Master's in Sustainable Energy in France

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A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

A Master in Sustainable Energy is an interdisciplinary study of the methods the world must employ in order to fulfill its energy needs. The biggest challenge is how to meet these requirements through the implementation of new law and policy and despite continued, rapid, globalization.

France offers a superb higher education system to not only its citizens but also foreigners. The country's dynamic culture attracts foreign students and those interested in pursuing international courses. France has a tradition of scientific and technological innovation. This ensures that scholars fully utilize their creativity.

Top Master Programs in Sustainable Energy in France 2017

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Master Biomass and Waste for Energy and Materials (BiWEM)

Ecole Des Mines D’Albi-Carmaux | EMAC
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Albi

The objectives of BiWEM are to provide students with a sound theoretical and practical specialised knowledge in the field of biomass and waste processing. Students in the program will acquire the ability to design economically viable biological or thermochemical processes for the conversion of biomass and waste into new materials or energy carriers, within a sustainable development frame. [+]

Best Masters in Sustainable Energy in France 2017. ACCREDITATION Master accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Opening in September 2016. KEY WORDS Renewable feedstocks, eco-technology, processing, design, assessment, environmental burdens, green business, social responsability SCHOOL PROPOSING THE MASTER Mines Albi, in co-accreditation with Institut Mines Telecom, Paris, France LANGUAGE OF TEACHING English INCENTIVE Given the current context of natural resource depletion, environmental and public health crises related to air and water pollution, pressures on energy supplies, we are facing a paradigm shift. The linear model “take, make, consume and dispose” is progressively being replaced by a 4R approach “repair, refurbish, reuse and recycle”. The circular economy is becoming day after day a new development strategy for nations. Better eco-design, waste prevention and reuse bring significant net savings for businesses, while also reducing environmental harm and bringing new job opportunities. Turning biomass and waste into a valuable resource is at the heart of this strategy. Generating new materials, processes and markets requires global high-level training, including science, technology, regulatory knowledge, management and economics. All these innovative systems will emerge at the crossroads of process engineering, chemistry, fluid mechanics, thermal science, environmental sciences and economics as well as social sciences and humanities. BiWEM was created to satisfy the growing needs of this dynamic sector. COURSE AIMS The objectives of BiWEM are to provide students with a sound theoretical and practical specialised knowledge in the field of biomass and waste processing. Students in the program will acquire the ability to design economically viable biological or thermochemical processes for the conversion of biomass and waste into new materials or energy carriers, within a sustainable development frame. Consequently, BiWEM focus on chemical engineering but also includes courses on economics, international regulations and on certain areas of the social sciences and humanities. PROGRAM This is a full-time program of 2 years divided into four semesters: lectures, tutorials and practical work over the 3 academic semesters followed by an internship of one semester in a company or in a public research lab. The program is composed of four teaching blocks, including an integrated team project over the three academic semesters under the supervision of expert practitioners. Overall, 25% of the classes are devoted to practice. 1. Environmental and social economic issues (25 ECTS) Ethics, management and economics of the environment Corporate social responsibility Ecotechnologies and innovation Global environmental business 2. Fundamental science and generic engineering tools (21 ECTS) Fundamentals of transport phenomena, applied chemistry, biochemistry, metabolic pathways Generic numerical and experimental methods for process optimization and engineering Process modeling, integration and assessment 3. Fundamentals for renewable resource conversion (22 ECTS) Resource availability, collection and sustainability Biomass and waste pre-processing Fundamentals of biological and thermochemical reactor design Gas and solid coproducts post-processing 4. Putting theoretical concepts into practice (22 ECTS) Industrial visits Industrially-relevant project work, sponsored by industrial partners: Environmental-friendly design of an economically viable processing route for turning waste or biomass into energy, chemical or useful material. CALENDAR One intake per year (mid-September). - Year 1: Two academic semesters at Mines Albi. - Year 2: One academic semester at Mines Albi + a 6-month MSc thesis, in France or abroad. LOCATION The 3 academic semesters will be held on the Mines Albi campus. Albi is located 70 km from Toulouse, the capital city of the French southwestern Midi Pyrénées Region, which is ranked among the 12 most dynamic European Regions. The city of Albi is part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage. ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS Participants must hold a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree. The program is a complete education in chemical engineering therefore admissions are open to candidates from various fields of study (preferentially Chem Eng but also Mech Eng, Civil Eng, Clean Tech...) with little or no professional experience. Participants with some industrial experience are also welcome. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS English Mother tongue or Bachelor degree taught in English or English language qualification such as TOEFL IBT 80, IELTS 6.0, TOEIC 750, Cambridge CAE. French No prerequisite in French, but TEF II or equivalent may be required to obtain a visa. APPLYING All applications should be made on-line: www.mines-albi.fr/admission-process-master-science. Applications are open from January to July each year. HIGHLIGHTS Program boosted by the research department RAPSODEE CNRS UMR 5302 having an outstanding international recognition. This centre has been granted by the French government as a research centre of excellence in Science for Energy Conversion (under Labex and Equipex funding schemes). This label is given to only 10% of research labs in France. RAPSODEE has also developed and hosts the Springer peer-reviewed journal “Waste and Biomass Valorization” and the WasteEng Conferences Series. Strong interaction with industry through conferences, practices and visits. RAPSODEE works closely with more than 50 companies (€ 2 Million income in corporate research/year), including world leaders in the field of Energy and Environment. Good grounding in a core set of engineering competencies. In-depth knowledge of the key cross-cutting methods associated with process design and integration. Access to impressive and up-to-date on-site pilot-scale facilities. Opportunity to undertake an industrially-relevant project, sponsored by companies, and to develop a sense of decision-making in the field of Waste and Biomass Valorization to face tomorrow’s challenges. 6-month MSc thesis in industry or in a public research lab. Opportunity to build up a well-established international network of contacts. Master taught entirely in English and in small group. Free French language courses. A quality charter to welcome international students to the Mines Albi international campus. SKILLS ACQUIRED Ability to use experimental and numerical methods for process conceptual and detailed design, optimisation and assessment. Ability to think green, preferably with a circular economy mind-set. Ability to understand, analyse and manage complex systems. Ability to recommend strategies to meet business and ecological goals. Ability to undertake socially responsible innovative industrial projects. Ability to work well with others, across culture and disciplines. Ability to present convincingly and argue a case in front of an audience, write reports, publications and short communications. TYPICAL JOBS R&D Engineer Junior Project Engineer Process Engineer Design Engineer Exploitation engineer Environmental consultant [-]

Master in International Energy

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

Energy warrants a cross-discipline, cross-sector study as its supply and use is centre-stage of heated political debate at all levels, in relation to economic growth, sustainable development, stability of financial markets, climate change, security, or technological solutions. [+]

Master in International Energy General Objectives Energy warrants a cross-discipline, cross-sector study as its supply and use is centre-stage of heated political debate at all levels, in relation to economic growth, sustainable development, stability of financial markets, climate change, security, or technological solutions. Energy supply is and will remain a major development challenge for developing and developed countries alike. PSIA's International Energy program responds rigorously to a growing worldwide demand in energy expertise, with a cutting-edge curriculum, internship program, and active series of public lectures and events with industry and government leaders. Graduates enter the global job market with a strong international outlook and an incomparable understanding of complex interrelations between different issues, actors and technological solutions. Scientific Advisor Giacomo Luciani is the Scientific Advisor of the Master in International Energy. He is also a Princeton University Global Scholar; Visiting Professor at PSIA and at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Giacomo Luciani founded and directed the Institute for Research on International Economics. His research interests include Political economy of the Middle East and North Africa and Geopolitics of energy. His work has focused primarily on the economic and political dynamics of rentier states and issues of development in the GCC countries. Professor Giacomo Luciani teaches a Sciences Po MOOC entitled "Politics and Economics of International Energy". Main orientations and specific features In short, energy supply and use will remain at the center of the political debate internationally as well as nationally. Creation of a single European energy market remains a major challenge for the Union, and has profound consequences on its external relations. Energy policies need to be adopted at the national and subnational level, and be coordinated internationally. Career opportunities Governments, financial institutions, policy studies, think tanks and the media seek professionals with sufficient technical knowledge of energy issues to raise the debate. Energy companies, increasingly numerous and diverse, need public policy experts to advise on political and social acceptability of technological solutions and business strategies. Career openings include private enterprises, research institutes, international organizations, banks, consulting and multinational firms. [-]

European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management

European Master in Renewable Energy and European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management
Campus Full time

SESyM focuses on the multidisciplinary aspects of energy systems. It provides management and communication skills, as well as the necessary technical knowledge to tackle the challenge of the energy system transition. [+]

Best Masters in Sustainable Energy in France 2017. 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. Students will specialise in business case analysis, modelling,project design and implementation. As a result of the foreign contact the course requires, our students will have the international outlook essential to the industry HR needs. By structuring the course in three sections, students are guaranteed to spend time in at least two different EU countries and make contact with a wide range of European institutes and companies involved in the sustainable energy sector. The participating universities are all well-established in training and the education sector as well as being recognised at an international level for their work in the field of sustainable energy system management. Structure The course is divided into three sections. In the first semester(September/October to January), students acquire a solid foundation in systems management. In the second semester (February to June), they specialise in a chosen topic at a different university. At the end of the course, students complete a six-month practical or research project. The entire programme is run on a modular basis with credits awarded for passing each section and the successful completion of the project. A total of 90 ECTS credits (30 for each section of the course) are required with a satisfactory level of achievement in all the sections to obtain the European Master degree. The core provides a solid foundation in systems management with legal, environmental, economic,social and technical aspects. Theoretical courses which also examine the socioeconomic issues surrounding the deployment of these technologies are supported by laboratory workshops. The studies for the core will be done in English. The student can choose one of the following: Hanze UAS, The Netherlands for the core taught in English Università di Pisa, Italy for the core taught in English The Core providers all teach these subjects: Systems management with legal, environmental, economic, social and technical aspects System integration and planning Modelling Scenario development Strategic decision-making Communication Each University has its own teaching methods - distribution of modules can be organised differently - nevertheless we ensure that at the end of the core semester all SESyM students have the same understanding and the same knowledge of systems management, enabling them to follow any of the offered specialisations. 30 ECTS credits will be awarded for passing the core semester following harmonised learning outcomes. A specialisation focused on a particular topic selected from: system integration and optimisation or sustainable energy management. Specialisations are all taught in English. Participating universities are willing to provide the above-mentioned specialisations. However, their effective realisation will depend on the final number of students who register. Normally, this decision is taken at the end of July. Students whose specialisation is cancelled will be offered a suitable alternative. The specialisation sections run from February to the end of May or June depending on the specialisation. The student specialises in one of the following: System Integration and Optimisation – taught at Hanze UAS Sustainable Energy Management – taught at the University of Zaragoza Upon completion of the specialisation, the student gains practical or research experience through a project undertaken in an industry, a research laboratory or at the university. A wide variety of projects can be proposed and it gives flexibility to the student and the project provider to define the project. The student is welcome to propose his/her own project. EUREC and the course directors continuously contact renewable energy companies throughout the year to encourage them to propose a student project. Yet,students should not expect to get a list of projects to choose from. Students are expected to look for companies or research centres wishing to offer them a project individually. A qualified person from the specialisation University will give students advice about how to proceed in finding the best project to suit their qualifications and expectations. More information on our website: www.sesym.eurec.be [-]

Master in Chemistry: Science for Energy and Sustainability

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24 months

Science for Energy and Sustainability (SES) is an interdisciplinary 'track' or specialisation within the UvA Master's programmes Chemistry and Physics. It combines ‘hard’ scientific research with the analysis of societal issues, business models and government regulations. The programme covers a broad area of hot topics, such as: [+]

What does Science for Energy and Sustainability at the UvA have to offer me? Science for Energy and Sustainability (SES) is an interdisciplinary 'track' or specialisation within the UvA Master's programmes Chemistry and Physics. It combines ‘hard’ scientific research with the analysis of societal issues, business models and government regulations. The programme covers a broad area of hot topics, such as: - bio-based economy - green chemistry - photophysical and photochemical energy conversion - biosolar cells and catalysis for sustainable synthesis and energy conversion. SES is an outward-looking programme, geared towards the cutting edge of energy and sustainability research. It gives you the skills and knowledge to move from understanding the state-of-the-art, to actually developing new sustainable technologies that can be implemented in society. Is Science for Energy and Sustainability at the UvA for me? It is , if you: - are interested in both physics and chemistry - want to become (more) aware of the scientific, technological and societal challenges for our future - want to learn how to advance renewable energy resources, promote sustainable development, and use resources more efficiently - want to study the development of technological solutions to global energy and sustainability problems, as well as the societal context of global developments in this field - want to pursue a career that focuses on developing sustainable solutions to our current pressing global situation with regard to energy, climate and sustainability. Courses The programme has a course load of 60 EC, all of which take place in the first year. Your courses will be carefully chosen in consultation with the programme manager. The following courses are compulsory: - Current Sustainable Energy Technologies (6 EC) - Project Sustainable Future (6 EC) - Academic Skills courses (6 EC in total) Besides these core courses, four restricted choice courses (24 EC) are required. For example: - Green Chemistry (6 EC) - Biosolar Cells (6 EC) - Environmental Chemistry (6 EC) - Heterogeneous Catalysis (6 EC) - Catalysis for Sustainable Energy (6 EC) - Homogeneous Catalysis (6 EC) - more physics-related courses (such as Photovoltaics, Nuclear Fusion/Fission, Photosynthesis for Energy) - more society-related courses (such as Bio-based Economy, Management of Sustainable Innovation) In addition, 18 EC of free choice can be used to fulfil specific requirements, e.g. for advanced courses or deficiencies. Thesis and research project The second year of the programme consists of: - a literature thesis (12 EC) - a research project (48 EC) You conduct your research project within one of the track's participating research groups, at another university (in the Netherlands or abroad), or in industry. It is concluded with a Master's thesis, which you present during a colloquium. [-]