|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
Power & Energy Engineering
|University website:||Sustainable Energy Systems|
|Annual tuition (EEA)||0 SEK|
|Annual tuition (non-EEA)||140,000 SEK|
Global warming and declining fossil-fuel resources have placed the development and implementation of sustainable energy systems at the top of the political agenda worldwide. Major investments in new energy technologies and systems will revolutionise our societies and economies in the coming decades. With unique research facilities and instruction from world-leading researchers and industry professionals, this state-of-the-art education will prepare you to operate at the forefront of that revolution.
Studying this programme at Chalmers University of Technology, you will be exposed to expertise in the technologies of the future, but also, crucially, in the bridging and transition processes and systems needed to implement them. This is something that will characterise the professional careers of energy engineers in the coming decades.
Several departments conduct cutting-edge research in fields such as carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), C02 mitigation for chemical and industrial processes, smart power grids for wind and solar power, and bioenergy, for example — much of which which will be covered in-depth in the programme. We also specialise in modelling and planning of energy systems and in environmental impact analysis of the energy sector through tools such as life cycle analysis and environmental risk assessment.
Energy is a priority area for Chalmers as a whole, and tops the budget list for the University’s strategic research and educational plans. The programme enjoys close collaborations with many key players in the energy sector, and our courses offer guest lectures from the industry, industrial site visits and analysis of real industrial cases. Many world-renowned researchers are active in the courses, and the unique, hands-on and cutting-edge education will enable you to master not only current energy systems and technologies, but also gain a close insight into the ones of the future.
As we strive for the students to achieve a deep and holistic understanding of technologies and systems, we seek a balance between different forms of teaching. You will take part in individual and group assignments, in addition to lectures, projects, case studies, problem-solving sessions, laboratories and seminars, providing you with an opportunity to train in teamwork as well as in written and oral communication and presentation skills.
Alongside the fundamental areas of sustainability and energy technology, you can choose from a wide range of elective courses, from higher-level energy systems and process industry to more fundamental processes at a more detailed level, such as combustion processes and computational fluid dynamics. We offer a number of suggested ‘Profile tracks’ where you can choose a package of courses that align best with your interests. We create energy engineers with a broad overall knowledge of current and future energy systems with detailed knowledge in specific and important areas.