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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
  • Energinet.dk
  • 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


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
88 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

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.


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