Applicants interested in applying to Energy Online need to have academic backgrounds in disciplines/professions relevant to energy technology, and are required to substantiate their keen interest in continuing their careers in areas relevant to sustainable energy engineering.
Suitable academic backgrounds include mechanical engineering, applied physics or applied sciences, areas of chemical or electrical engineering, industrial economy, and similar.
Applicants shall hold a Bachelor of Science (BSc), or a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degrees or documented equivalents thereof. Equivalency will be evaluated at the discretion of the Program Administration, based on academic achievements and profile, as well as pertinent professional experience.
It is imperative that applicants have a sound knowledge of basic thermal engineering sciences, in particular mathematics, engineering thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics. Professional experience in related fields is considered as a merit. Applicants lacking the necessary background are offered to start with tailor-made preparatory courses on Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, and Heat Transfer. The preparatory courses occupy the spring semester, therefore the prospective student applying for admission but lacking eligibility would first be directed to pass the preparatory courses and thereafter admitted to Energy-Online the next academic year. The acceptance to the reparatory program does not automatically apply an acceptance to the MSc program.
A sound and documented knowledge of written and spoken English is required. TOEFL certificates are generally prefered as the most universal example, but other similar language exams are also accepted such as IELTS, Cambridge/Oxford certificates, etc. Former engineering education taught entirely or partly in English language, or alternatively a semester spent at a Swedish university as exchange student, would be enough in most cases to waive the language requirement. All decisions in this respect are taken solely by the Admission Office and not by the program coordinators.
Since male students are traditionally most numerously represented in this field of studies, female candidates are especially encouraged to apply for enrollment.
The prospective applicant should keep in mind that distance studies require concentration, devotion, and strong motivation, especially if pursued in parallel to everyday work or other studies. The time necessary to invest in online studies (compared to being on campus) and the additional stress related to not having a team of fellow students around to support you are often severely underestimated. Experience shows that very few people manage to complete the entire study program!
Last edited 12.1.2012