Eligibility and selection

Master's Programme, Sustainable Energy Engineering, 120 credits (TSUEM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2009

Last edit: 04/03/2010
Approved: 15/03/2010

Basic eligibility requirements

A Bachelor degree equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), from a university recognized by government or accredited by other recognized organization. Students in their final year of undergraduate education may also apply and if qualified, receive a conditional acceptance. A good knowledge of written and spoken English is required. Applicants must provide proof of their proficiency in English. KTH accepts a TOEFL test score of a minimum of 550 (213 in the computer-based test, 79 in the internet based test) or an IELTS score of at least 6.0, no band lower than 5.0 (both general and academic accepted). English proficiency tests are waived for applicants with English as language of instruction (minimum 3 years of full-time higher education studies). A relevant certificate from the university has to be enclosed with the application. For EU citizens from KTH´s partner universities, a certificate from the University language department or the relevant Head of department stating the student's good level of English will be enough. 

Specific eligibility requirements 

In order to be eligible to the master’s programme, a relevant higher education degree of at least 180 higher education credits, degree of bachelor in science and engineering or technical bachelor’s degree preferably within Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering is required. Other corresponding technical or natural scientific degrees on the first level can also give eligibility, providing that courses in technical thermodynamics, heat transference and technical Electro-mechanics are included. Other studies or work experiences are judged on the basis of the actual competencies which are referred to.

Selection criteria

The selection to the programme is based on the evaluation of the following criteria: university/higher education institute, grades, courses relevance for the programme, suggestion to the degree project, recommendation letters, work experience and references.

The reference to KTH’s admission policy can be found in the KTH Regulations.