The purpose of the Nordic Master 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, 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. Another strong emphasys 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.
Study at two Nordic universities
The Master’s programme in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering is a collaboration between five leading technical universities in the Nordic countries (Nordic Five Tech). The programme gives you a unique opportunity to tailor your degree based on your academic interests.
You will get to study at two of the partner universities in different countries (however, note that it is not possible to study at both Chalmers and KTH), spending one year at each one, and you will graduate with a double master’s degree. The universities participating in the Master's in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering are:
Aalto University, Finland
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
The coordinator of the Nordic Master in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering is the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Chalmers University of Technology participates in the following tracks:
- Geothermal Energy
- Heat and Power Engineering
Read more about study tracks, programme structure and courses (external link to NTNU)
The application has to be made to the university which is responsible for the specific programme. The application process and deadlines may vary for the different programmes. Make sure that you read carefully the information specified on each programme description. When you apply you must include a motivational letter.
The application period opens on 1 November 2019 and the deadline is 15 January 2020.
Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering (application through NTNU)
Each of the participating universities have different rules regarding tuition fees. Please check what rules apply for each of the two universities where you will be studying.Tuition fees at Chalmers
All Nordic Five Tech applicants who are required to pay tuition fees at Chalmers (regardless of their year of study) are eligible to apply for scholarships. All Nordic Master applicants will receive an email at the end of March, or in the beginning of April with instructions regarding the scholarship application. Kindly take note that it is not possible to apply scholarships through Chalmers’ website for all Nordic Master applicants, since all administration is handled at other Universities (DTU, NTNU or KTH).
The Nordic Five Tech alliance (external link)
Entry requirements (academic year 2019/20)
General entry requirements at Chalmers
To be eligible an applicant must either be a holder of a Bachelor's degree in Science/Engineering/Technology/Architecture or be enrolled in his/her last year of studies leading to such a degree.General entry requirements in detail
Chalmers Bachelor’s degree
Are you enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree programme at Chalmers now or do you already have a Bachelor’s degree from Chalmers? If so, different application dates and application instructions apply.Välja masterprogram på StudentportalenEnglish Language Proficiency at Chalmers
Please check the specific entry requirements on theprogramme webpage at the coordinating university (NTNU)
Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Duration: 2 years
Level: Second Cycle
Rate of study: 100%
Instructional time: Daytime
Language of instruction: English
Teaching form: On-campus
Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK/academic year
*EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees.
Questions regarding the application and admission process:
Specific questions about the programme's content:
Tobias Mattisson, email@example.com
The practical aspects of your stay in the Nordic countries depend on the rules that apply in each country. Generally you should check what applies for each of the two countries that you will be studying in, as well as for each of the two universities.
Generally EU/EEA citizens do not need a residence permit for the Nordic countries. For details, please check the regulations of each of the two countries that you will be studying in.
Please check what rules apply at each of the two universities that you will be studying at.
The process of getting student accommodation differs at each participating university.
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