• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


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

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • 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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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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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Living costs for Copenhagen

  • 7928 - 13460 DKK/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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