Furthermore, a two year Master Program (120 ECTS credits) has begun to be offered in 2014, with contents that deepen the knowledge on Solar Energy Engineering, such as Concentrating Solar Power or Energy Storage, but also with courses that prepare students for future PhD careers. Since all lectures are taught in English, engineers attending ESES come from all over the world. Classes include both theory in the classrooms as well as extensive practice at the research laboratories shared with SERC – the Solar Energy Research Center-, located also at Dalarna University, and responsible for the inception and continuous renovation of ESES.
So far more than 200 students have graduated at ESES (and 100 more haven taken part as exchange students), thus forming an extensive alumni network spread all over the world. Some of them often help current ESES students to develop their Master Thesis or to find a first job opportunity in the field. After studies, many graduates make their way up to solar and engineering leading companies such as Juwi, Innotech Solar, Steca, SunEdison, Yingli Solar, Altran, Gamesa or ABB to name a few. Others continue their academic career as PhD or post-doctoral researchers.
In November 2014, both ESES and SERC celebrated their 15th and 30th anniversary respectively. In the video under these lines, you can listen to one of the speeches given about ESES, in this case by Frank Fiedler, the current Master Program Director.