Master's programme in Sustainable Energy Systems

  • fiber_manual_record Credits 120  credits
  • home Study location Västerås
  • access_time Time 2 years  (full time)
  • timeline Education level Second cycle

Your cutting-edge expertise will be required in the transition from fossil to renewable energy sources and in order to meet the requirements of society utilising the energy in a more efficient way. As an engineer within the energy field you are attractive on the professional market. You could land a position as project manager or plant engineer in Sweden or abroad.

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The Programme

The programme will provide you with cutting-edge knowledge in techniques utilising the sun, wind and biomass as energy sources. You will among other things learn more about

  • production of power and heat by way of energy conversion based on steam and gas turbine processes
  • performance analyses of different energy systems and process integration
  • methods for optimisation, modelling and simulation of energy systems.

This Master's programme is hosted by the Future Energy research group, which together with strategic partners is one of the leading research groups focusing on energy systems and process optimisation in Sweden. Mälardalen University transfers the latest research results to the education in this Master's programme. You will thus be well prepared for a future career at the forefront of the technological development in energy engineering and research.

The programme is entirely in English.

Employment and Future Prospects

Sustainable energy systems are necessary to overcome the problems related to the world's energy supply and climate change. Future employers are primarily energy companies, consulting firms in Sweden or abroad, and public organisations such as municipalities and government agencies.

After your degree you will be able to work in a wide range of positions from project manager to plant engineer within the energy area. It is also possible to continue your career as a researcher by applying for postgraduate studies after your degree.



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Course overview for programme

Year 1

Energy Engineering


Mathematics/Applied Mathematics


Computer Science 12.5%

Year 2

Energy Engineering


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Occasions for this programme

Autumn 2023

  • Master's Programme in Sustainable Energy Systems


    120 credits


    Autumn 2023 (start 2023-08-28)

    Time and study pace

    2 years (full time)

    Education level

    Second cycle

    Application code




    Study location


    Specific requirements

    A completed Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 credits and with a major in engineering, including Engineering thermodynamics, Heat transfer/Thermal engineering and Fluid dynamics and at least 22,5 credits Mathematics/Applied Mathematics. A TOEFL test result, with a minimum score 575 with a TWE score of at least 4.5 (PBT) or 90 with a TWE score of at least 20 (iBT), or an IELTS test result with an overall band score of at least 6.5 and no band score below 5.5, or equivalent is required.


    University credits


    Degree of Master

    Tuition fee

    For students outside EU/EEA
    Per installment prior to each semester: 67500 SEK
    Annual tuition fee: 135000 SEK
    Total programme fee: 270000 SEK


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