MSc Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
August 2024
Application deadline: 15 January 2024
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

About this program

MSc Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering

The joint master's programme in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering focuses on energy systems designs with economically and environmentally sustainable technologies. Students are awarded degrees from two leading Nordic universities and explore the unique energy engineering expertise of these universities through a specialisation track. Graduates know practices, policies and technologies to supply energy at the least financial, environmental and social cost.

Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering at KTH

The master's programme in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering provides state-of-the-art education in the fields of sustainable energy like new power generation, solar energy, biomass energy, wind power and energy utilisation 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, renewable and alternative) aimed at providing energy at the lowest possible economic, environmental and social cost. Emphasis is placed on dealing with energy engineering tasks with due consideration of related technical, environmental and socio-economic issues.

Strong emphasis is also put on the innovative and entrepreneurial aspects of the energy society, especially with regard to how existing and new efficiency-improving innovations can be brought to market in different countries. The innovative aspects of the programme are related to both the advanced renewable energy concept in the Nordic countries as well as new businesses in the energy sector.

Students gain expertise in project design, implementation, operation and maintenance, as well as the crucial phases on policy generation. The studies also include research-oriented, in-depth training from the energy sector.

This is a two year programme (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 programme is given mainly at KTH Campus in Stockholm by the School of Industrial Engineering and Management (at KTH).

Degree project

After successfully completing the course work, each student is assigned an individual degree project, on which they typically work over 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). Thesis projects may or may not be linked to ongoing research activities at one or more of the partner universities.

Admission requirements

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Year 1 at KTH

Profile Bio-Energy Study year 1 at KTH, and study year 2 at Aalto University

One of the conditionally elective courses must be taken.

Mandatory courses

  • Sustainable Power Generation (MJ2405) 9.0 credits
  • Renewable Energy Technology (MJ2411) 6.0 credits
  • Applied Heat and Power Technology (MJ2426) 6.0 credits
  • Energy Systems for Sustainable Development (MJ2508) 6.0 credits
  • Energy in the built environment (MJ2509) 9.0 credits
  • Methods of research in sustainable energy (MJ2510) 7.5 credits
  • Energy Management (MJ2511) 7.5 credits
  • Sustainability perspectives for assessing and designing research, projects and policies (MJ2516) 3.0 credits

Year 2 at KTH

Course list: Information is based upon the curriculum for academic year 2022/2023, changes may occur.

Profile Energy System Study year 1 at Aalto University, and study year 2 at KTH.

Master thesis 30 credits is mandatory

Two conditionally elective courses should be taken.

Mandatory courses

  • Energy System Economics, Modelling and Indicators for Sustainable Energy Development (MJ2383) 6.0 credits
  • Circular Economy and Energy System (MJ2513) 6.0 credits
  • Energy Systems for Smart Cities (MJ2520) 6.0 credits

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.


The tuition fee (for the year spent at KTH) for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens studying this programme is SEK 171,000. Tuition fees for partner institutions differ.

Continuing studies

Energy systems analyst, energy market analyst, policy maker in energy sector, sustainable project designer, researcher, doctoral studies, consultant in the energy sector, technology development, teaching at a university, environmental specialist.

Career paths

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 and graduates can pursue a diverse range of careers.


About this institute

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Since its founding in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical...

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Why study at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology is the largest and highest-ranked technical university is Sweden and ranks among the top ten in Europe. With a strong focus on internationalization, the KTH campus is an arena for bringing highly talented students, teachers and researchers together to share perspectives from around the globe.

Sustainable development is a natural aspect of Swedish society and an integral part of KTH's operations and spirit. KTH is ranked 42 among universities world-wide when it comes to meeting the sustainable development goals, according to THE University Impact Ranking 2022. One of KTH's most important goals is that all graduates have up-to-date knowledge and tools to move society in a more sustainable direction. For each of our master's programmes, you can read about how the programme relates to the sustainable development goals and what knowledge and tools you will acquire to contribute to a more sustainable society.

Contact info

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Brinellvägen 8
114 28 Stockholm

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