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Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Building, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Building M.Sc. program offered by Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) is developed for those who are concerned with energy efficiency and sustainability in civil construction with the focus on developing one’s expertise in building engineering, building design and project management. The program is designed to combine theoretical knowledge and practical skills to challenge emerging industry issues under economic and sustainability policy of a local area.

Being keen on energy efficient issues is a rational choice for students willing to be in demand on current labour market. We provide our students with a great challenge to gain high-level knowledge in design, construction and maintenance of energy efficient buildings.

Key Points

  • individual approach and on-going assistance;
  • the course is fully taught in English;
  • scientific research activities, regular participation in seminars, conferences and forums; 
  • joint projects and research activities with teachers' engagement; 
  • using advanced computer technology in construction;
  • online communication between students and teachers via intranet web-site based on MOODLE system; 
  • online distance learning using MOODLE;
  • communication with experts from leading construction and engineering companies.
  • scholarships to study abroad in English in one of the European partner universities (a semester or a summer school).

Career opportunities

Upon graduation our students will be able to work at a high level as a manager, designer or engineer either in the public sector with national, state and local government or commercial companies in areas including engineering consultancy, architectural design, building equipment manufacturing, property and infrastructure development, facilities management and etc.

Program partners:

  • Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland)
  • Riga Technical University (Latvia)

Programme Structure


  • Designing and Construction of Energy Efficient and Sustainable buildings
  • Heat and Mass Transfer Theory and Fluid Dynamics 
  • Mathematical Modeling and IT in Construction
  • Economics and Construction Management 
  • Scientific and Research Work 
  • Master’s Thesis 

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Full-time duration 24 months
                • Duration description

                  3 semesters at SPbPU + 1 semester at a partner university (optional)

              • Credits
                120 ECTS
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus

              English Language Requirements

              This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

              Academic Requirements

              • Bachelor’s, Specialist’s or Master’s degree in a relevant area is required 
              • English language proficiency - B+ (CEFR B2) 
              • Exam Test in a relevant field of studies 
              • Interview in English with a program coordinator (Skype option is available)

              Tuition Fee

              • International Applies to you

                3900 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 3900 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
              • National Applies to you

                3000 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 3000 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.
              • for Russian students: 231 600 Rubles
              • for foreign students: 301 000 Rubles

              Living costs for Saint Petersburg

              • 34733 - 58700 RUB/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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