HAN designed the part-time Sustainable Energy master track in collaboration with industry experts. Because of that, you stay up-to-date on all the developments in the field of sustainable energy throughout your study. Work on real research projects and put what you learn into practice in your own workplace.
In the part-time Sustainable Energy track you follow the general, compulsory modules Applied Control and Systems Modeling. All students of the Master in Engineering Systems follow these. You also take 2 track-specific modules. One of these is Sustainable Energy Systems. The other is your own choice: Smart Power Supply or Big Data and Small Data.
The final step of the Sustainable Energy track is your major project. Here you investigate a sustainable energy issue at your own workplace. Demonstrate your technical knowledge and skills as well as your communication, reporting and presenting skills. You get the support of a HAN staff member and a supervisor from your workplace.
The master in numbers
Academic calendar, schedule, grading and ECTS
The academic year runs from September to August and is divided into 2 semesters. In total there are 42 weeks of education.
Here you can find the schedule of all the modules for the Master in Engineering Systems in semesters 1 and 2. This includes the modules for the Sustainable Energy track.
Dutch grading uses a 10-point system. The highest grade is a 10, the lowest a 1. To pass, you need at least a 6. What if you score a 5.5? It’s rounded up to a 6 and is then a passing grade. A grade of 5.4 is rounded down to a 5 and is therefore a fail.
Here’s a basic definition of each grade. Please note: grades of 1, 2, 3 and 10 are rarely given. A 9 is also quite rare. So, if you get an 8, you’re doing very well!
- very poor
- very unsatisfactory
- almost satisfactory
- very good
At HAN we use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, or ECTS. It’s the standard system used in higher education throughout Europe. One credit is equivalent to approximately 28 hours of study. This includes contact hours and time spent working on assignments and studying for exams. Credits are awarded when you pass your exams.
A good fit?
Does your background fit the Sustainable Energy program? See whether you’re eligible for any program exemptions for subjects you might have covered in your previous education. Arrange a personal meeting to discover more.
You gain hands-on experience with innovative research projects during the Sustainable Energy master track. Projects that focus on the interface between energy and mobility. That’s because this track is linked directly to the HAN Sustainable Electrical Energy Center of Expertise (SEECE). Here, applied research is conducted in collaboration with top regional companies throughout the energy sector. You collaborate with them in their production of commercially viable products and services.
Master title and accreditation
Successfully completed the Control Systems track? Then you've earned a Master of Science in Engineering Systems. After that, you can start using the highly esteemed MSc title after your name!
The HAN Master in Engineering Systems and its tracks are accredited by the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This is your guarantee that your degree meets the highest quality standards and is internationally recognized.
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