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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 Programme

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.



Hydroelectric Engineering at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Geothermal Science at the Faculty of Earth Sciences
Electrical Power Engineering at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Geothermal Engineering at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science
Energy Economics, Policy and Sustainability Interdisciplinary 

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Structure of the Studies

The Renewable Energy Graduate Program is a two-year program leading to a master’s degree (M.Sc.) at the University of Iceland.  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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The Renewable Energy Graduate Program 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 Renewable Energy Graduate Program at the University of Iceland 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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