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Sustainable Energy Engineering, MSc in Engineering

Master (2 years) of Science in Engineering (Sustainable Energy Engineering), 120 ECTS

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7455 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Are you interested in the design of complex offshore energy systems or bioenergy systems? Studying the Master's programme in Sustainable Energy Engineering, you learn about developing intelligent and effective methods to utilise energy resources.

During the Master's programme in Sustainable Energy Engineering at AAU Esbjerg, you work with the latest technologies within areas such as analysis and design of systems for offshore wind turbines, modelling of complex offshore systems, combustion technology and bio-energy systems. You learn to design, develop and manage effective methods for utilsation of energy ressources.

You choose one of two specialisations:
  • Process Engineering and Combustion Technology
  • Offshore Energy Systems
This is a full-time study programme, which is characterised by problem based project work in groups. You will be working closely with other students most of the time, and you are required to be present at the university on a daily basis and spend the majority of your day there.

AAU collaborates with external companies, which means that you will have opportunity to do your semester projects in collaboration with these or other external companies and gain some real-life, hands-on experiences while you are studying.

Career Opportunities  

Energy engineers have a wide range of career opportunities. As a graduate, 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 companies.

Examples of possible employers:
  • Energy companies such as Vattenfall and Ørsted
  • Process engineering companies such as B&W Vølund
  • A wide range of producers of high efficiency energy devices such as Grundfos, Dantherm Power
  • Consultancies involved in energy technology and systems
  • Danfoss
  • Vestas
  • Maersk Oil & Gas
  • Rambøll Oil & Gas
  • Siemens Wind Power

Your works tasks may include:
  • Integration of wind turbines
  • Wind turbine operation
  • Fuel cell systems
  • Bio fuel combustion
  • Bio energy systems (biogas or bio fuels)
  • Hydraulic wave energy systems
  • Offshore energy systems
  • Development of underwater robots
  • 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


Read about application and requirements of Sustainable Energy Engineering.

Read about language requirements of Aalborg University

How to apply

Student Guidance  

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University directly.  

A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.  


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students with a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.  

For Further Information

Website for Sustainable Energy Engineering.

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn | EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01



Aalborg University Esbjerg is a section of Aalborg University located in the city of Esbjerg, Denmark. Aalborg University Esbjerg is a research department with a range of research activities and study programmes.

With approximately 500 students and 100 employees, the campus is relatively small. This results in a relaxed atmosphere and an increased interaction between students as well as between researchers.

Graduates from Aalborg University are highly rated in industry as being the most skilled in project management and skilled in central competences.

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