunities to engage directly with major industrial players and research institutes through a series of activities throughout the programme. Major enterprises such as Total, EdF, Energias de Portugal (EDP), and Iberdrola are all actively involved in the programme, as are smaller companies and start-ups like CorPower Ocean, EOLOS, Principle Power Inc, and Tecnoturbines.
The joint master's programme in Renewable Energy is an international programme for an international industry. You will join students from all over the world for two years at two different universities and two of Europe’s leading business schools. After successfully completing the programme and your thesis, you will receive a master’s degree from two of the following institutes in the form of a double diploma:
Graduates of the programme find careers in advanced research and innovation, industrial management, and managing strategic energy policies in both the public and private sector. Whether it is designing future energy technologies, creating your own company, implementing energy policies, or introducing new products to market, the joint master's programme in Renewable Energy is the ideal launch pad for a career working with energy providers, manufacturers, or public bodies worldwide.
The programme is accredited by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
Business and entrepreneurship
During the first year, you will attend courses in entrepreneurship, innovation, and management at two of the programme consortia business schools:
Engineering and Business Case© projects
A core part of the RENE programme, the engineering and business case projects are the principle method for real-life interaction between students and companies in the renewable energy sector.
Based on problem-oriented, project-based learning and the case method of teaching, the engineering and business case projects give you three opportunities to immerse yourself in a realistic business situation. During each of these engineering and business cases, you will meet experts from industry, and become involved in real-world innovation.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
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Before applying, make sure you can meet all the admission criteria:
* If you are in your final year of undergraduate education, you can also apply and receive a conditional offer
You will need to upload the following documents as pdf files with your application:
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Students accepted without scholarship will need to pay 500€ (non refundable) as a confirmation fee within two weeks after receiving the acceptance letter. This amount will be deducted from the full amount of the participation fees. More details of the payment will be in the acceptance letter.
Scholarships and fee waivers available for the best applicants from all nationalities in round 1. Scholarships and fee waivers only available for the best EU applicants in round 2.
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