EIT-KIC Master in Energy (Leuven et al)
Full time, Part time
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The Master in Energy for Smart Cities program balances exciting technological opportunities in energy with environmental and socio-economic aspects of smart cities, such as energy efficiency in buildings, electric transportation, energy economics, smart lighting, and other city services. The program aims at maintaining a multidisciplinary approach to energy technology while allowing you ample freedom to shape your personal profile.
The program is a collaboration between KU Leuven and the Grenoble Institute of Technology (INP), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC). You spend your first year at one university, your second year at another, and you have the possibility to complete an internship at a third.
During the program, you have the opportunity to engage directly with major industry players and research institutes, small specialist companies, and innovative start-ups in the field of smart cities and buildings. The program aims at maintaining a multidisciplinary approach to energy technology while allowing you ample freedom to shape your personal profile.
After successfully completing the program, you receive a double degree, one from each university you attended during the two years, as well as a KIT-EIT Energy certificate in recognition of the extra activities accomplished.
- Mobility and international exposure, including attendance to top international events related to the topic.
- Innovation and close relations with industry in joint activities and project-based learning.
- The unique double degree program in Belgium and forging pioneering role in Europe.
- A diverse group of part-time guest professors from industry with specific, in-demand knowledge on energy topics
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The master's program consists of 120 credits, organized in two stages of 60 credits. The first stage consists of compulsory courses that cover a broad base of electrical, thermo-mechanical, and techno-economic subjects. In the second year, you continue working towards writing a master's thesis and attend elective courses: general, broadening, and option-specific.
- Master 1: you can choose to attend either KU Leuven or KTH in Stockholm. In your first year, you combine electrical and mechanical engineering courses with energy-related socio-economic subjects.
- Master 2: you choose to attend KU Leuven, KTH, INP, or UPC. You have the opportunity to take general and option-specific elective courses that enable you to specialize in the areas that interest you most.
The master's thesis is a second-year research project on electrical or thermo-mechanical energy, or on one of the energy's technical-economic aspects. Here you learn to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills acquired in your first year.