Master's programme in Sustainable Energy Engineering
The purpose of the Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) Programme is to provide state-of-the-art education in the fields of solar energy, power generation, and energy utilisation in the built environment by means of economically and environmentally sustainable systems and technologies. Strong emphasis is placed on dealing with energy engineering tasks with due consideration of technical, environmental and socio-economic issues.
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.
Participants 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 preparatory perspective.
The energy field is an international and dynamic area where well-trained engineers are in demand. Graduates find employment in industry, government agencies, and consultancies.
The SEE Programme is also an excellent starting point for a research career.
Each student conducts a degree project on which he/she typically works over a period of 5-6 months (30 ECTS). 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 conducted within the SEE Programme are often intimately linked to ongoing research activities at the Department of Energy Technology or collaborating groups at KTH.