Master's programme in Sustainable Energy Engineering

The Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) programme provides state-of-the-art education in the fields of solar energy, power generation and energy utilisation in the built environment. The emphasis is placed on dealing with energy engineering tasks with due consideration of technical, environmental and socio-economic issues.


Ass. prof. Joachim Claesson
Phone +46-8-790 7460

Lecturer Samer Sawalha
Phone +46-8-790 7889

Complete curriculum

Printable programme syllabus and course descriptions:

Programme in short

Admission requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) of at least 180 ECTS. Specific requirements
Degree awarded:
Master of Science (120 credits).
120 credits/120 ECTS credits (two years).
KTH Campus, Stockholm
Programme start:
Late August
Application deadline:
January 15
Language of instruction:

Programme outline

The curricula for the three specialisations – Sustainable Power Generation, Sustainable Energy Utilisation in the Built Environment and Solar Energy – are marked by an intensive introductory period followed by broad-based coursework giving participants a solid foundation for the particular study track. Advanced methods are applied to identify, describe, quantify and find solutions to a diverse range of energy engineering problems.
Students gain proficiency in project design and implementation, operation and maintenance, as well as in crucial phases of policy generation. The programme also offers substantial coursework within a research environment.

Degree project

Each student conducts a degree project on which he/she typically works over a period of six months. The project may be carried out in either an academic environment (university, research institute, or equivalent) or in an industrial setting (power plant, energy consulting agency, or other industry/business). This provides the student with an excellent platform in which to establish valuable experience and the contacts necessary for future career objectives.
Thesis projects conducted within the SEE Programme are often intimately linked to ongoing research activities at the Department of Energy Technology or collaborating groups at KTH. 

Career prospects

The energy field is an international and dynamic area where well-trained engineers are in consatnt demand. Graduates find employment in industry, government agencies, and consultancies.
The SEE Programme is also an excellent starting point for a research career.
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