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Master's Programme in Energy

  • Years2 years
  • ECTS credits120
  • Tuition fee http://www.uib.no/en/education/49499/how-finance-your-studies None

Presentation

The Degree

The energy master programme leads to the degree Master in Energy.

Objectives and content

Aim:

The Master`s programme in Energy, provides the student with a theoretical foundation to understand a wide range of issues related to energy. Specialization within topics related to renewable energy and energy technology is possible. The programme gives the student capabilities to consider energy supply, conversion and application in a wider environmental and societal perspective.

Content:

The programme contains a few common courses within energy; the remaining courses are selected by the student within topics relevant for the master thesis.

The university's competence within energy related areas as well as external competence is utilized in supervision of the master thesis as well in lecturing.

The education gives knowledge and skills for active participation within industry, research and development as well as state and local government. The education aims at giving the student a methodical foundation that makes him or her able to adapt to a rapidly changing work market.

More info on the two specializations available for students starting in the autumn 2017 is available here:ekstern.filer.uib.no/matnat/gfi/Studieinformasjon/Tema_oversikt_2017.pdfekstern.filer.uib.no/matnat/gfi/Studieinformasjon/Tema_oversikt_2017.pdf

http://ekstern.filer.uib.no/matnat/gfi/Studieinformasjon/Tema_oversikt_2017.pdf

More info on the two specializations available for students starting autumn 2016 is available on:ekstern.filer.uib.no/matnat/gfi/Studieinformasjon/Tema_oversikt_2016.pdfekstern.filer.uib.no/matnat/gfi/Studieinformasjon/Tema_oversikt_2016.pdf

http://ekstern.filer.uib.no/matnat/gfi/Studieinformasjon/Tema_oversikt_2016.pdf

Semester

Application deadline is 15 April for studies starting in autumn semester. Applicants with a Norwegian ID-number may apply online in Søknadsweb. For applicants who have not yet received their bachelor diploma, further documentation of the degree including grades may be requested. For more information about admission procedures please read: http://www.uib.no/en/matnat/54992/international-master-applicants-residing-norway

The programme is only available for applicants who are residing in Norway, applicants with a Norwegian ID and Nordic citizens.

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What you Learn

Required Learning Outcomes

On completion of the programme the candidate should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The candidate

  • has in-depth scientifically based knowledge about the pros and cons related to various energy resources, their energy applications.
  • has specialized knowledge within one or more topics related to renewable energy or energy technology.
  • has a solid knowledge of basic topics as mathematics and physics that makes a foundation for continuous updating and enhancing the knowledge within the energy sector.
  • has knowledge about ethical and societal issues related to energy conversion and application.

Skills

The candidate

  • can apply state of art methods within the relevant field and is able to familiarize with new methods
  • can within the candidate's special field, perform specialized analyses of e.g. resources useful energy, system consequences of renewable energy, life cycle effects and environmental impacts
  • can, together with a supervisor, and with a high level of independence, plan and execute a research project
  • is able to familiarize with adjacent professional fields and cooperate with specialists within these fields

General competence

The candidate

  • can write and present a final project report in accordance with accepted scientific and technological standards.
  • can formulate and test hypotheses and make conclusions from own work using references from scientific literature.
  • can critically evaluate new ideas within renewable energy as well as contribute to new solutions.
  • can critically analyze and reflect upon relevant ethical problems related to energy conversion and application.
  • demonstrates understanding and respect for scientific values as openness, precision and reliability
  • can convey problems and results to specialists as well as the public

Study Period Abroad

Study period abroad

If you wish to stay abroad during the master study, you may contact the study advisor or your thesis supervisor.

How to Apply

Admission Requirements

A relevant bachelor's degree in mathematics, natural sciences or engineering or equivalent.

The average grade for the relevant bachelor degree or its equivalent shall be C or better according to the Norwegian grading system.

Furthermore, the subject MAT111 "Calculus I" or equivalent plus either PHYS113 "Mechanics 2 and Thermodynamics" or KJEM210 "Chemical Thermodynamics" or equivalent must be included. Students in electrical power systems may be exempted from the requirement for thermodynamics.

The students are, depending upon competence, offered a master topic within one or more of the five topical groups. Final choice of topic for the master thesis is made together with the advisor during the first semester.

Topical group 1) Geophysics: The requirement is a bachelor degree within meteorology, oceanography physics or relevant engineering topics (marine, machinery, energy). Within this topical group the candidate may have a master thesis within e.g. wind energy, ocean energy, hydropower, global energy challenges, and environmental issues related to renewable energy.

Topical group 2) Mathematics, physics and informatics: The requirement is a bachelor degree within mathematics, physics, geophysics, computational methods or informatics. Within this topical group the candidate may have a master thesis within e.g. ocean energy, geothermal energy and storage, energy analyses and optimization, solar cells, rain cells, battery technology and safety in energy production.

Topical group 3) Chemistry and environment: The requirement is a bachelor degree within chemistry, environmental and resource issues, nano technology or relevant engineering topics (chemistry, biochemistry, energy). Within this topical group the candidate may have a master thesis within e.g. bioenergy, solar cells, materials for energy applications and batteries.

Topical group 4) Thermal engines: The requirement is a bachelor degree within relevant engineering topics (machinery, marine, energy, chemical process technology). Within this topical group the candidate may have a master thesis within thermal engines.

Topical group 5) Electrical power systems: The requirement is a bachelor degree within electrical power systems or similar. Within this topical group the candidate may have a master thesis within electrical power systems.

In cases with more applicants than available capacity, the applicants will be ranked according to the grades and capacity within each of the topical groups.

Semester

Application deadline is 15 April for studies starting in autumn semester. Applicants with a Norwegian ID-number may apply online in Søknadsweb. For applicants who have not yet received their bachelor diploma, further documentation of the degree including grades may be requested. For more information about admission procedures please read: http://www.uib.no/en/matnat/54992/international-master-applicants-residing-norway

The programme is only available for applicants who are residing in Norway, applicants with a Norwegian ID and Nordic citizens.

Programme structure

Master's Programme in Energy (krav 120 SP)
Master (krav 20 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
ENERGI200Energy Resources and Use101–41
ENERGI210Energy physics and Technology101–42
Optional subject (krav 40 SP)
You should choose subjects in consultation with your academic supervisor.
Master thesis (krav 60 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
ENERGI399Master's Thesis in Energy60-3
SP = ECTS credits, S = Semester, R = Recommended semester

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Contact: energimaster@gfi.uib.no