Molde University College – Specialized University in Logistics (HiMolde) is the most central higher educational institution in Norway offering education within Logistics and Sport Management. Logistics deals with the organization of the flow of products, services and information from the raw materials to the end user, and builds on a broad spectrum of academic disciplines. For a large number of industrial and business companies, achieving high quality logistics operations will be the key competitive factor for future success. Oil and gas companies or other industry dealing with the energy sector are no exception from this. Today, all companies pay attention to what kind of energy source they use. This will be increasingly important in the future, as policy and regulations are likely to become stricter. The combined knowledge of energy markets and energy sources, as well as efficient logistics solutions, makes this program unique.
The international MSc program in Sustainable Energy Logistics at Molde University College – Specialized University in Logistics (HiMolde) starting in August 2020, includes most of the courses from the previous international MSc program in Petroleum Logistics. Some of the courses will be new courses. The program is held as a full-time program (120 ECTS credits) over two years in Molde, and consists of 90 ECTS credits of course work, and a MSc thesis of 30 ECTS credits in the fourth and final semester.
Along with presenting a broad range of logistics topics, the program gives an understanding of the energy situation in the world, comparing existing renewable energy sources, as well as non-renewable sources, in terms of costs, qualities and availability. The program will also provide knowledge about efficient energy management, like e.g. dynamic purchasing from different energy sources, and analysis of energy use and emissions. The main objective is to give knowledge within a broad spectrum of energy topics in combination with logistics. The final study plan/ curriculum for the MSc program in Sustainable Energy Logistics will first be ready in the beginning of January 2020.
Admission takes place during the spring semester every year, and the MSc program in Sustainable Energy Logistics starts in the middle of August. The program is open for both Norwegian and international applicants who fulfil all the admission requirements, and where applicants from countries outside EU/EEA must document a minimum of NOK 121 220 per academic year to cover their own living expenses for their planned MSc studies. As a recognized state-run specialized university, HiMolde is not charging any tuition fees from Norwegian or international students, but all admitted students have to pay a minor semester fee of NOK 745 per semester. Admitted international students from countries outside EU/EEA will be requested to transfer a minimum of NOK 121 220 to our Deposit Account for International Students within a deadline first stated in the letter of admission. Applicants from these countries must also document the same amount when they forward their online application for admission.
Applicants should have completed a recognized bachelor’s degree equivalent to a minimum of 180 ECTS credits within relevant academic areas: Logistics, Economics, Business Administration, Petroleum Logistics, Oil and Gas Logistics, Applied Geosciences, or relevant Engineering disciplines like e.g. Petroleum Engineering, Oil and Gas Engineering, and Industrial Engineering. Academic areas like Optimization, Operation Management/ Research, Mathematics, Mathematical Modelling, Information Technology/ Computer Science are also relevant.
Admission to the international MSc programs at HiMolde is highly competitive when it comes to grades. Applicants should preferably have an average grade of First Class/First Division or Second Class Upper Division or equivalent grades from their recognized bachelor’s degree/ or from a combination of their bachelor’s and master’s degrees to be considered for admission. Applicants who have completed only a HND (Higher National Diploma) or similar Diploma/Advanced Diploma Educations do not qualify to apply for admission.
International applicants from some countries will be required to fulfil the formal English language requirements by completing a recognized English test with a sufficient score result: IELTS test with a minimum score of 6.0, or a TOEFL test with a minimum score of 550 on paper based test/ 213 on computer based test/ or 79 on internet based test (TOEFL ITB). A Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum score of 53 will also be accepted.
1 February 2020: International applicants applying directly from abroad, and applicants with international education who have a temporary residence permit in Norway, including EU citizens with a registration certificate in Norway. Applicants who are Nordic citizens should preferably apply within 1 February 2020, but can also contact us to apply within 15 April 2020.
15 April 2020: Applicants who are either Norwegian citizens, Nordic citizens, or applicants who already have a permanent residence permit in Norway.
For further information about application procedures and admission requirements for different countries to the MSc program in Sustainable Energy Logistics in 2020, please see our programme website.