M.Sc. Energy and Environmental Engineering

Linköping University

Application deadline: January 15
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 15,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014, September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Degree: Master of Science with a major in Mechanical Engineering

The Energy and Environmental Engineering master’s programme deals with the challenge of developing products, services and technical systems towards increased resource effectiveness.

It is a well-known fact that economic development and human welfare largely rely on accessibility of materials and energy. However, the exploitation of such natural resources generates environmental implications such as climate change, resource depletion and uncontrolled dispersal of hazardous substances. In times of global environmental problems and concerns about long-term availability of natural resources, incentives for using materials and energy in a more intelligent and efficient way are increasing among governments, companies and other organisations.

Companies are now facing the challenge of delivering increasing amounts of products and services while preventing pollution, cutting costs and contributing to a sustainable society. This master’s programme offers a unique knowledge profile and aims at training future engineers for contributing to the large transition of material and energy use. More specifically, you will learn how to combine a system perspective with skills in modern, environmental and energy technology. With such proactive approaches, environmental problems can often be limited or even entirely prevented without jeopardizing economic growth and human well-being.

This master’s programme combines the perspectives of two research groups - Energy Systems and Environmental Technology and Management - at the Department on Management and Engineering.

These groups deal with system solutions and state-of-the-art research in areas such as: renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management and recycling strategies, industrial ecology, corporate environmental management and eco-design. Several renewable energy solutions are already present in the region which means you will get the opportunity to see during study visits and student projects how such environmental technology works in practice. Moreover, here there is also a national research excellence centre on biogas production and utilisation.

The programme's first semester features introductory courses in energy and environmental issues, as well as in traditional engineering topics. Semesters two and three include specialisation in energy and environmental engineering and they also offer opportunities for diversification. Examples of courses within the programme are: Energy Systems, Large Technical Systems and the Environment, Energy Systems Analysis, Biofuels for Transportation, Industrial Ecology, Management Systems and Sustainability, Resource Efficient Products. The programme concludes with a degree project in the fourth semester.

Employment and career opportunities

Environmental technology, including renewable energy, is one of the fastest growing business sectors in many countries. The Energy and Environmental Engineering programme qualifies students for engineering positions in companies and authorities dealing with energy consulting, investment strategies, development of systems for energy distribution and generation, development of new products and services, renewable energy, environmental consulting, waste management and strategic environmental management. Several previous students have chosen a career within academia, pursuing PhD studies at Linköping University or at other universities throughout the world


Year : 2014

Study Programme : ENV

Specialisation : ENV

Course code /Course name


  • TAOP23 Optimization
  • TDDD34 Programming with Applications in Engineering
  • TMES12 Energy Systems


  • TAMS11 Probability and Statistics, First Course
  • TDDD34 Programming with Applications in Engineering
  • TKMJ14 Large Technical Systems and the Environment


  • TMPP02 Project Course – Race Vehicle Engineering
  • TKMJ28 Management Systems and Sustainability
  • TMES17 Building Energy Systems
  • TKMJ10 Industrial ecology


  • TMPP02 Project Course – Race Vehicle Engineering
  • TKMJ28 Management Systems and Sustainability
  • TKMJ29 Resource Efficient Products
  • TMES21 Industrial Energy Systems
  • TMQU04 Six Sigma Quality


  • TMPP02 Project Course – Race Vehicle Engineering
  • TKMJ31 Biofuels for Transportation
  • TMES19 Energy Systems Analysis
  • TEIO32 Project Management and Organization
  • TMMV01 Aerodynamics
  • TMPM01 Project Course - Mechanical Engineering


  • TMPP02 Project Course – Race Vehicle Engineering
  • TMES22 International Energy Markets
  • TAOP18 Supply Chain Optimization
  • TEIO32 Project Management and Organization
  • TMPM01 Project Course - Mechanical Engineering
  • TMQU03 Quality Management and Engineering


Applicants are expected to have:

  • a bachelor's degree with a major in Engineering
  • at least 30 credits (ECTS), in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics and/or Application of Mathematics.

The specific requirements may be assessed as not fulfilled if:

  • the average grade is in the lower third of the grading scale used in the country where the degree was awarded (i.e. grades have to be average/pass level or above, the equivalent to the Swedish grade "Godkänd")
  • the degree does not qualify for admission to equivalent master's programmes in the country where the degree is awarded.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 575
TOEFL iBT® test: 90



LiU International Scholarships

Linköping University offers scholarships to new students with excellent academic results. Scholarships within the programme LiU International Scholarships will result in a tuition fee waiver of 50-100 %

Who is eligible?

  • Students who have applied for master’s programmes at Linköping University in time (before 15 January)
  • AND who have chosen a programme at Linköping University as the first priority (ranked as No.1 out of 4)
  • AND who are required to pay tuition fees

This scholarship programme is not open for students from the following 11 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Students from these countries should apply for the Swedish Institute Study Scholarship.

To apply for a LiU International Scholarship, you must first apply for the programme you wish to study at Linköping University using the online national application website, www.universityadmissions.se.

First year applicants

Application for a LiU International Scholarship is made by by filling in the electronic application form on Linköping University’s website.
The application for the selected master's programme(s) on www.universityadmissions.se must be made prior to making a scholarship application on Linköping University’s website, as necessary information for making the scholarship application is obtained during this process.

  • Application deadline is 1 March
  • Scholarship applications will only be processed after the corresponding application for master’s programmes on www.universityadmissions.se has been completed, required documentation and the application fee has been received.
  • Only applicants fulfilling the eligibility requirements for the master's programme applied for will be considered for a scholarship.
  • All data entered in the scholarship application form must be verifiable by the documentation submitted in the national application process www.universityadmissions.se.
  • For making a scholarship application, no additional documents are required.
  • LiU International Scholarships Application.

Notification and mandatory confirmation requirement

Scholarship notifications will be announced by Linköping University on www.liu.se by the end of March.
The scholarship receiver must confirm the offer by:

  1. accepting the offered study place on www.universityadmissions.se no later than 10 April
  2. AND accepting the offered scholarship by sending an e-mail to masters-scholarships@liu.se no later than 10 April

If no reply is registered on www.universityadmissions.se by 10 April, the offer of a scholarship is revoked.

Second year applicants

If there are scholarhips for second year applicants, information on how to apply will be posted here by mid-June.

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