Chemical Technology: Energy Transition

 

The MSc programme "Energy Transition" offered by the Faculty of Energy and Fuels AGH University of Science and Technology focuses on the important aspect of energy production – the application of fossil and alternative fuels, among them coal, biomass and shale gas. Coal, although a fossil fuel, is believed to be a good medium term solution for energy production as it is an abundant energy resource, which is available at a fairly stable price and comes from many international suppliers, thus guaranteeing energy security. However, as fossil fuels produce a lot of pollutants, among them CO2, and thus are made responsible for degradation of environment and climatic changes, new and modern technologies are necessary – Energy Transition. Along these lines new specialists will be educated who do not only understand but may also apply and further develop methods which may use not only coal to produce energy but also other solid fuels, such as biomass, or alternative fuels such as shale gas. Such specialists will have knowledge both in energy technologies and in chemical technologies. The program focuses on energy and chemical aspects, with special stress laid on advanced coal technologies, gasification of coal and biomass, catalytic technologies of fuel processing, environmental protection, etc. Additionally, courses on planning and forecasting in energy systems, energy policy, sustainable energy development, renewable energy and fuel cells etc. are offered.

 

Requirements:

BSc in a cognate discipline or equivalent document, appropriate knowledge of English  

 

Chemical Technology: Energy Transition EIT InnoEnergy

The MSc programme "Energy Transition" offered by the Faculty of Energy and Fuels AGH University of Science and Technology  suported by EIT InnoEnergy focuses on the important aspect of energy production – the application of fossil and alternative fuels, among them coal, biomass and shale gas. Coal, although a fossil fuel, is believed to be a good medium term solution for energy production as it is an abundant energy resource, which is available at a fairly stable price and comes from many international suppliers, thus guaranteeing energy security. However, as fossil fuels produce a lot of pollutants, among them CO2, and thus are made responsible for degradation of environment and climatic changes, new and modern technologies are necessary – Energy Transition. Along these lines new specialists will be educated who do not only understand but may also apply and further develop methods which may use not only coal to produce energy but also other solid fuels, such as biomass, or alternative fuels such as shale gas. Such specialists will have knowledge both in energy technologies and in chemical technologies. The program focuses on energy and chemical aspects, with special stress laid on advanced coal technologies, gasification of coal and biomass, catalytic technologies of fuel processing, environmental protection, etc. Additionally, courses on planning and forecasting in energy systems, energy policy, sustainable energy development, renewable energy and fuel cells etc. are offered. 

 

Year 1

During the first year, we build your core knowledge and understanding of the essential pillars of energy engineering, energy systems and chemical fuels. You can choose to study at one of two top-ranked European universities:  AGH: University of Science and Technology in Krakow or SUT: Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland.

 

Year 2

In year 2 you dive deeper into your topic of interest. You can choose to specialise in energy conversion, renewable energy, fuels or energy efficiency and pursue a range of elective courses to sharpen your expertise in the areas that most interest you. All students study at IST: Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon, Portugal.

 

After successfully completing the programme, you will receive a degree from each of your chosen universities:

  • AGH: Master of Chemical Technology
  • IST: Master of Energy Engineering and Management

 

Requirements:

BSc in a cognate discipline or equivalent document, appropriate knowledge of English