Professional Development Courses

Iceland School of Energy is committed to delivering first-class professional and short courses, to serve the needs of individuals and businesses in both Iceland and abroad. Delivered and conducted in close cooperation with our partners and collaborators, our courses aim to prepare executives from all over the world for tackling challenges in the growing renewable energy industry.

Our professional education programmes are offered in collaboration with all the departments at the university to create multidisciplinary learning options that range from individual employee's exploration of new technologies to group courses and custom made programmes.

These programmes are for groups only, and not by individual entry. Participation is by request, please email the ISE Development Director at for more information.

Short courses

Examples of professional development courses that can be offered at the Iceland School of Energy. Duration is typically around 2-3 days.

Geothermal Energy Overview

  • The Fundamentals of Geothermal
  • Geothermal Subsurface Exploration
  • Geothermal Surface Exploration
  • Financial Risk Analysis: The Case of Geothermal
  • Renewable Energy Policy Making

Operation and Maintenance – High Temperature Areas

  • Geothermal operations in general
  • Steam field management
  • Well measurements
  • Maintenance of turbines and equipment
  • Corrosion
  • Maintenance management
  • Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE)
  • Cost
  • Case histories (and field trip in Iceland)

Operation and Maintenance – Low Temperature Areas

  • Geothermal district heating: An overview
  • Low temperature boreholes
  • Pumps
  • Chemistry
  • Corrosion and material selection
  • Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE)

Introduction to the Icelandic Energy System

  • The Icelandic energy system in general
  • Geothermal energy and its applications
  • Wind power development in Iceland
  • Hydroelectric powerstations
  • The Icelandic electricity grid

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