Learning beyond the lecture hall

The SELECT Master’s programme gives you plenty of chances to meet and engage with our industry partners, business experts, fellow students, recent graduates and thriving start-ups throughout your two years of study.

Master’s School kick-off

All first-year students studying for an InnoEnergy Master’s School programme get together to launch the new academic year, together with teachers and industry experts from across the entire energy value chain.

Challenge-driven projects

Teaching on the MSc SELECT programme is characterised by two challenge-driven projects: the Project of the Year (PoY) in your first year and the integrated Project of the Year (IPoY) in your second. In teams with fellow students, you will apply your knowledge and skills to real-life projects, which are set by one of our industry partners.

Challenges are designed to give you unique insight into the very real issues prompted by future energy markets and systems as well as their potential solutions. All challenges have a strong societal focus: they have a clear commercial interest and benefit, and often involve inter-continental collaboration – as well as on-site visits to our partners’ facilities. More information is available here

Fall Seminar

During the Fall Seminar all MSc SELECT students get together at a single university, network with each other, attend presentations given by representatives from our industrial and start-up partners and other inspiring speakers, and kick-start the academic year.

For first-year students, the Fall Seminar is where the Project of the Year is launched. You also take part in courses from ESADE Business School that introduce you to project management. Students complete various team challenges, take part in structured study visits, and strengthen their relationship with academic staff and industry experts.

Second-year students focus on courses in entrepreneurship, branding and fast prototyping. Time is dedicated to the presentation of Integrated Project of the Year proposals, including a peer review, as well as a course on Managing High-Performance Teams from ESADE Business School.

Spring Seminar

The Spring Seminar introduces you to the cutting-edge research found in the curricula, and trains you in group discussions in an international setting. There are more courses from ESADE Business School: Design Thinking for first-year students, and Intellectual Property Rights and Digital Marketing for second-year students.

The Spring Seminar is also the occasion for first-year students to present the results of their Project of the Year, and for second-year students to present the results of their Integrated Projects of the Year to fellow students. Once again, there are opportunities to visit partners’ laboratories and local facilities, as well as attend guest lectures from industry experts.


You have the opportunity to undertake an internship in collaboration with one of our industrial or research partners in the summer between your first and second year. Internships are a compulsory part of the programme for students with living scholarships, and highly recommended for everyone else. Students are responsible for researching and securing their own internship.

Master’s thesis

You will work on your Master’s thesis project in collaboration with our industrial, research and NGO partners. Your thesis should include both the technological aspects of your chosen topic as well as a solid business analysis. Your thesis is worth 30 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System credits (ECTS)*.

*Please note: if you do your Master’s thesis at TU/e, your thesis will be worth 45 ECTS credits.

Innovative partners

SWECO, Estabanell Energia, Jardfeingi, Fortum