M.Sc. Sustainable Energy Systems

Malardalen University

Application deadline: January 15
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 15,440 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Sustainable energy systems are necessary to overcome the problems related to energy supplies and climate change in the world. Do you want to work with energy conversion technologies and systems for enhancing sustainable development?

The Programme
The master programme in Sustainable Energy Systems will provide you with state-of-the-art knowledge within this important area. You will learn about technologies for utilizing the sun, wind and biomass as energy sources. The production of power and heat by way of energy conversion based on steam and gas turbine processes also falls within the scope of this programme. Furthermore, you will learn about performance analyses of different energy systems and process integration. Mathematical methods for the optimization, modelling and simulation of energy systems are also included in the programme.

Professional Contacts

This master programme is hosted by the Mälardalen Energy Research and Optimization (MERO) group, which together with strategic partners is one of the leading research groups focusing on energy and process optimization in Sweden. We transfer the latest research results to the education in the master programme. Our students are thus well prepared for a future career at the forefront of the technological development in energy engineering and research.

Employment and Future Prospects

This education will give you the tools to contribute to the ongoing transition from fossil to renewable energy resources and the increased requirements for energy efficiency. Future employers are primarily in energy companies, consulting firms and public organizations such as municipalities and government agencies. After your degree you will be able to work in a wide range of positions from project manager to plant engineer within the energy area. It is also possible to continue your career as a researcher by applying for postgraduate studies after your degree.


The programme comprises 90 ECTS credits of theoretical courses as well as a second-cycle independent (degree) project in Energy Engineering comprising 30 credits.
Year 1
Energy Engineering:
International Energy Systems, 7.5 credits
Introduction to Sustainable Energy Systems, 7.5 credits
Process Modelling, 7.5 credits
Process Optimisation, 7.5 credits
Process Simulation, 7.5 credits
Mathematics/Applied Mathematics:
Numerical Methods, 7.5 credits
Applied Matrix Analysis, 7.5 credits
Computer Science:
Programming, 7.5 credits
Year 2
Energy Engineering:
Degree Project, 30 credits
Sustainable Energy Systems, 30 credits


All the programmes require a completed Bachelors Degree as the primary prerequisite. Some require deep knowledge in the major subject area; others require a bachelor in a broader defined area, such as technology.
You must submit official documents of proficiency in English - i.e. TOEFL (PBT) at least 575, TWE score 4.5, (iBT) at least 90, TWE score 20 or IELTS test score for academic purposes with an overall band score of minimum 6.5 and no section below 5.5. For exemptions from these requirements see under related links to the right.
Institution code of University admissions in Sweden is SWEDEN 9520.

If you are finishing your degree at the moment and will be unable to submit a degree diploma before the application deadline you must submit a statement from your university stating your current study progress.

English Language Requirements

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



Mälardalen University scholarship of excellence
Mälardalen University (MDH) is offering our international students with top academic results from MDH, to apply for a scholarship to cover the entire tuition fee for their continued studies at MDH for the next academic year, 2013/2014.
The scholarship is granted on the basis of previous academic performance at MDH.

The following criteria must be met:

* Registered as a full time student on a program at MDH
* Planning to continue already started studies at MDH
* Be a citizen of a country outside of the European Union/European Economic Area, including Switzerland
* Be required to pay tuition fees

The Mälardalen University scholarship of excellence is not open for students from the following 12 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

The scholarship will not be paid directly to the student. Instead it will directly reduce the tuition fee for the next academic year, 2013/2014.
Only one scholarship is available.
The receiver of the scholarship is expected to participate in different activities organised by the university.

How to apply

* By filling in the Application form (pdf 103 kB)
* Write a motivation letter on why you should receive this scholarship (except of financial reasons)
* Attach your cv with the application
* Attach your transcript from MDH with the application

Scan your documents and send your application together with your supporting documents no later than May 15, 2013 to mima@mdh.se

Scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute
The Swedish Institute administers over 500 scholarships each year for students and researchers coming to Sweden to pursue their objectives at a Swedish university.

Swedish Institute scholarships for students applying to programs in Sweden are mainly for masters level studies or advanced studies/research.
There are several different kinds of Swedish Institute scholarships available.

For further information about scholarship opportunities offered by the Swedish Institute and other organizations, please visit the home page Study in Sweden

Mälardalen University scholarship program
Mälardalen University offers a limited numbers of scholarships to students that have applied to us as their first or second choice.
The scholarship is aimed at especially qualified students coming from countries outside of EU/EEA/Switzerland and who are required to pay tuition fees.
The scholarship is NOT open for students from the twelve countries which Sweden has long-term development cooperation (Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
Students from these countries should instead apply for the Swedish Institute Study Scholarship (
The scholarship will cover 100% of the tuition fee of the program as long as you follow the normal study plan (minimum 22,5 credits/semester, minimum 45 credits/academic year).
If you change your student status (from being a fee-paying student to a non-paying student) during the study period of the program you will no longer be granted the scholarship.
Only students admitted to Mälardalen Universitey will be granted the scholarship.
The scholarship does not cover living expenses.

How to apply (the application period is closed)
1. You apply for the scholarship by filling in the form.
2. Write your cv (max 1 page) and save it as a pdf with your name and send it to us with your name in the subject line. Only documents in pdf-format will be considered. The document should be sent to mima@mdh.se.

The last day to apply was March 1, 2013. Students who are awarded a scholarship will be notified by e-mail in the end of March.

We do not accept late applications.

If you need more information you are welcome to contact mima@mdh.se.

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