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Master of Science Sustainable Energy Technology

Delft University of Technology

Program description

Master of Science Sustainable Energy Technology

Over the coming decades restricted availability of energy and growing greenhouse gas emissions are going to affect commercial and social progress across the world. The Kyoto protocol calls for the reduction of greenhouse gases by reduced emissions and carbon sinks. By 2010 the Netherlands must generate 10 % of its total energy requirement from renewable sources (such as solar, wind and biomass).

There is also an urgent need for the design of low-vulnerability energy supply chains. Sustainable energy and its associated technologies are seen as essential contributors to this challenge. Many countries have committed themselves, but many of the factors required for its implementation, including trained technologists, are not yet present. Sustainable energy technologists will play key roles.

Our goals, your achievement

The general objective of the SET MSc programme is to give engineers broad knowledge in the field of energy technology and to provide the skills necessary to play a leading role and contribute to real progress. Graduates will acquire in-depth knowledge to guide them in new areas, deepen existing knowledge and remain equipped for life-long learning. On programme completion you will be able to apply the fundamentals of SET to provide technical solutions for SET-related problems taking into account all economic, social, environmental and ethical factors.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for MSc Sustainable Energy Technology:

  •                  A good university BSc degree
  •                  A BSc Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 75% of the scale maximum
  •                  Proof of English language proficiency

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Tuition fees

Tuition fee for 2012-2013 academic year

For students with EU/EFTA nationality or Surinamese nationality
around € 1,771 per year (all programme)

For students with non EU/EFTA nationality

  •         all Bachelor's programmes € 8,096,- per year
  •         all Master's programmes € 12,650,- per year 

The various TU Delft joint programmes have their own individual tuition fees and Tuition fees for TU Delft’s programmes are reviewed annually.

You will need approximately € 1.500,- to cover initial settling-in expenses. The cost of living and study, including food, accommodation, transport, books, and obligatory health insurance is estimated to be between € 850 and € 1.100,- per month.

Career opportunities

This strongly interdisciplinary study programme is new and unique for the Netherlands and is seen as a benchmark for the ‘3TU programme’. Investigation by the national Foundation for Collaboration on Sustainable Energy (Stichting Samenwerkingsverband Duurzame Energie SDE) has confirmed significant interest from numerous leading organizations in MSc SET graduates - industry, public authorities and knowledge infrastructure interests. They include Essent Duurzaam BV, Kvaerner Process BV, Shell Global Solutions Engineering, KEMA Nederland BV, Siemens Nederland, ECN, Novem and VEMW. And it is certain that numerous foreign organisations will also show interest. Opportunities for graduates are very promising.


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Delft University of Technology

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Delft University of Technology combines the strenghts of a modern university with a rich tradition. The University's eight faculties are at the forefront of technological development, and their work is contributing to scientific advancement in the interests of society. Delft...

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