Real Estate Energy, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
The Arcada University of Applied Sciences Real Estate Energy programme is aimed at professionals in the field of energy, construction or HVAC engineering looking to gain competence and knowledge to tackle these new challenges.


Did you know that the European Union has set a goal for 2050 in which CO2 emissions relating to real estate energy consumption will be cut by 90 percent? This ambitious energy and climate target means that we now face a monumental task of finding new and sustainable solutions for future development and refurbishment of buildings. Traditional deep renovations are, however, far too expensive and thus new approaches are needed.

This is why Arcada University of Applied Sciences, in co-operation with leading partner institutions in Europe and the rest of the world, is preparing to launch a new master’s degree programme in Real Estate Energy.

The foundation of the degree programme is sustainable refurbishment, both in terms of financial and environmental issues. The comprehensive curriculum covers topics such as: The future directions of energy and climate, with focus on energy resources, energy politics on a global level, climate change, renewable energy technologies and electric grid issues; Energy diagnosis of real estate and renovations, with focus on both energy efficiency and comfort; Sustainable development of real estate to meet the energy and climate target of 2050; and financial, project and change management of real estate renovations.

Examples of future positions
  • Portfolio management
  • Planning of thermal retrofitting
  • Energy management
  • Investment risk management within the real estate sector and banking
  • Energy-advisory services
  • Quality assurance and control for/of the construction industry

Programme Structure

What you will learn
  • Energy diagnosis
  • To utilize and document data for real estate owners
  • Optimization of indoor comfort
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Average duration 18 months
    • Part-time variant
      Evening, Weekend
    • Duration description

      Studies can be completed in 1,5–2,5 years

  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

  • Real Estate Energy: A suitable Bachelor's degree in the field of building construction engineering, architecture, HVAC engineering, energy production (power plant technology), energy effieciency engineering for buildings . The applicant should also have the following minimum fundamental prior knowledge: Fundamentals in Building Construction Technology and respective Planning (10cr), Thermodynamics (3 cr), Buildning Physics (3 cr) Heat Transfer (3 cr) and Energy Production and Distribution (3 cr)

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

The work experience required of applicants to the degree programmes will be counted from the degree awarding day onwards, and needs to be proven by a work certificate. Work experience gained before or during bachelor-level studies can not be counted towards the work experience minimum requirement.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 9000 International
  • Free National
 A master’s degree programme (60–90 ECTS credits) at Arcada costs 4,500 euros for academic year 1 and 2 and then 2,000 euro/year thereafter. 


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