Entering the world of Energy, say Watt?

General description

Germany is closing its nuclear power plants, and France is building more and more. You hear the word "green transition" in the media, but in reality it doesn't tell you anything precisely and every month you are nervously waiting for an electricity bill that can be twice as high as the previous one or half as low.

It may be difficult to navigate this vast court, but we are taking on this difficult task to bring you closer to knowledge and understanding about said field and everything related to it.

But to regain some energy you are wasting in classes we have also planned:

- Swimming during the night

- Swimming during the day (hopefully in a swamp)

- Singing your heart and lungs out on the bus and by the bonfire

- Crawling through the city and making friends for a lifetime!

- Some spicy stuff ;)

- Some cringe stuff

- Some stuff you might want to forget

- Getting hot in a sauna, multiple times a night

- Getting lost in Estonian nature and seeing forest fairies

- Seeing legendary beasts of Estonian BESTies

- And so much more!!

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering , Electronic/Electrotechnical Engineering , Environmental Engineering , Power Engineering
Content and topics:
During the course participants will visit different companies and laboratories, related to energy production. Things we will talk about : - introduction to electrical power engineering ​​- digitization of electrical systems - overview of renewable energy - overview of the electricity market - modern development of nuclear energy
Learning goals and objectives:
Participants will acquire knowledge about energy, it's sources and it's distribution. Participants will have the knowledge of past, present and future adaptations of energy. By the end of the course participants will know how to navigate through conversations about energy, energy markets and hopefully think twice about leaving the lights on. This course offers an introduction to the theoretical and practical understanding of how energy policies are designed, shaped, advocated and implemented. As energy markets go truly global, domestic energy policies are becoming more and more entangled with wider issues of international governance.
Examination type:
Written test
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Based on a motivation letter and answers to our questions. Be creative and stand out!

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Hostel, cottage on the weekend.
Three meals per day, at least one of them hot.
Public transportation and rented buses.