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Sustainable Energy 

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
15000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc programme in Sustainable Energy from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) aims to provide you with qualifications in energy systems with a specialization in one of the sustainable energy technologies.

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In the coming decades, global energy systems will undergo major changes, and their sustainability will prove to be of the utmost importance environmentally, economically, and socially. DTU is at the cutting edge in Europe when it comes to research in sustainable energy.

Study programme focus

During the course of study, you will acquire extensive expertise on various energy technologies and systems with focus on sustainability.

The first semester consists of three courses covering the main aspects of sustainable energy systems:

  • energy economics, markets, and policies;
  • modelling and analysis of sustainable energy systems using operations research;
  • energy and sustainability.

Within this framework, you can choose between the six study lines below.


The Sustainable Energy programme from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) allows you to specialize in one of the six study lines:

  • Bio Energy 
  • Electric Energy Systems
  • Energy Conversion and Storage
  • Energy Savings
  • Energy Systems Analysis 
  • Solar Energy
  • Thermal Energy 
  • Wind Energy 

Career opportunities

Sustainable Energy graduates are thus able to find employment with the following companies, authorities, universities, and organizations:

  • DONG Energy, Københavns Energi, Vattenfall, Dansk Energi
  • Utility companies and district heating companies
  • Maersk, Danfoss
  • The Danish Energy Agency
  • International organizations such as the EU, IEA, and EWEA
  • National TSOs (Transmission System Operators) and DSOs (Distribution System Operators)
  • Consultancy firms such as Cowi and Rambøll
  • DTU and other universities
  • NGOs such as Greenpeace

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Modelling and Analysis of Sustainable Energy Systems using Operations Research
  • Energy Economics, Markets and Policies
  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Feasibility studies of energy projects
  • National energy system modelling with TIMES
  • Power system balancing with large scale wind power

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

To be admitted to a Master's degree program at DTU you must be either:

  • bachelor's degree in technical science or
  • diploma engineer or
  • bachelor in science.

The bachelor degree must be less than 10 years old.

The individual MSc Eng programme states in detail which bachelor programmes qualify and whether applicants have to complete supplementary educational activities.

Requirements for supplementary educational activities can equate to up to 30 ECTS credits and are specified in the form of a list of courses under the individual MSc Eng programmes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Sustainable Energy
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)


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