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Energy and Management for Sustainable Development

Linnaeus University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
On campus
28 August 2023
Application deadline: 16 January 2023
Linnaeus University

About this program

Energy and Management for Sustainable Development

Climate change has become possibly the world’s most serious problem, which needs our urgent attention. The problem is complex and multi-dimensional. Energy and its management are the key enablers in addressing not only the climate challenge but also other sustainable development goals. This master programme is tailored for you as an engineer or technologist to investigate and understand symbiotic and systemic relations between energy, climate, and sustainable development, and to implement innovative solutions.

Admission requirements

  • General entry requirements for second­cycle studies and specific entry requirements:
    Bachelor's degree in technical subjects or a Bachelor's degree in Engineering (technology) or equivalent.
  • English B / 6 or equivalent.

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Program content

Our current energy production and consumption patterns risk our future ability to support ourselves on the planet. Energy production and utilisation systems must be renewable-based and climate-smart, and the whole system must be energy-efficient, resource-efficient and economically efficient. The knowledge that you gain on this programme will be instrumental in understanding and addressing the societal challenges relating to energy and the climate through innovation and business leadership.

Through this programme, you will learn about the following:

  • Various environmental paradigms and environmental analysis tools, life cycle analysis, environmental innovations, and environmental accounting, which are important for making environmental decisions.
  • How green financing is key to enabling inclusive growth and accelerate the shift to a resource-efficient society and decarbonising of the economy. This is to understand how the private sector needs to be engaged in climate-smart technologies, scale-up capabilities, transformative innovations, and green capital, when governmental initiatives are no longer enough to meet the sustainability challenges at hand.
  • How the external reporting of energy- and sustainability-related actions extends accountability of companies to the society in which companies operate.
  • Various energy policy instruments and innovation strategies, and their impact on investment decisions and public behavior from a sustainability perspective.

An interdisciplinary and experienced team with profound knowledge of sustainability and development issues will teach the courses. The courses are complemented by guest lectures by experts from industry, governmental and non-profit organisations.


Tuition Fees for students outside EU/EES/Switzerland:

  • First payment: 77,500 SEK
  • Total payment: 310,000 SEK


  • Master of Science (120 credits) with specialization in Energy and Management for Sustainable Development
  • Main field of Study: Bioenergy Technology

Career paths

Several companies in the region support education in Energy and Management and will actively contribute to the programme's various courses. This is what companies say about the programme:

  • PWC: We see that the master's programme in Energy and management for sustainable development is interesting to us based primarily on the focus of all our customers on these issues. Customers and contacts are increasingly demanding this type of advice.
  • IKEA: We see the master's programme in Energy and Management as an important future competence resource. Energy will be an important future area where technology development and energy perspectives on future manufacturing and product development. The consumer perspective is also important, consumers' basis for decisions and purchases, as well as providing more access to sustainable energy.
  • Volvo Construction Equipment: We see that the master's degree in Energy and Management for Sustainable Development is interesting to us because it can provide an increased range of resources with the knowledge to conduct work where the environment and social sustainability are well integrated into economic development. That competence is needed so that we can continue to be a leader in every industry with the resource challenges and adjustments that are ongoing and necessary for society.
  • VIDA: We see a great need for qualified expertise in bioenergy, from the forest along the entire production chain to various potential areas of use. The proposed master's programme would also mean good opportunities for increased collaboration between Linnaeus University and the forest industry.
  • Bixia: We work actively to enable more renewable electricity in the electricity system. We view positively Linnaeus University's investment in increased competence and research in the field of energy and sustainability and that the master's programme in Energy and management for sustainable development.

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Linnaeus University

Linnaeus University is a modern, international university in south east of Sweden. We are located in two nature-loving cities, one by the Baltic sea and one surrounded by lakes in the greenest city in Europe. We offer a modern university,...

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Vejdes väg
351 95 Växjö

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