Master in Utrecht. Energy Science studies the sustainability of the production, treatment and use of energy and materials.
Instelling: Universiteit Utrecht
Student with bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in natural, environmental or geo-science or in technology and engineering.
Energy, water, metals and plastics form the physical basis of our modern society. The use of these (raw) materials is increasing continuously and causing various ecological, economic and social problems. However, the sustainable production and use of resources is necessary for future generations.
The Master’s programme in Energy Science studies the sustainability of the production, treatment and use of energy and materials. The programme gives you detailed insight into the development of energy and material use over time, into current and future energy technologies (including renewable energy), such as solar cells, biomass and wind, and into bio-based materials and energy and climate policies. Graduates will be able to contribute to the transitions towards sustainable energy and material systems by doing applied research or consultancy work or by giving policy advice.
Typical questions that are addressed in the Master’s programme in Energy Science are: When will solar energy become a competitive alternative to fossil fuels? Is it better to recycle plastic or to burn it? What is more important: renewable energy or energy conservation? And what can be achieved with fuel cells?