Within the rapidly expanding European renewable energy industry, an urgent demand exists for more post-graduate trained staff specialised in renewable energy technology. Together with leading European Universities, EUREC has developed the European Master in Renewable Energy. Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS), became member of the EUREC consortium and started this master programme in September 2012.
The aim of the European Master in Renewable Energy is to train post-graduate students to fill the gap between the growing industry demand for specialised renewable energy expertise and the skills currently available on the job market.
By structuring the course in three sections, students are guaranteed to spend time in at least two different EU countries and make contact with a wide range of European universities and companies involved in the renewable energy sector. The participating universities are all well-established in training and research and recognised internationally for their work in the field of renewable energy technology.
The entire programme will take 3 semesters and starts in the first week of September. Each semester has a full-time study load of 30 ECTS credits, so 90 ECTS for the complete programme. By structuring the course in three sections, students are guaranteed to spend time in at least two different EU countries and make contact with a wide range of European universities and companies involved in the renewable energy sector. After completion of the programme the student will obtain the degree title 'European M.Sc. in Renewable Energy'. The student will also receive a Certificate of Equivalence from the EUREC agency.
1. The Core The first semester the student will acquire a solid foundation in key renewable energy technologies and the socio-economic issues related to these. For the core the student can choose one of the following universities:
Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands (English)
Ecole des Mines de Paris, France (French)
Zaragoza University, Spain (Spanish)
Loughborough University, UK (English)
Oldenburg University, Germany (English)
The second semester will give students the opportunity to specialise in a chosen technology. The specialisations are taught in English. For the specialization there are the following options:
Sustainable fuel systems for mobility - Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands
Photovoltaics - University of Northumbria in the UK
Wind Energy - National Technical University of Athens in Greece
Grid Integration - University of Zaragoza in Spain
Solar Thermal - University of Perpignan in France
Ocean Energy - IST Lisbon in Portugal
3. The thesis project In the third semester each student will conduct a 6 month research project in a company or a research centre. This is done under supervision of a professor of the core, a professor of the specialization and a supervisor from the project provider.
The participating universities are all well-established in training and research as well as being recognised at an international level for their work in the field of renewable energy technology.
Tuition fees A foreign student who enrolls in one of the programmes at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen has to pay tuition fees for each academic year that he/she is enrolled. More Information you find here: www.hanze.nl/eng/study-at-hanze/finance/tuition-fees