Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology

Avans Hogeschool

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
Issues like global warming, pollution and resource use interest you. The Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology programme will turn you into an environmental professional.

The local authority in a city wants to be CO2 neutral by 2040. You are part of a consultancy team. You find ways to reduce the energy consumption and utilise suitable sustainable energy sources. You research the availability of solar power, hydropower, geothermal power, wind power and biomass. Your solution is financially viable and accepted by both industry and the public. You take into consideration future developments, techniques and policies. You want to keep the planet safe for future generations. You are interested in science subjects and you have an open mind towards other cultures. You are a team player and, at the same time, self-motivated. And you are adventurous and independent. Through several projects and courses, you will learn about sustainable energy techniques, their suitability in specific situations, bio-based waste management, energy conservation, cost-benefit analyses, stakeholder analyses and also environmental policy and law. Given the international character of the student group, you will learn about these subjects in relation to different parts of the world. If you pass the programme, you will become a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (BAS).
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diplomaBSc Milieukunde
typeregulier, 240 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur4 jaar voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma
de studiekeuzecheck

Waarom aan de Avans?

Lecturers and staff members are highly qualified. Our approach is personal. You will work in small groups. A personal coach and study counsellor will give you plenty of guidance. The atmosphere is friendly and open. The composition of the student group extends from Europe to Africa and Asia. The projects come from the working environment, so you will handle realistic problems and data.

This study programme has been voted best programme by the magazine Elsevier in 2017 and by Keuzegids Hbo 2018.

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Proefstuderen Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology Breda


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opbouwFor Dutch students we offer some of the courses in Dutch alongside the English courses. In year one, you can choose to take some maths courses in Dutch. You can also choose to do some of the projects in Dutch project groups where you can speak and write in Dutch. We also offer courses in Dutch environmental law and policy that are compulsory for Dutch students.
1e jaar 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.
Study supervision & self-development
Project: Sustainable energy sources
Applied mathematics
Introduction to environmental sciences
Intercultural communication
Laboratory skills I
English report writing
Chemistry I
Project: Water quality
Cell biology
Project management
Water treatment
Laboratory skills II
Presentation skills
Project: Green energy
Chemistry II
Transport and fate of pollutants
Project: Air quality
Introduction to policy analysis/Inleiding bestuursrecht
Air and noise pollution
Transport and fate of pollutants
Organic chemistry
2e jaar
Study supervision & self-development
Project: Soil quality
Spatial planning
Physical transport phenomena
Geographical information systems (GIS)
Soil science
Project: Cradle-to-cradle
Environmental communication
Sustainable development
Water management
Project: Energy feasibility analysis
Investment decisions
Climate change
Preparation for work placement
Applied thermodynamics
Project: Risk and safety
EU and environmental law/omgevingsrecht
Environmental dynamic modelling
3e jaar
Environmental consultancy specialisation
4e jaar
Biobased Technology and Business Development minor or Environmental geography minor or Individual profile minor (exchange)
Graduation project


minor Biobased Technology and Business Development

A switch to a more sustainable and biobased economy is part of the solution to climate change and resource depletion. Join an international group of students, lecturers, scientists and entrepreneurs.

Learning goals
What the world needs now more than ever are ways of exploring new sustainable technologies and an understanding of how to market these ideas and related products. During the minor Biobased Technology and Business Development you will learn about these challenges in a multidisciplinary environment from both technical and economic points of view.

The core of the Biobased Technology and Business Development minor is a multidisciplinary group project, which involves working for a governmental organisation or company that wants to become more sustainable or further develop and implement a biobased technology. As a group, you will be asked to draw up a technical and business plan and to issue advice to your client. Your group will consist of four to five students with a variety of backgrounds in technical disciplines, environmental science and economics.

Technical and environmental science students
You will take introductory courses on costs, investment decisions and marketing, and advanced courses on biobased technologies.

Finance and economics students
You will take introductory courses on biobased technologies and sustainability, and advanced courses on financial management.

  1. Environmental ConsultancyThis programme focuses on the process of environmental consultation.
  2. Environmental GeographyThis programme brings the subjects of the Environment, Geography and Informatics together so that youcan get a better understanding of the interactions that human societies have on nature.


taal van onderwijs100% en

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend
toelaatbare profielen
havo E&Mscheikunde
havo N&Gtoelaatbaar
havo N&Ttoelaatbaar
vwo E&Mscheikunde
vwo N&Gtoelaatbaar
vwo N&Ttoelaatbaar

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
326kamerhuur in Bredarond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1194totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


? studenten volgen deze opleiding
?% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2012
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29028 studenten aan de Avans Hogeschool
42% daarvan is vrouw
bron: HBO-raad/VSNU


The Avans School of Life Sciences and Environmental Technology has its own international student association: ESSENCE. Run by students, this association organises various social and educational activities throughout the year. Events include debates, excursions, movie nights, guest lectures and social events. The ESSET student community offers a very open, amiable and engaging environment and the student association definitely adds to this atmosphere.

Op kamers in Breda

22635studenten studerend
9390studenten woonachtig   
€ 326gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
22 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête


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1/6 Avans
Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology of Milieukunde
€ 326 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4.2/5 studenttevredenheid
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12-18 uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/6 HAS
€ 293 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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3/6 Saxion
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4/6 VHL
Sustainable Water Technology
gemiddelde kamerhuur
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?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/6 VHL
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? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
90% Engelstalig
6/6 VHL
Innovations for sustainability
gemiddelde kamerhuur
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?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
algemeen oordeel3.93.8


De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology aan de Avans Hogeschool is beoordeeld door 83 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.
bron: Avans Hogeschool
student tevredenheid 4.2 4
aantal eerstejaars 67 56
ervaren contacttijd per week 12-18 18-24
doorstroom naar tweede jaar 79% 73%
diploma binnen 5 jaar 55% 41%
doorstuderen 23%
werk op niveau in 1,5 jaar 88%

Studie in cijfers

In deze tabel staan resultaten van deze studie in cijfers uitgedrukt. Hiermee kan je vergelijken hoe deze opleiding het doet in vergelijking met dezelfde opleiding bij andere onderwijsinstellingen.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

current job market
bron: arbeidsmonitor
€ 2113gemiddeld bruto maandloon
17%kans op een vaste baan
87%kans op een voltijd baan
39%kans op een baan op niveau
47%spreekt van "goede aansluiting arbeidsmarkt"
77%is tevreden over de studiekeuze

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zoektijd baanslecht
salaris na 1,5 jaar gemiddeld
kans op een vaste baan gemiddeld
bron: Elsevier beste banen

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Potentiële beroepen

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    You work in industry. You are responsible for a safe working environment for the employees of the company. You also have to make sure the company works within the boundaries of its environmental licence. You keep pushing the company to develop more sustainable production techniques.
  • environmental licensing officer in a government agency
    Many industrial activities require an environmental licence. You work for the government to produce the environmental licence for a specific company. Or you check the company to see whether it meets the licensing requirements.
  • policy development officer in a government agency
    You work for a government agency where you have to determine how the government can achieve certain environmental goals. You also have to monitor implementation of the policy proposed and check whether you achieve the goals.
  • water board enforcement officer
    You work for a government agency or a water board. You may be involved in water treatment techniques or in managing water quality and quantity.
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