Reduce emissions. Develop alternative fuels. Build a sustainable future
Developing clean technologies for energy generated by fossil fuels is a critical part of the global journey to a sustainable energy future. The Master’s in Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy explores the twin challenges of reducing emissions from fossil fuels that are still widely used around the world, and enabling integration with and transition to renewable, sustainable alternatives.
Through small-group study, this program will strengthen your engineering and management skills, develop your awareness of the industry and its challenges, and connect you to a network of key industry players, so you can have a direct and immediate impact on reducing carbon emissions on graduation.
MSc Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy is an international program for an international industry. You will join students from all over the world at two different universities and at a European Business School. After successfully completing the program and your thesis, you will receive a double diploma in the form of a Master’s degree from two of the following institutes:
- Master of Engineering, from AGH: University of Science and Technology, Poland.
- Master of Engineering, from SUT: Silesian University of Technology, Poland.
- Master of Energy Engineering and Management, from IST: Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal.
The MSc Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy program is labeled by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
The two-year MSc Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy program will give you a systematic, in-depth understanding of the principles and practices of all stages of power system implementation and operation. The emphasis is on the transition from fossil-based power systems to renewable alternatives from a technical, environmental, economic and regulatory perspective. You will gain extensive knowledge of clean-combustion technologies, energy storage, and renewables-based energy systems.
The program is strongly shaped by project-based and challenge-driven learning methods that give you hands-on, real-world experience outside of the lecture hall. Students typically work in small groups of 6 – 10 people, which fosters strong relationships with professors and helps create an atmosphere of cooperation where complex practical skills can be developed.
Flexible study structures also allow you to follow your particular interests while gaining the necessary core technical knowledge behind modern power systems.
During the first year, the focus of the study is on expanding essential knowledge of thermodynamics, clean combustion technologies and boiler design at one of two universities in Poland. You can choose to study at AGH: University of Science and Technology in Krakow, where there is a greater emphasis on thermodynamics within fuels, or SUT: Silesian University of Technology, in Gliwice, where greater emphasis is placed on combustion technologies and power systems.
During the second year, all students study at IST: Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon, Portugal. Here you acquire further in-depth knowledge through individually chosen specialist courses: chemical fuels as part of the energy mix, or renewable energy as part of the energy mix.
Your path to the future
As a student of MSc Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy, you receive an advanced education in all relevant engineering topics as well as benefitting from solid training in a variety of innovation management and in-demand business skills.
On successful completion of the program, you will be equipped with the following important and in-demand abilities, attributes and experiences, from which you can launch your career in a wide range of business or research settings:
- Extensive understanding of the principles and practices of the operational stages of low-emission combustion, clean-fossil, and new-generation fuels.
- In-depth knowledge of the latest renewable technologies and how they work alongside other energy sources like coal, biomass, and waste-to-energy systems.
- The ability to evaluate the economic, policy and regulatory frameworks that apply to improving and implementing clean fossil and next-generation fuel projects.
- Extensive hands-on experience and interaction with industry.
- The ability to develop and follow a business plan designed within the energy field.
- The ability to solve problems and work in a team, as well as extensive leadership capabilities.
- The ability to participate in productive dialogues with specialists in the supply chain, including politicians, engineers, and regulators.
MSc Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy graduates are therefore well prepared for a career in energy production and environmental protection, either working directly in the industry or as a researcher. The program’s comprehensive innovation and business modules enable you to easily find your bearings in today’s business environment, enhancing the value of your CV or résumé still further.
How to apply for the program
Current application dates
- Round 0: 13 November 2017 – 7 January 2018
- Round 1: 8 January 2018 – 25 February 2018
- Round 2: 26 February 2018 – 22 April 2018
Review the admission criteria
Before applying, make sure you can meet all the admission criteria:
- A completed Bachelor’s degree (worth a minimum of 180 ECTS credits)*.
- English language proficiency.
- Program-specific requirements.
* If you are in your final year of undergraduate education, you can also apply and receive a conditional offer
Prepare the required documents
You will need to upload the following documents as pdf files with your application:
- A copy of your Bachelor’s degree certificate.
- A copy of your transcript of records.
- Proof of English proficiency.
- Your CV or resume.
- A copy of your passport.
- Where required, a motivation letter explaining why you wish to apply to the program.
Fill in the online application form
You will need to answer questions related to:
- Your personal details.
- Your preferred study options (If you wish to apply to two programs, you can give your first and second preference).
- Your preferred first-year study location (where applicable).
- Your educational background.
- Your English proficiency.
- Your reasons for applying and your experience of innovation and entrepreneurship.
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Last updated February 8, 2018