Sustainable energy systems are necessary to overcome the problems related to energy supply and climate change in the world. Do you want to work with energy conversion technologies and systems for enhancing sustainable development?
The Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Systems from Malardalens University will provide you with state-of-the-art knowledge about technologies for utilizing the sun, wind and biomass as energy sources. The production of power and heat by way of energy conversion based on steam and gas turbine processes also falls within the scope of this programme. Furthermore, you will learn about performance analyses of different energy systems and process integration. Methods for optimization, modelling and simulation of energy systems are also included in the programme.
This Master’s programme is hosted by the Future Energy research group, which together with strategic partners is one of the leading research groups focusing on energy systems and process optimization in Sweden. We transfer the latest research results to the education in the Master’s programme. Our students are thus well prepared for a future career at the forefront of the technological development in energy engineering and research.
This education will give you the tools to contribute to the ongoing transition from fossil to renewable energy resources and to deal with the demanding requirements for energy efficiency. Future employers are primarily in energy companies, consulting firms and public organizations such as municipalities and government agencies.
After your degree you will be able to work in a wide range of positions from project manager to plant engineer within the energy area. It is also possible to continue your career as a researcher by applying for postgraduate studies after your degree.
The programme comprises 90 ECTS credits of theoretical courses as well as a second-cycle independent (degree) project in Energy Engineering comprising 30 credits.
There are no elective courses within the programme.
The programme has been designed in such a way that its completion will lead to the fulfilment of the requirements for the following degree:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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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).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Every year Mälardalen University offers a limited numbers of scholarships to students applying for a Master's programme with us as their first choice.
The scholarship will cover 100% of the tuition fee of the programme as long as you follow the normal study plan (minimum 22.5 credits/semester, minimum 45 credits/academic year). The scholarship does not cover living expenses. If your status from being a fee-paying student to a non-paying student is changed during the study period of the programme you will no longer be granted the scholarship.
Please note, if your application for scholarship is to be considered you must have applied for the programme at Mälardalen University as your first choice and submitted supporting documentation within deadlines. In addition the application fee must have been paid in time.
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