Joint Nordic Master’s degree programme, 2 years

Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering

– About the programme

Program profile and aims

The purpose of the Nordic Master Programme in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering is to provide 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 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. Another strong emphasize is put on the innovative and entrepreneurial aspects of the energy society, especially related to how existing and new efficiency improvement innovations can be brought to the market in different countries.

The innovative aspects inside the programme are both related to the advanced renewable concept in the Nordic countries as well as regards to new businesses in the energy sector. Advanced methods are applied to identify, describe, quantify and find solutions to a diverse range of energy engineering problems.

Participants gain proficiency in project design and implementation, operation and maintenance, as well as in crucial phases of policy generation. Advanced training in a research-oriented perspective is also included.

Structure and organization

In the double degree programme students study one year at two different universities following a Year one university/Year two university pattern:

  • Year one university, 1st and 2nd semesters
  • Year two university, 3rd and thesis semesters

The length of the study period in each university corresponds to 60 ECTS.

ISEE is a two-year 120 ECTS Nordic double degree master programme coordinated by NTNU and based on the particular expertise of the participating universities.

The faculties/departments responsible for implementing the programme are:

  • School of Engineering, Department of Energy Technology at Aalto University
  • Department of Energy and Environment at Chalmers University of Technology
  • Department of Management Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  • Department of Energy Technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Faculty of Natural Science and Technology (NT) and Department for Material Science and Engineering at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)


Study tracks

The programme contains five study tracks covering traditional energy engineering, innovative technologies and renewable energies (year one – year two universities in brackets):