Master's programme in Renewable Energy (RENE)

The joint master's programme in Renewable Energy (RENE) is offered by five European universities through KIC InnoEnergy. Renewable energies are changing the energy industry fast, creating a more diverse sector with huge opportunities for new technologies, new businesses and new ideas. The programme provides in-depth knowledge of all major renewable technologies, the opportunity to specialise in areas that interest you most, and courses in business skills and innovation management to develop the energy engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators of the future.

Application closed

Application to this programme closed 27 January 2017

Application round 1: 9 January 2017 – 26 February 2017
Scholarships and fee waivers available for the best applicants from all nationalities in round 1. Scholarships and fee waivers only available for the best EU applicants in round 2.
Additional information at KIC InnoEnergy Master school

Degree awarded: Master of Science or Engineering, double degree
Language of instruction: English
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Programme start: Late August
Location at KTH: KTH Campus, Stockholm
School: School of Electrical Engineering (at KTH)

For questions regarding programme content and specific admission requirements, feel free to contact the programme coordinator.

Contact information for programme

Renewable Energy at KTH

Combining traditional teaching with practical, challenge-led projects, and hands-on engagement with established businesses and exciting young start-ups, the joint master's programme in Renewable Energy gives you the skills and experience to design, develop and deliver the next generation of renewable energy solutions.

Throughout the programme you will have unrivalled opportunities to engage directly with major industrial players and research institutes through a series of activities throughout the programme. Major enterprises such as Total, EdF, Energias de Portugal (EDP), and Iberdrola are all actively involved in the programme, as are smaller companies and start-ups like CorPower Ocean, EOLOS, Principle Power Inc, and Tecnoturbines.

The joint master's programme in Renewable Energy is an international programme for an international industry. You will join students from all over the world for two years at two different universities and two of Europe’s leading business schools. After successfully completing the programme and your thesis, you will receive a master’s degree from two of the following institutes in the form of a double diploma:

  • Master of Energy Engineering and Management, from IST: Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
  • Master of Science, from KTH: Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Graduate Degree Programme in Energy Environment: Science Technology and Management (STEEM), from École Polytechnique, Université Paris-Saclay, France
  • Master of Energy Engineering, from UPC: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech, Spain

On successful completion of the programme, you will be equipped with the following skills and experience, enabling you to launch your career in a wide range of businesses or research institutes in the renewable energy sector:

  • Broad knowledge and understanding about sustainable energy systems, energy sources and their use.
  • Ability to judge technical, economical, social, and environmental impacts of various energy processes.
  • Broad knowledge of individual renewable energy technologies plus energy management, planning, economy and markets.
  • The ability to analyse, formulate and manage technical problems from a system perspective and to take a view of the complete system lifecycle from concept to decommissioning.
  • The necessary scope, resource use and management processes for problem solving around energy conversion, transportation, storage and utilisation processes.
  • Interpersonal skills, including leadership, project management, team working, business management, and communication.
  • The ability to think beyond boundaries and to explore and generate new ideas, transform practical experiences into research challenges, and create new or significantly improved products, services, processes, and businesses.
  • An understanding of cutting-edge research and innovation methods, business management, and business creation.

The programme is accredited by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).



Graduates of the programme find careers in advanced research and innovation, industrial management, and managing strategic energy policies in both the public and private sector. Whether it’s designing future energy technologies, creating your own company, implementing energy policies, or introducing new products to market, the joint master's programme in Renewable Energy is the ideal launchpad for a career working with energy providers, manufacturers, or public bodies worldwide.


Find out what Divya from the programme think about her time at KTH.

Divya Hariramani, Spain/India

"I came from sunny Spain and India to discover what Scandinavia is all about." 

Read Divya's blog

* Renewable Energy is also listed within subject area energy and sustainable development.

Changes in the programme may occur.

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