Nordic Master in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering

The Nordic Master in Innovative and Sustainable Energy Engineering (ISEE) is a world class energy education leading to a Master of Science degree.
Aalto University personnel at the Slag2PCC pilot plant




1.11.2020 – 15.1.2021




2 år, heltidsstudier


Lämplig lägre högskoleexamen


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120 studiepoäng


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The Nordic Master in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering (ISEE) combines sustainable energy engineering with innovation and entrepreneurship.

The term sustainable energy engineering comprises a wide array of practices, policies and technologies (conventional, renewable and alternative) aimed at providing energy at the lowest possible economic, environmental and social cost. Emphasis is placed on dealing with energy engineering tasks with due consideration of related technical, environmental and socio-economic issues.

Strong emphasis is also put on the innovative and entrepreneurial aspects of the energy society, especially with regard to how existing and new efficiency-improving innovations can be brought to market in different countries. The innovative aspects of the programme are related to both the advanced renewable energy concept in the Nordic countries as well as new businesses in the energy sector.

Study programme

The focus of ISEE is to provide a state-of-the-art education in the fields of conventional and renewable energy sources like conventional and new power generation, solar energy, biomass energy, wind power, and energy utilisation in the built environment by means of economically and environmentally sustainable systems and technologies. The programme is structured as pre-defined study and mobility tracks with associated competence profiles.

In each track, your first year of studies is at one consortium member university and your second with another, specifically the one that has lead responsibility the track in question. For more information on each study track, use the links below.

Solar Cell Systems and Materials – DTU (Denmark) and NTNU (Norway)

System Integration of Wind Power – NTNU (Norway) and DTU (Denmark)

Heat and Power Engineering – Aalto University (Finland) and Chalmers (Sweden)

Bio Energy – KTH (Sweden) and Aalto University (Finland)

Energy Systems – Aalto University (Finland) and KTH (Sweden)


The application process for ISEE is administered by the NTNU admission service.

You must submit your application to the NTNU admission service regardless of where you plan to start your studies. You must decide on a study track and a start university before you can submit your application. Please consult the programme webpage for further details regarding the admission process and requirements.

Academic requirements

BSc/BEng degree or equivalent (normally 3–4 years) in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or equivalent. (In order to obtain equivalent competence, the basic knowledge in mathematics, physics and chemistry must be at the level of BSc/BEng).

Minimum requirements include the following:

  • Mathematics: 20 ECTS including linear algebra, calculus and differential equations
  • Thermodynamics and heat transfer: 5 ECTS
  • Energy & Environment: 5 ECTS
  • Statistics and dynamics: 5 ECTS
  • Fluid mechanics: 5 ECTS
  • Materials science: 5 ECTS

In addition, the applicant must have sufficient qualifications within numerical methods and elementary programming using e.g. MATLAB or a similar programming language.

English language proficiency


  • Paper-based: 580 (written section grade 4.5)
  • Computer-based test: 237 (essay writing grade 4.5)
  • Internet-based test: 92 (written section grade 22)


  • 6.5, no section lower than 5.5 (only IELTS Academic accepted)


The selection process for ISEE is based on a total evaluation of the following selection criteria: university, GPA, coursework related to the programme, thesis proposal, relevant working experience and references.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Currently, Aalto University, DTU, KTH and Chalmers charge fees to non-EU/EEA students. Some universities also charge an application fee and some have a compulsory student union fee. Please read more at individual universities' websites:

Contact information

Professor Mika Järvinen
[email protected]

The administrative coordinator at Aalto University is Planning Officer Börje Helenius
[email protected]

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