The joint master's programme in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering pools the facilities, innovation, and talent from energy departments at the largest technical universities in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland.

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). The programme gives you a unique opportunity to tailor your degree based on your academic interests.

The students enrolled in the programme will study at two of the partner universities, spending one year at each. The universities participating in the joint master's programme in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering are

  • Aalto University in Finland
  • The 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)

Students aiming to study at KTH in Sweden have the opportunity of choosing between two study tracks:

  • MSISEE Bio-Energy Track (1st year at KTH, 2nd year at Aalto University)
  • MSISEE Energy Systems Track (1st year at Aalto University, 2nd year at KTH)

In Year 1 and Year 2 mobility is a mandatory requirement since both options result in a double degree from the two universities. Regardless of 1st and 2nd-year universities, all applicants must apply through NTNU admission system.

Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering at KTH

The purpose of the MSISEE 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 energy systems modeling, heat and power engineering, solar, wind and hydropower engineering. Innovative and entrepreneurial aspects will be highlighted via the advanced renewable energy concepts that are being implemented in the Nordic countries. Students will gain proficiency in project design and implementation, operation, and maintenance, policy-making and systems analysis. Advanced training with a research-oriented perspective is also included.

The programme is a combination of conventional teaching, project work, and an independent research thesis project. The MSISEE Programme equips the students with the necessary theoretical and practical experience for better professional development in the field of energy systems engineering. The students will learn different software tools, which will help them to apply their knowledge in a more modern way. The graduate students of the programme could contribute positively to technological, economic and social development by providing more sustainable solutions to society.

In the MSISEE programme, students will join from all over the world for two years at two different universities. After successful completion of the programme requirements, a double degree from the following two best European universities will be issued:

  • KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
  • Aalto University, Finland.

On successful completion of the MSISEE programme, students will be equipped with the following skills and experiences, which will help them to start their careers in industrial, research and academic environment:

  • Professional level understanding of conventional and non-conventional energy systems.
  • The capability to understand environmental, economic and social impacts of various energy resources.
  • Understanding of old and modern energy technologies for better management and planning in order to achieve sustainable energy and environment sectors at national, regional and global levels.
  • An aptitude to formulate and analyze the problems of an energy system so as to suggest a wide range of possible solutions.
  • Development of other professional skills e.g. interaction in an international environment, leading a group of people, project management, oral communication, report writing and presentation of final results.

Degree project

After successful completion of the coursework, each student is assigned an individual thesis project, on which they typically work over a period of 5–6 months. The project may be carried out either in an academic environment (university, research institute, or equivalent) or in an industrial setting (power plant, energy consulting agency, or other industry/business). Thesis projects may or may not be linked to ongoing research activities at one or more of the partner universities.


The energy field is an international and dynamic area where well-trained engineers are in constant demand. This is particularly the case for engineers exposed to practices in the Nordic countries. Employment opportunities are very strong. The graduate students could join a diverse range of careers.

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