Marc-Alexander Schwarze

In my last year of my chemical engineering bachelor’s programme at the University of Connecticut, I was inspired to pursue a master’s degree by a passionate professor. This professor stressed the responsibility we bear as students in science/engineering at this pivotal moment in time in tackling global issues such as climate change. When it came time to start applying to programmes, TU Delft and its MSc in Sustainable Energy Technology instantly was the obvious candidate as my top choice.

Having been fortunate enough to have grown up in culturally-rich cities like Singapore and Hong Kong as well as completing my bachelor’s at a top public research facility in the U.S., I was not only drawn to TU Delft’s diverse student body with its large international presence, but also to its fantastic reputation. With its global network of prestigious partners in research and industry, its rich history traced back to notable alumni such as Jacobus Henricus van’t Hoff, and ever-growing status with the university climbing up the QS World University rankings, TU Delft’s admission offer was easy to accept.

Based on theoretical and practical components in classroom and laboratory settings complemented by specialization tracks, the MSc programme’s approach really caught my attention as it addresses a wide range of aspects surrounding sustainable energy. This way, you gain clear insights into the bigger picture of the field while tailoring your individualized track to your strengths, interests, and passions, preparing you to tackle the real-world’s ever-changing landscape of issues in providing effective solutions.

Marc-Alexander Schwarze, Hong Kong

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