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Energietransitie / Energy Transition (BFftF)

One of the biggest challenges this century is in curbing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The transition from conventional to sustainable energy requires a large-scale change at system level, also called transition. Solutions to achieve an energy transition are complex and often location-specific. This requires a multidisciplinary approach. Another reason why the realization of these projects is complex because many stakeholders are involved. These projects have financial, social, technical and creative aspects. For example, a high windmill will have the best return, but will be less readily accepted by local residents. 


Topics and projects


You learn more about

        • Transition from conventional to sustainable energy tackle climate change
        • Financial, social, technical and creative aspects
        • Complex and location-specific issues (multidisciplinary approach, many stakeholders involved)
        • Develop skills like change making and research capacity in a practically-orientated research project

Learn more about Energy Transition projects

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    1.  You improve the challenge based on a professional and proactive attitude.
    2.  You view and understand the challenge from different perspectives.
    3.  You design, execute, monitor, interpret and/or validate the professional product systematically.
    4.  You propose a desirable follow-up and critically evaluate the professional product (result) and the associated development process.
    5.  You share and record the results in a structured manner and, based on your results, you potentially contribute to enriching existing knowledge.
    6.  Project related goal (specified by or with help of work field).


Technical domain 
          • Architecture
          • Civil Engineering
          • Chemistry
          • Engineering
          • HBO-ICT
          • Logistics Engineering
          • Water Management
  Economics & Management domain  
          • Business & Management
          • Communication
          • Finance & Control
          • Marketing & Economics
Social & Societal domain
          • Primary school teacher

Entry requirements: you are in study year 3 or 4 and you have achieved your propedeuse


Contact moments in general: kick-off (week 1), four workshops about research, workshops about relevant and specific topics (optional), poster presentation (end of the minor), final assessment (last week(s))
Contact moments specific for Energy Transition.
Work forms: (guest) lectures, excursions, group discussions, expert consultation, workshops


Type: individual, oral Final Assessment about the participant's digital portfolio
Content: Portfolio consisting of evidence for the six learning goals (Professional Products and a Progress & Reflections report)
Minimum grade: 5.5 out of 10 points
Planning: semester 1:18 until 29 January 2021  |  semester 2: yet to be defined. Inspection: same date as Final Assessment. Re-exam: 2 weeks after Final Assessment.
More information: Final Assessment

Aanvullende informatie


English. Depending on the project Dutch is possible as well.


HZ (Vlissingen, Middelburg) and / or at location in the work field, depending on the project.

Becoming Fit for the Future


You will work on and gain experience in a real project. Stakeholders and experts from the work field are looking forward to collaborate with you and to find solutions to the challenges they currently encounter. Your contribution will be of direct use to them, and future minor participants will build on your work. 

By working on these projects you will learn to develop a project plan and experience how to execute this with your team. You will also learn from other teams by assessing their plans and results. In other words, you will further develop your professional skills and research capacity. Coaches and researchers will train and support you to achieving these. Read more about why not to miss this opportunity!