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Research and innovation are indispensable to take Sustainable Energy to the next level.

Sustainable Energy Technology includes renewable energy sources (such as solar energy, wind energy, and energy from biomass) and technologies designed to improve energy efficiency. A transition to Sustainable Energy is necessary to meet the growing global demand for energy and address the threat of climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions. This transition will require fundamental innovations affecting the world's energy landscape.

Securing a sustainable energy future implies an energy transition that will require a new generation of dedicated engineers and researchers capable of developing, optimising, and integrating sustainable energy sources including solar power, wind power, and energy from biomass. Because of the intermittency of these sources storage of energy is an important factor for success. This requires innovative batteries and research into hydrogen as an energy source. New technologies need to be integrated into existing power networks and market structures.

The design of new forms of energy distribution, energy market structures, and smart grids is necessary to satisfy the energy needs of modern societies.
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diplomaMSc Sustainable Energy Technology
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma

Waarom aan de TU Delft?

Engineers in Sustainable Energy Technology have a broad knowledge of the field and can act as the system integrators of the energy transition.
They can bring different energy subsystems together into one system. Their engineering skills include renewable energy generation, distribution systems, and storage. In addition they can integrate systems that can manage the fluctuating energy supply and demand. They are also aware of the challenges of the energy market and innovation management. There is a lot of demand for engineers in this field, because governments and industry have ambitious plans for investments in sustainable energy.


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opbouwIn the academic year 2017-2018 the Master Sustainable Energy Technologies offers a new programme. Students will obtain an overview of the Sustainable Energy field in the first quarter and choose a cluster of three profiles.
1e jaar The programme of the first year of MSc SET at Delft University of Technology (60 EC) is made up of Core courses, Profile courses and a System Integration Project.

We offer the following clusters of profiles:
  • Wind - Solar - Storage
  • Solar- Power-Storage
  • Biomass - Solar - Storage
  • Wind - Power- Economics
  • Solar- Power- Economics
  • Biomass - Storage- Economics
Economics and Regulations of Sustainable Energy Systems
5 EC
Energy System Optimisation
5 EC
Renewable Energy
5 EC
Profile Courses
45 EC
2e jaar The second year of the Master SET (60 EC) consists of Electives or Internship (15 EC) and the Master's thesis (45 EC).
Electives keuzevak
15 EC
Thesis afstuderen
45 EC


  1. Wind EnergyAssessing wind resources. Adapting wind turbines to their environment and applying wind turbines in an (offshore) wind energy system.
  2. Solar EnergyResearching and developing photovoltaic devices. Designing and integrating photovoltaic systems in a variety of applications.
  3. Biomass EnergyUnderstanding the pros and cons of using biomass as an energy source. Designing and analysing biomass-based energy processes.
  4. PowerIntegrating renewable energy sources in DC and AC systems and grids. Connecting storage and e-mobility to electricity grid.
  5. StorageAssessing the potential of various storage technologies like batteries, hydrogen, and their applications.
  6. Economics & SocietyIntegrating economic and societal aspects in sustainable energy projects, innovation processes, policies, and transitions.


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet30% zelfstudie
50% theorie
20% praktijk
literature study, oral presentation, internship, research project, excursion, tutorial, lecture, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, self study, project
During the Master, a student proves his/her level of understanding and ability to carry out a scientific research or design project, using the acquired competences (knowledge/skills and attitude). MSc SET graduates combine a broad knowledge in the field of sustainable energy technology with an in-depth specialisation in one field. The programme provides engineers with broadly based energy technology competences.
Graduates can apply their acquired knowledge and skills in projects involving a system-based and interdisciplinary approach. Upon completion of the programme the engineer will be able to apply the fundamentals of SET to provide technical solutions for sustainable energy related problems, taking into account economic, social, environmental and ethical factors. The engineer will become an expert in at least one of the sub-areas of the field and be able to take part in the ongoing research in that area.

honours-/excellence program Honours Track

Honours Track for excellent students.

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 september 2017
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 september 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
If you have a BSc degree or HBO degree, visit the webpage for information about admission and application
For more information about the application procedure and studying at TU Delft in general, go to

Indicated above

estimated monthly costs

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312kamerhuur in Delftrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1180totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven


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? eerstejaars gestart in 2012
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21469 studenten aan de Technische Universiteit Delft
25% daarvan is vrouw
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Electrotechnische Vereeniging
De Electrotechnische Vereeniging is opgericht in 1906 en heeft ten doel het behartigen van de belangen van studenten elektrotechniek aan de Technische Universiteit Delft

Op kamers in Delft

23597studenten studerend
12824studenten woonachtig   
€ 312gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
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aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Nga Phùng
The environment has always interested me. Renewable energy is very important for our future.

I am from Vietnam and I did my Bachelor study in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Kyushu University in Japan. I really wanted to continue my studies in Sustainable Energy. Looking at university rankings and scholarship possibilities, I became interested in studying at the TU Delft. Before I came to Delft I followed the Solar Energy Course by Arno Smets on edX to get an impression...
You can then make the most suitable choice for your thesis topic based on your background and interests. We also have a very international student population. This really contributes to the experience, because you hear about the energy situation in many countries. The professors respond well to our questions and feedback. They really are world class and it's inspiring how they share their knowledge and care about our learning.

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Pan Liu
For SET you need to possess the ability to multitask

Pan, an ambitious and intelligent girl from China, graduated from the MSc SET programme in 2011. She continued working in the field of Sustainable Energy by accepting a PhD position.

“During my Bachelor's in Materials Science and Engineering I did an internship in the field of Wind Energy, which really stimulated my interest in the field of energy. I started looking around for Master's programmes in this field and found the SET programme...
This was very appealing to me. As a good cooperative relationship exists between my university (Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics) and TU Delft, my professor could recommend TU Delft to me.”

Did the MSc programme meet your expectations?
“Before I came to Delft I expected to find a programme in which I would learn about the technological background, the management and practical application of many kinds of energy. This is what I read in the information brochure. I can confirm that the programme did meet my expectations and actually exceeded them. This two-year programme has turned me into an engineer with not only a solid technical background but also a strong grounding in entrepreneurship.”

What is special about the SET Master's programme?
“A unique aspect of the SET programme is that you can take courses in, as well as choose your thesis topic from many of TU Delft's faculties. Of course this in on the condition that the topic is in the field of sustainable energy.”
Multi topic track

“For me this meant lots of freedom in designing my own track, in selecting the electives I wanted to take and choosing a Master's thesis project of my interest. For example I did my internship with a Dutch company in the field of Fuel Cells, took electives in Wind Energy and Entrepreneurship and chose to carry out my Master's thesis project in the field of Solar Energy. My experience with all these different energy fields turned out to be very useful during the job hunting process.”

Can you tell us more about your current career?
“After initially aiming for a job in industry, and more specifically in consultancy, and exploring many options, I found that what I actually wished to do most of all was to stay in Delft with my boyfriend and to look for a job nearby. Via a Chinese professor who I met in the course of my Master's thesis project, I applied for a PhD position at the Laboratory of Electronic Components, Technology and Materials (ECTM) of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) at TU Delft.I am working on the development of higher-power LED-lighting with the aim of saving energy. This is used in applications of the G4 Halogen lamps which one can find in home lighting. Furthermore, LED-lighting is a growing business in China which is an advantage for me for when I go back home. Since this project is being carried out in cooperation with Philips, I work in Eindhoven as well as in Delft.”

What advice would you give to potential students of the SET Master's programme?
“SET is a very demanding programme and requires the ability to combine many tasks and skills at the same time. Be prepared to expect this.”

“Think carefully about what topics interest you most and what track you wish to follow during the Master's programme. If you are not 100% sure yet about what topic to choose, do not be afraid to try out some options. Since there are so many to choose from within the SET programme, there is always an option which suits you best. If you make a plan in the first year, you won't waste too much time in finding a suitable topic for your Master's thesis in the second year.”

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1/4 TU Delft
Sustainable Energy Technology - 4TU
€ 312 gemiddelde kamerhuur
71 eerstejaars
18% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/4 TUe
Master in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT)
€ 280 gemiddelde kamerhuur
36 eerstejaars
22% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/4 TUe
Sustainable Energy Technology
€ 280 gemiddelde kamerhuur
36 eerstejaars
22% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/4 Universiteit Twente
Sustainable Energy Technology
€ 250 gemiddelde kamerhuur
15 eerstejaars
26% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Sustainable Energy Technology - 4TU aan de Technische Universiteit Delft is beoordeeld door 116 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.6 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Recent Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) graduates have found positions in companies, universities (as PhD), government, and non-governmental organisations.
They act as engineers designing for example wind turbine parks, photovoltaic systems or biomass factories. They work as product developers or consultants advising on sustainable energy projects or as trade or investment analysts. Employers are sustainable energy companies like Eneco, ECN, Sunraid, XEMC Darwind or companies like Shell, Tebodin, Siemens.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

current job market

vergeleken met andere studies

zoektijd baanzeer goed
salaris na 1,5 jaar goed
kans op een vaste baan zeer goed
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Potentiële beroepen

  • business analyst
  • consultant energy & sustainability
  • energy consultant
  • investment analyst
  • junior consultant
  • market analyst
  • phd
  • product development manager
  • safety consultant
  • solar designer
  • technical support engineer
  • trade analyst
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Programme Coordinator Sustainable Energy Technology MSc
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