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Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology, Specialisation of Energy Engineering

Master (2 years) of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Energy Engineering with specialisation in Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology), 120 ECTS

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


During the MSc programme in Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology (HYTEC), you will study energy systems based on hydrogen and fuel cell technology.The programme covers production of hydrogen, application of hydrogen in fuel cells and interaction with other energy systems.

Hydrogen technology is a very important aspect in future industrial energy supply systems but also in the transport industry and energy storage systems.The teaching of the programme is carried out in an innovative, dynamic and challenging environment through a combination of research-based courses, team-based project work and a high degree of interaction with industrial partners and energy supply companies.

The companies take an active part in providing project proposals for the problem-oriented project work, guest lectures and visits to the companies.The programme provides knowledge of modelling and optimisation of the thermal, electrical and chemical subsystems. Career opportunities include R&D departments in major companies working with hydrogen and fuel cells based technologies and systems.The teaching is carried out in English because many international students are enrolled in the study programme.

Career Opportunities

Energy engineers with specialisation in Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology have a wide range of job opportunities. You can work with 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:
  • Companies involved directly in fuel cells and hydrogen technology such as Danfoss, IRD Fuel Cell Technology, Dantherm Power and Ballard
  • Energy supply companies such as Vattenfall, Ørsted,
  • Other thermo-mechanical companies
  • Maersk Olie og Gas
  • Grundfos
  • Serenergy A/S
  • NEL Hydrogen
  • KK Wind Solutions A/S
  • Lithium Balance
  • ABB
  • Siemens
  • Volvo
  • The public sector
  • Power plants
  • Consultancies.
Your work tasks may include:
  • Fuel cell systems
  • Biofuels
  • 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 Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology (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 Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology (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


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