Sustainable Energy Systems, M.Sc. | University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria | Wels, Austria
24 months
1452 EUR/year
726 EUR/year
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This Sustainable Energy Systems degree programme from University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria combines an education in energy systems with respect to sustainable energy resources, energy efficiency, the continuous replacement of traditional energy systems by sustainable and energy efficient systems as well as the management of (international) energy-related projects. 


The Master of Sustainable Energy Systems programme from University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is designed to provide students from various engineering disciplines with a deeper understanding on how to develop, plan and market efficient technologies for sustainable energy production and conversion, while also equipping students with the necessary skills in order to become an international engineer.

The core of the programme is focused around renewable energy sources, such as photovoltaics, wind, hydropower, and biomass, and how to use them efficiently. As such, the programme provides students with both a technical and practical approach that is needed when dealing with a variety of different issues. For example, you would have the appropriate skills in order to communicate with a process engineer at the steel manufacturing plant or solar facility, and would be able to accurately provide an energy-efficient (saving) solution.   


The focus of the programme is built around the principles on how to manage the demand for safe, cost-efficient sustainable energy systems. Therefore, the curriculum contains courses that will enrich a students’ knowledge in areas such as the utilisation of sustainable energy resources, energy systems and distribution, both in terms of technical knowledge and practical skill development. Furthermore, courses covering topics such as the business of energy, legal frameworks, both EU and international regulations, and the ecological evaluation of energy flows will be examined in detail.

Due to the international scope of this programme, a part of the courses will be focused on international negotiation, intercultural communication and adaptation, and the development of language skills. Together with courses that will strengthen our students’ soft skills as well as a module on business administration, this study programme will enable graduates to produce, distribute and develop goods and consult companies in terms of projects in the area of power engineering and sustainable energy in an (inter)national field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainable Development
  • Renewables
  • Large-Scale Power Plants
  • Operation of Power Plants
  • Energy Distribution
  • Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Scientific Programming

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • High school diploma

  • Bachelor's certificate
  • Transcript of records (Bachelor's degree)
  • English proficiency certificate: the FHOÖ University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria has a language policy where all applicants (with the exception of nationalities from USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand) are required to produce an official and current (2 years) IELTS (min. 6.0) or TOEFL (min. 78p.) English certificate. Please note that confirmations issued by your university cannot be considered.
  • CV/Resume
  • Motivation letter (max. 500 words)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1452 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    726 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 363 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA citizens: 363.36 EUR per semester (plus Austrian Student Union fee).
  • non-EU/EEA countries: 726.72 EUR per semester (plus Austrian Student Union fee).

Living costs for Wels

700 - 800 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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