Master's Degree Programme, 2 years

Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering

- Joint Nordic Master

The Nordic Master Program in "Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering"  provides state-of-the-art education in the fields of conventional and renewable energy sources like:

  • conventional and new power generation,
  • solar energy,
  • biomass energy,
  • wind power,
  • geothermal power,
  • and energy utilization in the built environment by means of economically and environmentally sustainable systems and technologies.


The term 'sustainable energy engineering' comprises a wide array of practices, policies and technologies (conventional and renewable/alternative) aimed at providing energy at the least financial, environmental and social cost. A strong emphasis is placed on dealing with energy engineering tasks with due consideration of technical, environmental and socio-economic issues.

The programme teaches participants to apply advanced methods to identify, describe, quantify and find solutions to a diverse range of energy engineering problems. Innovative and entrepreneurial aspects of the energy society are emphasized. How existing and new efficiency improvement innovations can be brought to the market in different countries is of particular interest, as well as the advanced renewable concept in the Nordic countries.

Planned student exchanges

Students will spend time at 2 different universities during their 2 year program, following a "year 1 university/year 2 university" pattern. For each study track there is a university responsible for the first year of study, and a different university responsible for the second year of study.


Additional details can be found on the programmes dedicated website:

Joint Nordic Master's Application

Next round of admission
Opens autumn 2014

Application deadline
15 January

How to apply
Apply using "Søknadsweb" if your study track starts at NTNU or if you wish to study the MSc in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering (regardless of starting university).

Exemption: For the MSc in Applied and Engineering Mathematics, all applicants must apply through Aalto University.

Nordic Five Tech alliance

NTNU is a member of the Nordic Five Tech, an exclusive, strategic alliance of the five leading technical universities in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.  The universities involved have a strong capacity and a long-standing tradition within research and education. The alliance currently offers five joint MSc programmes.

Contact information

Academic contact person:
Gabriella Tranell (NTNU)

Programme Coordinator:

More info:

Study tracks – 6 options

There are 6 study tracks (1 year university – 2 year university):

  • Bio Energy (KTH – Aalto)
  • Energy Systems (Aalto – KTH)
  • Geothermal Energy (Chalmers – UoI)
  • Heat and Power Engineering (UoI – Chalmers)
  • Solar Cell Systems and Materials (DTU – NTNU)
  • System Integration of Wind Power (NTNU – DTU)