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 gives you a better understanding of renewable energy in the built environment and you do practical work to apply solutions to one of the major issues of our time: how we build an urban society where energy consumption and energy supply are sustainable in the long term.

About the education

Courses and competencies in focus

The Master’s programme in Energy Smart Innovation focuses on the technology of smart energy solutions in the built environment, as well as on principles for the successful implementation of these. In the first semester, you take joint courses in the programme's main field of study. In this way, students acquire a common knowledge base on construction and energy technology. This is followed by courses aimed at deeper technical knowledge, as well as knowledge of innovation processes linked to the implementation of energy solutions in the built environment.

All education will take place on campus in Halmstad, Sweden.

The programme is conducted in English.

Collaboration opportunities

Several courses are project-based and are carried out in close collaboration with the business community. The Master’s programme in Energy Smart Innovation is closely linked to several of the university's research environments, as well as to the profile area Smart Cities and Societies, and several of its teachers are active researchers in areas such as innovation, construction innovation, energy efficiency, district heating and wind power.

Entry requirements

Information about entry requirements is available in the information box under the page picture. Click on "show education info" to learn more.

Programme content

The courses listed below are included in the programme starting autumn 2024.

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* included in the programme main area Construction Engineering with specialisation in Renewable Energy.

Year 1

Year 2

  • 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 *
  • Advanced Course in District Heating Technology, 7.5 credits *
  • Master Thesis Construction Engineering with specialisation in Renewable Energy, 30 credits *

After the education


The program leads to a Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Construction Engineering with specialisation in Renewable Energy.

Opportunities for further studies

After the programme, you are qualified to apply for doctoral and PhD studies, for example in the University's own third cycle courses.

Meet our students and former students

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Autumn 2024 (Campus based, Halmstad, 100%)
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Entry requirements:

Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Building Technology, Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or the equivalent. 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. The degree must be equivalent to a Swedish högskoleingenjörsexamen and must have been awarded from an internationally recognised university. Applicants must have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 in Swedish Upper-Secondary School.

Selection rules:

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

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Language of instruction:

Teaching is in English.

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