Bergen Energy Lab (BEL)

New Energy Master Students

14 of the 32 new master students

The high number of applicants for the UiB/HiB two-year energy master this year has resulted in master students on a very high level. In total 32 new students are distributed on different specialization topics, with 12 students on Renewable Energy and 20 students on Energy Technology. Many interesting specializations are represented, including geothermal energy/storage, wind power, thermal machines, solar cells and many more. A distribution of the different topics is shown to the right.

The number of applicants for the UiB/HiB energy master started from 51 applicants in 2012, before increasing gradually to 55 applicants in 2013, 73 applicants in 2014 and 148 applicants in 2015. This year was another year with an increase, with a total of 439 applictions.

Alice Casagrande Cesconetto from Brazil is one of the new students of the Energy Master. We had a talk with her to get to know her better and to hear about her expectations of the master program.

Tell us a bit about yourself?

I am Alice Casagrande Cesconetto, 28 y.o., Brazilian, dipl. Mechanical Engineer - Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. After presenting my bachelor thesis and graduating, I moved to Bergen, where I worked (mainly offshore) since Dec 2012 as a Wireline Field Engineer.

Why did you choose to study the energy master at UiB/HiB?

I've chosen it because I already live in Bergen, and don't intend to move. Moreover, I have been working in the oil industry area for more than 3.5 years, and I want to expand my horizons and possibilities, by mastering my skills in Renewable Energy as well.

What are your expectations of this master program and in the future?

I expect to be able to be inserted in the industry after finishing the master, with the knowledge acquired during the whole program. I also expect self-development and continuously seeking for more knowledge through my whole life.