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

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typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track
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.

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


profiel Wind Energy

Assessing wind resources. Adapting wind turbines to their environment and applying wind turbines in an (offshore) wind energy system.

profiel Solar Energy

Researching and developing photovoltaic devices. Designing and integrating photovoltaic systems in a variety of applications.

profiel Biomass Energy

Understanding the pros and cons of using biomass as an energy source. Designing and analysing biomass-based energy processes.

profiel Power

Integrating renewable energy sources in DC and AC systems and grids. Connecting storage and e-mobility to electricity grid.

profiel Storage

Assessing the potential of various storage technologies like batteries, hydrogen, and their applications.

profiel Economics & Society

Integrating 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 kosten


1 september 2021

aanmelding deadline : 1 september 2021
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2022

aanmelding deadline : 1 september 2022
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

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estimated monthly costs

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312kamerhuur in Delftrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 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


297 studenten volgen deze opleiding
20% daarvan is vrouw
67 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
22% daarvan is vrouw
23325 studenten aan de Technische Universiteit Delft
27% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData


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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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Ibrahim Diab
You are never limited in this program, and as Energy is everywhere, so are your electives on campus

I did my bachelor in Mechanical Engineering at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. I then went on to work in the Oil industry in Saudi Arabia. I was really fascinated by the Energy field, but I wanted a career away from Oil and Gas, and therefore I started to search for master programmes abroad. Delft was the first choice with the TU's reputation and how extensive the MSc in Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) seemed...
I would really advise students to take electives in other faculties. You get a total new point of view on integrating renewable technologies, and it gives you the potential to see how much you have learned about energy when you see yourself sitting among students from other faculties listening to your input. The campus life is also so rich, and even more in the case of SET; it is one of the most international programs on campus, and our newly formed student association is super active socially, academically, and professionally.

Ibrahim Diab

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Ali Chamseddine
Not only it gave me an overview of the several sustainable energy sources and technologies, it also provided me with the flexibility to choose the courses I wanted and focus on the profiles I found most interesting.

After completing my Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering in Lebanon and having worked for a couple of years, I decided to travel abroad to pursue a Master's Degree. I chose TU Delft because of its high ranking and reputation for being one of the best technical universities in the world, and for having a highly international community. The Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) MSc programme proved to be great...
This gave me the opportunity to work with other students from different academic and cultural backgrounds. One other important aspect in the program, and the university, is the abundance of opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities, such as being in a study association, a sports team, a helping as a teaching assistant, etc.

Moreover, living in Delft has been a very pleasant experience. This charming little city quickly became my second home. It is also very close to two big cities, the Hague and Rotterdam, making it easy to go on city trips during weekends!

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Aurora Sáez Armenteros
I got to learn about the technical, societal and economical aspect of these technologies.

After finishing my studies in Seville where I specialised in energy at my Bachelor's in Industrial Technology Engineering, I decided that I wanted to continue my studies in renewable energy. TU Delft was my first choice since, apart from being one of the best technical universities of Europe, it offered the MSc in Sustainable Energy Technology. The programme was structured in such a way that I could dive into diverse renewable energy technologies. I got to learn about the technical, societal and economical aspect of these technologies...
One of my favourite courses was the System Integration Project, together with my team, we modelled, integrated and controlled several energy sources and storage in the grid in order to supply energy to a particular community.

Another advantage that the programme offers is that there is a long list of courses to choose from. This is very positive because it allows you to build your own programme, however I would advise the future students to think in advance about the electives that fit their interests better.

Almost having finished SET, I can say that I was more than happy with having chosen TU Delft and SET in particular. I enjoyed both, participating in numerous extracurricular activities that the university offers as well as becoming deeply knowledgeable about the energy transition.

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Arno Smets
Renewable energy sources and energy efficiency are the key components of sustainable energy

Renewable energy sources and energy efficiency are the key components of sustainable energy. The transition towards a sustainable energy system is a major societal challenge needed to preserve Earth for future generations. The deployment of sustainable energy, like wind, solar, and biomass is rapidly growing in many parts of the world. Improving energy efficiency is high on the agendas of governments and industries. The transition to sustainable energy on a large scale requires system integration and the design of intelligent electricity grids...
Our Sustainable Energy Technologies students get the opportunity to obtain a broad knowledge of this exciting field.

My own field of research is solar energy and I like to stimulate our Sustainable Energy Technology students to look for a topic of their thesis that combines their knowledge of different fields. My thesis students work for example on new photovoltaic materials and device concepts, the use of photovoltaics for electrical vehicles and planes, and the innovative integration of photovoltaics in the built environment. Another example is the use of photovoltaics in technologies that convert water and carbon dioxide into fuels like hydrogen or syngas. TU Delft offers excellent experts, excellent research facilities for Wind, Solar, Biomass, Power, and Storage and an excellent network with industry. The Economics profile helps students to get a good feel for innovation and market opportunities for these technologies. Some former SET students have started a company after their graduation. For the best students the university offers to stay on as a PhD candidate.

Prof. Arno Smets (The Netherlands)

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1/4 TU Delft
Sustainable Energy Technology (4TU)
€ 312 gemiddelde kamerhuur
67 eerstejaars
22% vrouw
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2/4 TU Eindhoven
Sustainable Energy Technology
€ 280 gemiddelde kamerhuur
27 eerstejaars
37% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/4 TU Eindhoven
Master in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT)
€ 280 gemiddelde kamerhuur
27 eerstejaars
37% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/4 Universiteit Twente
Sustainable Energy Technology
€ 250 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers


bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete
algemeen oordeel3.94.0
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 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Sustainable Energy Technology (4TU) aan de Technische Universiteit Delft is beoordeeld door 104 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 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.

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