IGS University of Twente
Research group CSTM

Energy Management in Small- and Medium-scale Industries with focus on preparing for ISO 50001 Energy Management (EMSI)

An introductory course

27 September - 15 December 2017

There will be a focus on energy management tools to improve energy efficiency and to create cleaner production, emphasizing that these improvements provide a win-win situation for SMIs. In particular there is a focus on preparing for reaching the new International Standard on Energy Management (ISO 50001).

Target group

Management staff involved in energy planning in their industries. Policymakers from government organizations, industrial associations, and institutes involved in industrial development. Consultants who work in areas related to the themes of the course.

Course objectives

The short-term objectives are to provide the participants with insight into:

  • General problems with energy efficiency within SMIs and possibilities to improvement through energy management.
  • The link between energy management and cleaner production.
  • The elements of an energy management system
  • Preparation and execution of energy audits
  • Preparation for reaching ISO 50001 Energy Management
  • Policies and instruments to support energy efficiency improvements in SMIs
  • The long term objectives are to provide the participants from government, branch and SMIs with management capabilities for SMIs in emerging economies with respect to:
  • The efficient use of energy in SMIs
  • The reduction of emissions caused by industrial processes
  • Policy options and strategies for energy management in SMIs
  • Implementing ISO 50001
  • General energy conservation options within industry


The course is divided into two parts. Part 1 is an 6 week online course in which participants, in their own time, participate in Webinars and on-line forums, undertake reading assignments, watch short videos, listen to presentations and complete short quizzes and written assignments. It is estimated that to complete the material participants will need 8 hours per week. All modules of Part 1 must be successfully completed before the start of Part 2 – the two week residential course. Part 2  consists of an assignment in which  participants work in groups on an energy audit, that forms the basis of a plan to reach ISO50001. This component is supported by lectures, including guest lectures by leading specialists, presentations, case studies, discussions, and a site visit.

General information


9 weeks online (start 27 September to 22 November 2017) through The University of Twente’s Website; 2 weeks residential (4-15 December 2017) in Enschede, the Netherlands.

Entrance Requirements

BSc, MSc or equivalent from a recognized university, at least two years of professional experience, and a basic understanding of engineering and economics is necessary. The language requirement is IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). For the on-line component participants must have access to an appropriate internet connection.

Tuition fees

3000 Euro

Living expenses

Estimated total costs for 2 weeks are 1150 Euro which covers accommodation, food, out-of-pocket expenses, and Insurance (Medical and Third Party Liability).


The course organizers will arrange accommodation for the residential part of the course.

Insurance requirements

Attendees must be covered by Health, Accident and Third Party Liability Insurance from the date of arrival in the Netherlands. The course organizers will make the necessary arrangements.


During the residential part of the course, participants will have access to the UT library and an internet connection. Course materials are provided electronically. Participants are expected to bring their own laptop.

Nuffic scholarships

Our short courses have been approved for the Nuffic NFP short course list. If you are admitted to our course you can apply for an NFP fellowship at www.nuffic.nl/nfp. The NFP fellowship application deadline for this course is 5 April 2017.


An administration fee of 500 Euro will be charged for all cancellations not notified at least 30 days prior to the course start date.

Further information and how to apply

Online application form: www.utwente.nl/bms/cstm/forms/applicationform_emsi/

Online tool for Nuffic scholarships is open from 2 February until 5 April 2017. If you intend to apply for a NUFFIC scholarship we need to have received your application form by March 26th to ensure we can process it in time.

Deadline for applications by candidates with own funding is 27 August 2017.


For questions you can contact our course administration: Mrs. Barbera van Dalm

Phone: +31 (0)53 489 4377

E-mail: cstm-courses@utwente.nl