The Master of Sustainable Energy Systems programme is designed to provide students from various engineering disciplines with a deeper understanding on how to develop, plan and market efficient technologies for sustainable energy production and conversion, while also equipping students with the necessary skills in order to become an international engineer.
The core of the programme is focused around renewable energy sources, such as photovoltaics, wind, hydropower, and biomass, and how to use them efficiently. As such, the programme provides students with both a technical and practical approach that is needed when dealing with a variety of different issues. For example, you would have the appropriate skills in order to communicate with a process engineer at the steel manufacturing plant or solar facility, and would be able to accurately provide an energy-efficient (saving) solution.
As a University of Applied Sciences, we cooperate closely with the local industry and companies within the region, as well as with various international ones. These connections enable you, the student, to develop highly requested skills, as you will gain practical, hands-on experience which eventually increases your level of employability. Further interdisciplinary and applied research projects will allow you to strengthen relationships with the local industry and international companies throughout your studies.
This programme is aimed at graduates who have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent of at least 180 ECTS) in Engineering or another technical field of study.
The annual intake is 23 students per year. Students are selected based on a written application and personal interview(s). Due to the international scope of the programme, we aim at providing students with a culturally diverse learning environment, bringing together local Austrian students and students from around the world.
The Master of Sustainable Energy Systems is offered at the Wels Campus, in the School of Engineering and Environmental Sciences, which is part of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. Wels is a historic city with a strong industry and offers great job opportunities. Wels is located in the beautiful region of Upper Austria. Please follow the links for further information about Wels and Upper Austria.
The very first semester began in fall 2014 with a warm welcome to the first class of SES students, from over fifteen different countries, truly making this an international programme.
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The application portal is currently open, apply now!