Elite master education “Fuel Cells and Hydrogen” - an industrial oriented education under Sustainable Energy

This website is under reconstruction due to the establishment of the new Department, DTU Energy Conversion, as of 1 January 2012. The list of courses and the study plan will be updated shortly.

Elite Master Program in Fuel Cells and Hydrogen


You get a challenging and stimulating learning environment, academic flexibility and international collaboration partners, outstanding experimental facilities, world-class industrial contacts, and new and exciting career prospects.

The elite master program is an industry-oriented honors program under the MSc sustainable energy, intended for highly qualified and ambitious students who wish to become part of a challenging – and rewarding – international learning environment with outstanding experimental facilities. A major part of the elite master program takes place in close collaboration with international universities and leading Danish and/or international companies.

  • Personal tutor 
    You will have an internationally recognized personal tutor from the department and a tutor from a company at a later stage in your study. 
  • Individual and flexible study plan
    Together with your tutor, you can design your own individual and flexible study plan, allowing room for international studies and collaboration with world-class industrial companies. 
  • International experience
    Unique to the elite master program, you will be allocated funds to help cover e.g. a semester study outside Denmark and/or participation in at least one international research conference, a workshop or a summer university. 
  • Industrial research project
    You will experience close collaboration with industrial partners throughout your study. Moreover, you will carry out a research project in direct collaboration with a leading Danish or international company
  • Exciting career prospects
    As a graduate from the elite master program you will be a highly qualified and sought after candidate for either a top-level industrial career or a PhD scholarship.

Admission requirements

The program is open to international as well as Danish students with a bachelor degree in Physics, Chemistry and Engineering, or equivalent who fulfill the high admission and performance requirements in the honors program. You can get detailed information about these requirements at DTU’s website by following the link below. When you apply, you must follow DTU’s general admission procedure for the MSc in Sustainable Energy, but it is important that you state that your application is for the elite track.

http://www.dtu.dk/English/education/MSc_Programs/Elite%20Programs.aspx  
http://www.dtu.dk/English/education/MSc_Programs/Sustainable%20Energy.aspx  

Application deadlines

1 April and 1 November 2012.

Study plan and list of courses – will be revised shortly

To obtain the Elite MSc degree in Fuel Cells and Hydrogen, the students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Have passed General Competence Courses (30 ECTS) 
  • Have passed Technological Specialization Courses (30 ECTS) 
  • Completed a Master Thesis within Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (30-35 ECTS) 
  • Have passed a sufficient number of Elective Courses to bring the total number of ECTS of the entire study to 120 points.

These credits can be obtained from the list below (to be updated), or through equivalent courses at e.g. the Nordic 5 Tech or Euro Tech Universities, following the approval of the Director of Studies.

List of courses – to be updated 
 
General Competence Courses (at least 30 points)

Choose one course from:

26240    Electrochemistry  5 points
26906 Electrochemical kinetics & instrumental methods in electrochemistry      10 points


Yoy must choose at leat one cource from:

28310    Chemical and Biochemical Product Design     10 points
42490 Technology, economics, management and organisation                           10 points


- or other course covering general competences such as innovation, law, economics, management etc.

Choose from the following courses, such that these together with the above general competence courses add up to at least 30 points:


10304   Experimental Surface Physics 10 points
10333 Physics of Sustainable Energy   5 points
26231 Physical Chemistry 3   5 points
26316 Analysis and Chromatography 10 points
26320 Structural and Solid State Chemistry 10 points
26510 Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry 10 points
28242 Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis   5 points
28315 Colloid and Surface Chemistry   5 points
28530 Transport Processes 10 points
45002 Modelling and Analysis of Sustainable Energy Systems 10 points
45003 Energy Resources, Markets and Policies 10 points
45004 Feasibility Studies and System Assessment of Energy Technologies        5 points
45200 Hydrogen Production, Storage and Fuel Cell Applications   5 points

Technology Specialization (30 ECTS)

You must follow these courses:
45100

SOFC and electrolysis

  5 points
45103 Experimental SOFC and Electrolysis                                                               5 points



You must choose at least 20 points from:

10302   Electronic Structure Methods in Material Physics, Chemistry and Biology 10 points
10304 Experimental Surface Physics 10 points
10333 Physics of Sustainable Energy   5 points
10346 Continuum Physics   5 points
10356 Single Molecule - and Nanoscale Spectroscopy   5 points
26120 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Chemistry- Experimental course   5 points
26130 Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells   5 points
26140 Ceramic Science and Engineering 10 points
26231 Physical Chemistry 3   5 points
26232 Physical Chemistry, laboratory exercises   5 points
26236 Advanced Physical Chemistry   5 points
26260 Quantum Chemistry & Molecular Modelling 10 points
26290 Chemistry at the Nanoscale   5 points
26316 Analysis and Chromatography 10 points
26320 Structural and Solid State Chemistry 10 points
26322 Crystal Structure Analysis   5 points
26510 Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry 10 points
26912 The Rietveld Method and X-ray Powder Diffraction   5 points
28242 Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis   5 points
28315 Colloid and Surface Chemistry   5 points
28316 Laboratory Course in Colloid and Surface Chemistry   5 points
28530 Transport Processes 10 points
45105 PhD Cource in Impedance Spectroscopy   5 points
45200 Hydrogen Production, Storage and Fuel Cell Applications   5 points


Elective courses (25/30 points)

Can be selected from all MSc courses at DTU.

MSc project (30/35 point)

You will perform your MSc project close collaboration with an industrial partner. 

Contact

Director of Studies, Head of Section Tejs Vegge
DTU Energy Conversion
Frederiksborgej 399
P.O. Box 49
DK-4000 Roskilde
Denmark
+45 4677 5818
teve@dtu.dk  

Page updated  by   

Director of Studies, Head of Section Tejs Vegge
DTU Energy Conversion
Frederiksborgej 399
P.O. Box 49
DK-4000 Roskilde
Denmark
+45 4677 5818
teve@dtu.dk