Energy systems, Study Plan and Courses Table: 2018/2019.

Year 1 at Aalto University: Department of Mechanical Engineering. Contact: Mika Järvinen

Year 2 at KTH: Department of Energy Technology. Contact: Francesco Fuso-Nerini

General program goals

The purpose of the Nordic Master Program in "Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering" is to provide state-of-the-art education in the fields of conventional and renewable energy sources like conventional and new power generation, solar energy, biomass energy, wind power, geothermal power, and energy utilization in the built environment by means of economically and environmentally sustainable systems and technologies. The term 'sustainable energy engineering' comprises a wide array of practices, policies and technologies (conventional and renewable/alternative) aimed at providing energy at the least financial, environmental and social cost. A strong emphasis is placed on dealing with energy engineering tasks with due consideration of technical, environmental and socio-economic issues. Another strong emphasize is put on the Innovative and Entrepreneurial aspects of the energy society, especially related to how existing and new efficiency improvement innovations can be brought to the market in different countries. The innovative aspects inside the program are both related to the advanced renewable concept in the Nordic countries as well as regards to new businesses in the energy sector. Advanced methods are applied to identify, describe, quantify and find solutions to a diverse range of energy engineering problems. Participants gain proficiency in project design and implementation, operation and maintenance, as well as in crucial phases of policy generation. Advanced training in a research-oriented perspective is also included.


Cooperating universities:





 Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Energy Technology

 Mika Järvinen

Francesco Fuso-Nerini

Course table:

1.      Semester

2.      Semester

3.      Semester

4.      Semester



AAE-E3090 Renewable Energy Engineering 5 ECTS, I-II

EEN-E3002 Power process simulation (5 ECTS) III

MJ2475 Theory & methodology of science in energy research (6 ECTS)                 

MJ248x Thesis, 30 ECTS

EEN-E1030 Thermodynamics in Energy Technology, (5 ECTS) I-II

EEN-E3001 Fundamentals of industrial energy engineering (5 ECTS), III

MJ2383 Energy system economics modeling and indicators for

sustainable development (6 ECTS)

EEN-E1010 Power Plants and Processes (5 ECTS), I-II

AAE-E3090 Renewable Energy Engineering, (5 ECTS) (III-IV)

MJ2382 Energy data, balances and projections (6 ECTS)

EEN-E3007 Process Integration and Energy Optimization (5 ECTS), II

31E01310 Energy and Environmental Economics (5 ECTS), V

MJ2440 Measurement techniques (3 ECTS)

Elective courses from list 1

Elective courses from list 2

MJ2409 Applied energy technology project course 9 (ECTS)

= 30 ECTC

= 30 ECTS

= 30 ECTS

= 30 ECTS

Elective course list 1
PHYS-E6572 Advanced Wind Power Technology (5 ECTS) (I-II) (alternate years, lectured in autumn 2018)

PHYS-C6370 Fundamentals of New Energy Sources (5 ECTS) (I-II)

EEN-E3006 Energy Markets (5 ECTS), (I)

AAE-E3100 Energy Carriers L(5 ECTS) (I)

AAE-E3000 Advanced Energy Project (10 ECTS) (I-II)

Elective course list 2

EEN-E3004 District heating and cooling (5 ECTS) (V)

PHYS-C1380 Multi-disciplinary energy perspectives (5 ECTS) (III-V)

PHYS-E6570 Solar Energy Engineering (5 ECTS) (III- IV) (alternate years, lectured in spring 2016)

AAE-E3080 Thermal Energy Storage Systems L, (5 ECTS) (IV-V)

AAE-E2005 Thermochemical Energy Conversion L, (5 ECTS) (III-IV)

EEN-E3005 Exercises in Energy Technology (5 ECTS) (IV-V)

Research areas for projects / master thesis

Professors and researchers at KTH i.e. 2nd-year university.

Professors at Aalto i.e. 1st-year university.

Research area

Following Professors and Researchers are available in the field of Energy Systems Analysis, Department of Energy Technology, KTH.

-          Prof. Francesco Fuso Nerini (Energy and sustainability, energy access, cities)

-          Prof. Will Usher (energy modelling, optimization, python)

-          Prof. Viktoria Martin (energy storage and modelling)

-          Francesco Gardumi (energy modelling, European energy ststems)

-          Vignesh Sridharan (Climate, Land, Energy and Water analyses)

-          Alexandros Korkovelos (Energy access)

-          Dilip Khatiwada (Bioenergy systems)

-      Mika Järvinen, Aalto, Department of Mechanical Engineering

-      Martti Larmi, Aalto, Department of Mechanical Engineering

-      Risto Lahdelma, Aalto University, Department of Mechanical Engineering

-      Prof. Sanna Syri, Aalto University, department of Mechanical Engineering

-      Prof. Ville Vuorinen, Aalto University, department of Mechanical Engineering

-      Prof. Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio, Department of Mechanical engineering

Development of a local, national, regional or global energy assements. Focusing on relevant issues such as: The role of specific technologies or systems of technologies, the impact on the environment, system economics.