If you are planning on studying the EIT InnoEnergy Master’s in Renewable Energy or are already a student asking yourself this question, you need to read this!
Choosing subjects is always challenging. Many of them sound interesting, you fear missing out if you make the wrong choice. Perhaps you are interested in a particular topic but fear it might be too time intensive, challenging or even feel influenced by your peers’ selection. Don’t worry, here are some tips based on my experience.
I recently graduated from Master’s in Renewable Energy with my first year in Barcelona (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) and my second year in Stockholm (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) so I had to make this choice myself!
You can select two out of the four partner universities as study location. Your second-year choice will depend on the specialisation that interests you. For example, UPC focuses on solar photovoltaics while IST focuses on wind power. So, the first step for you is looking into what the different universities offer and the courses available.
Once you chose the university, select your favourite subjects. Look into the agenda and the content and if in doubt, reach out to the professors listed. They are always open to help and can give you a better overview of what will be covered during the lectures.
You can also ask your colleagues! Get on the phone or invite a former student for coffee and ask them about their experience. They can give you a different perspective and even share some tips about how to structure your study year, how big is the workload and describe how the deliverables and the exams look like.
Remember to check how the subject is evaluated and if the schedule works for you. If you prefer to be more hands on, look for group projects. But if you’d rather work at your own pace, look for an option that has only a final exam and individual deliverables – I recommend combining both. Make sure to count the number of ECTS credits you have available and match that with the subjects in a way that makes sense.
22 February 2022. 16.00 CET. Want to find out what it’s like to study with us? Join EIT InnoEnergy Master School Virtual Open Day to explore your future study destination while meeting the universities, our staff and speaking to current students and graduates! With guest presenters from UPC: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (Spain) and TU/e: Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands) you’ll learn what it’s like being an EIT InnoEnergy student!