Iceland School of Energy – Reykjavik University

Introduction

Training a generation of experts for a sustainable world

Iceland School of Energy harnesses the expertise gained from understanding and utilising the geothermal energy, hydropower and wind energy that powers the Icelandic community.

The mission is to offer a high quality learning experience. Offering opportunities for research, design and the management of systems for sustainable energy, we strive to produce experts in the field for the global community.

Iceland School of Energy is part of and accredited by the School of Science and Engineering at Reykjavik University in Iceland.

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In a world facing increased energy demands, declining reserves of fossil fuels and an urgent need to address CO2 emissions, there is a clear case for far-sighted training and education.

Partners

Iceland School of Energy is in close cooperation with leaders in the field of renewable energy, bringing together three important organisations as main partners:

  • Reykjavík Energy
  • Iceland GeoSurvey
  • Reykjavik University

Accredited by the School of Science and Engineering at Reykjavik University Iceland School of Energy is part of and accredited by the School of Science and Engineering at Reykjavik University in Iceland.

Reykjavik University emphasises hands-on learning that prepares students for the challenges they will meet after graduation. This means working with other students completing actual, real world assignments and projects, often in collaboration with companies and institutions. This is one way in which students benefit from RU's extensive connection to industry. Classes are kept small to encourage interactions between students and teachers.

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A brief history

In April 2007, Reykjavik Energy, Reykjavik University and the University of Iceland signed an agreement to establish an international graduate programme for sustainable energy studies, called the Reykjavik Energy Graduate School for Sustainable Systems. REYST's inaugural class began studies in August 2008 and graduated its first class February 1st 2010.

Admission Requirements

General

All applicants are required to have completed, or be in the final year of, a bachelor's degree to apply for our graduate programmes. For those in the final year of study, satisfactory completion of the degree will be a condition for entry.

Programme specific

The different programmes offered by ISE have slightly different sets of more specific requirements.

  • MSc Sustainable Energy
  • MSc Sustainable Energy Engineering
  • Summer School

English language requirements

Applicants must provide proof of their proficiency in English.

  • A minimum TOEFL test score of 550 is required (213 in the computer-based test, 79 in the internet based test)
  • IELTS score of at least 6.0 (both general and academic accepted).

Language requirement waiver

We will waiver the requirement of an English language certificate in the following circumstances:

  • The applicant's first language is English
  • If the applicant has studied towards a higher education degree and the language of instruction was English (minimum requirement 3 years full-time). A certificate from the university will be required to confirm this.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc in Sustainable Energy

Campus Full time 18 months July 2018 Iceland Reykjavik

This flexible, interdisciplinary programme emphasizes industry involvement and fieldwork experience. Upon completion, students will be able to apply their skills and knowledge to develop solutions to energy related problems from a business as well as a science perspective. [+]

This flexible, interdisciplinary programme emphasizes industry involvement and fieldwork experience. Upon completion, students will be able to apply their skills and knowledge to develop solutions to energy related problems from a business as well as a science perspective. Language of Instruction: English Start Date: late July / early August The MSc in Sustainable Energy is a broad-based, highly adaptable programme. Students study sustainable energy and learn about a wide range of renewable technologies that suit different regions and societies. This includes: geothermal energy, hydroelectric power, wind power and energy efficiency. Taking advantage of our position in Iceland, a global leader in renewable energy development, our students are offered the unique opportunity to experience the whole sustainable energy process from the power plant to the development of sustainable energy law at government level. Personalised study plan Students can choose to focus on the business, law or technical aspects of renewable energy developing a personal study plan with the aid of an academic advisor. Student body and faculty Iceland School of Energy trains students to become engineers, managers, policy makers and researchers; therefore, we draw our students from a wide range of experience and backgrounds. Collaboration – Inside access Collaboration with leaders in the field of renewable energy, Reykjavik Energy and Iceland Geosurvey gives students exceptional access to: Renewable energy systems in Iceland Professionals at the forefront of developing and operating renewable energy resources. Application Deadlines Residents of EU / EEA Studies starting in the autumn semester 2017 Early Action deadline: 1... [-]

MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering

Campus Full time 18 months July 2018 Iceland Reykjavik

The MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering is intended for students with a background in engineering or physical sciences, who want to take a more technical perspective on developing and engineering sustainable energy systems. [+]

The MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering is intended for students with a background in engineering or physical sciences, who want to take a more technical perspective on developing and engineering sustainable energy systems. This is a highly adaptable programme based on practical and fieldwork experience. Students study sustainable energy from the perspective of business, science and technology, and learn about a wide range of renewable technologies that suit different regions and societies. This includes geothermal energy, hydroelectric power, wind power and energy efficiency. Taking advantage of Iceland's position as a global leader in renewable energy development, our students experience the whole sustainable energy process from the power plant to the development of sustainable energy law at government level. On completing the programme students will be able to apply their skills and knowledge to developing solutions to energy related problems. Language of Instruction: English Start Date: late July / early August Personalised study plan Students develop a personal study plan, with the aid of an academic advisor, to reflect their interests which can be further developed in the final research project. Student body and faculty Iceland School of Energy trains students to become engineers, managers, policy makers and researchers, therefore we draw our students from a wide range of experience and backgrounds. Collaboration - inside access Iceland School of Energy is operated in cooperation with two leaders in the field of renewable energy; Reykjavik Energy and Iceland Geosurvey. This collaboration gives our students exceptional access to: Renewable energy systems in Iceland.... [-]

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Contact

Reykjavik University

Address Reykjavik University Menntavegi 1
101 Reykjavik, Iceland
Website http://en.ru.is/ise/
Phone +354 599 6200