The ability to harness energy resources, together with the ability to walk upright and use tools, is what chiefly distinguishes humans from animals. Today’s pre-industrial societies still rely heavily on the most basic form of energy conversion: fire. Modern societies cannot conceive of living without energy, even for a limited time, and nations have long waged war in order to secure energy resources.
Can we produce environmentally friendly energy? How do we know that an energy system is reliable, of low risk, economically viable, socially compatible, and resilient in the face of natural catastrophes?
The Master in Energy Science and Technology programme at ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology offers students a choice of studies addressing the technical, environmental, economic, societal or political aspects of a sustainable energy system, equiping themselves to contribute towards shaping our future.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Introduction to Electric Power Transmission: System & Technology
- Combustion and Reactive Processes in Energy and Materials Technology
- Energy Conversion
- Principles of Microeconomics
- 30 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesEnergy & Power Engineering Environmental Economics & Policy Sustainable Energy View 3 other Masters in Sustainable Energy in Switzerland
MEST strives to accept students from diverse backgrounds, but it is mainly those students holding a Bachelor degree in engineering or natural sciences with a strong academic performance from a nationally or internationally reputed university who have a good chance of being admitted to the course. To be considered, the candidate's Bachelor degree should comprise the following courses (although a deviation of up to 6 ECTS credit points is allowed):
- Mathematics: an equivalent of 26 credit points or more
- Physics: an equivalent of 10 credit points or more
- Chemistry: an equivalent of 3 credit points or more
International1196 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 598 EUR per semester and a duration of 30 months.
EU/EEA1196 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 598 EUR per semester and a duration of 30 months.
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.