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Renewable Energy


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The world faces large challenges in providing clean and efficient energy for its population. Energy production in harmony with nature and society is one of the main tasks of this century and the demand for expertise in Energy and Earth Resources is growing.

Renewable Energy Masters Specialisation

Iceland, being a volcanic island in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, gets 80% of its energy from a utilization of geothermal and hydroelectric resources.  Engineers and scientists in Iceland have for decades worked on solving problems relating to the harnessing, utilization and technologies needed for sustainability of these energy sources.

    Study programmes with specialisation in Renewable Energy

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    Structure of the Studies

    Following common introductory courses and projects, each of the six study lines will include compulsory and elective courses to meet the needs of individual students.  Coursework accounts for 60-90 ECTS and the Master’s thesis for 30-60 ECTS in total 120 ETCS.

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    Job opportunities

    The Renewable Energy Graduate specialisation provides opportunities for students in engineering, science and economics of energy resources. 
    Private sector and government organizations face a growing need for professionals that can plan, evaluate, and manage complex resource projects which often include partners with a variety of professional backgrounds. The specialisation is well suited for 21st-century careers in hydropower, geothermal energy, electrical power and energy sustainability.

    Admission Requirements

    Admission requirements are different between faculties and can be found in the course catalogue under each specialization. For information contact

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    SENS Student Service
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    Tæknigarður - Dunhagi 5, 107 Reykjavík
    Askja - Sturlugata 7, 102 Reykjavík

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