Engineering - Energy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
What will the future bring in terms of energy? Will we produce electricity from renewable sources such as the wind and sun? Will nuclear energy make a comeback? What will power cars in the future and what will their engines look like? The liberalisation of energy markets is causing a genuine techno-economic revolution. The Engineering -  Energy programme is delivered by KU Leuven.


What's the Master of Engineering - Energy all about? 

The Engineering -  Energy programme at KU Leuven addresses every multidisciplinary aspect of energy. 

There is extensive coverage of the possibilities and limitations of the various energy technologies, but also of the environmental consequences and economic aspects.

The multidisciplinary master prepares you for jobs related to research and development, policy and management, and industrial applications. The master is supported by EnergyVille, an association of the Flemish research institutes KU Leuven, VITO and imec in the field of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems.

Both industry and research are increasingly looking for multidisciplinary engineers. The Master of Science in Engineering: Energy provides sound training in energy engineering. It addresses the main issues of mechanical and electrical engineering in a balanced and integrated manner, together with socio-economic preconditions that have an impact on the engineer’s sphere of action.

This programme teaches you to focus on technological possibilities without losing sight of the environmental and socio-economic aspects of your chosen field. The programme has an international scope and collaborates with partner universities excelling in the energy domain.

Career perspectives

Thanks to the broad education, both nationally and internationally, the energy engineer has plenty of job opportunities in research, policy, industry and services, in all sectors where energy plays an important role, and that is everywhere increasingly.

Junior engineers have predominantly technical functions, including design and development, exploitation, improvement and optimisation of energy systems, system integration, logistic and techno-commercial functions and consultancy. Senior engineers generally grow towards management functions in industry and policy, or expert leaders in engineering and consultancy.

Programme Structure

All courses are compulsory.

  • Power Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Mechanical Drive Systems
  • Numerical Methods in Energy Sciences
  • Electrical Drives; Advanced Topics in Electrical Machines, including Implementation Aspects
  • Power System Calculations
  • Energy Markets and Regulation
  • Energy Economics
  • Thermal Systems and Energy Management
  • Renewable Energy
  • Smart Distribution Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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

  • Applicants must have completed a Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or a highly related field, encompassing a minimum of 180 ECTS credits or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognized university.
Applicants are expected to have obtained credits for the 5 bachelor-level courses listed below (or equivalent courses) when staling the Master of Engineering: Energy 
  • Electrical Energy and Drives 
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer 
  • System and Control theory 
  • Energy Conversion Machines and Systems 

        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          6000 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
        • EU/EEA Applies to you

          906 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 906 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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        Living costs for Leuven

        • 810 - 1280 EUR/month
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