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, energy utilization, turbomachinery, and transformation of energy systems. The emphasis is placed on dealing with energy engineering tasks with due consideration of technical, environmental and socio-economic issues.

Degree awarded: Master of Science
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Location: KTH Campus, Stockholm
Programme start: Late August
Language of instruction: English
Application deadline: To be announced

Admission requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) of at least 180 ECTS credits

Specific admission requirements

15 January 2016: Application deadline
1 February 2016: Deadline for receipt of supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required)
1 February 2016: Deadline for receipt of application fee (if required)
29 March 2016: First notification of selection results
14 April 2016: Last date to reply to your offer
27 April 2016: Second notification of selection results

How to apply

Programme outline

The curricula for the five study profiles – Sustainable Power Generation, Sustainable Energy Utilisation, Transformation of Energy Systems, Turbomachinery 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.

Course overview

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.


Programme director: Associate Professor Samer Sawalha
Phone +46-8-790 7889

Programme director (responsible for civ. eng. students): PhD Vera Nemanova
Phone +46-8-790 7472

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Changes in the programme may occur.

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