M.Sc. Sustainable Energy Technology

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR13650 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
Delft University of Technology | Delft, Netherlands
TU Delft’s unique MSc Programme in Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) aims to give engineers broad knowledge in the field of energy technology. To achieve this goal a modern, flexible curriculum is offered. The programme is offered by the 3TU Federation, a consortium of the three universities of technology in the Netherlands: Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and the University of Twente.

Description of Sustainable Energy Technology


The world is becoming increasingly aware of the urgency of resolving the many issues associated with global energy consumption. It also seeks to address the threat of climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions. Dealing with both of these crucial issues will require fundamental innovations effecting the world’s energy landscape.

The generation of energy from sustainable sources will be essential, especially when considering the determination in developed societies to maintain a high standard of living, and the aspirations in developing societies to adopt the energy-intensive lifestyles now prevalent in the developed world.

Securing a sustainable energy future for all

Securing a sustainable energy future implies an energy revolution. A revolution that will require a new generation of specialised engineers and researchers capable of developing, optimising and integrating sustainable energy sources including solar power, wind power and energy from biomass. Research is also required on innovative batteries and the potential to exploit hydrogen as an energy source. New technologies need to be integrated into existing socio-technological networks, and research is required into new forms of energy distribution, new energy market structures and new means of intelligently satisfying the energy needs of complex modern societies.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline April
Tuition fee
  • EUR 13650 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 1951 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Partnership Joint
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Sustainable Energy Technology programme – in detail

MSc SET is a two-year Master’s course of 120 European Credits (EC) organised by 3TU.Education, the cooperation of Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and the University of Twente.

First year

The programme of the first year at TU Delft (60 EC) is made up of homologation courses, core courses including two laboratory courses and elective projects/courses.

  • The homologation courses (16 EC) are designed such that the students admitted attain adequate basic levels in applied mathematics, physics and chemistry to complete the master programme.
  • The core courses, including laboratory courses on Solar Energy and on Wind Energy (29 EC), provide discipline-related knowledge in the different areas of sustainable energy technology as well as the economic and social background knowledge needed to introduce sustainable energy technologies in society.
  • Elective projects/courses (15 EC) provide students with various combinations of projects, i.e.‘System Integration project 1, System Integration project 2 (or equivalent projects), Industrial Internship, and elective courses.
Second year

The second year of MSc SET (60 EC) consists of graduation courses (15 EC) and the Master’s thesis project(45 EC).

  • The graduation courses provide students with the opportunity to acquire the in-depth knowledge necessary to effectively carry out a Master’s thesis project.
  • During the Master’s thesis project, students proves their level of understanding and ability to carry out a scientific research or design project, using the competences (knowledge/skills and attitude) they have acquired. MSc SET graduates combine a broad knowledge in the field of sustainable energy technology with an in-depth specialisation in one specific field.

English Language Requirements

Requirements for Sustainable Energy Technology

Applicants with a BSc degree relevant to energy technology from an international university are eligible to apply for this programme. Eligible BSc degrees include:

  • (Applied) Physics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering/Chemistry
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Work Experience for Sustainable Energy Technology

No work experience is required.

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