Sustainability Engineering and Management (MSc)

Linköping University Sweden

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How long you will study
2 Years

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SEK 252000 per total

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About Sustainability Engineering and Management at Linköping University

Develop resource-efficient products and services

The exploitation of natural resources has severe environmental implications, such as the emission of hazardous substances and resource scarcity. Governments, companies and organisations worldwide have been incentivised to find ways to use resources and energy in more intelligent and efficient ways. This programme deals with the multifaceted challenges of developing products, services and technical systems that contribute to increased resource efficiency and sustainability. The aim is to train future engineers who can contribute to a societal transition towards this end. You will learn how to combine a multidisciplinary system perspective with skills in modern environmental and energy engineering. With this proactive and holistic approach, environmental problems can often be significantly limited or prevented, without jeopardising human wellbeing.

Dual research perspectives

The programme joins the perspectives of two departmental research groups – Energy Systems, and Environmental Technology and Management. These groups are developing system solutions and producing internationally renowned research in areas such as renewable energy and biofuels, energy efficiency, future waste management systems, urban and industrial symbioses, integrated product service offerings, and corporate environmental management.

Specialisation in concepts, strategies and methods

The first semester features introductory courses in environmental engineering and energy systems, and courses in traditional engineering topics such as product development and project management. The second and third semesters involve specialisation in concepts, strategies and methods for achieving more efficient use of materials and energy, at business, inter-business and societal levels. These semesters also include courses on the development and implementation of sustainability concepts and strategies such as innovative entrepreneurship and innovation management. The programme concludes with a degree project (30 ECTS) in the final semester.

Technology in action

Linköping University hosts a national research excellence centre on biogas production and utilisation, and is coordinating the Mistra REES (Resource-Efficient and Effective Solutions) programme. Several renewable energy solutions have been implemented in this region, which means you will have the opportunity to see this new environmental technology in action.

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  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesSEK 252000 per total

Notes about fees for this course

Citizens from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland must pay tuition fees for higher education in Sweden. Exceptions might apply. For detailed information please check Higher education studies for citizens of EU/EEA countries and Switzerland are free of charge.

Generally, tuition fees at Linköping University are between SEK 80,000 and 136,000 per academic year.

Tuition fees at Linköping University include the following benefits:

  • Swedish language courses for beginners
  • The Swedish state's insurance FAS+, including accident and property cover
  • An accommodation offer

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree with a major in an engineering subject. The Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) shall be from an internationally recognised university.

30 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics and/or application of mathematics relevant for the programme and a course in basic programming.

English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test.

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