The Top Master's Programs in Energy Engineering

The Top Master's Programs in Energy Engineering


Energy is the lifeblood of modern industry. Without extraordinary amounts of it, our modern lifestyles will come crashing down in front of us. If you’re reading this article you already know this and are looking at expanding your knowledge in the field of energy engineering. Energy engineering is the field of using different technologies to extract the many forms of energy from the environment and to convert it into useable electric energy. This article lists what we believe are the 11 best Master's programs in energy engineering currently available. From the general to the well-known, more specific areas of solar, nuclear and hydroelectric.

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The Top Master's Programs in Energy EngineeringUniversity of British Columbia

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Clean Energy Engineering

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Clean Energy Engineering is a professional degree for engineers who want to excel and drive innovation in the field of clean energy. This hybrid Master’s program combines graduate-level engineering courses with UBC Sauder School of Business courses – giving you the skills and confidence to take your career in new directions.

The MEL in Clean Energy Engineering program offers a unique combination of technical and business classes – giving you the strategic skills to play a leading role in forward-thinking organizations. Engineering courses span the entire industry value chain, from energy generation, transmission and distribution to energy use and management. 

University of Bath, United Kingdom

Electrical power systems

This Master’s program focuses more on the electrical and electronic side of energy engineering. Some of the subjects covered are power quality, power electronics and machines and power system protection.

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Laurea Magistrale in Energy Engineering

This program focuses on the design and management of energy plants. Emphasis is also given to minimising the environmental impact of these plants. Some of the tracks offered include; Oil & Gas Engineering, Energy for development, and energy engineering for an environmentally sustainable world. 

Coventry University, United Kingdom

Master's in Renewable Energy Engineering

This program focuses on the exploration of current and emerging technologies within the field of renewable energy engineering. Some of the modules included are; Thermo-fluid systems, Solar energy engineering and bioenergy engineering.

Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University, Russia

Master's in Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Technology

This Master’s course covers numerous advanced topics that include but are not limited to; Computer simulation in electronics, equipment and automation of solar power plants and fundamentals of photovoltaics.

Dalarna University, Sweden

Solar Energy Engineering

This master’s program is taught by international faculty and is designed to give you a mix in practical and theoretical knowledge. The program (one of the first in the world), started in 1999 and now has over 400 alumni working in over 50 countries around the world. Some program activities include visits to solar installations and research centres. The subjects covered are; energy storage, thermal & hybrid systems and design of PV.

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

MPhil in Nuclear Energy

The primary focus of this Master's is to prepare students for industry roles, however, there is the possibility of using the masters to pave the way towards a PhD programme. Some of the core modules include; reactor physics, Advanced Systems & Safety and Nuclear fuels & materials.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Master's in Nuclear Energy Engineering

This program offers a unique possibility of attaining a dual degree in cooperation with international institutions. Furthermore, the program prepares students for either the nuclear technology or the technology research fields. Some topics covered in this program include, heavy metal coolant technology, thermal hydraulics experiments and accident management.

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ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering

This program aims to provide a high level of interdisciplinary topics. Some of these topics include; thermo-fluid dynamics, reactor physics and materials science. Some of the key objectives of this program include the provision of complementary knowledge on nuclear fusion and the integration of nuclear energy into energy systems.

NTNU Trondheim, Norway

Master of Science in Hydropower Development

Due to Norway’s reliance on hydropower, this course allows students to gain in-depth insights into the development of hydropower systems. Some of the subjects covered include; hydrology, plant engineering and the planning of a concrete project.

Uppsala University, Sweden

Hydroelectric Power – Technology and Systems

This program focuses on numerous topics that include the history of hydropower and the design of a hydropower station, hydraulic transients, transmission of electric power and pumped storage hydropower.

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