Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)


Study at two Nordic universities

The joint Master's programme in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering is a collaboration between the five leading technical universities in the Nordic countries ( Nordic Five Tech) and University of Iceland (UoI). The programme gives you a unique opportunity to tailor your degree based on your academic interests.

You will get to study at two of the partner universities, spending one year at each. You graduate with a double master’s degree from the two universities. The universities participating in the joint Master's programme in Innovative Sustainable Energy Enigneering are:

  • Aalto University in Finland
  • Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • University of Iceland (UoI)
Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The purpose of the programme is to provide state-of-the-art education in the fields of conventional and renewable energy sources and new power generation. These areas include: bioenergy, energy systems, geothermal energy, heat and power engineering, solar cell systems and materials, and system integration of wind power.

Innovative and entrepreneurial aspects are highlighted via the advanced renewable energy concepts that are being implemented in the Nordic countries. Participants gain proficiency in project design and implementation, operation and maintenance, policy generation and systems analysis. Advanced training with a research-oriented perspective is also included.

Students have the opportunity to choose several study tracks offered at partner universities. Two tracks are available for students wanting to study at KTH, both provided jointly with Aalto University. Students can either study the Bio Energy track with their first year at KTH and second year at Aalto University, or study the Energy Systems track with their first year at Aalto and second year at KTH. Mobility is a requirement since both options result in a double degree from the two universities. Regardless off first year university all applicants apply through NTNU.


The energy field is an international and dynamic area where well-trained engineers are in constant demand, particularly for engineers exposed to practices in the Nordic countries. Employment opportunities are very strong.

Programme Structure

Course Tracks

The programme contains six study tracks covering traditional energy engineering, innovative technologies and renewable energies (year one – year two universities in brackets):

  • Bio Energy
  • Energy Systems
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Heat and Power Engineering
  • Solar Cell Systems and Materials
  • System Integration of Wind Power
For more information please check the programme website.

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.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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

You will find information about the admission requirements for each study track. On the lower side of the page, you will find information about the English Language Requirements.

Students are welcome to apply even if they are not fulfilling the prerequisites at the time of your application, but plan to take spring courses at their home universities which address the lacking prerequisites. They should be able to at least show documentation that they are registered for these course.

  • Bio Energy track
  • Energy Systems track
  • Geothermal Energy track
  • Heat and Power Engineering track
  • Solar Cell Systems and Materials track
  • System Integration of Wind Power track
For more information please check the programme website.

            Tuition Fee

            • International Applies to you

              16071 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 16071 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
            • EU/EEA Applies to you

              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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            • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The tuition fee for the year spent at KTH is SEK 155,000.
            • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens


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