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Energy Management in Small and Medium Scale Industries

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Language of education
English (100%)
6 weeks
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

This course aims to provide management capabilities in availability and acquisition of energy and the modes of energy supply for SMI, efficient use of energy in SMI and energy conservation measures, reduction of emissions caused by industrial processes, policy options and strategies for energy conservation in SMI.

Since 1987, the University of Twente has been offering training courses on energy management and cleaner production in small and medium scale industries (SMI). Energy management is a central component to improving the energy efficiency of an industry or an industrial plant. During the course, all aspects of modern (energy) management will be discussed. Another focus is on technical and economic aspects of more efficient energy use and cleaner production. Participants have the opportunity to carry out an energy audit. From 2012, the course has been extended by a week to include a module on preparing for the ISO standard on Energy Management.

The long term objectives are to provide the participants with management capabilities for SMI in emerging economies with respect to: • The availability and acquisition of energy, and the modes of energy supply • The efficient use of energy in SMI, and energy conservation measures • The reduction of emissions caused by industrial processes • Policy options and strategies for energy conservation and cleaner production in SMI

Target Audience
• Management staff involved in energy planning and cleaner production in their industries • Policy makers from government organizations, industrial associations, and institutes involved in industrial development • Consultants who work in areas related to the themes of the course

About the University of Twente

The University of Twente focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers bachelor, master and postgraduate programs in the field of Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences. University of Twente students are always encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines.

High tech, human touch. This is what characterizes the University of Twente. Some 3,300 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Knowledge Park Twente.

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Admission requirements

Knowledge minimum

A basic understanding of engineering and economics.

Academic degree

BSc, MSc or equivalent degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study.

Language requirements

IELTS listening: 6.0, IELTS reading: 6.0, IELTS writing: 6.0, IELTS speaking: 6.0, IELTS overall band: 6.0, TOEFL computer based: 231, TOEFL internet based: 80, TOEFL paper based: 550


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