M.Sc. Sustainable Energy Engineering

KTH Royal Institute of Technology | Stockholm, Sweden
The Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) programme 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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Description of Sustainable Energy Engineering

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.

Career prospects

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.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee
  • EUR 15500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • Free (EEA)

Citizens of a country outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees: 145 000 SEK (Swedish kronor) per academic year (60 ECTS)

Start date August  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Year 1

Mandatory courses

  • Introduction to Energy Technology
  • Sustainable Power Generation
  • Sustainable Energy Utilisation
  • Energy Management
  • Renewable Energy Technology
  • Energy and Environment
  • Turbomachinery

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

Requirements for Sustainable Energy Engineering

A Bachelor's degree, 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 technical thermodynamics, fluid mechanics or heat transfer is included in the curriculum.

The specific requirements may be assessed as not fulfilled if

1. the average grade is in the lower third on the grading scale used (above pass level)

2. the degree awarding institution is not considered to meet acceptable quality standards by the authorities of the country in which the institution is located

3. the degree does not qualify for admission to equivalent Master level in the country where the degree is awarded

Work Experience for Sustainable Energy Engineering

No work experience is required.

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