Bachelor in Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology

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Program Description

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Bachelor in Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology

The planet needs problem-solvers. The Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology programme (ESSET) will transform you into an ambitious environmental professional with a BSc degree.

A municipality wants to be carbon-neutral by 2040. As part of a consultancy team, you find ways to reduce energy consumption and implement sustainable energy sources. You research solar panel yields and develop strategies to reuse CO2 for efficient food crop growth. Your solutions are financially viable and accepted by both industry and public, taking into consideration future developments, techniques and policies.

ESSET was voted best environmental sciences bachelor's degree by Keuzegids hbo 2019 and Elsevier's Best Studies 2018.

You

You want to keep the planet safe for future generations. You are interested in science subjects, and you have an open mind towards other cultures. You are a team player and, at the same time, self-motivated. And you are adventurous and independent.

The programme Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology

Through several projects and courses, you will learn about sustainable energy techniques, their suitability in specific situations, bio-based waste management, environmental pollution and cleanup technology, cost-benefit analyses, stakeholder analyses and also environmental policy and law. Given the international character of the student group, you will learn about these subjects in relation to different parts of the world.

Features of this study programme

Lecturers and staff members are highly qualified. Our approach is personal. You will work in small groups. A personal coach and study counsellor will give you plenty of guidance. The atmosphere is friendly and open. The composition of the student group extends from Europe to Africa and Asia. The projects come from the working environment so that you will handle realistic problems and data.

Admission requirements

The level of your prior education has to be equivalent to a Higher General Secondary Education level (Dutch havo) with science profile (chemistry and mathematics) and English or Pre-University Level (Dutch vwo) with science profile (chemistry and mathematics) and English.

In addition to the minimum diploma requirements, adequate knowledge of mathematics and chemistry is required. Additional knowledge of science subjects like biology and physics is preferred.

If we are not familiar with your foreign diploma, NUFFIC, the Dutch organisation for international diploma recognition, will check the level for us.

English requirements for international students

Exam - Minimum score:

  • IELTS overall band: 6
  • TOEFL paper-based: 550
  • TOEFL internet-based: 80

Important dates:

Start of programme: September

Application deadline EU: 1 August
Application deadline non-EU: 1 June

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Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Studying at Avans University of Applied Sciences means acquiring state-of-the-art knowledge. But that's not all. You will also learn how to apply this knowledge in real business or professional projec ... Read More

Studying at Avans University of Applied Sciences means acquiring state-of-the-art knowledge. But that's not all. You will also learn how to apply this knowledge in real business or professional projects. Our studies are geared perfectly to the requirements of organizations and companies that operate internationally. The university has once again in 2018 been ranked the top No. 1 large university of applied sciences in the Netherlands by the leading higher education guide “Keuzegids Hbo” for the fifth consecutive time! Avans has been in the top 3 for 8 years, which shows that we set the bar high, as reflected in our own quality mark. Find out more about Avans University of Applied Sciences by filling in your details and the school will contact you. Read less
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