MSc in Energy Systems

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The Programme

The Programme

Energy and its sustainability will always be a key global issue for modern contemporary societies. In order to really stand out, young professionals in the Energy sector need education that is interdisciplinary: technical as well as economics/management/law related.

The International Hellenic University offers just such a diverse MSc in Energy Systems programme that is open to candidates from different academic disciplines and which has been in high demand since its first intake of students in 2010. Leading academics from prestigious academic institutions from Greece and abroad, together with instructors from public authorities and key players from energy-related organizations, have taught in this programme in the past years.

The programme has been developed to equip graduates of Engineering, Geotechnical and Natural Sciences departments with an in-depth understanding of the fundamental issues of energy in the industrial and commercial sectors. It provides up to date technical knowledge and skills required for achieving energy management, designing of energy-efficient systems and processes, utilisation of renewable energy sources and the cost effective reduction and control of pollution.

This programme is designed for University graduates of Engineering, Geotechnical and Natural Sciences departments who wish to gain further expertise in the engineering aspects of the Energy sector.

Τhe School of Science and Technology is currently on a a 3-year educational collaboration funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), with Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH - Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg) in order to provide common courses in their respective Masters of Science in the field of Energy.

In the frame of this collaboration, students of the MSc in Energy Systems will be given the opportunity to follow an elective course in TUHH, which will be specifically developed and offered in the academic years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 to Master students of both universities. Similarly, master students of TUHH in the field of Energy will also be able to follow a specifically developed elective course at IHU. The course offered by the School of Technology of IHU will focus on Modelling and Simulation of Building Integrated Solar Energy Systems, while the one offered by TUHH will deal with Process Modelling of Biomass Conversion Processes. Both courses will be available in the spring semester.

Furthermore, students of IHU will be given the opportunity to visit TUHH for 3 months and conduct their MSc thesis in Germany. All travel costs, living expenses and accommodation for students in Greece and Germany will be covered by the Greek-German collaboration project.

 

The Structure

The MSc in Energy Systems (full-time) is a 14-month programme taught over three terms. Lectures mainly take place on weekday evenings. The MSc in Energy Systems programme is also available in part-time mode over 26 months for those who cannot commit to a full-time programme either for work or other reasons.

During the first term, students are required to follow five mandatory core courses. During the second term, students are required to follow three mandatory core courses tailoring their programme further by two elective courses. Finally, in the third semester, work is dedicated exclusively to the Master's dissertation. The Master's dissertation provides a good opportunity to apply theory and concepts learned during the year to a real-world Energy Systems problem or challenge.

 

Programme announcement

 

Programme brochure