Learning beyond the lecture hall

The MSc  Energy Transition gives you unique access to our industry partners, business experts, fellow students, recent graduates and thriving start-ups throughout your two years of study.

Master’s School kick-off

Get off to a flying start. All first-year students on the MSc in Energy Transition come together at the launch of the autumn semester to meet your peers, teachers and course leaders and to hear from industry experts who represent the entire energy value chain.

Business planning course

During Year 1, we encourage you to develop an idea for a start-up business. Working with your fellow students, you choose and develop a business plan for a project that is relevant to your own country. You then pitch your idea to InnoEnergy Business Creation Services – our specialist business accelerator. You get feedback and advice from experts working at the cutting edge of innovation and entrepreneurship in the energy sector.

Challenge projects

Challenge projects draw on Harvard’s innovative case method teaching methodology.

Our industry partners will set you a real-world challenge to solve. Each challenge is designed to enhance your problem-solving skills and your awareness of all the technological, environmental and economic factors involved in the decision-making process – and how they all interact.

Our partners will ask you to look at a specific issue facing the industry, to assess historical and current information, and use your research to propose the most feasible solution. You will then need to justify your proposals to the business that originally set the challenge.

Specialists from various fields are available to help you develop your proposed solution. Your conclusions are then compared to actual, real-life actions pursued by the company that set the challenge.

Industrial internship

During your second year on the MSc Energy Transtion, you complete a two-month internship with one of our industry partners, a research institute or laboratory. Your internship gives you insight into industrial reality and current best practice.

Structured field visits

During the programme, you have the opportunity to visit some of the most innovative energy facilities in Poland and Portugal. A total of 12 structured visits are arranged across your two years of study covering the full range of modern energy installations, from traditional fossil fuel based power plants to energy-storage facilities and the best examples of renewable energy installations. The visits give you a valuable perspective on the practical, technical, environmental and business aspects of contemporary power plants. Read more about the study visits here.

Our innovative partners

Our partners include some of the most innovative and mould-breaking players in energy transtion: EdF, Exalo. MetalERG, PEC Gliwice, Rafaka, SBB Energy, Spyra Primo, Tauron, and Tractebel.