Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology (ESSET) is a four-year Bachelor of Applied Sciences programme taught in English. Each year has a different focus. The academic year is divided into four quarters, with each quarter lasting ten weeks. You will start new courses and projects in every quarter.
The first year focuses on basic skills. Like maths, chemistry, physics and biology. And on language and (intercultural) communication skills. We also introduce the main environmental issues. In the second year, you do advanced coursework and work on complex projects. New environmental areas of interest are introduced. Like biodiversity, bio-based economy, climate change, environmental simulation and geographical information systems. You also prepare for your work placement.
In the third year, you do a work placement and take the Environmental Consultancy Specialisation. The work placement can vary, from working for an environmental consultancy to doing research at an institute. In your fourth year, you can take the minor Biobased Energy, Environmental Geography or a minor in another programme within Avans or our partner universities. During the final half of the year, you complete your graduation assignment within a company, government agency or our Research Group.