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Building Energy Design, MSc in Technology

Master (2 years) of Science in Technology (Building Energy Design), 120 ECTS
Engineering Interdisciplinary Studies Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6897 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Are you interested in energy optimisation, renewable energy in building design, building operations, and indoor climate? As a Master of Science in Technology in Building Energy Design, you will work with reduction and optimisation of energy use in buildings through for example application of renewable energy in both design, construction, and operation. 

During the study programme, you will gain an integrated understanding of the relation between energy efficient design of buildings and optimal operation concerning indoor climate, energy consumption, and overall economy.You will obtain specialised knowledge about energy design in buildings, and you will be able to create cost-effective solutions with minimal environmental impact in terms of design, construction, and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems.

You will work with the Aalborg method of problem based learning providing you with the opportunity to solve complex real-life work tasks in groups with your fellow students and often in close collaboration with industrial partners.

Career Opportunities  

With a Master of Science in Technology in Building Energy Design, you have plenty of opportunities to find work. Your potential future job title could be for instance:
  • Project manager
  • Specialist
  • Energy consultant
  • Head of operations
You can work in consulting engineering companies where you can make calculations, choose materials, and supervise the construction. You can also work in large organisations as for instance hospitals and large real-estate companies and municipalities where you can work with the optimisation of the operation of the buildings in relation to
both indoor environment and low energy use.


In order to apply, you must hold one of the following undergraduate degrees:
  • BSc in Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering within the field of Mechanical Engineering or Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Architectural Technology and Construction Management
  • Bachelor of Technology Management and Marine Engineering or the like
In addition, documentation will be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements of Aalborg University

Apply directly at Aalborg University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.  

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Spring | Non-EU/EAA/Swiss applicants

Application date
Oct 15
Start date
Feb 01

Spring | EU/EAA/Swiss applicants

Application date
Oct 15
Start date
Feb 01


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