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European Master in Renewable Energy

Hanzehogeschool Groningen

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Within the rapidly expanding European renewable energy industry, an urgent demand exists for more post-graduate trained staff specialised in renewable energy technology. Together with leading European Universities, EUREC Agency has developed the European Master in Renewable Energy. Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS), became member of the EUREC consortium and started this master programme in September 2012.

The aim of the European Master in Renewable Energy is to train post-graduate students to fill the gap between the growing industry demand for specialised renewable energy expertise and the skills currently available on the job market.

By structuring the course in three sections, students are guaranteed to spend time in at least two different EU countries and make contact with a wide range of European universities and companies involved in the renewable energy sector. The participating universities are all well-established in training and research and recognised internationally for their work in the field of renewable energy technology.


Programme overview

​The entire programme will take 3 semesters and starts in the first week of September. Each semester has a full-time study load of 30 ECTS credits, so 90 ECTS for the complete programme. By structuring the course in three sections, students are guaranteed to spend time in at least two different EU countries and make contact with a wide range of European universities and companies involved in the renewable energy sector.

After completion of the programme the student will obtain the degree title 'European M.Sc. in Renewable Energy'. The student will also receive a Certificate of Equivalence from the EUREC agency.

The program​me's three semesters

The MSc programme consists of 3 semesters:

1. TH​​​E CORE

The first semester the student will acquire a solid foundation in key renewable
energy technologies and the socio-economic issues related to these. For the core the student can choose one of the following universities:

  • Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands (taught in English)
  • Ecole des Mines de Paris, France (taught in French)
  • Zaragoza University, Spain (taught in Spanish)
  • Loughborough University, UK (taught in English)
  • Oldenburg University, Germany (taught in English)

2. THE SPEC​​IALISATION

The second semester will give students the opportunity to specialise in a chosen technology at a different university. The specialisations are taught in English. For the specialization there are the following options:

  • Photovoltaics - taught at the University of Northumbria in the UK
  • Wind Energy - taught at the National Technical University of Athens in Greece
  • Grid Integration - taught at the University of Zaragoza in Spain
  • Solar Thermal - taught at the University of Perpignan in France
  • Ocean Energy - taught at IST Lisbon in Portugal

3. THE THESIS P​​ROJECT

In the third semester each student will conduct a 6 month research project in a company or a research centre. This is done under supervision of a professor of the core, a professor of the specialization and a supervisor from the project provider. For your final thesis placement it is possible to apply for an Erasmus placement grant. For general information about the Erasmus LLL programme, you can read this page.

By structuring the course in three sections, students are guaranteed to spend time in at least two different EU countries and make contact with a wide range of European universities and companies involved in the renewable energy sector.

The participating universities are all well-established in training and research as well as being recognised at an international level for their work in the field of renewable energy technology.

Research activities

​​​​There are numerous research activities in which you can participate when conducting your thesis project at Hanze UAS. For your final thesis placement it is possible to apply for an Erasmus placement grant. For general information about the Erasmus LLL programme, you can read this page.

EnTranCe

Our Energy Transition Centre is the living lab for Renewable Energy Research. EnTranCe is supported by Hanze UAS, GasTerra, BAM, Gasunie & ImTech. See the website or EnTranCe brochure for more information.

RenQi

RenQi is an open innovation platform, which is a collaboration between Hanze UAS, KEMA and TNO. Teams of professionals and students work together in applied research projects.

The RenQi research topics are:

  1. Flexibility, reliability and comfort
  2. Integration of renewable energy systems
  3. Rules and regulations
  4. Integration of 'green' gas or bio gas
  5. Consumer behavior

For more information, download the RenQi flyer or check the website.

CARI-E

The Centre of Applied Research and Innovation - Energy (CARI-E) is a broker in and translator of expertise in the field of energy. The centre offers education and training. It can also carry out energy projects for businesses. More information can be found here.

Flexines

The goal of the Flexines Project is to show that the energy needs of individual households can be geared to the energy supply at any given moment, by means of energy tariffs that are flexible from moment to moment. The point is to ultimately link the energy needs to the energy production from sustainable sources (wind, sun, biogas), and in particular to ensure that tarrifs keep reflecting the shortage in the energy market correctly. More information to be found here.

EDGaR

The Energy Delta Gas Research (EDGaR), a Dutch research consortium of ten enterprises and research institutes, coordinates the realization of scientific, applied and technological research on gas and sustainability. Participants of the consortium come from the industry (Gasunie, GasTerra, Kiwa, Enexis, Liander and Stedin) and scientific institutions (ECN, University of Groningen, Delft University of Technology and Hanze University of Applied Sciences).

Three themes: from mono to multi gas, the future of energy systems and the changing gas markets. It will develop over a 5-year period and, at its maximum development, it will include approximately 20 projects carried out by a staff of approximately 100 researchers. The total research budget is 42 million EURO. An additional 2 million EURO account for management and knowledge transfer.

EDGaR is a non-profit research foundation. It is hosted by the Groningen Energy and Sustainability Programme (GESP), at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Here you will find more information.

Partner universities

The following universities participate in the EUREC Master:

Core Providers

  • Ecoles des MINES de Paris, France - French-taught
  • Loughborough University, UK - English-taught
  • University of Zaragoza, Spain - Spanish-taught
  • Oldenburg University, Germany - English-taught
  • Hanze UAS, Groningen, The Netherlands - English-taught

Specialisation Providers

  • National Technical University of Athens, Greece - Wind
  • University of Northumbria, UK - Photovoltaics
  • University of Zaragoza, Spain - Grid Integration
  • University of Perpignan, France - Solar Thermal
  • Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon, Portugal - Ocean Energy

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Ja
Doorlooptijd 16 maanden
Type Master (HBO-universitair), Specialised master for professionals
Kosten (indicatie) Geen opgave
Titulatuur Geen titel
Website www.hanze.nl/nl/schools/instituut-engineering/opleidingen/master/european-master-renewable-energy/Paginas/Default.aspx
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Startmaand september
Provincie Groningen
Afronding Diploma
Credits 90
Testimonials Hanze students

"The truth may be inconvenient or even grim, but the future of this planet and its inhabitants does not necessarily have to be that way. Until we have the technology to generate truly 'free' energy, renewable energy is the best available solution for the world's energy problem. The European Master in Renewable Energy offers not only the opportunity to learn from academic and technical experts in the field, but also the technical experience of writing a master's thesis based on work performed during an internship in a renewable energy company or research center. Whether you are seeking a master's degree for purely academic or practical reasons, this master of science is a fine program to consider to advance your career."​

Ahmad (Student European Master in Renewable Energy​)
Testimonials Hanze students

"Groningen is a nice and welcoming city that is a perfect size and atmosphere for students. I found it easy to settle into Groningen and we were well introduced to Hanze, which made it easy to become acquainted with the facilities. There are many nice areas to study at Hanze and in Groningen, and the city has many nice cafes, markets, bars, restaurants, and parks. There are bicycle lanes throughout the city, making everything accessible by bike. I enjoyed my semester in Groningen and will be back!"

Carly (Student European Master in Renewable Energy)
Testimonials Hanze students

"The European Master in Renewable Energy offers in a very short time all relevant information an engineer has to know for entering into the sector of renewable energy. The broad topics addressed from technical to economics and the various environnment in which I studied allowed me to connect and learn from very different people and made my 3 semester a success"

Florent (Student European Master in Renewable Energy)