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Sustainable Energy Planning and Management, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #324 (QS) ,
Master’s Programme in Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning with specialisation in Sustainable Energy Planning and Management at Aalborg University, Denmark, we research, develop and promote rationality in planning and policy-making that optimizes the benefits for global or local societies by making use of cost-effective energy technologies and clever policy strategies.


As a student in the Sustainable Energy Planning and Management at Aalborg University, you learn to understand these issues. The broad knowledge you build within engineering, economics, and management prepares you for a leading role on the future energy market. Our aim is to give you a comprehensive understanding of the technological, institutional, and economic issues and methods related to energy planning and sustainable development. You acquire not only theoretical and methodological knowledge but also the practical ability to apply your knowledge to particular cases.

We have realized that the demand and supply of energy reflect and interact with changes in society. And we have experienced that while decision-makers are struggling with different, often conflicting strategies, it is necessary to professionalize the way problems and options are analyzed. The complex relationship between the demand and supply for energy, democracy and its institutions, economy, and environment, are all part of the process of planning and managing a cost-effective sustainable development.

Job and career

Graduates from Sustainable Energy Planning & Management are in high demand among energy sector stakeholders around the world. The complex relationship between the demand and supply for energy, democracy and its institutions, economy, and environment are all part of planning and managing a cost-effective sustainable development. In this complex relationship, problems and options must be analysed and solved in a professional manner.

At Sustainable Energy Planning and Management we offer you a state-of-the-art toolbox that provides you with the requested methods and skills. When you graduate, you graduate as a sustainable energy professional. 

A few examples of companies that employ SEPM graduates include:

  • Greenland Power Company
  • Dong Energy
  • WWF

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Energy Project Evaluation
  • Energy System Analysis
  • Theories of Science and Research Designs
  • The Socio-Technical Context of Planning
  • Sustainable Energy Policies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

To enrol on the programme you are required to have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Geography or Natural Science. In order to attend the programme, you have three possibilities:
  • A one-semester guest study with focus on the corporate and/or the regional perspective
  • A two-semester guest study including national and global energy
  • The full two-year Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Planning and Management

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13345 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13345 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
99,600 DKK

Living costs for Aalborg

  • 5936 - 8300 DKK/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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