Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering

Joint Nordic Master’s degree programme, 2 years

Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering

– Programme components

The Nordic Master is unique as it will allow students to study at two different top-ranked universities and will allow the students to select courses of their own highest interest from all six participating universities.

There are five study tracks in the ISEE master programme, you will have to choose between one of them. Depending on your area of interest and your background, you will determine which study track you follow and which universities you will attend.

Study tracks

The Nordic Master in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering consists of five specialised study tracks:

Bio EnergyPicture of Flower rapseed. Photo:

The track provides education in thermal conversion of biomass into power and biofuel production. Offered by KTH Royal Inst. of Technology the first year and at Aalto Univ. for the second year.

Picture illustrates storm at sea. Photo: thinkstock.comEnergy Systems

The track provides education in how systems are analysed and modelled. Offered by Aalto Univ. the first year and by KTH Royal Inst. of Technology the second year.

Picture illustrates high voltage. Photo: thinkstock.comHeat and Power Engineering

The track focuses advanced technologies and systems for efficient conversion of electricity. Offered by Aalto University the first year and at Chalmers Univ. of Technology the second year.

Picture EcoPower industrial photovoltaic illustration. Photo: thinkstock.comSolar Cell Systems and Materials

The track focuses on fundamental principles of photovoltaic materials. Offered by The Technical Univ. of Denmark the first year and at Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology the second year.

Picture illustrates wind power perspective. Photo: thinkstock.comSystem Integration of Wind Power

The track focuses on wind energy seen as a part of the total energy system. Offered by NTNU the first year and at DTU the second year.


Programme Overview

The programme is adapted to different professional backgrounds among the students. The admission for each study track is dependent on the student's background and bachelor degree. The study track defines year one and year two university, where year two university is the responsible university for the study track. In each study track the students get a background in sustainable energy, energy and environment and energy engineering. Depending on the study track, the students get specific skills in their chosen innovative sustainable energy engineering topic.


The thesis (30 ECTS) is to be a synthesis of the knowledge and competencies gained in the three preceding semesters and the two involved universities will provide co-supervision. The thesis will be presented and defended at the year two university.