The Master's Programme in Energy Systems includes a wide array of advanced energy studies. From a broad energy perspective comprising the disciplines of renewable energy technology and nuclear energy engineering, the programme focuses on professional competence and provides students with various study options to specialize in their fields of interest.
The programme offers two different specialisations in energy production related areas – Bio-Energy Systems or Nuclear Engineering. The students of Bio-Energy Systems study several subjects such as bioenergy production and refining technologies, bioenergy end-use technologies and the international trade of biofuels. The students of Nuclear Engineering study the design, operation and basic structures of nuclear power plants, the modelling and optimisation of nuclear reactors and nuclear steam supply systems, radiation and nuclear safety, safety analysis methods, and fuel and radioactive waste management.
The students will develop the knowledge and skills that will facilitate intellectual, creative, responsive and professional growth, and enable lifelong learning for continuous improvement. They will acquire competencies to go on to a career as a professional and expert in the rapidly developing, multidisciplinary area of energy and the environment, or to continue studies in doctoral programmes.
The M.Sc. programme takes two years, corresponds to 120 ECTS credits and leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology.
The degree structure of 120 ECTS (2018-2019) consists of:
- Core studies of 18 ECTS credits
- Specialisation studies (Bio-Energy Systems or Nuclear Engineering) of 72 ECTS credits (at minimum), including a Master's thesis
- Minor studies of 20 ECTS credits
- Elective studies.
The Head of the Master's programme in Energy Systems is Head of the degree programme, D.Sc. (Tech.) Ahti Jaatinen-Värri.