M.Sc. Sustainable Energy Engineering

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR32228 per Full programme (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Stockholm, Sweden
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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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.

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Tuition fee
  • EUR32228 per full programme ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • Free ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

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.


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. When applying, all documents described on this page must be provided.

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.

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Sweden when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Stockholm, Sweden

Sweden Since its founding in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world dedicated to advancing knowledge.

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