Contribute to the energy transition by creating and managing interesting and viable technological economic business cases

  • Master
  • Full-time
  • 3 semester
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Sustainable Energy System Management

3 semester
Master of Science
Start: September
  • Business and Economics
  • Science and Engineering

Are you up for the challenge of coming up with smart and interesting solutions to help accelerate the energy transition? Can you design innovative and interesting business plans that take into account technological, economic, legal, social and environmental aspects? And do you want to manage complex issues, convert them into feasible projects and monitor their correct implementation? Then this is the master programme for you! What you’ll find:

✔ International learning community ✔ High-end facilities ✔ European network (EUREC) ✔ Real life clients and assignments

Projects with impact

During your master’s, you will be involved with projects that combine working in research, education and industry. Through applied research you come up with innovative solutions for genuine societal issues. Below, you can find some examples of projects our master’s students engage in.

We are Sustainable Energy Systems Management

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  • Corina Vogt

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  • Jan Bekkering


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About this programme

While studying this programme you will have the opportunity to study in at least two EU countries. You will learn about the business side of energy systems. You will be provided with economical and management skills and technical knowledge that you will need to succeed in the renewable energy industry. Once you’ve graduated you will be a business engineer with fundamental understanding of renewable energy systems and skill to make a solid business plan.

Why chose the European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management at Hanze UAS?

  • Learning community: You work and learn in close co-operation with your peers from all over the world and from the other energy-related master's programmes, professional practitioners, researchers and education staff using real life projects.
  • High-end research facilities: The Energy Transition Centre (EnTranCe) and Energy Academy Europe (EAE) offer endless research, testing and cooperation opportunities, which current energy master students give high recommendations.
  • International experience: You are required to study in at least two European countries and work on international assignments from real-life clients.
  • EUREC: This programme is an EUREC initiative. You’ll become part of the network, which has an excellent reputation and strong alumni policy. A great foundation for your international career!

Alumnus Bastiaan about energy

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Course overview

Semester 1 – Core

You will acquire a solid foundation in economics, modelling and business concepts related to innovative energy project design and 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 offered at Hanze UAS Groningen and Technical University of the Shannon (Ireland).

Themes of the core semester:

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

Semester 2 – Specialisation

You’ll be focusing on System Innovation Management, Sustainable Energy and ICT or Sustainable Energy Management. In-depth conceptual lectures are accompanied by practical assignments and technically orientated company visits. You are required to actively contribute to the course content by presenting papers and carrying out research tasks. Besides that you can chose between three different specialisations at different universities.

Hanze UAS – Specialisation System Innovation Management (SIM)

  • Energy System Modelling & Application
  • Energy Infrastructures and Renewables
  • System Innovation Processes
  • System Business case Economics & Law
  • Business Ecosystem Design

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

Semester 3 – Thesis

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.

You have to spend either semester 2 or semester 3 in a different country than the country of your core University.

Application and admission


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Fields of interest

  • Business and Economics
  • Science and Engineering
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