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 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.
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
Start of programme: September
Application deadline EU: 1 August
Application deadline non-EU: 1 June