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Sustainable Energy Technology

University of Twente

Master Postgraduate Enschede

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Engineering
Course summary The Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) enables you to become an engineer with in-depth knowledge on renewable energy technologies.
Course description The world is becoming acutely aware of the urgent need to resolve the many issues associated with energy consumption and climate change. Limited availability of fossil fuels and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions call for fundamental innovations in the global energy landscape. Sustainable energy and renewable energy technologies, such as bio-energy, solar energy, wind energy and hydrogen, play a key role in tackling these issues, especially given people’s determination to maintain or improve their living standards. This requires experts who combine specialist knowledge with broader social awareness to deliver high-tech solutions with a human touch. The master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Technology is interlinked with leading research in developing, optimizing and integrating renewable energy sources such as solar, windwater, biomass and innovative energy technology such as fuel cells and smart grids. New technologies have to be integrated into existing socio-technological networks. Tomorrow’s engineers and researchers will explore new forms of energy distribution, new energy market structures and smarter ways to satisfy the demands of our complex society.
Study subjects The master programme SET is divided in two years. In the first year, students follow courses. In most cases, these courses include a practical part in which the acquired knowledge is applied. In the first semester, courses deal with knowledge homologation of students with different backgrounds. Also system thinking and the key concepts regarding energy sources, supply and consumption are introduced.
Course objectives Graduate students have a broad understanding of the energy sector, including for example theoretical concepts and models of innovation processes. They are able to evaluate different energy options within their technological and social context and to test their feasibility. Next to this, they are an expert in at least one sub-area e.g. solar, wind, hydrogen, biomass energy or intelligent electrical networks, transitions and niche management.
ECTS credits 120.00
Duration 2 year(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes -
Accreditation nvao

About the institution

Department Engineering Technology
Information about the institution The University of Twente is where talent can best realize its full potential. Students and staff are the key. Together they ensure pioneering research, relevant innovation and inspiring education.


Admission requirements
  1. BSc in applied science or engineering e.g. mechanical, electrical, chemical or applied physics.
  2. Motivation letter (max. 2 pages)
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English C1
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL internet based 90
Professional experience required -
Duration 2 year(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 Jul 2020 1 May 2020
1 Feb 2021 1 Dec 2020 1 Oct 2020
1 Sep 2021 1 Jul 2021 1 May 2021
1 Feb 2022 1 Dec 2021 1 Oct 2021
1 Sep 2022 1 Jul 2022 1 May 2022
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2083€ 16000€ 16000

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP), University of Twente Scholarship (UTS), Professor De Winter Scholarship, Holland Scholarship, Mahmoud S. Rabbani Scholarship, Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED) Scholarship, Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP), Kipaji Scholarship, IsDB Scholarship Programme, UAF: Foundation for Refugee Students, DUO Tuition and Course Grant, John Monash Scholarships, Erasmus+ Exchange (Australia), New Holland Scholarship Australia, Orange Tulip Scholarship Brazil, Colfuturo Loan Programme powered by University of Twente, The Qalaa Holdings Scholarship Foundation, Erasmus+ Master Loan Scheme, Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan | LPDP (Indonesia), Orange Tulip Scholarship Indonesia, StuNed - Master, K.C. Mahindra Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies Abroad, CONACyT Scholarship, Fondo para el Desarrollo de Recursos Humanos (FIDERH), Orange Tulip Scholarship Mexico, William Georgetti Scholarships, The National Postgraduate Scholarship Programme - Oman, GI Bill Scholarship (U.S. Veteran Affairs), Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (U.S.A. Veteran Affairs)

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