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  • 24 months
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An engineer specialising in Indoor Environmental and Energy Engineering at the Aalborg University is responsible for creating an ideal environment for work as well as leisure: that is, an environment that considers the need for well-being and comfort of the individual. Construction and operation of buildings are responsible for more than 40% of the energy and material consumption in the world today.


Construction and operation of buildings are responsible for more than 40% of the energy and material consumption in the world today. An engineer specialising in Indoor Environmental and Energy Engineering can reduce this consumption considerably by optimal design of the building and the building envelope, choice of materials, utilisation of different kinds of renewable energy and optimisation of the operation of the building.

During the Aalborg University's study programme in Indoor Environmental and Energy Engineering, you can work with subjects such as

  • Simulation of indoor climate
  • Energy consumption
  • Air currents
  • Ventilation plants
  • Isolation
Job and career

Graduates from Indoor Environmental and Energy Engineering have many possible career paths, both in companies and authorities, and have well-developed skills for working with others from different professional and cultural backgrounds. Examples of where our graduates work:

  • R&D in the private and public sector
  • Danish Technological Institute
  • Contracting industry
  • Consulting Engineering companies
  • In EU working with patenting.

Programme Structure

Indoor Environmental and Energy Engineering is a two-year Master’s programme which gives you 120 ECTS. However, you can also choose to visit us as a guest student and study at AAU for one semester.

During the Indoor Environmental and Energy Engineering programme, you will work with energy flow in builidings, and you will examine how to create the optimal indoor climate with minimum ressource consumption. You will learn through a combination of courses, projects which you carry out together with your fellow students, and laboratory work.

1st Semester
  • Advanced Modelling of Energy Transport in Buildings and HVAC Systems
  • Numerical Methods
  • Control and Analysis of Building Energy Systems
  • Visualisation (Mandatory for students with a bachelor from Aalborg University only)
  • Introduction to Problem-Based Learning and Indoor Environmental Engineering (5 ECTS) (Mandatory for students without a bachelor from Aalborg University. Not applicable for students with a bachelor from Aalborg University.)
2nd Semester
  • Integrated Design of Buildings and Building Services
  • Advanced Modelling of Natural and Hybrid Ventilation
  • Integrated Building Energy Design
  • Sustainable Energy Systems: Economics, Environment, and Public Regulation
3rd Semester

You can choose between:

  • Courses at Aalborg University
  • A traineeship in an engineering company
  • A semester at a university abroad
  • Long Master's thesis

The courses offered at Aalborg University during the third semester are the following:

  • Ventilation, Airflow and Contaminant Transport in Buildings
  • Building Related Fluid Mechanics
  • Smoke Management and Fire-Safety Design
  • Fluid Mechanics and CFD
4th Semester

Master’s thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 560

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission to the Master’s program in Indoor Environmental Engineering requires a Bachelor’s degree in Indoor Environmental Engineering or the like.

Students with another Bachelor's degree, upon application to the Board of Studies, will be admitted after a specific academic assessment if the applicant is deemed to have comparable educational prerequisites. The University can stipulate requirements concerning conducting additional exams prior to the start of study.

Please make sure you send your application form and further documentation via post to the International Office by the required deadline.

Furthermore please note the official language requirements for international students applying to Aalborg University are:

  • IELTS (academic test): 6.5
  • TOEFL (paper-based): 560
  • TOEFL (internet-based): 88
  • Cambridge First Certificate with the grade B

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12402 International
  • Free EU/EEA

92,200 DKK


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.