Energy transition is needed and so are you!

One of Europe's biggest challenges is the transition to a sustainable energy system based on renewable energy. Our society is in need of a new generation of professionals with the interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and tools to make the energy transition happen.

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Semester 1 - Core

During the core semester you acquire a solid foundation in economics and business concepts. These are related to innovative energy project design and related aspects of the energy business. Combined with planning, strategic decision-making and communication, this core knowledge will allow you to analyse energy business challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective. The core is only offered at Hanze UAS Groningen.

Themes of the core semester

  • Energy Transition Context
  • Energy Technologies, Plants & Integration
  • Markets, Finance, and Law
  • Research Methodology
  • Models & Scenarios for Strategic Decision Making

Semester 2 - Specialisation

The second semester focuses on System Innovation Management, Sustainable Energy and ICT or Sustainable Energy Mnagement. In-depth conceptual lectures are accompanied by practical assignments and technically orientated company visits. As a student you are required to actively contribute to the course content by presenting papers and carrying out research tasks.

Hanze UAS – Specialisation System Innovation Management (SIM)

  • System Model Application
  • Energy Infrastructures and Renewables
  • System Innovation Processes
  • System Business case Economics & Law
  • Energy Business Plan Development
  • Applied Research Energy System

Howest UAS – Specialisation Sustainable Energy and ICT

  • Energy Audit,Flexibility & Dashboarding (electrical & thermal)
  • Big Data & Internet of Things
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Renewables, Storage and smart Grids (electrical & thermal)
  • Blockchain & Security

University of Zaragoza – Specialisation Sustainable Energy Management (SEM)

  • Socio-economic Aspects of Energy
  • Renewable Energy Markets
  • Electricity and Efficiency Energy Markets
  • Systems and Tools for Energy Management
  • Start Up and Management of Energy Service
  • Companies (ESCOs) and Projects

Semester 3 - Thesis

The third and last semester you will apply your knowledge and skills in a research project at a company or a research centre. Based on this research you will write your thesis under the supervision of a (core) professor, a professor of the specialisation and a professor from the project provider.​ At the end of the master’s programme, you will present your results to an assessment committee, at a EUREC gathering in Brussels.

After graduation

After graduation

The European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management focuses on the business and economical aspects of the energy system. It provides the economical and management skills and technical knowledge you need for employment in the renewable energy industry, through real life business cases and projects.

At completing this master's programme  you will have a system's perspective in terms of sustainable energy challenges. You will be able to analyse, design, and implement business cases and sustainable energy systems with a systemic and interdisciplinary approach, making you a valuable asset to the whole energy industry. 


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