Sustainable Energy Technology, M.Sc.

Sustainable Energy Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Sustainable Energy Technology programme offered by University of Twente (UT) is a multidisciplinary programme that combines engineering and technology with social sciences and hands-on application. You will be trained in chemical, electrical, process and mechanical engineering, as well as in economics, business development, innovation, supply chain management and societal change.


Building on our university’s unique High Tech Human Touch philosophy, the Sustainable Energy Technology Sustainable Energy Technology programme offered by University of Twente (UT) University of Twente (UT) is for students who understand the kind of energy technologies that will be needed in tomorrow’s world as well as what it will take to get them rolled out and working in our communities, cities and societies. Many engineers and energy technologists choose to focus on developing and improving renewable technologies – and these technical specialists are needed in society. 

Professionals who understand these technologies, but are also equipped to step forward as facilitators and leaders of the renewable energy revolution are in equally high demand. The SET programme caters to this second group of engineers. Our aim with the programme is to help you become an authority in the implementation technology-driven change in energy markets anywhere in the world.

In addition to gaining in-depth knowledge of renewable energy resources and technologies – think bio-energy, solar energy, wind energy and hydrogen as well as fuel cells and smart grids – you will also gain expertise in the wider framework of today’s energy markets, entrepreneurship, business models and management. This will help you develop into the kind of person who can successfully implement technologies, leading the way towards a sustainable economy.


With a Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Technology, you will join the ranks of enablers, leaders and game changers in the transition towards sustainable energy systems all around the world. You will be a broadly equipped energy authority combining technological expertise with by a solid, hands-on understanding of economics, policy and innovation.

SET graduates usually find exciting, challenging jobs within several months of completing their studies.

Depending on your interests and specialization track, you might launch a career with an energy or oil company, an engineering or consultancy agency, or a national or international organization in the energy or sustainability arena. Given our focus on entrepreneurship, you may also launch an innovative startup or initiate change in an organization or region.


The programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Energy Conversion Technology
  • Life-Cycle Strategy
  • Energy from Biomass
  • Thermodynamics and Flowsheeting
  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy
  • Management

Detailed Programme Facts

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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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Technology in a relevant subject such as Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Physics and Advanced Technology  
  • Copy of diploma
  • Transcript of records
  • CGPA of at least 75% of the maximum score, or your country's equivalent
  • Course descriptions
  • English summary of thesis (BSc or MSc)
  • Sufficient mastery of the English language. People coming from a university with English as the main language have proven to master the English language.
  • Resume (Europass)
  • Names and addresses of referees (2)

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      14250 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 14250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA Applies to you

      2060 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2060 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.

    Living costs for Enschede

    • 650 - 920 EUR/month
      Living Costs

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


    The University of Twente offers excellent students the possibility to enrol in UT master’s programmes with a scholarship. These scholarships vary from government grants to funding by organizations or private persons. In addition, faculties and the University of Twente Scholarship Foundation (UTS) offer a limited number of scholarships to excellent students.

    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.

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