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MSc Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (EIT InnoEnergy)

The joint master's programme in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems equips students with skills to minimise the environmental impact of current and future energy systems. Students gain a broad knowledge of energy systems and follow a specialisation in, for example, Energy Efficiency, Solar Systems or Offshore Energy. Students also acquire skills in innovation and commerce. Eight universities offer the programme through EIT InnoEnergy.

Application deadlines for studies starting 2021

Application round 1: 28 September 2020 - 8 November 2020
Application round 2: 16 November 2020 - 10 January 2021
Application round 3: 18 January 2021 - 7 March 2021
Application round 4: 15 March 2021 - 25 April 2021
Application round 5: 3 May 2021 - 13 June 2021

Information on application and fees are found at EIT InnoEnergy Master school .

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Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems at KTH

During your first year, you study at either KTH or Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech. Courses in the first year focus on topics such as sustainable energy conversion, renewable energy, and ways of ensuring minimal human impact on the environment. The content of the first-year courses is the same at both universities: courses that are taught at KTH are available online to UPC students, while those that are taught by UPC are available online to KTH students.

During the second year, you choose one of the following specialist tracks to deepen your knowledge:

Combined Energy Systems at KTH

Combined Energy Systems deals with multiple energy services from combinations of renewable energy sources. You will focus on the “art” of combining multiple energy sources to produce various energy services in an efficient, cost effective and sustainable way. In particular the course explores the topic of polygeneration and the synthesis of complex renewable energy systems.

Delivered by the prestigious KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, the course offers a broad and diverse mix of compulsory and optional topics to extend your knowledge and understanding.

Requirements: Beyond the subjects covered in the programme in year 1, no special requirements are stipulated.

Energy Efficiency at Politecnico di Torino

Deepen your understanding of new energy pathways in future complex-integrated systems, with a focus on efficiency in the industrial and residential contexts.

Requirements: A background in mechanical engineering or chemical engineering is recommended.

Innovation in Energy Systems at Eindhoven University of Technology

Explore innovation in electrical power supply systems. From smart grids to energy storage, from built environmental design to socio-economic implications for developing countries, this course digs deep into supply and demand in the context of real-life case studies.

Requirements: You should have the academic tools and experience to perform in-depth scientific research in your chosen speciality.

Offshore Energy Systems at Instituto Superior Técnico

Explore the innovation, the economic, the legal and the ecological dynamics at work within the implementation of energy technologies. Build strong scientific and technological problem-solving skills while developing your creativity, entrepreneurial and leadership competencies.

Requirements: The course is intended for students with a BSc in Engineering or Engineering Sciences and requires solid knowledge in mathematics, physics, chemistry, information systems as well as understanding of economics and management.

Solar Systems at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech

Acquire expertise in the field of solar systems. This course draws on solid scientific knowledge, while delivering a broad perspective on technological development in innovation and sustainability. You also have the flexibility to explore a range of additional topics and areas that align with your interests and learning objectives.

Requirements: Beyond the subjects covered in the programme in year 1, no special requirements are stipulated.

Sustainable Biomass Processing at Aalto University

Acquire specialised knowledge and expertise in the areas of sustainable energy production, conversion systems and markets.

Requirements: A strong background in chemical engineering is highly recommended.

Renewable Energy and Energy Management at AGH: University of Science and Technology

You will acquire knowledge related to renewable energy technologies as well as economics, energy policy and energy management in the fuel and energy sector.

Requirements: BSc in a cognate discipline or equivalent.

Master’s degree project

During the final semester of your second year, you will work on your master’s degree project, which is worth 30 ECTS credits. If you do your master’s degree project at TU/e, your thesis will be worth 45 ECTS credits. The thesis is undertaken in collaboration with our industry, research or NGO partners. It should include both the technological aspects of your chosen topic as well as a solid business analysis.


Find out what students from the programme think about their time at KTH.


"The programme is not just about 'read textbooks and pass exams', in contrast, there are some courses that you have to work on real projects and make field trips to the company to learn the operation processes and problems to be solved."

Jamil from Azerbaijian

Meet the students


The master's programme in Sustainable Energy Systems programme is the ideal preparation for a career in various areas of the sustainable energy industry, and equips you with skills, knowledge and attributes that are much in demand in the energy industry.

In particular, the master's programme in Sustainable Energy Systems builds your understanding of the role of interdisciplinary teams in delivering sustainable energy. It enables you to build in-depth knowledge in specific disciplines, while broadening your perspective on how diverse skills bridge the gap between those single disciplines and deliver better results. It gives you insight into where technology and users interact, and how to choose between technological solutions, societal solutions or a combination of both – a strong foundation for your professional life.

“The InnoEnergy programme and network is what really helped me develop my idea and turn it into a business. And I’m still tapping into this network – and always will. Excellent contacts and support is vital to succeed in business.”

Govinda Upadhyay, MSc SELECT graduate, CEA and Founder LEDsafari

EIT Label

The EIT Label is a quality seal awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) to a KIC educational programme that has been assessed positively by the EIT on the implementation of the EIT Quality Assurance and Learning Enhancement (EIT QALE) system and the application of specific quality criteria with focus on the EIT Overarching Learning Outcomes (EIT OLOs), robust entrepreneurship education, highly integrated, innovative ‘learning‐by‐doing’ curricula, international mobility and outreach.

KTH's virtual campus tour

Elisé from Canada is a student at the school of Industrial Engineering and Management (at KTH). In the virtual tour he and some other KTH students will show you around the campuses.

Webinar from the school

Watch the webinar about Industrial Engineering and Management from 24 November 2020. The webinar is hosted by Professor Viktoria Martin and student Gerrit Stühmeier. They cover all you need to know about Industrial Design and Innovation, Product and Production Development, Materials Development and Micro and Nano Technology.

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Explore KTH

Visit our campuses through an immersive digital tour where our students guide you through their favourit KTH spots.

Ikon med mobiltelefon och brev. Grafisk illustration.


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