Nordic Master Programme in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering
The Nordic Master in Innovative and Sustainable Energy Engineering (ISEE) is a world class energy education leading to a Master of Science degree.
The term "sustainable energy engineering" comprises a wide array of practices, policies and technologies (conventional and renewable/alternative) aimed at providing energy at the least financial, environmental and social cost. A strong emphasis is placed on dealing with energy engineering tasks with due consideration of technical, environmental and socio-economic issues.
Another strong emphasize is put on the Innovative and Entrepreneurial aspects of the energy society, especially related to how existing and new efficiency improvement innovations can be brought to the market in different countries. The innovative aspects inside the programme are both related to the advanced renewable concept in the Nordic countries as well as regards to new businesses in the energy sector.
The focus of the programme is to provide a state-of-the-art education in the fields of conventional and renewable energy sources like conventional and new power generation, solar energy, biomass energy, wind power, geothermal power, and energy utilization in the built environment by means of economically and environmentally sustainable systems and technologies. The programme is structured in Pre-defined study and mobility tracks with competence profiles. Each consortium member university; KTH, Sweden, Chalmers, Sweden, NTNU, Norway, DTU, Denmark, Aalto, Finland, Uol, Iceland has the lead responsibility for one track.
You will study
Prerequisites: BSc/BEng degree or equivalent (normally 3-4 years) in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or equivalent. (In order to obtain equivalent competence, the basic knowledge in mathematics, physics and chemistry must be at the level of BSc/BEng).
English language requirements
Paper-based test: minimum 580 (written section grade 4)
Internet-based test: minimum 92 (written section grade 22)
TOEFL code: 9520
- IELTS: At least 6.5, no section lower than 5.5 (only IELTS Academic Training accepted).
The minimum requirements includes the following:
- Mathematics: 20 ECTS including linear algebra, calculus and differential equations.
- Thermodynamics and heat transfer: 5 ECTS.
- Energy & Environment: 5 ECTS
- Statistics and dynamics: 5 ECTS.
- Fluid mechanics: 5 ECTS.
- Materials science: 5 ECTS.
Moreover, the applicant must have sufficient qualifications within numerical methods and elementary programming using e.g. MATLAB or a similar programming language.
The selection process for Innovative and Sustainable Energy Engineering is based on a total evaluation of the following selection criteria: university, GPA, course work related to the programme, thesis proposal, relevant working experiences and references.
Required application documents
Application process takes place in NTNU admission service Deadline 15.1.
Please enroll first here
You will have to apply directly to NTNU regardless of where you plan to start your studies. You must decide on a study track and a start university before you can submit your application. Please consult the programme webpage for more information about the study tracks.
Tuition fees and scholarships
Currently, for the 2015 intake, there are no application neither tuition fees for this programme in Aalto University.
Aalto Univesity Student Union, AYY, has a memberships fee (95 €) which is obligatory for the degree students but includes many benefits (health care, services, discounts etc..)
Currently DTU, KTH and Chalmers charges fees to non-EU/EEA students. Some universities also charge an application fee and some have a compulsory student union fee. Please read more at the individual universities webpage:
Aalto University charges a small student union fee
Chalmers University of Technolocy charges tuition fees to non-EU/EEA students
Technical University of Denmark charges tuition fees to non-EU/EEA students
Royal Institute of Technology charges tuition fees to non-EU/EEA students
Norwegian University of Science and Technology charges a small semester fee
Preliminar Screening at NTNU starts in the end of October 2014
The administrative coordinator at Aalto University is planning officer Börje Helenius
Email: borje.helenius [at] aalto [dot] fi
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