Syllabus - Master's Programme in Sustainable Energy Systems

Programme code


Valid from

Autumn semester 2014

Decision instance

The Faculty Board



Registration number

MDH 2.1.2-402/13





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.

About programme syllabus

The programme syllabus applies to the entire education period, starting with the academic year and the semester you started your education. The programme syllabus contains goals for the programme, contents and arrangement, but also requirements for special qualifications, etc.

Knowledge and Understanding

Upon completion of the programme the student shall:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding within the disciplinary domain of Energy Engineering, comprising both broad general knowledge in the field and significantly specialised knowledge in specific subareas, as well as greater insight into current research and development work, and also
  • demonstrate in-depth methodological knowledge within the disciplinary domain of Energy Engineering.

Aptitudes and Accomplishments

Upon completion of the programme, the student shall:

  • demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge critically and systematically, and to analyse, assess and handle complex phenomena, problems and situations, even if information is limited,
  • demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate problematic issues critically, independently and creatively, to plan and solve advanced tasks with adequate methods and within stipulated time frames, thereby  contributing to the development of knowledge, and to evaluate this work,
  • demonstrate the ability to present and discuss, in both national and international contexts, both orally and in writing, conclusions along with the knowledge and arguments on which they are based, in dialogue with different groups, and
  • demonstrate the necessary skills required for participating in research and development work or for working independently in other advanced contexts.

Ability to Evaluate and Assess

Upon completion of the programme, the student shall:

  • demonstrate the ability, within the disciplinary domain of Energy Engineering, to make assessments with respect to relevant scientific, societal and ethical aspects, and to be aware of ethical aspects in research and development work;
  • demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of science, its role in society, and people’s responsibility for how it is put to use, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for additional knowledge and to take responsibility for his/her own knowledge development.

Language of instruction

The main language of instruction is English. This applies to all teaching, examinations, assigned reading, etc.


The programme comprises 90 ECTS credits of theoretical courses as well as a second-cycle independent (degree) project in Energy Engineering comprising 30 credits.

Year 1
Energy Engineering:
International Energy Systems, 7.5 credits
Introduction to Sustainable Energy Systems, 7.5 credits
Process Modelling, 7.5 credits
Process Optimisation, 7.5 credits
Process Simulation, 7.5 credits

Mathematics/Applied Mathematics:
Numerical Methods, 7.5 credits
Applied Matrix Analysis, 7.5 credits

Computer Science:
Programming, 7.5 credits

Year 2
Energy Engineering:
Degree Project, 30 credits
Sustainable Energy Systems, 30 credits

Choices within the program

There are no elective courses within the programme.

University degree

The programme has been designed in such a way that its completion will lead to the fulfilment of the requirements for the following degree:

  • Master of Science (120 credits) in Energy Engineering.
If a programme features elective or optional components, or students choose not to complete a certain course, the choices made can affect their possibilities of fulfilling the degree requirements. For more information about degrees and degree requirements, consult the University homepage.


For every course offered at the University, the corresponding syllabus specifies, among other things, how the students’ performance is to be assessed in terms of forms of examination of course components and grades available. The examination of a course is outlined in the course syllabus and is to be clarified and complemented with written information at the start of the course. The University has adopted rules and regulations for examinations, and these can be accessed via the University’s home page.

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