Master’s programme (120 credits) in Energy Smart Innovation in the Built Environment

120 credits

The two-year Master's programme in Energy Smart Innovation in the Built Environment gives you a better understanding of renewable energy in the built environment and you do practical work to apply solutions to one of the major issues of our time: how we build an urban society where energy consumption and energy supply are sustainable in the long term.

About the education

Courses and competencies in focus

The programme focuses on the technology of smart energy solutions in the built environment, as well as on principles for the successful implementation of these. In the first semester, you take joint courses in the programme's main field of study. In this way, students acquire a common knowledge base on construction and energy technology. This is followed by courses aimed at deeper technical knowledge, as well as knowledge of innovation processes linked to the implementation of energy solutions in the built environment.

The programme is conducted in English.

Collaboration opportunities

Several courses are project-based and are carried out in close collaboration with the business community. The programme is closely linked to several of the university's research environments, as well as to the profile area Smart Cities and Societies, and several of its teachers are active researchers in areas such as innovation, construction innovation, energy efficiency, district heating and wind power.

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree (equivalent of 180 Swedish credit points/ECTS credits at an accredited university) in Building Technology, Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering. Including courses of 7.5 credits within the field of Building Technology, 7.5 credits Project Management, 7.5 credits Engineering Mechanics and 7.5 credits Applied Physics or the equivalent, and 22.5 credits Mathematics. Applicants must have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 in Swedish Upper-Secondary School.

Information on entry requirements can be found in the fact box for each semester – click on the plus sign to expand the box.

Programme content

The courses listed below are included in the programme starting autumn 2020 and may be subject to change.

Click on a linked course to search for the course syllabus (including course literature).

* included in the programme main area Construction Engineering with specialisation in Renewable Energy.

Year 1

  • Energy Efficiency and Moisture Control in Buildings, 7.5 credits *
  • Scientific Methods and Academic Writing, 7.5 credits *
  • Construction Innovation and Change Management, 7.5 credits *
  • Renewable Energy Systems, 7.5 credits
  • Management of Innovation Projects, 7.5 credits
  • Heating, Cooling and Indoor Climate, 7.5 credits *
  • Business Model Innovation, 7.5 credits
  • Renewable Electricity and Storage, 7.5 credits

Year 2

  • Finance in Construction and Energy Systems, 7.5 credits *
  • Exergy Analysis in the Built Environment, 7.5 credits *
  • Smart Technology for Sustainability, 7.5 credits *
  • Built Environment and Energy Distribution, 7.5 credits *
  • Master Thesis Construction Engineering with specialisation in Renewable Energy, 30 credits *

After the education

Degree

The program leads to a Master's degree in Construction Technology, specialising in renewable energy.

Opportunities for further studies

After the programme, you are qualified to apply for doctoral and PhD studies, for example in the University's own third cycle courses.


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Autumn 2020 (Campus based, Halmstad, 100%)
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Level:

Advanced level

Application code:

90007

Entry requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Building Technology, Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or the equivalent of 180 Swedish credit points or 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university. Including courses of 7.5 credits within the field of Building Technology, 7.5 credits Project Management, 7.5 credits Engineering Mechanics and 7.5 credits Applied Physics or the equivalent, and 22.5 credits Mathematics. Applicants must have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 in Swedish Upper-Secondary School.

Selection rules:

Selection is made on the basis of the required educational background.

Instructional time:

Daytime

Language of instruction:

Teaching is in English.

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