sustainable future

Program Details

The two-year MSc Energy Transition programme gives you a systematic, in-depth understanding of critical topics like clean combustion technologies, alternative fuels, biomass, gasification, waste to energy and renewables. You will be ready to assess the sustainability, operational efficiency, environmental impact, life-cycle, availability and safety of different energy systems. As a result, you will play a key role in the implementation of circular economy strategies and policies within an organisation, company or as an entrepreneur.

The transformation process of thousands of fossil based installations is just beginning.

The MSc  Energy Transition empower you with a deep understanding of technology transition and decommissioning, low environmental impact energy systems, new generation of chemical fuels and heating systems including smart grids. The programme also explores how to improve existing installations to lower their environmental impact.

You emerge with the expertise and the tools to significantly improve the ecological footprint of companies in sectors like cement and coal. And to become a leader in closing the loops in the energy sector today and tomorrow.

Two strategic locations in Europe.

Some of Europe’s most advanced installations working in energy transition are located in Poland. The Jaworzno III Coal-fired Power Plant has the highest energy efficiency percentage in the world, while Poland is also home to range of plants, which have transitioned from coal-based energy to 100% biomass. The MSc Energy Transition gives you access to the experts behind these innovations – some of Europe’s foremost thinkers in the energy transition space.

Portugal is a pioneer in entrepreneurship within the European Union. To start your own business here, all you need is a StartUP visa and there are no capital requirements. The MSc Energy Transition gives you access to InnoEnergy projects and coaching from professional business developers.

Moreover, the estimated living costs per country are 500 EUR in Poland and 625 EUR in Portugal. This ensures that you get the best value-for-money in Europe next to low crime rates.

Currently we are implementing changes in our programme. We are transfering from MSc CFAFE to Energy Transition. Here you can find Courses Decsriptions to our new study programme starting in October as Energy Transition. You can find there Courses from SUT, AGH and IST. Soon we will update website for more detailed syllabuses.

Below you can find Courses Description for MSc CFAFE:

Year 1

During the first year, the focus of study is on expanding essential knowledge of thermodynamics, clean combustion technologies and boiler design at one of two universities. You can choose to study at the University of Science and Technology (AGH) in Krakow, where there is a greater emphasis on thermodynamics within fuels, or the Silesian University of Technology (SUT) in Gliwice, where greater emphasis is placed on combustion technologies and power systems.

Detailed courses description at SUT 

(For MSc CFAFE programe)

Detailed courses description at AGH 

(For MSc CFAFE programe)

Year 2

During the second year, all students study at the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Lisbon, Portugal. Here you acquire further in-depth knowledge through individually chosen specialist courses: chemical fuels as part of the energy mix, or renewable energy as part of the energy mix.

Detailed courses description at IST

(For MSc CFAFE programe)


Towards the end of your second year, you will undertake your Master’s thesis, with a strong focus on innovative solutions relevant to your field of study. Students are encouraged to undertake their thesis with a relevant company in the field, which can be the same company at which they did their internship. The thesis project corresponds to five months of full-time study and is worth 30 higher education credits (ECTs). Example topics include: clean-combustion technologies; biomass technologies and/or renewables; and chemical-fuel concepts.

Summer school

All students also undertake an intensive ‘Entrepreneur in a week’ course at the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics in Portugal. Here you take courses relating to business and economics, including project management and business planning, to enhance your understanding of modern business practice in the energy sector. The course takes place either in your first summer or after your thesis, depending on your programme start date. More detailes about the course can be found HERE.

Complementary trainings during Year 1

During the two-year programme, you have the opportunity to participate in project management training courses, leading to a valuable and industry-recognised PRINCE 2 qualification. The courses on Foundation and Practitioner level is delivered to our students free of charge.

During academic year our students participate in additional workshops focused on development of personal skills and professional including creative thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, pubic speaking, leadership, and self-presentation. All of them are delivered free of charge for our students.

You can also take advantage of training courses in essential software packages that are widely used in the industry, including: AutoCAD, ChemCAD, and ANSYS among others.

Important part of program are study visits in industrial partners. Usually students participate in 12 visits in different companies of energy sector.

More information

During the two-year programme, there are plenty of opportunities for engaging with our industry and research partners and networking with your fellow students across Europe. Our Career Center could help in shaping your future career!

Details of the syllabus and course structure of the programme, including mandatory modules and minimum credit points needed to proceed with the programme are available here.


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