Master of Engineering: Energy (MSc)


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About Master of Engineering: Energy at KU Leuven

What will the future bring in terms of energy? How much electricity will be generated from renewable sources such as wind and sun? What will power cars in the future and what will their engines and/or motors look like? The liberalisation of energy markets is causing a genuine techno-economic revolution. Guaranteeing a supply of energy that is clean, affordable and secure, is one of society's key challenges. These phenomena make the subject of energy engineering highly topical. The Master of Energy addresses multidisciplinary aspects of energy, exploring the possibilities and limitations of the various energy technologies and systems, whilst examining the environmental impact and socio-economic consequences.

What's the programme all about? 

The Master of Energy addresses the main issues of mechanical and electrical energy engineering in a balanced and integrated manner, together with an in depth appreciation of the socio-economic preconditions that have an impact on the engineer’s sphere of action.

Programme outline

The first year consists of electrical and mechanical engineering courses, as well as several techno-economic, energy-related subjects and integrated problem solving and project work.

In the second year, your specialisation is developed by, amongst others, writing a master's thesis on a subject related to electrical energy, thermomechanical energy, techno-economic aspects, or a combination. You can also participate in an international exchange or do an internship.

Specialisation options:

  • Thermomechanical energy: emphasis on the mechanical aspects of energy supply and ‘energy machines and systems’.
  • Electrical energy: emphasis on the electrical-power aspects of energy supply and energy conversion.
  • General techno-economic energy: a broader specialisation, with a focus on non-technical aspects (economy, markets, legal framework, environment)


  • This master is a unique interdisciplinary energy-based programme in Belgium and has a pioneering role in Europe. 
  • The education is offered by a strong academic core team of a dozen full-time professors with large research expertise (all top researchers in their field, ‘embedded’ in a multitude of international research activities and collaborations), augmented with a diverse group of part-time guest professors from industry with specific knowledge on energy topics ‘from the field’. 
  • The master is supported in the fields of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems by EnergyVille, a close research collaboration among the universities KU Leuven and UHasselt, and the research institutes VITO and imec.
  • The programme has a truly international scope and collaborates globally with partner universities which excel in the energy domain to develop and train the energy scientists and energy technologies of the future.

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