Master of Science in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering (Nordic Master)

Aalto University

Program Description
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Master of Science in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering (Nordic Master)

Aalto University

The Nordic Master in Innovative and Sustainable Energy Engineering (ISEE) is a world class energy education leading to a Master of Science degree.

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 emphasize 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 programme are both related to the advanced renewable concept in the Nordic countries as well as regards to new businesses in the energy sector.

Study programme

The focus of the programme is to provide a 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, geothermal power, and energy utilization in the built environment by means of economically and environmentally sustainable systems and technologies. The programme is structured in Pre-defined study and mobility tracks with competence profiles. Each consortium member university; KTH, Sweden, Chalmers, Sweden, NTNU, Norway, DTU, Denmark, Aalto, Finland, Uol, Iceland has the lead responsibility for one track.

Programme-specific requirements

Prerequisites: BSc/BEng degree or equivalent (normally 3-4 years) in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or equivalent. (In order to obtain equivalent competence, the basic knowledge in mathematics, physics and chemistry must be at the level of BSc/BEng).

English language requirements


  • Paper-based test: minimum 580 (written section grade 4)
  • Internet-based test: minimum 92 (written section grade 22)
  • TOEFL code: 9520

IELTS: At least 6.5, no section lower than 5.5 (only IELTS Academic Training accepted).

The minimum requirements includes the following:

  • Mathematics: 20 ECTS including linear algebra, calculus and differential equations.
  • Thermodynamics and heat transfer: 5 ECTS.
  • Energy & Environment: 5 ECTS
  • Statistics and dynamics: 5 ECTS.
  • Fluid mechanics: 5 ECTS.
  • Materials science: 5 ECTS.

Moreover, the applicant must have sufficient qualifications within numerical methods and elementary programming using e.g. MATLAB or a similar programming language.

Evaluation criteria

Selection Process

The selection process for Innovative and Sustainable Energy Engineering is based on a total evaluation of the following selection criteria: university, GPA, course work related to the programme, thesis proposal, relevant working experiences and references.

Required application documents

Application process takes place in NTNU Admission service Deadline 16.1.2017

You will have to apply directly to NTNU admission service regardless of where you plan to start your studies. You must decide on a study track and a start university before you can submit your application.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 14, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Aug., 2017
2 years
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Application period: 2016-11-01 - 2017-01-16
Start date Aug., 2017
Finland Espoo
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Duration 2 years