Sharing their inspiration with industrial partners, students explore the societal aspects of a changing energy landscape and the environmental impacts of renewable energy projects, while adding depth to their engineering knowledge.
Equipping you with additional skills in problem analysis and solving, advanced team-building, and international cooperation, completing the joint master’s Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems programme means you are perfectly placed to help drive the transition to future sustainable energy systems.
Throughout the programme, you will have unrivalled opportunities to engage directly with major industrial players, as well as smaller actors, NGOs and start-ups in the field of sustainable energy. Recent partners have included: ABB, SWECO, Estabanell Energia, the National Property Board of Sweden, Jardfeingi, Fortum and Vattenfall. You will be able to share ideas, learn from their experiences, and gain invaluable insights into the journey from basic renewable energy sources to future sustainable energy systems. Your goal is minimal environmental impact from primary fuel source to delivered service.
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 master’s degree from two of the following institutions in the form of a double diploma:
The MSc SELECT programme is characterised by what we call Grand Challenge Projects, in which you work in teams with your fellow students to apply your knowledge and skills to real-life projects. The projects give you unique insights into the challenges and solutions for future energy markets and systems. The projects are commissioned by one of our industrial partners, and teams compete to have their solution taken forward. All challenges have a strong societal focus, with a clear commercial interest and benefit, and often involve inter-continental collaboration. You complete one project in your first year and one in your second.
Recent examples of Grand Challenge Projects include:
On successful completion of the programme you will have developed:
The joint master’s programme in Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) is the ideal preparation for a career in various areas of the sustainable energy industry, and equips you with skills, knowledge and attributes that are much in demand in the energy industry.
Our students have gone on to a diverse range of careers including:
The programme is accredited by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
The first year is spent at KTH or UPC (Spain) with joint courses in sustainable energy conversion, renewable energy and environomical pathways. A project introduced at the start of the year provides advanced training in problem solving and group dynamics for mastering complex energy systems analyses.
The second year is spent at one of the partner universities, Aalto, PoliTo, IST, AGH, TU/e, KTH or UPC, depending on study track. The second year of studies includes the degree project often in an industrial setting in common supervision with researchers from any of the participating universities.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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.Book IELTS
Minimum required score (Grade C):
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:
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).
You will need to prepare the following documents as separate pdfs
There are scholarship opportunities for the top-rated applicants who are accepted on to the InnoEnergy Master’s School programmes.
There are two types of scholarship:
As not all scholarships cover the full cost of your studies, it may be necessary to find additional funding to fully finance your study and/or living expenses.
Scholarships and fee waivers available for the best applicants from all nationalities in round 1, round 2 is available only for the best EU applicants.
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.
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