Real Estate Energy, M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
This ambitious energy and climate target means that we now face a monumental task of finding new and sustainable solutions for future development and refurbishment of buildings. The Real Estate Energy programme is offered at Arcada University of Applied Sciences.


Traditional deep renovations are, however, far too expensive and thus new approaches are needed.

This is why Arcada, in co-operation with leading partner institutions in Europe and the rest of the world, has launched a new master’s degree programme in Real Estate Energy. The programme is aimed at professionals in the field of energy, construction or HVAC engineering looking to gain competence and knowledge to tackle these new challenges. The foundation of the degree programme is sustainable refurbishment, both in terms of financial and environmental issues. The comprehensive curriculum covers topics such as: The future directions of energy and climate, with focus on energy resources, energy politics on a global level, climate change, renewable energy technologies and electric grid issues; Energy diagnosis of real estate and renovations, with focus on both energy efficiency and comfort; Sustainable development of real estate to meet the energy and climate target of 2050; and financial, project and change management of real estate renovations.

Scheduled tuition takes place at Arcada typically between 2 and 5 days a month (mainly in the evenings and on weekends) while the rest of the education is carried out on-line. In other words, you have the opportunity to study while working. Any candidate with at least three years of relevant work experience and a suitable bachelor’s degree in energy, HVAC or building construction engineering can apply.

Programme Structure

What you will learn
  • Energy diagnosis
  • To utilize and document data for real estate owners
  • Optimization of indoor comfort
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      1-2 years

    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

  • To apply to this programme you need a  suitable Bachelor's degree in the field of Building Construction Engineering, Architecture, HVAC Engineering, Energy Production (Power Plant Technology), Energy Effieciency Engineering for Buildings. The applicant should also have the following minimum fundamental prior knowledge: Fundamentals in Building Construction Technology and respective Planning (10cr), Thermodynamics (3 cr), Building Physics (3 cr) Heat Transfer (3 cr) and Energy Production and Distribution (3 cr). 

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

In addition, you must have a minimum of three (36 months) years relevant work experience gained after the completion of the Bachelor degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Part time fee: 4 500€ for the first and second academic year, and 2 000€ for the following years. 

Living costs for Helsinki

  • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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