Joint Nordic Master’s degree programme, 2 years

Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering

– Job prospects

Career opportunities

As an Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineer there are plenty of opportunities to find a job. Energy engineering related companies have an increasing potential to offer, not only in conventional energy technologies but also in the increasing business of renewable energies. A list of potential companies (mostly located in Norway, but also international) you can find at Energikontakten, an university organization at NTNU in Trondheim, that connects energy related companies to students.

Looking for summerjob, internship or other opportunities?
Please visit the webpage: www.ntnu.no/bridge


Student stories

Get inspired by graduates from the ISEE Program!

Joey Alfrink

Started 2012

Photo: personalStudy track: System Integration of Wind Power

– In conclusion, the ISEE program has been the perfect way to explore where my real interests are and has enabled me to find an exciting job even before I graduated.

My name is Joey Alfrink and I started the ISEE program at KTH during the fall of 2012. After leaning about all the major renewable and also conventional energy technologies I found my passion in wind energy and moved to Denmark. I took both courses that covered the mechanical and courses that covered the electrical side of wind energy. Finally, I decided to specialize in wind resources assessment by doing my master thesis with the meterology department of the research institute associated with DTU. Here I developed a strong interest in the economical aspect of renewable energy.

Joey Alfrink

Started 2012

Photo: personalStudy track: System Integration of Wind Power

– In conclusion, the ISEE program has been the perfect way to explore where my real interests are and has enabled me to find an exciting job even before I graduated.

My name is Joey Alfrink and I started the ISEE program at KTH during the fall of 2012. After leaning about all the major renewable and also conventional energy technologies I found my passion in wind energy and moved to Denmark. I took both courses that covered the mechanical and courses that covered the electrical side of wind energy. Finally, I decided to specialize in wind resources assessment by doing my master thesis with the meterology department of the research institute associated with DTU. Here I developed a strong interest in the economical aspect of renewable energy.

After looking for jobs for two months, I have been offered to take part in the graduate program of Danske Commodities an energy trader based in Denmark. Here I will be trained for 18 months to move into a specialized position related to renewable energy trading.


Marco Plano

Started 2012

Photo: personalStudy track: Energy Systems

– I had a great experience with the ISEE master since it provides knowledge in the wide range of topics. This allowed me to study and experience different sectors of the energy business. Thanks to this I feel enthusiastic knowing that lots of doors will be open for my future career.

I am Marco Plano and I am an Italian 24 years old ISEE student. I did my Bac in Turin (Italy) as Energy Engineering and then I started the MSc ISEE in August 2012 at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH) I took courses on energy modelling, computational fluid dynamic and renewable technologies.

Marco Plano

Started 2012

Photo: personalStudy track: Energy Systems

– I had a great experience with the ISEE master since it provides knowledge in the wide range of topics. This allowed me to study and experience different sectors of the energy business. Thanks to this I feel enthusiastic knowing that lots of doors will be open for my future career.

I am Marco Plano and I am an Italian 24 years old ISEE student. I did my Bac in Turin (Italy) as Energy Engineering and then I started the MSc ISEE in August 2012 at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH) I took courses on energy modelling, computational fluid dynamic and renewable technologies.

Furthermore I decided to specialize more into energy related to buildings with courses in thermal comfort and energy utilization. I felt extremely involved with the numerous project and assignment we had. Thanks to the knowledge gained in this year I won an “Environmental Scholarship” from a Norwegian company called “GK Norge AS”, with the case study “What impact does the work environment has on efficiency and productivity, and how to create an optimal indoor climate with lower energy consumption?”

For my second year I decided then to move to Trondheim, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). There I became curious about the oil industry and I took some courses in gas compressors and natural gas technology. I did then my thesis on thermodynamic models for wet gas compression. While doing my thesis I found a part-time job in a start-up for a new concept of wet gas separator at the NTNU laboratories as laboratory equipment coordinator. Since the beginning of my studies in Trondheim I decided to apply for oil related industries since NTNU offers great opportunities in this sector. I finally got a job in March 2014 for the company National Oilwell Varco as design engineer for drilling packages.  I will graduate here in Trondheim the 10th of June 2014.


Frank

Started August 2012

Photo: PersonalStudy track: Bioenergy

– The master program gave me a lot: A huge knowledge about renewable energy, international as well as intercultural experience and of cours lots of fun. I would definitely choose it again!

My name is Frank, Im from Germany and I started the MSc ISEE program in August 2012 at the KTH, Stockholm Sweden. There I learned a lot about different renewable energy sources and also about economic aspects related to environment and energy. It was a broad overbiew about the entire topc and to bring the satudents, having different backgrounds, to the same level.

Frank

Started August 2012

Photo: PersonalStudy track: Bioenergy

– The master program gave me a lot: A huge knowledge about renewable energy, international as well as intercultural experience and of cours lots of fun. I would definitely choose it again!

My name is Frank, Im from Germany and I started the MSc ISEE program in August 2012 at the KTH, Stockholm Sweden. There I learned a lot about different renewable energy sources and also about economic aspects related to environment and energy. It was a broad overbiew about the entire topc and to bring the satudents, having different backgrounds, to the same level.

My second university was the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, Iceland. My major there was geothermal energy and as a minor I took Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Afterwards I got enrolled at the NTNU with a specialization in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) The final semester the master thesis was also about the same topic in combination with computer based Process Simulation, which I did at the Institute of Energy Technology (IFE) in Oslo Norway. Now, I have applied for a job at IFE and other companies in Norway as well as at RWE, E.ON and different enterprises in Germany.

Jana Herrmann

Started 2012

Photo: personalStudy track: Bioenergy

– The ISEE program was the perfect way to explore my interest and it made me aware of the opportunities for my professional life. Additionally I could build up a network full of inspiring motivated people from all over the world.

My name is Jana Hermann, I`m from Germany and started the ISEE master program at KTH in Stockholm Sweden in august 2012. During the first semester we got a broad overview of several conventional and renewable energy technologies, including economic and environmental aspects. This was a good base to bring the students with different study backgrounds on one level and to decide on a further specialization. I chose to stay one more semester at KTH to gain deeper knowledge in sustainable power generation.
For the second year I went to NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, to specialize in Carbon, Capture and Storage (CCS).

Jana Herrmann

Started 2012

Photo: personalStudy track: Bioenergy

– The ISEE program was the perfect way to explore my interest and it made me aware of the opportunities for my professional life. Additionally I could build up a network full of inspiring motivated people from all over the world.

My name is Jana Hermann, I`m from Germany and started the ISEE master program at KTH in Stockholm Sweden in august 2012. During the first semester we got a broad overview of several conventional and renewable energy technologies, including economic and environmental aspects. This was a good base to bring the students with different study backgrounds on one level and to decide on a further specialization. I chose to stay one more semester at KTH to gain deeper knowledge in sustainable power generation.
For the second year I went to NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, to specialize in Carbon, Capture and Storage (CCS).

There I got the opportunity to work within scope of a research project called EDDiCCUT which is aiming to assess the environmental performance of carbon capture and utilization technologies. I focused on process simulation of post-combustion capture technologies and additionally gained experience in cooperating with industry partners. Finally, I wrote my master thesis about the modelling pf novel post-combustion capture solvents at the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development in the Netherlands, one of the research partners of the EDDiCCUT project. Already at the beginning of my last semester, I signed a contract for a trainee position at Energie Baden-Wurttemberg (EnBW), the third biggest Energy Company in Germany. Within the trainee program, I will get to know the different departments of the energy and will be trained to further develop my personal and methodological skills. After 15 months I can choose the final destination within the company based on my experience and interest.

 


Tomas Kruijer

Started fall 2012

Study track: Bioenergy

– My name is Tomas Kruijer, and I started the ISEE Program in the fall 2012. As for my fello students, the program introduces me to a general background in renewable energy sources and energy utilization at the KTH in Stockholm.

Because I wanted to know more about the relation between energy and climate, I chose to move to Trondheim (NTNU) to take courses in Industrial Ecology. This track showed me the importance of holistic approach in solving our energy problems. To decide on the right policies for the energy sector and thereby choose the right direction, one has to take into account many factors. To get real insight in our future energy system, we have to think about matters like solving renewable intermittency, smart grid development or energy saving. That is why I have since then focused on the modelling of energy systems and scenarios.

Tomas Kruijer

Started fall 2012

Study track: Bioenergy

– My name is Tomas Kruijer, and I started the ISEE Program in the fall 2012. As for my fello students, the program introduces me to a general background in renewable energy sources and energy utilization at the KTH in Stockholm.

Because I wanted to know more about the relation between energy and climate, I chose to move to Trondheim (NTNU) to take courses in Industrial Ecology. This track showed me the importance of holistic approach in solving our energy problems. To decide on the right policies for the energy sector and thereby choose the right direction, one has to take into account many factors. To get real insight in our future energy system, we have to think about matters like solving renewable intermittency, smart grid development or energy saving. That is why I have since then focused on the modelling of energy systems and scenarios.

The programs flexibility offered me to write my thesis even outside of the university attached to it, so I am writing my thesis now at the Energy Economics Group in Vienna, which does leading research in this field. They offered me to continue to work on my current thesis project for the European Commission even after graduation. After that I want to keep contributing to the transition to renewable energy, in either a commercial or public function.