Energy Science is a two-year Master’s programme taught in English that includes both taught courses and research awarding a total of 120 points in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Energy Science (System Analysis)

Bold and underlined = obligatory course
Normal = elective

Year 1

Period 1
 

(A) Energy in the Context of Sustainability, GEO4-2514

(C) Energy Conversion Technologies I, GEO4-2502

Period 2

(D) Advanced Energy Analysis GEO4-2508

(A) Energy Conversion Technologies II, GEO4-2503

Period 3
 

(D) Energy Systems Modelling, GEO42515

Elective (7.5 EC), e.g. (B) Bio-based Economy, GEO4-2521 or (A) Current and Future Geo-Energy Resources, GEO4-2325

Period 4
 

(A+B+C+D) Consultancy Project ES,  GEO4-2519 (15 EC)

Year 2 

Period 1
 
(B) Energy in the Built Environment, GEO4-2522
Master’s
(B) Land Surface Hydrology, GEO4-4404, van Beek
 
Period 2

 

Master’s thesis, GEO4-2510/2523 (30/45 EC)
 
Internship Energy Science, GEO4-2520/2524 (22.5 EC or 15 EC) Or Additional electives
Period 3  
Period 4 (A) Photovoltaic Solar Energy Physics, GEO-42513

Students should select electives for a total of 22.5 EC or 37.5 EC (this depends on the size of the thesis). This can be a combination of the following:
- Internship (GEO4-2520/GEO4-2524) 22.5 EC or 15 EC
- electives

Recommended electives
See website: http://students.uu.nl/en/geo/energy-science/academics/studyprogramme/electives. Recommended electives do not need to be approved by the programme leader or the Board of Examiners. 

Energy Science (Natural Science)

Bold and underlined = obligatory course
Normal = elective

Year 1 

Period 1
 

(A) Energy in the Context of Sustainability, GEO4-2514

(C) Energy Conversion Technologies I, GEO4-2502

Period 2

(D) Advanced Energy Analysis GEO4-2508

(A) Energy Conversion Technologies II, GEO4-2503

Period 3
 

(D) Energy Systems Modelling, GEO42515

elective (7.5 EC) e.g. (B) Bio-based Economy, GEO4-2521 or (A) Current and Future Geo-Energy Resources, GEO4-2325  or Natural science course

Period 4
 

Natural Science Research Project, GEO42518 (30 EC) Or: Natural science course, e.g. (A) Photovoltaic Solar Energy Physics, GEO4-2513

Year 2 

Period 1
 
(B) Energy in the Built Environment, GEO4-2522
Master’s
Master’s thesis, GEO4-2510 (30 EC)

Natural Science Research Project, GEO4-2518 (30 EC)

Period 2

 

Period 3  
Period 4 (A) Photovoltaic Solar Energy Physics, GEO4-2513

Two Natural Science courses need to be completed, e.g.:
SK-MAKC Adsorption, Kinetics and Catalysis
GEO4-2513 Photovoltaic Solar Energy Physics and Technology (4A)
SK-MSYNA Synthesis of Heterogeneous Catalysts
SK-MSOLS Solids and Surfaces
NS-NM429M Soft Condensed Matter 
GEO4-1426: Kinetic Processes 
GEO4-1410: Mechanisms of deformation and transport in rocks 
GEO4-1434: Principles of groundwater flow 
GEO4-1425: Earth mineral resources 
GEO4-6001: Quantitative Water management  
SK-MNCCN: Nanomaterials: Catalysis, Colloids, Nanophotonics  
NS-TP432M: Modelvorming en simulatie 

Recommended electives
See website: http://students.uu.nl/en/geo/energy-science/academics/studyprogramme/electives. Recommended electives do not need to be approved by the programme leader or the Board of Examiners.

Curriculum

The programme consists of mandatory and elective courses and about one full year of practical work, which can include elements like a consultancy project, an internship, natural sciences research, and of course a Master's thesis research project.

For various parts of the Master’s programme, attendance is mandatory. This applies to working groups, simulation games etc. The manual for each course stipulates exactly which sessions the student is required to attend.

Students are trained in a problem-oriented way, meaning that the acquisition of knowledge and skills is related to the analysis and solution of topical and real-life energy challenges.

Educational Methods

  • Lecture 
  • Consultancy project – work in a small group on a project assigned by a real-life company
  • Master's thesis – independent research
  • Internship - optional for the System Analysis track