KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Sustainable Energy Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
The Sustainable Energy Engineering programme at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology provides state-of-the-art education in the fields of solar energy, power generation, energy utilization, turbomachinery, and transformation of energy systems. The emphasis is placed on dealing with energy engineering tasks with due consideration of technical, environmental and socio-economic issues.
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  • Fees and funding


Sustainable Energy Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The curricula for the five study profiles – Sustainable Power Generation, Sustainable Energy Utilisation, Transformation of Energy Systems, Turbomachinery and Solar Energy – are marked by an intensive introductory period followed by broad-based coursework giving participants a solid foundation for the particular study track. Advanced methods are applied to identify, describe, quantify and find solutions to a diverse range of energy engineering problems.

Students gain proficiency in project design and implementation, operation and maintenance, as well as in crucial phases of policy generation. The programme also offers substantial coursework within a research environment.

The energy field is an international and dynamic area where well-trained engineers are in consatnt demand. Graduates find employment in industry, government agencies, and consultancies.

The SEE Programme is also an excellent starting point for a research career.

Programme Structure

Year 1

Mandatory courses

  • Introduction to Energy Technology
  • Sustainable Power Generation
  • Sustainable Energy Utilisation
  • Energy Management
  • Renewable Energy Technology
  • Energy and Environment
Conditionally elective courses
  • Transformation in Energy Systems and Industries
  • Energy Business
  • Airbreathing Propulsion, Intermediate Course I
  • Introduction to Energy Systems Analysis and Applications - Minor Course
  • Renewable Energy Technology, Advanced Course
  • Thermal Comfort and Indoor Climate
  • Applied Refrigeration and Heat Pump Technology
  • Computational Methods in Energy Technology
  • Applied Heat and Power Technology
  • Thermal Turbomachinery
  • Design of Photovoltaic and Hybrid Systems
  • Solar Heating Systems
  • Strategies in the Global Climate Agenda
Year 2

Mandatory courses

  • Applied Energy Technology - Project Course
  • Measurement Techniques
  • Theory and Methodology of Science for Energy Research

Recommended courses

  • Global Energy Markets and Systems in Transition
  • Jet Propulsion Engines, General Course
  • Energy Data, Balances and Projections
  • Energy System Economics, Modelling and Indicators for Sustainable Energy Development
  • Combustion Theory
  • Cooling of Electronics
  • Turbomachinery
  • Advanced Refrigeration and Heat Pump Technology
  • Green Building - Concept, Design, Construction and Operation
  • Achieving Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings
  • Energy Policy and Planning
  • Aeromechanics Project Course - Part 1
Degree project and thesis

Each student conducts a degree project on which he/she typically works over a period of six months. The project may be carried out in either an academic environment (university, research institute, or equivalent) or in an industrial setting (power plant, energy consulting agency, or other industry/business). This provides the student with an excellent platform in which to establish valuable experience and the contacts necessary for future career objectives.

Thesis projects conducted within the SEE Programme are often intimately linked to ongoing research activities at the Department of Energy Technology or collaborating groups at KTH.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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To be considered eligible for the programme you must fulfil both the general and specific admission requirements. The general admission requirements are the same for all programmes at KTH while the programme specific requirements vary between the programmes.

Programme specific admission requirements

A Bachelor's degree corresponding to 180 ECTS credits, or equivalent, in Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering. Bachelor's degrees in other engineering disciplines or natural sciences may also be sufficient provided that relevant coursework in engineering thermodynamics, fluid mechanics or heat transfer is included in the curriculum.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 32674 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens


Every year 30 KTH Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence. Recipients of the KTH Scholarship will have their tuition fee waived for the first and the second year, provided that the study results during the first year are satisfactory. Funding for additional expenses, such as living costs, is not included in the waiver.

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