Programme structure

The Master's programme Renewable Energy Systems is a two-year full time study consisting of 120 ECTS credits.

The programme has the following structure:

  • Mandatory courses, 40 ECTS credits 
  • Specialisation courses, 40 ECTS credits
  • Elective courses, 20 ECTS credits
  • Master's thesis, 30 ECTS credits

Course of study

4. semester Master's thesis
3. semester Specialisation course Specialisation course Elective course
2. semester Specialisation course TEK5380 - Project course Elective course
1. semester TEK5300 – Renewable Energy: Science and Technology TEK5350 - Energy markets and regulation  TEK5370 - Grid and smartgrid 
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

Courses and Master's thesis

All courses should normally be completed and passed before the last semester.

The mandatory courses consists of 30 ECTS credits foundation courses and a 10 ECTS credits project course. These are mandatory courses for all students on the programme:

The specialisation courses consists of 30 ECTS credits and are primarily chosen from the courses listed below, but other relevant courses may be substituted in consultation with your supervisor:

The elective courses consists of 20 ECTS credits and are Master's courses chosen with your supervisor from your interests and the direction of your thesis.

The Master's thesis is an independent research work carried out under supervision. In addition to 90 ECTS credits of courses, you will write a thesis of 30 ECTS credits which is submitted on a fixed date in the last semester. The subject of the thesis is presented on a given date at the beginning of the semester and the deadline for submission is 17 weeks after this date. The Master's thesis must be written entirely in the programme's last semester, and is presented publicly by you at the end of the semester. Following the presentation, an oral examination with the sensors and supervisor follows.

Progression requirements

The standard study time for the master's programme is two years, or up to four years if you apply for part-time studies. If you use more time, it's important that you familiarise yourself with the policies for admission. Your admission to the programme may be cancelled if you do not register for the first semester of the study programme and you have absence without valid reason for more than one semester.

Recognition of Master's courses from former education

If you are admitted to the Master's Programme and you have completed Master's courses outside the University of Oslo, you may apply to have these courses recognised as part of your degree. Please contact the Department of Technology Systems for more information.

Diploma and degree

This programme leads to the following degree: Master of Science in Renewable Energy Systems

The diploma is issued when you have completed the courses that meet the requirements for a degree. Read more about diplomas.

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Published Sep. 10, 2018 1:09 PM - Last modified Sep. 10, 2020 9:39 AM