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Sustainable Energy Planning and Management (Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning)

Master (2 years) of Science in Sustainable Energy Planning and Management, 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment Engineering Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6700 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


As a Sustainable Energy Planning and Management student you learn to understand the issues of the growing global demand for sustainable energy and energy efficiency. The programme adresses the challenges of utilities, local communities, and governmental authorities as they face new challenges in planning and implementing sustainable energy technologies on local, national and international scales.

The broad knowledge the programme lets you build within engineering, economics, and management prepares you for a leading role on the future energy market and an influencer of present and future policy-making.
The aim is to give you a comprehensive understanding of the technological, institutional, and economic issues and methods related to energy planning and sustainable development.

You acquire not only theoretical and methodological knowledge but also the practical ability to apply your knowledge to particular cases.

Sustainable Energy Planning and Management is an educational programme devised by a research unit called the Sustainable Energy Planning Group. The group resides at the Department of Development and Planning at Aalborg University.

Career Opportunities  

Graduates from Aalborg University are in high demand among energy sector stakeholders around the world. The complex relationship between the demand and supply for energy, democracy and its institutions, economy, and environment are all part of planning and managing a cost-effective sustainable development. In this complex relationship, problems and options must be analysed and solved in a professional manner.

As a graduate you will possess a state-of-the-art toolbox that provides you with the requested methods and skills.

Read career testimonials from former students of the programme

About the Degree

The programme can be attended in three ways:
  • A one-semester guest study with focus on the corporate and/or the regional perspective
  • A two-semester guest study including national and global energy
  • The full two-year Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Planning and Management


To enrol on the programme you are required to have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Geography or Natural Science. 

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at an acceptable level. 
Read more about the language requirements of Aalborg University

Apply directly at Aalborg University with all relevant documentation.

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 who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.  

For Further Information

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


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