Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering (Nordic Five Tech) - joint international programme

Boost your CV by studying abroad; graduate with a double degree from two internationally acclaimed universities; spend one year abroad, and gain a unique specialization in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering.

Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering’ is a Nordic Five Tech (N5T) programme. This means that you get to study at two out of five of the most prominent Nordic universities: Aalto University School of Science in Finland, Technical University of Denmark, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, or Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.

The programme provides a state-of-the- art education in the fields of conventional and renewable energy sources like 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. As a student you will learn to apply advanced methods are to identify, describe, quantify and find solutions to a diverse range of energy engineering problems.

Students will gain proficiency in energy technology fundamentals, energy project procurement and implementation, conventional and renewable energy conversion technologies, environmental protection issues, as well as in crucial phases of policy generation.

The participating universities in this programme are world-leading in research and education within the field of renewable energy. The Nordic region is guiding the world to develop innovative and sustainable energy solutions as new and renewable energy concepts are being implemented into the Nordic societies.


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.

The programme place a strong emphasis on dealing with energy engineering tasks with due consideration of technical, environmental and socio-economic issues. Another strong emphasize 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.


There are six study tracks in the programme. Depending of your area of interest and your background, you can choose between the following study tracks:

  • Bio Energy
  • Energy Systems
  • Heat and Power Engineering
  • System Integration of Wind Power

Find more information on study tracks and curricula on the programmes own website.

Studying abroad jump-starts your career as employers are always looking for graduates with an international outlook and intercultural competencies. Upon graduation you may be eligible to enter a PhD programme at any of the participating universities, but you are also qualitied for demanding positions in industry.

Career opportunities

As an Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineer there are plenty of opportunities to find a job. Energy engineering related companies have an increasing potential to offer, not only in conventional energy technologies but also in the increasing business of renewable energies.

The energy industry is a growing business worldwide. The programme provides you with the necessary knowledge to have a career in both large energy companies and small local businesses. Your work tasks can be energy engineering related, in energy counselling or several others. You will be able to make key decisions which can contribute to solve climate problems.

Graduating the MSc programme with a high grade point average may also qualify you for admission to PhD studies—either as an industrial PhD with concurrent employment in a company, or as a regular PhD student. 

Read more about DTU's PhD programmes

How to apply

The application process for ISEE(N5T) is administered by Aalto University. Read more about the application process.

The application period is once a year and runs from December to January.  Apply here 

Academic requirements

BSc/BEng degree or equivalent (normally 3–4 years) in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or equivalent. (In order to obtain equivalent competence, the basic knowledge in mathematics, physics and chemistry must be at the level of BSc/BEng).

The Nordic Master in Environmental Engineering has a number of predefined study tracks. Each line is divided between two of the partner universities.

This means that you spend one year (60 ECTS) at each of the two universities.

The specific universities and the order in which you stay at them are determined by your chosen study track.

Semester 1     University 1
 Semester 2   University 1
 Semester 3  University 2 
 Semester 4   University 2

Learn more about the study tracks and the curricula on the programme website.


Ivano Eligio Castelli

Ivano Eligio Castelli Associate Professor Department of Energy Conversion and Storage Phone: +45 45258206 Mobile: +45 53538491