Energy Science and Technology

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An interdisciplinary programme in energy sciences

Technology and innovation can optimise the production, conversion and consumption of energy with the aim of maximising efficiency and reducing the environmental impact, but other factors also need to be considered. Cultural or individual preferences, stakeholder interests and broad policy-related aspects additionally influence energy choices.


The aim of this Master’s degree programme is to acquaint students with the complexity and inter-divisional variety of issues relating to energy and equip them with the ability to develop future sustainable energy systems. Methods and approaches are taught by a wealth of ETH departments including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental sciences and economics.

With the help of a tutor, students draw up their own curriculum, selecting from over 50 energy-specific courses. An industrial internship and a semester project complete the studies.

  • Core courses
  • Multidisciplinary courses
  • Semester project (14 weeks, alongside courses)
  • Internship in industry
  • Master thesis (6 months)

Credits ECTS: 90
Degree and title: Master of Science in Energy Science and Technology

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Master’s degree programme Energy Science and Technology

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