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EIT-KIC Master in Energy
This programme is organised in cooperation with Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH), INSA de Lyon, Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (INP) and ESADE Barcelona.
Objectives and exit qualifications
The programme aims at educating engineers with a broad background in electrical and mechanical energy systems and who are able to participate in current design and production activities of advanced systems, in designing, construction and using energy conversion machines on the one hand and in energy supply in general (technical possibilities and limitations, environmental consequences, economical aspects), on the other hand.
Additionally this programme implements the educational goals of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC) education concept which is designed to stimulate high-level education programmes in the field of energy in Europe while emphasising the entrepreneurial spirit of professors and students, mobility and industry involvement. This programme takes part in the EIT-KIC InnoEnergy (http://www.innoenergy-initiative.com/index.html).
In this master programme, the focus lies on energy management and distribution at the end-user side into products. Efficient use of energy is key for buildings, offices and transport in the cities. Efficient distributed generation, supply and use of energy are key issues. System integration can lead to major progress in correctly managing the different energy flows within the city. The prime energy vectors is electricity alongside gas. Transport and mobility are of interest. Next to the technical issues, economics and regulation are relevant.
A number of general aspects can be found in the initial master programme, which are based on the engineer's academic competences:
a. The academically trained engineer's role is to apply science creatively and in an innovative way with the objective to develop useful products and services or to guide those activities.
He/She considers social, economical as well as energetic-ecological preconditions. In addition, the engineer's active knowledge of the fundamentals in basic sciences will make him/her able to:
- move beyond the current technological limitations;
- find new solutions;
- put those solutions into practice.
b. Because of the complexity and globality of today's modern technology and its societal context this will most of the time only be possible through interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration. It necessarily asks for social and communicative skills.
c. Design and production require in the first place the ability to solve multidisciplinary problems with an open end, which evoke a large solution space and of which the solution is far from unique. Two main aspects are the ability to synthesize and to think heuristically.
d. Technological knowledge ages fast. The student has to be empowered to deal with its dynamics with the aid of (self-guided) tutorials.
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