Energy and Environmental Technology
Porsgrunn - Full time
- Progression of study: Full time
- Campus: Porsgrunn
- Teaching model: On Campus
- Application code: 7148
- Study level: Master's degree
- Credits: 120
- Closing dates: Non-EU/EEA applicants may apply from 1 October to 1 December. EU/EEA applicants may apply from 1 February to 15 April.
- Start up: Autumn 2022
- Teaching Language: English
- Semesters: 4
Why study Energy and Environmental Technology?
Do you want to learn how to produce clean energy without harming the planet? Are you interested in technology used for reducing gas and water pollution? Would you like to learn how to estimate the costs of implementing such technology and thereby to create a more sustainable development?
A master's degree in Energy and Environmental Technology will give you the opportunity to explore this field, ranging from planning and controlling industrial processes, to knowledge of how we can prevent environmental threats and explore environmentally friendly energy sources, both through the use of experimental equipment and via advanced modelling and simulation tools.
Where can I work?
Environmental issues impact society and the demand for clean energy sources increases.
With a master's degree in energy and environmental technology, you will be qualified to work within process safety and impact assessment, design and operation of cleaning processes as well as production, administration and distribution of energy. You will work within the public and private sector as well as research institutions dealing with safety and analyses concerning the environment and energy issues.
Working with the local business community
The local business community will be involved throughout this programme, for example through guest speakers from our partnering institutions and through visits to relevant companies.
We do extensive research and work closely with our industrial partners. The majority of the student projects in our programme are done in partnership with external companies.
USN offers career days on campus every year with visits from relevant local businesses. In addition, several of our partners offer summer jobs to students.
What you will learn
The master in Energy and Environmental Technology provides you with specialized skills and knowledge in the following areas:
- Water cleaning
- Gas cleaning
- Alternative energy systems
- Heat and mass transfer
- Applied thermodynamics
- Modelling and simulation
- Process safety
- Process synthesis
- Process control
- Project management
- Cost estimation
Gain international experience
You can take parts of the master programme in Energy and Environmental Technology abroad. To study can give you the opportunity to expand your international skills and adaptability. It can make you more attractive in the labour market. USN has exchange programs with universities around the world that makes it possible for you as a student to travel abroad.
Semester exchange to USN
Within this programme there are several exchange opportunities for students from our partner universities. Please contact our programme coordinator for details and course lists. The application deadline for exchange is April 15 for the autumn semester and October 15 for the spring semester.
The master's degree is eligible for doctoral studies at the University of Southeast Norway or at other universities and colleges in Norway and abroad.
A study plan describes the content, structure and organization of a study programme. To each study plan there is a set of subject plans that describes the different subjects. In the subject plan you will also find a reading list. Below you will find a study model that shows you which subjects that are taught each term. In the study model you'll also find links to each subject plan.
This programme requires a Bachelor's degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Environmental Engineering (related programs may also be accepted). In addition you must have passed the following:
Mathematics at the level of Mathematics III (at USN), or the equivalent
A bachelor course in Thermodynamics at minimum 5 ECTS credits
A bachelor course in Fluid Mechanics at minimum 5 ECTS credits
You must also fulfil the English requirements, and have a cumulative grade point average equivalent to, or better than, a C in the ECTS system (we will do the grade conversion).
Please read all the information about the admission process before you apply.
This programme may be covered by the regulations on export control. Export controls are applied to countries where there is suspicion about development and use of weapons of mass destruction. USN may therefore decide to conduct a specific evaluation of these applicants. As it is under discussion, we do not have more information at present.