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Get A Master’s Degree In Renewable Energy! (Exclusive Interview)

While on my cleantech tour around the Netherlands, I had the pleasure of chatting with Jarry Scheepens-Hasek about a renewable energy master’s program she has helped to develop (thanks to Karel Beckman of EnergyPost.eu for hooking us up).

You can learn much more about the program in my video interview with Jarry below, or on the Sustainable Energy System Management (SESyM) website. However, I’ll also drop some key points in the text below the video for those of you who are interested but not into videos.

But first, here’s a brief overview from the website: “SESyM focuses on the multidisciplinary aspects of energy systems. It provides management and communication skills, as well as the necessary technical knowledge to tackle the challenge of the energy system transition. The technical, legal and economic frameworks of the system integration of all energy resources taught in an international context will make SESyM graduates high value candidates for the entire energy industry.”


 

The renewable energy master’s program offers 90 credits. Additionally, you can do the program in multiple locations — Groningen, the Netherlands (where the interview above took place); Paris, France; Zaragoza, Spain; Athens, Greece; Pisa, Italy; Oldenburg, Germany; the UK. Where you go depends on your focus. And then to complete your thesis, you can basically go anywhere in the world — depending on the focus of your thesis, of course.

The European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management is an initiative proposed and developed by the association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres (EUREC) and a consortium of Universities outlined in the Partnering Universities section,” the SESyM website states. “The programme starts in September 2015 by a network of three European Universities. It is coordinated by EUREC EEIG, a consortium of European renewable energy research centres, which has its headquarters in Brussels.”

They are now working to develop a third master’s program to complement the original one and the one that just got accreditation (discussed in the video interview). This third one would be focused on “energy and society,” focusing more on the human side of the renewable energy revolution.

So far, they have been getting about 70 students per year, but that was with just their initial program. They are now searching out students for the new program… as well as the original one.

The cost of the 1.5-year graduate program is €7,300 for European students, and it is €11,500 for a non-European student. However, thanks to some current incentives in the Netherlands, if a European student chooses to do their core coursework in the Netherlands, they can pay just €1,950 a year (the statutory fee)… but the incentives will not last for much longer, so if you’re attracted by this offer, jump on it!

You can get a lot more details in this leaflet, or on the “objectives and structure” page.

The application process for the coming year ends on August 22, 2015. You can find out how to apply here.

 
 
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