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Sustainable Energy Planning and Management, Specialisation of Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning

Master (2 years) of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning with specialisation in Sustainable Energy Planning and Management), 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


As a Sustainable Energy Planning and Management student, you learn to understand the issues of the growing global demand for sustainable energy and energy efficiency. The programme addresses the challenges utilities, local communities, and governmental authorities face in the planning and implementing of sustainable energy technologies on local, national and international scales.

This interdisciplinary programme enables you to combine and build upon engineering, economic, and management disciplines, preparing you for a leading role in the future energy market, and as an influencer of present and future policy-making.
The aim is to give you a comprehensive understanding of the technological, institutional, and economic issues and methods related to energy planning and sustainable development.

You acquire not only theoretical and methodological knowledge but also the practical ability to apply your knowledge to particular cases.

Sustainable Energy Planning and Management is an educational programme devised by a research unit called the Sustainable Energy Planning Group. The group resides at the Department of Planning at Aalborg University. The research groups has been involved in energy scenario design, energy systems analyses, energy policy-making and more since the 1970s.

Career Opportunities  

Graduates from Aalborg University are in high demand among energy sector stakeholders around the world. The complex relationship between the demand and supply for energy, institutions, ownership, economy, and environment are all part of planning for and managing a cost-effective sustainable development. In this complex relationship, problems and options must be analysed and solved in a professional manner.

As a graduate, you will possess a state-of-the-art toolbox that provides you with highly requested professional competences and skills within the field of energy planning and management.

Read career testimonials from former students of the programme

About the Degree

The programme can be attended in three ways:
  • A one-semester guest study with focus on the corporate and/or the regional perspective
  • A two-semester guest study including national and global energy
  • The full two-year Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Planning and Management


To enrol in the programme you are required to have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Geography or Natural Science with some component of energy. 

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at an acceptable level. 
Read more 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. Guest students have to come through an established exchange programme.


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

Autumn | EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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