Within the rapidly expanding European renewable energy industry, an urgent demand exists for more post-graduate trained staff, specialized in renewable energy technology.
EUREC Agency together with leading European Universities have developed the European Master in Renewable Energy. Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen became member of the EUREC consortium and will deliver the master program European Master in Renewable Energy, starting 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 specialized 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 the education sector as well as being recognized at an international level for their work in the field of renewable energy technology.
The MSc in European Master in Renewable Energy consists of 3 semesters:
1. European Master in Renewable Energy Core Content
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 for the core taught in English
- Ecole des Mines de Paris, France, taught in French
- Zaragoza University, Spain, taught in Spanish
- Loughborough University, UK, taught in English
- Oldenburg University, Germany, taught in English
2. European Master in Renewable Energy Specialization
The second semester will give students the opportunity to specialise in a chosen technology at a different university. The specialisations are taught in English. For the specialization there are the following options:
Hybrid Systems - taught at Kassel University in Germany
Photovoltaics - taught at the University of Northumbria in the UK
Wind Energy - taught at the National Technical University of Athens in Greece
Grid Integration - taught at the University of Zaragoza in Spain
Solar Thermal - taught at the University of Perpignan in France
Ocean Energy - taught at IST Lisbon in Portugal
3. European Master in Renewable Energy 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.
Upon completion of the European Master in Renewable Energy, students will receive an MSc degree in Renewable Energy and a Certificate of Equivalence from the EUREC agency.
The aim of the European Master in Renewable Energy is to train post-graduate student to fill the gap between the growing industry demand for specialized renewable energy expertise and the skills available in the job market.
EUREC Agency together with leading European Universities involved in renewable energy education and training have responded to this demand through the development of the European Master in Renewable Energy.
Students who would like to register for the European Master in Renewable Energy program will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at Hanze University of Appied Sciences Groningen.
See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the European Master in Renewable Energy program.
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