This Masters Degree Programme is based on the research work at the Solar Energy Research Center (SERC) at Dalarna University. The programme started in 1999 under the name European Solar Engineering School (ESES). Since then about 250 students have taken the programme and most of them work today as solar experts in the solar industry and as researchers and teachers at universities all over the world.
Successful candidates to the programme are those who are interested in becoming a part of the fast-growing field of renewable energy. The programme is suitable for students with a bachelors degree with a major in Physics, Mechanical, Electrical or Energy Engineering, or similar fields. Documented good command of both oral and written English is required.
Our graduates are active as engineers and managers in the solar energy industry. Some have started their own solar businesses; others are researchers and teachers at universities. Several graduates have successfully continued their education with PhD studies.
Please visit our active alumni network to find out what former programme students are currently working with.
Possible employers for our graduates are as follows:
The programme is a one-year Masters in Solar Energy Engineering. All courses are taught in English. After passing all courses, including the thesis work, the student is awarded the Degree of Master of Science with a major in Energy and Environmental Technology. The programme comprises 60 credits (1 credit = 1 ECTS) and begins at the end of August, which is the start of the autumn semester.
Semester 1 (Autumn) - Elective Courses (choose one)/ Credits
Semester 1 (Autumn) - Mandatory Courses
Semester 2 (Spring)
Students have two options in their second term:
1. write a 30-credit thesis; or
2. write a 15-credit thesis and take these three courses:
* 1 credit = 1 ECTS
There are five scholarships available for successful applicants to the Solar Energy Engineering Programme who are applying from non-EU/EEA countries.
Students from the following countries are not eligible for these scholarships: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.
Applicants from these countries may apply for Swedish Institute scholarships.
Six scholarships available that cover 25% of tuition fees for one year (60 credits).
Four scholarships available that cover 50% of tuition fees for one year (60 credits).
All programmes at Dalarna University are accredited by the Swedish Council for Higher Education (www.uhr.se)