Master Programme in Energy Systems 60 cr

The purpose of the programme is to apply system perspectives for the analyses of different energy systems focusing on the rational use of energy and conversion to renewable energy sources. This goal comprises increasing the efficiency of the systems for the best possible rational use of resources such as labour, capital, raw-material and energy as well as warding off threatening environmental changes.

About the studies

A strong emphasis is placed on dealing with energy engineering tasks with due consideration of technical, environmental and socioeconomic issues. Advanced optimization and simulation as well as measurement techniques are applied to identify, describe, quantify and find solutions to a diverse range of energy engineering problems. The major provide proficiency in project design and implementation, operation and maintenance, as well as in crucial phases of policy generation.

This study major has a total duration of nine months taught courses (60 credits) including a thesis project work (15 credits). The programme is open to applicants from all over the world. The programme language is English.

Upon successful completion and presentation/defense of Thesis project, students are awarded the Master of Engineering in the field of Energy Systems.

Energy Systems 7,5 ECTS
Building Energy Systems 7,5 ECTS
Renewable Energy Resources 7.5 ECTS
Energy Management 7,5 ECTS
Industrial Energy Systems 6 ECTS
Energy Systems Optimisation and Simulation 6 ECTS
Scientific Methods and Writing in Energy Engineering 3 ECTS
Thesis Project 15 ECTS

Ph. D. Nawzad Mardan

After the studies

The aim is that the student after completion of the programme should have a broad know­ledge base to be able to work as a generalist in the energy field, and such deep knowledge in a selected field to be able to work as a specialist. The student should also be able to analyze new and advanced problems on an international market.


  • Master of Science (60 Credits)

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Education plan

Application information


A completed Bachelor's degree, corresponding to a Swedish Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university. The degree must be within the area of energy, mechanics, building or another adequate subject area. Also required is a minimum of 12 ects in Thermodynamics and Fluid mechanics. English language proficiency equivalent to (the Swedish upper secondary school) English course B/6.


University credits


Application *
Autumn 2023
Normal teaching
2023 - 2024
Number of participants: 20
Location: Gävle
Application code: HIG-19703
Language: English
Pace: Full-time
Autumn 2023
Normal teaching
2023 - 2024
Number of participants: 15
Location: Gävle
Application code: HIG-19712
Language: English
Pace: Full-time

*) The online application at opens approximately one month before application deadline.

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