Master in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering

General

Program Description

The joint master's program 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.

Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering at KTH

The master program in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering provides state-of-the-art education in the fields of conventional and renewable energy sources like conventional and new power generation, solar energy, biomass energy, wind power and energy utilization in the built environment by means of economically and environmentally sustainable systems and technologies.

The term ‘sustainable energy engineering' comprises a wide array of practices, policies, and technologies (conventional and renewable/alternative) aimed at providing energy at the least financial, environmental and social cost. A strong emphasis is placed on dealing with energy engineering tasks with due consideration of technical, environmental and socio-economic issues. Another strong emphasis is put on the innovative and entrepreneurial aspects of the energy society, especially related to how existing and new efficiency improvement innovations can be brought to the market in different countries.

The innovative aspects inside the program are both related to the advanced renewable concept in the Nordic countries as well as regards to new businesses in the energy sector. Advanced methods are applied to identify, describe, quantify and find solutions to a diverse range of energy engineering problems.

Participants gain proficiency in project design and implementation, operation, and maintenance, as well as in crucial phases of policy generation. Advanced training in a research-oriented perspective is also included.

This is a two-year program (120 ECTS credits) given in English. Graduates are awarded the degree of Master of Science from KTH and the equivalent degree from the other attended university. The program is given mainly at KTH Campus in Stockholm by the School of Industrial Engineering and Management (at KTH).

Degree project

After successful completion of the course work, each student is assigned an individual thesis project, on which they typically work over a period of five to six 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). The thesis projects may or may not be linked to ongoing research activities at one or more of the partner universities.

Study at two Nordic universities

The joint master’s program 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 program will study at two of the partner universities, spending one year at each. The universities participating in the joint master's program in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering 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)

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

  1. MSISEE Bio-Energy Track (1st year at KTH, 2nd year at Aalto University)
  2. 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 the NTNU admission system.

Career

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.

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

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KTH Royal Institute of Technology has served as one of Europe’s key centres of innovation and intellectual talent for almost two hundred years. Recognized as Sweden’s most prestigious technical university, KTH is also the country’s oldest and largest. With over 12,000 students and an international reputation for excellence, the university continues to nurture the world’s brightest minds, helping to shape the future. Read less