Sustainable Energy

Master's degree programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Sustainable Energy

– Learning outcome


Learning outcome

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

General competencies


A Master of Science in Technology shall have:

  • Broad basic knowledge in Mathematics, Science, Technology and Computer Science as a basis for understanding methods, applications, professional renewal and adaptations
  • Broad engineering- and research-based knowledge in Sustainable Energy, with in-depth knowledge within a more limited area connected to active research, including sufficient professional insight to make use of new research results
  • Insight in selected social science, humanistic, and other non-technical disciplines of relevance to the exercise of the engineering profession, and as a basis for developing a broad perspective on the engineering discipline's role and challenges in the society


  • Define, model and break down complex engineering problems, including choosing relevant models and methods, and carrying out calculations and solutions independently and critically
  • Develop comprehensive solutions to engineering problems, including the ability to develop solutions in an inter-disciplinary context, and carry out an independent, particular engineering research and development project under academic supervision
  • Be able to renew and adapt professionally, including develop professional competence on his/her own initiative

General competence:

  • Understand the role of engineer in a comprehensive societal perspective, have insight in ethical requirements and consideration of sustainable development, and be able to analyse ethical problems connected to engineering work, and contribute to innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Ability to disseminate, communicate and cooperate inter-disciplinary on engineering problems and solutions to specialists and the general public
  • Understand possibilities and limitations when using information and communication technology, including juridical and societal aspects
  • Ability to lead and motivate co-workers, including having an international perspective on his/her profession, and develop ability to international orientation and collaboration