Advanced Energy Solutions - Sustainable Energy in Buildings and Built Environment, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #137 (QS) ,
Interested in career in energy for our society? Want to be involved in development of rapidly-changing, future energy systems? Master's Programme in Advanced Energy Solutions - Sustainable Energy in Buildings and Built Environment at the Aalto University may be the perfect match for students.

About

There is an ongoing transition towards sustainable energy, which combines smartness, flexibility and environmental performance with customer acceptance and engagement. The 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, or prosumers.

The programme has four majors. In each of them, you will be provided with a solid theoretical background, which is then complemented with interdisciplinary studies to broaden and deepen your understanding of energy challenges in our society.

The Sustainable Energy in Buildings and Built Environment major offers the theoretical basis and practical skills that are required in design projects and the development of novel technologies and services for energy-efficient buildings and nearby. 

Graduates of the programme are capable of acting as an expert of in at least one of the following areas: HVAC technology, building services engineering, building technology and energy.

Typical employers are engineering and consultant companies as well as universities and research institutes. Graduates will able to apply novel, adaptive and socially intelligent thinking and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration with well-trained project management skills for entrepreneurship initiatives concerning energy solutions.

The Advanced Energy Solutions - Sustainable Energy in Buildings and Built Environment programme is offered at the Aalto University.

Programme Structure

The major offers advanced courses on the efficient use of energy in the fields of building technology and services as well as on the design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The major prepares students for current and future challenges in construction and building services industries.

For more information, please visit programme website.

                        Detailed Programme Facts

                        • Programme intensity Full-time
                          • Full-time duration 24 months
                        • Credits
                          120 ECTS
                        • Languages
                          • English
                        • Delivery mode
                          On Campus

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                        English Language Requirements

                        You only need to take one of these language tests:

                        • Minimum required score:

                          6.5

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                        • Minimum required score (Grade C):

                          180

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                        • Minimum required score:

                          580

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                          92

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                        Academic Requirements

                        • You need the following GMAT score:

                          Required score: 550

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                        Student selection

                        Applicants to the program must first meet the general eligibility criteria and language requirements common to all Master’s programs in Advanced Energy Solutions.

                        The selection process for the major Energy in Buildings and Built Environment is competitive and paper-based. Applications that pass the eligibility check of Aalto University Admissions Services (administrative evaluation) proceed to the programme specific academic evaluation.

                        The following academic evaluation criteria applies to this major:

                        • Degree and institution of higher education
                        • Relevancy of studies
                        • Academic performance
                        • Motivation letter
                        For more information, please visit programme website.

                        Tuition Fee

                        • International Applies to you

                          15000 EUR/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                        • EU/EEA Applies to you

                          Free
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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                        Citizens of EU/EEA countries are not required to pay tuition fees while studying towards a degree at Aalto University.

                        Living costs for Helsinki

                        • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
                          Living Costs

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                        Funding

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