The School of Energy and Technology is dedicated to excellence in education at the undergraduate level in the fields of energy and related technologies.
The school offers two multidisciplinary B.Sc. programs in engineering technology one in green energy technology and the other in mechatronics. The programs are part of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Iceland, with courses and administration taking place at Keilir Institute of Technology.
The cluster also runs a state-of-the-art research laboratories in applied energy engineering. The laboratories are located in the same building as the school and are used for teaching, training, research and development. Start-up companies within the technology park will be able to make use of the research facilities.
An energy resource park that is presently under development will provide additional facilities for tight collaboration between the energy industries (geothermal and other) and the School of Energy and Technology. Thus, bringing together academia and the energy industry.
The program in green energy technology has a strong focus on geothermal energy technology, capitalizing on the extensive expertise of leading Icelandic energy companies in this field. Recognizing that solutions to the energy challenges of the 21st century need to be global, the program also provides a solid background in other forms of renewable energy technology. Course Catalogue for Green Energy Technology.
The program in mechatronics revolves around the integration of mechanical, electronic and software components into efficient modern monitoring, control, and regulation systems. The two programs are interconnected; as such systems lie at the heart of geothermal and other renewable energy plants and play a key role in the efficient use and conservation of energy. Course Catalogue for Mechatronics.