Chemical Engineering for Energy and the Environment, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #98 (QS) ,
The Master’s programme in Chemical Engineering for Energy and the Environment from KTH Royal Institute of Technology will offer students a comprehensive education and the engineering tools necessary to solve the future challenges of how to best use our energy and finite natural resources.


Chemical Engineering for Energy and the Environment at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Students gain advanced competence in chemical engineering and obtain modern tools to analyse various processes, such as the production of biofuels, energy storage or the purification of drinking water – through the whole chain, from raw materials to product. The analyses often include aspects on chemicals, heat, electricity and environment.

A large number of elective courses allows students to tailor their education to meet personal and professional goals, and complementary skills like problem-solving and team work are emphasised in many of the courses, as is written and oral communication. The courses are therefore, to a large degree, based on seminars and project assignments as a complement to traditional lectures.

The education is closely linked to the research conducted at the School of Chemical Science and Engineering at KTH, the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology in particular, and to Swedish industry. The programme also provides an excellent basis for activities in countries outside of Sweden, as most of the teachers have close contacts with foreign universities and companies and there are strong opportunities to study parts of the programme abroad.


The job market for engineers graduating from this programme is broad and international. The programme provides an excellent basis for opportunities in industry as well as for further academic studies on a PhD level.

Chemical engineers with a profile towards energy and environment are very attractive for many different branches of industry – such as suppliers of energy and chemicals, the pulp and paper industry, the vehicle industry and in companies specialising in environmental issues like the recycling of materials.

Our engineers can be found in traditional Swedish industry, in small start-up companies, consultant companies, governmental institutions, research institutes and universities. The need for engineers with the competence offered by the programme will continue to be great in the future.

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications (Natural and Technological Science)
  • Environmental System Analysis and Decision-making
  • Industrial Energy Processes
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Transport Phenomena, Advanced Course
  • Separation Processes for the Process Industry and the Environment
  • Cleaner Production
  • Environmental Management
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Environmental Catalysis
  • Computational Project in Chemical Engineering
  • Applied Electrochemistry
  • Renewable Fuel Production Processes
  • Electrochemical Energy Devices
  • Sustainable Systems for Heat, Power and Materials Production
  • Risk Analysis and Management for Chemical Engineers
  • Ideation- Creating Your Own Company
  • Process Design for Industry and Society
  • Corrosion and Surface Protection
  • Degree Project in Chemistry, Second Cycle
  • Degree Project in Chemical Engineering, Second Cycle
  • Degree Project in Fibre and Polymer Technology, Second Cycle

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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    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).

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Academic Requirements

Programme specific admission requirements

A Bachelor's degree, corresponding to 180 ECTS credits, in Chemistry or closely related subject including courses in:

  • Chemistry and Chemical engineering or closely related subject corresponding to at least 75 ECTS credits, of which at least 22,5 ECTS credits in Chemical engineering.
  • Mathematics corresponding to at least 20 ECTS credits.
  • Numerical analysis/Computer science corresponding to at least 9 ECTS credits.
Programme specific documents
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of motivation
  • Relevant work experience, if any
  • List of qualifications 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16087.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32175 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 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 a limited number of 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.

Applications for the KTH Scholarship for studies beginning in autumn will be open December 1 - January 15.

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