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Master’s programme (120 credits) in Energy Smart Innovation in the Built Environment, 120 credits

The two-year Master’s program in Energy Smart Innovation in the Built Environment provides enhanced understanding of renewable energy technologies, and their efficient implementation, in the context of built environments. You will be engaged in solving one of the great challenges of our time: How can we create an urban environment where the energy usage and supply are long-term sustainable?

– Close collaboration with regional construction and energy companies.

– Contribute to sustainable urban development

– Become prepared for research and development work within the building and energy sector

The formation of a sustainable energy system constitutes one of the most urgent and crucial challenges to the global community. An important part within this concerns the energy concepts in the built environment. The building and energy sector requires competent staff members that can comprehend the challenges, the possibilities and the principles regarding how smart energy solutions can be implemented in the built environment.

The program focuses on the technology behind smart energy solutions in the built environment, and on principles for successful implementation of these solutions. The first semester is devoted to general courses within the main subjects of the program, so that all students get a common knowledge base. Subsequent courses aims at providing more advanced technical knowledge, as well as knowledge about innovation processes related to implementation of energy solutions in the built environment. Many courses contain larger projects where you work in close collaboration with industry.

The program relates to many of the research environments within the University, and to the profile area Smart Cities and Communities, and many of the teachers are active researchers within areas such as innovation, building innovation, energy efficiency and district heating and wind power.

The program leads to a Master’s degree in Building Technology with a Specialization in Renewable Energy.

Specific eligibility requirements
Bachelor's degree in Building Technology, Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or the equivalent of 180 Swedish credit points or 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university.
Including courses of 7.5 credits within the field of Building Technology, 7.5 credits Project Management, 7.5 credits Engineering Mechanics and 7.5 credits Applied Physics or the equivalent, and 22.5 credits Mathematics.
Applicants must have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 (Swedish Upper-Secondary School). This can be proved by grades from English education or by such tests as:
  • IELTS: score (Academic) of 6.5 or more (with none of the sections scoring less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL paper based: score of 4.5 in written test and a total score of 575
  • TOEFL internet-based: score of 20 in written test and a total score of 90

Selection rules and procedure
Selection is made on the basis of the required educational background.

Programme information

Rate of study:
Full time(100%)/daytime

Study period:
Autumn semester 2019

Educational level:

Updated 2018-09-05