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Energy Engineering

Energy Engineering

Energy Engineering

Imagine a world without oil, coal and gas. This would result in a lack of electricity and heat. We would not be able to drive our cars or take a bus – and flying would be out of the question, as we would not have any fuel. We would not be able to turn on the TV, cook dinner, charge our cell phones, or turn on the lights and the heat. What would we do? We do not know how long our oil and coal reserves will be sufficient. At the same time, we are polluting the earth with the use of oil and coal. We need to replace the sources of energy such as oil, coal and gas, with alternatives like wind, sun and wave energy. These sources of energy do not pollute the earth, and they will not run out.

become part of the future team of engineers

By studying Energy Engineering at Aalborg University in Denmark, you can become part of the future team of engineers who are going to ensure our environment and our climate through the use of alternative sources of energy which do not pollute, and at the same time optimise the energy system and efficient apparatus, so that we save energy.

You can choose between the following Master of Science (MSc) specialisations:

All specialisations are founded in research-based teaching, applying the latest technologies. You will work by means of Problem Based Learning solving a real-life problem together with fellow students.

Meet students from the programme

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Why choose Aalborg University?

  • Problem based and project oriented work
  • Project time covers 50 % of the total number of ECTS of the semester
  • Multi-disciplinary project work in order to solve the specific problems of the project
  • Study groups of 2 to 7 students
  • Each project group is allocated a study group room
  • The study group room is equipped with internet and software license access, printer facilities, etc.
  • Study group rooms are located in the same buildings as the teachers’ offices
  • 24-hour-access to the study group rooms
  • Research-based teaching provided by the Department of Energy Technology a.o.
  • Insight in the newest technologies - still in the development phase
  • Frequent cooperation with researchers and companies

Rated for exellence

Aalborg University is rated for excellence in the QS-ranking system. Aalborg University has received five stars certifying the world-class position of the university based on cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.
Within Engineering and Technology, Aalborg University ranked as number 76 in 2015/2016.


Aalborg University is famous for its problem based learning, where you work in a team on a large written assignment often collaborating with an industrial partner. This study method is also called “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning”. The method is highly recognised internationally, and the university is host to a succesful UNESCO chair in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education and a Centre for PBL and Sustainability approved by UNESCO.

The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner. You get to apply theory to practice when you work to solve real-life problems, and you will be well-prepared for your future career.

Facts About the Programme




Admission Requirements

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Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.

learn more about Pbl at aau