Master's Degree Programme in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) (Erasmus Mundus)
Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems - SELECT
The master's programme in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) offers advanced education in the field of sustainable energy systems for the future. SELECT aims at delivering education for high competency and quality engineering skills in the field, including industrial interaction throughout the programme. Students graduating from the SELECT programme will have gained experience in the following topics:
• Training in multidisciplinary problem analysis and solving.
• Advanced team building in a multinational setting, along with stimulating international experience.
• A novel and multidimensional way of learning involving real and virtual classrooms
• Close collaboration with industry during thesis work.
• A unique network of fellow students, SELECT alumni and industry specialists in the field of sustainable energy.
The SELECT master's programme is presently a cooperation between the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden (KTH), Politecnico di Torino (PoliTo), Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands (TUE), Technical University of Catalonia in Spain (UPC), Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal (IST), AGH University of Science and Technology in Poland (AGH), and Aalto University in Finland (Aalto). SELECT is also part of the InnoEnergy Sustainable Energy masters programme. It is a two-year Master's programme including compulsory mobility for the students.
SELECT is powered by scholarships opportunities from Erasmus Mundus, as well as the EIT KIC InnoEnergy. Students from all over the world are welcome to apply.
More information can be found on the program's website
Sustainable energy services are one of the key issues for humanity, considering the complete environmental footprint for the services delivered. The SELECT Masters programme starts from the concept basic renewable energy sources (sun, geothermal and moon driven tides) to establish the environomical pathways towards a future sustainable energy system. The SELECT curriculum emphasises the thermodynamic tools of energy and thermoeconomic analysis for training the future energy engineers in advanced well-to-wheel analysis. Sustainability analysis and problem solving, as well as effective knowledge-driven decision making in complex energy systems, are integrated in the curriculum.
Through an introductory two term curricula at KTH, TU/e or (from Autumn 2012) at UPC, the concepts of renewable energy, sustainable power generation and environomical pathways are introduced. High-level training in project work and interactive seminars are used for enhanced learning processes. For term three, the students select a focus area to be studied at one other university: e.g., biomass, solar, polygeneration, and fuel cells. In the fourth (final) term the students can perform the MSc thesis in an industrial setting in common supervision with researchers from any of the participating universities.
Program Coordinator at Aalto:
Anja Hänninen, tel +358 50 384 1589, anja.hanninen at aalto.fi
Postal address: Anja Hänninen, PO Box 16200, FI-00076 AALTO
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