Sustainable Energy Technology (TU/e) - joint international programme

Get unique experiences by studying abroad. Join the DTU-TU/e 1:1 MSc programme in Sustainable Energy Technology and gain a unique specialization to contribute to the green transition to a sustainable future.

Sustainable Energy Technology

Would you like to become an expert in and gain hands-on experience with sustainable energy technologies such as e.g. batteries, fuel cells, electrolysis cells and photovoltaics - and/or would you like to get acquainted with the secrets of biofuels or sustainable energy systems? Are you ready for a challenging and rewarding study abroad? If yes, then go for this two-year DTU-TU/e 1:1 MSc programme in sustainable energy technologies. You will spend one year at DTU and one year at TU/e and will receive your MSc degree from the university at which you are enrolled.

You will acquire extensive expertise on various energy technologies focusing on sustainability and renewable energy. Via the general competence courses at the beginning of your study, you will be given an introduction to the main aspects of sustainable energy systems. Hereafter you will work further with different energy technologies via both theoretical and experimental courses. Finally, via elective courses and during your MSc thesis project, you will have the possibilities for choosing more laboratory and application-oriented courses and for tuning your MSc degree to the desired topic of interest in the field of energy conversion and storage.

Students from DTU will be awarded the MSc in Sustainable Energy, and students from TU/e will be awarded the MSc in Sustainable Energy Technologies. Your diploma will bear the logos of both universities and will be supplemented by a special insert which describes your participation in the DTU-TU/e 1:1 MSc programme.

Why choose an international 1:1 master program?

Besides the fact that studying abroad will boost your CV, this 1:1 MSc programme offers you:

  • Admittance to highly renowned teaching and research facilities at TU/e
  • An MSc thesis supervisor from both DTU and TU/e
  • Easy planning of your stay abroad; DTU has an exchange agreement with TU/e
  • Suggestions for a study plan which means that you can concentrate less on credit transfer and more on your study

DTU has a leading position in energy research and research within sustainable energy technologies, and high-quality national and international networks and partnerships have laid down a solid foundation for our activities. The area is seeing strong growth, providing ample scope for employment in Denmark and abroad.

Typical fields of work

You can engage in the implementation of sustainable energy technologies in energy systems or specific technology projects - including modelling and evaluation of environmental and social implications. Graduates can be employed for projects in companies developing and producing renewable energy technologies and energy conversion technologies, while others will be engaged in project design and the development and implementation of renewable energy projects for e.g. energy companies

Application deadlines

1st of February - for start in the fall semester

The DTU-TU/e 1:1 MSc programme is only open to students, who have been formally admitted to DTU's regular programme in Sustainable Energy. Therefore, it is not possible to apply for admission directly to the Joint Degree programme. The application form is only accessible with DTU credentials.

How to apply

1) Fill in the application form and submit it.
2) The Office of International Education will forward the application to the Programme Coordinator.
3) The Programme coordinator will consult their counterparts at the partner university and select the most eligible students.
 - Please note, that the partner university MAY ask for additional documents, before taking a decision.  
4) The Programme coordinator will inform DTU International Affairs Office about their decision.
5) The Office of International Education will inform the students and issue Nomination Letters 

Pre-approval of courses

Courses taken abroad must be approved by the DTU professor responsible for the individual 1:1 programme.

Periods abroad

For DTU students a standard period of two consecutive semesters is taken at the host institution at the 3rd and 4th semester(master's thesis conducted at the host institution).

he standard period of study is four semesters which corresponds to 120 ECTS credits, consisting of three semesters of course work and a master’s thesis.

Study plan

As part of their application for the 1:1 MSc programme, students are asked to prepare a study plan. The study plan must be approved by both programme coordinators. The programme coordinators from each institution must approve the study plan of each student involved in the programme.

The core of the exchange program consists of carrying out the graduation project thesis work at a research group of the host institution (30 ECTS). In addition, you will follow 30 credits of courses at the TU/e.

The study program is always first submitted to the program coordinator I mentor and the intended thesis supervisors from both universities from one of the research groups linked to the 1- 1 MSc Program.In addition, at TU/e the study program must be approved by the Examination Committee of the home institution.

Students enrolled at DTU will plan their studies according to the guidelines for the study programme in Sustainable Energy. The students are encouraged, but it is not a requirement, to follow one of the suggested study lines that are all part of the study programme Sustainable Energy.

Students are obliged to hand-in their study plan before the 1st semester start, and hand-in a revised study plan after the 2nd semester and these need to be approved by the programme coordinators.

DTU enrolled students conduct their studies at DTU during the first and second semester focusing on General competence and Technological specialization courses.

The students will conduct their third and fourth semester at TU/e. The students are expected to focus on the graduate thesis project during the fourth semester. A maximum of 5 EC points for courses can be included during the fourth semester.

The DTU enrolled student should finalize at least 3⁄4 of the courses registered as General Competences and Technological Specialization courses during the first two semesters, leaving at least 15 EC for elective courses during 3rd semester.

Leaning objectives in compulsory General Competences and Technological Specialization courses need to be covered ie. for compulsory General Competences and Technological Specialization courses not included in 1st and 2nd semester at DTU, learning objectives need to be covered in similar cours es attended at TU/e. Elective Technological Specialization Courses and Elective

Courses should be in line with the guidelines suggested for the different study lines and viewed in perspective of involved research groups at TU/e

Master's thesis

The master thesis is usually conducted during the fourth semester of the programme. The thesis will be conducted with co-supervision from both institutions. The Master’s thesis is worth 30 ECTS. The students have a main supervisor at DTU and an external supervisor at TU/e.

For DTU students, the thesis must be presented at an oral defense according to the rules and regulations of the university where the master thesis has been conducted and with the participation of both supervisors.

For DTU students, the master thesis is graded using the 7-point grading scale, with the grade appearing on the Master degree diploma. The grade will be determined by the DTU thesis supervisor, the co-supervisor and an external examiner according to the Danish rules and regulations on examination.


Ivano Eligio Castelli

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