Master of Science (MSc) in Sustainable Energy

The MSc in Sustainable Energy aims to educate engineers, researchers and project leaders who will lead the green transition.

Sustainable Energy

Study Programme

This MSc programme educates candidates in the deep technical aspects of renewable energy technologies as well as energy conversion and storage technologies. Moreover, it educates candidates in energy system aspects and assessment of sustainability – thus offering a unique opportunity for a cross-cutting and international MSc programme within sustainable energy.

Study programme focus

During the MSc study programme you will acquire extensive expertise on various energy technologies and energy systems with focus on sustainability.

Firstly, you will have courses covering general aspects of sustainable energy systems:

  • Energy economics, markets, and policies; 
  • Modelling and analysis of sustainable energy systems

Secondly, you will choose more technical, but still over-arching courses from a list including topics such as for example:

  • Energy conversion and storage
  • Energy and sustainability
  • Feasibility studies of energy projects
  • Power system balancing for wind power
  • Innovation in engineering
  • Environmental and resource economics

Thirdly, you will focus your MSc programme on one of eight study lines (specializations). You will find a list and a description of the eight study lines below.

Fourthly, you will conduct a 30 ECTS MSc thesis project. The majority of the MSc Sustainable Energy students choose to conduct their thesis projects in cooperation with a company/industry.

The MSc is a two-year graduate programme with a workload of 120 ECTS credit points.

See curriculum.

Combine work with studies

This study programme is also available as an Industry study programme where you can combine work and study over a 4-year period. Special rules apply.

Industry MSc Eng programmes.


An MSc degree in Sustainable Energy paves the way for a wide range of career opportunities in the business sector, with public authorities, and in research.

Career opportunities 


More opportunities at DTU

As a DTU student, you have many opportunities to study abroad as part of your degree - everything from a semester abroad to an international joint degree or a summer school exchange.

Learn more about your opportunities to go abroad

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