Joint Nordic Master’s degree programme, 2 years

Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering

– Learning outcome

A candidate who has completed his or her degree programme should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of general competence, knowledge and skills.


General competence

The Master graduate in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering should demonstrate:

  • ability to apply knowledge and abilities in practical activities with regards to relevant scientific professional and social judgements and viewpoints.
  • ability to successfully carry out advanced tasks and projects, both independently and in collaboration with others, as well as cross disciplines.
  • ability to approach problem solving in an interdisciplinary way.
  • to combine insights from several scientific disciplines.
  • to make critical and independent assessments of methods and results.
  • to continuously develop their professional competence.
  • ability to gather, assess, communicate and make use of new information.
  • ability to evaluate responsibility and ethical viewpoints, which may arise in connection with different technical, organisational, economical, ecological and social activities.

Knowledge

The Master graduate in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering should demonstrate:

  • broad knowledge on sustainable systems, conventional and renewable energy sources and conversion, as well as technical, economical, and environmentally-related consequences for different energy systems.
  • in depth knowledge within the technical area of the chosen study track: bioenergy, energy systems, geothermal energy, heat and power engineering, solar cell systems and materials or system integration of wind power. Including knowledge in mathematics and natural sciences.
  • insight of contemporary research within various fields of energy systems.
  • research experience within a specific field of energy systems, through a supervised project (the Master Thesis)
  • knowledge of relevant methods and hypothesis testing and other tools used to analyse and solve energy system issues in research, manufacturing and management.
  • knowledge of international research in their specialty, knowledge ofinternational research groups in the field, and the breadth of research being done in the fields of: Energy Engineering.

Skills

The Master graduate in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering should:

  • show a good ability to analyse, formulate, and handle technical problems from a system perspective, with an overview on their life-cycle, from idea/need to specification, development, maintenance and termination, and the ability to set conditions, decide necessary resource consumption and manage processes for problem solving and realisation.
  • demonstrate competence in analysis, design, development and operation of energy systems within their study track: bioenergy, energy systems, geothermal energy, heat and power engineering, solar cell systems and materials or system integration of wind power.
  • demonstrate a broad, scientific foundation for work within the energy engineering area, and a good understanding of the complexity of energy systems.
  • possess individual and professional skills like languages, leadership, project management, and communication for work as an engineer in a leadership role or as a leader in a technical intensive company, or in order to be able to continue toward a research career.