Master’s programme (120 credits) in Energy Smart Innovation in the Built Environment

120 credits

The two-year Master’s Programme in Energy Smart Innovation in the Built Environment provides enhanced understanding of renewable energy technologies, and their efficient implementation, in the context of built environments. You will be engaged in solving one of the great challenges of our time: How can we create an urban environment where the energy usage and supply are long-term sustainable? 

About the education

The formation of a sustainable energy system constitutes one of the most urgent and crucial challenges to the global community. An important part within this concerns the energy concepts in the built environment. The building and energy sector requires competent staff members that can comprehend the challenges, the possibilities and the principles regarding how smart energy solutions can be implemented in the built environment.

The programme focuses on the technology behind smart energy solutions in the built environment, and on principles for successful implementation of these solutions. The first semester is devoted to general courses within the main subjects of the programme, so that all students get a common knowledge base. Subsequent courses aim at providing more advanced technical knowledge, as well as knowledge about innovation processes related to implementation of energy solutions in the built environment. Many courses contain larger projects where you work in close collaboration with regional construction and energy companies.

Information on entry requirements can be found in the fact box for each semester – click on the plus sign to expand the box.

Programme content

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Semester 1

Energy Efficiency and Moisture Control in Buildings 7.5 credits

Scientific Methods and Academic Writing 7.5 credits

Construction Innovation and Change Management 7.5 credits

Renewable Energy Systems 7.5 credits

Semester 2

Management of Innovation Projects 7.5 credits

Heating, Cooling and Indoor Climate 7.5 credits

Business Model Innovation 7.5 credits

Renewable Electricity and Storage 7.5 credits

Semester 3

Finance in Construction and Energy Systems, 7.5 credits

Exergy Analysis in the Built Environment 7.5 credits

Smart Technology for Sustainability 7.5 credits

Built Environment and Energy Distribution 7.5 credits

Semester 4

Master Thesis in Engineering Construction, focus on Renewable Energy 30 credits

Autumn 2019 (Campus based, Halmstad, 100%)
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Entry requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Building Technology, Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or the equivalent of 180 Swedish credit points or 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university. Including courses of 7.5 credits within the field of Building Technology, 7.5 credits Project Management, 7.5 credits Engineering Mechanics and 7.5 credits Applied Physics or the equivalent, and 22.5 credits Mathematics. Applicants must have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 (Swedish Upper-Secondary School). This can be proved by grades from English education or by such tests as:

  • IELTS: score (Academic) of 6.5 or more (with none of the sections scoring less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL paper based: score of 4.5 in written test and a total score of 575
  • TOEFL internet-based: score of 20 in written test and a total score of 90

Selection rules:

Selection is made on the basis of the required educational background.

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Teaching is in English.