M.Sc. On Campus

Thermal Energy and Process Engineering

Aalborg University

24 months
13656 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Thermal Energy and Process Engineering programme of Aalborg University focuses on these alternative energy sources to ensure that we have capable engineers in this field in the future.

Hey there 👋🏼

Interested in some tips for finding the best matching programme for you?

Here is a checklist of the most common actions that users take before finding their dream programme.

Completed items

Search with at least 2 filters
You can use the search page. The filter section on the left contains a variety of useful filters.
0 / 5
Visit 5 programme pages
You can find programmes in different ways. If you haven't viewed any programmes yet, the search page is probably a good place to start.
0 / 2
Visit 2 university pages
You can find universities in different ways. From the page of a programme you like you can jump to the corresponding university or you can start with the country you like and check a list of universities there.
Take our personality test
Would you like to know what kind of programme would fit your personality best? Go to the personality test page to take the test.
Take our country test
Would you like to which country would be the ideal place for you to study? Go to the country test page to take the test.
Create an account
Creating an account gives you a number of benefits. It will unlock 6 more items on your checklist. Some new things you'll be able to do are:
  • Check your fit with a programme
  • View recommendations
  • Compare programmes


When studying in the Thermal Energy and Process Engineering programme of Aalborg University, you primarily focus on thermal energy technologies and systems, and you work with advanced aspects of energy system modelling, heat and mass transfer, control engineering and experimental work with focus on different components and energy system aspects.

The specialisation is multidisciplinary and covers the integration of general engineering disciplines, such as thermal systems, fluid- and aerodynamics, control engineering and electrical engineering.

You will work with topics such as:

  • Design, modelling and optimisation of energy systems used in various energy production applications
  • Operation, functionality and interaction between the various components of key thermal energy conversion technologies
  • System integration with respect to both system efficiency and control engineering aspects of energy systems
  • Developing, constructing and operating thermal energy conversion technologies in the laboratory and in real applications
  • Practical realisation and implementation of thermal energy technologies and systems concerning innovative aspects, business planning and financial considerations.

Job and Career

Thermal Energy engineers with the specialisation in Thermal Energy and Process Engineering have a wide range of job opportunities. You can work in project engineering, research, development and management in Danish and international industries or public institutions.

Problem based learning and working in groups during your study programme will give you many useful skills that make you an attractive candidate on the job market. You know how to approach a problem and solve it in collaboration with other people, which is often how things are done in the "real world".

Your work tasks may include:

  • Energy distribution to the general population
  • Energy optimisation of apparatus, systems and households
  • Development of new energy technologies and systems
  • Analysing new energy technologies
  • Researching energy resources
  • Consulting
  • Teaching
  • Assessing the sustainability of different forms of energy
  • Energy efficiency in the production and consumption of energy
  • Biofuels
  • Hydraulic wave energy systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Mul‐tiphase Flow
  • Fluid Mechanics and Compressible Flow
  • Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes and Applied Statistics
  • Control Theory and MATLAB
  • Fuel Conversion and Production
  • Chemical Reactors and Process Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants with a legal claim to admission are:

  • Energy Engineering
  • Sustainable Energy Engineering

Applicants without a legal claim to admission are:

  • Energy Engineering with the specialisation in Thermal Processes
  • Mechanical Engineering with relevant elective courses
  • or similar

All applicants without a legal claim to a Master's programmes offered in English at Aalborg University must prove that their English level is equivalent to level B (Danish level) in English with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in average.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13656 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6828 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • 50,775 DKK per semester

Living costs for Aalborg

1075 - 1344 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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.

Fresh content

Updated in the last year

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Thermal Energy and Process Engineering
Aalborg University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!