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European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Master Postgraduate Groningen

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Economics, commerce, management and accounting
Course summary One of Europe's biggest challenges is managing the transition to a sustainable energy system based on renewable energy. There is therefore a need for a new generation of professionals with the interdi
Course description The European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management (SESyM) focuses on the economics and business aspects of transition of the energy system. It provides the economic and management skills you need for employment in the Renewable Energy Industry, as well as real life business cases and projects. Completing this master gives you a systems- perspective in terms of sustainable energy challenges. You will be able to design, analyse and implement business cases and sustainable systems with a systemic and interdisciplinary approach, making you essential to the whole energy industry. The programme has a clear international focus, not only because of the anticipated international student mix, but also because you are expected to follow the programme at different locations in Europe. Gaining experience through real life business cases and projects in the renewable energy industry is another important characteristic of the programme. Hanze UAS is a member of the European Renewable Energy Research Centres (EUREC). Hanze UAS initiated and developed the new MSc SESyM together with EUREC members the Universities of Pisa and Zaragoza.
Study subjects The European dimension of the master's programme requires students to follow part of the programme in at least two different European countries. The master's programme is divided into three semesters. In the first semester, students acquire a solid foundation in systems management at the Hanze UAS. In the second semester, they specialise in a chosen topic at a different university and at the end of the course, students complete a six-month research project.
Course objectives The aim of the European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management is to provide postgraduate students with the skills required for employment in the Sustainable Energy industry.
ECTS credits 90.00
Duration 16 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, computer exercise, excursion, group discussion, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment, integration module, laboratory work, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, design project, portfolio, practicum, project, seminar, internship, tutorial, working group, workshop, self evaluation, self study
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department School of Engineering
Information about the institution The Hanze University of Applied Sciences (UAS) is located in the vibrant student city Groningen.


Admission requirements
  1. TOEFL: minimum score of 575 (paper-based test), or 90 (internet-based test with no less than 20 in reading, listening, speaking or writing); or IELTS: 6.5 minimum with no less than 6.0 in reading, listening, speaking or writing; or Cambridge Advanced Exam in English: B minimum; or Cambridge Proficiency Exam in English: C minimum;
  2. Having a BSc. in Business, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Geology, Engineering Management, Energy Management, ICT, or Architecture. Applicants need to have a strong interest in business and the energy industry.
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English C2
IELTS listening 6
IELTS overall band 6.5
IELTS reading 6
IELTS speaking 6
IELTS writing 6
TOEFL internet based 90
TOEFL paper based 575
Professional experience required -
Duration 16 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 Jun 2020 1 May 2020
1 Sep 2021 1 Jun 2021 1 May 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 13000€ 8000

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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