What will I learn?

There is an ongoing transition towards sustainable energy which combines smartness, flexibility and environmental performance with a customer acceptance and engagement. New energy system will be a complex combination of central and local resources. This calls for new thinking of primary sources, production, markets, transmission, use and customers as producer-consumers (prosumers).

The program has four majors. In each of them, You will be provided a solid theoretical background, complimented with interdisciplinary studies to broaden and deepen the understanding of energy challenges in our society.

Energy consumption in industry has a great impact on the sustainability of the energy system and the society as a whole. Understanding, managing and designing energy intensive industrial processes resource efficiently is a key issue in the field of energy. Major Industrial Energy Processes and Sustainability provides understanding of energy and process industry, their main challenges and the possibilities for development. The major addresses engineering knowledge involved in energy intensive industrial processes, heat and power processes, biomass conversion and energy efficiency in the industry. Students in the major gain a strong education of energy technology as well as a deep knowledge of the advanced areas.

The other majors of the Advanced Energy Solutions are:

  • Energy in Buildings and Built Environment
  • Energy Systems and Markets
  • Energy Conversion Processes

Structure of the Degree

Master of Science (Technology) degree is 120 ECTS credits. The degree consists of major studies, master´s thesis and elective studies.

All the major subjects have a common module, the contents of which is from 15 to 20 credits, depending on the major in question. The main purpose of the common module is to give the student the basic understanding of energy systems and energy markets, and on the other hand there is a purpose to give the same starting point for all students regardless their previous back ground. The Major subjects will give main specializations for the students.

Which department am I in?

School of Chemical Engineering

Study options

Full Time (120 ECTS; 2 years)

Tuition fees
€15,000.00 (US$ 17,076) per year
Start date

Expected September 2019

Venue

Aalto University

Otaniemi Campus,

Otakaari 24,

ESPOO,

Uusimaa,

02150, Finland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should hold a Bachelor's degree equivalent of 180 ECTS credits or more to be eligible to apply. The degree must be of at least three years of full-time studies. The degree from a foreign university must in the awarding country give eligibility for corresponding Master’s level studies. An applicable degree may also be an internationally accredited university level MBA program. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic IELTS only) Overall Band Score 6.5 and Writing Band Score 5.5; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A) Total Score 59 and Writing Score 50; TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test) Total Score 92 and Writing Score 22 or PBT (Paper-based Test) Total Score 580 and Writing Score 4.0 or PDT (Paper-delivered Test) Reading 22, Listening 22 and Writing 24; CAE/CPE (CAE = Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, CPE = Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English) - Grades A, B, C.

For international students

Applicants must have B.Sc. or equivalent degree in the natural sciences or engineering of a relevant field. Relevant degrees are e.g. in the fields of process and chemical engineering, process systems engineering, oil and gas engineering, energy technology or pulp and paper engineering. Strong background in chemistry and other natural sciences is required.

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic IELTS only): Overall Band Score 6.5 and Writing Band Score 5.5
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A): Total Score 59 and Writing Score 50
  • TOEFL: IBT (Internet-based Test) Total Score 92 and Writing Score 22 or PBT (Paper-based Test) Total Score 580 and Writing Score 4.0 or PDT (Paper-delivered Test) Reading 22, Listening 22 and Writing 24
  • CAE/CPE (CAE = Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, CPE = Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): Grades A, B, C

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