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Linköping University MSc in Sustainability Engineering and Management
Linköping University

MSc in Sustainability Engineering and Management

Linköping, Sweden

4 Semesters


Full time

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Aug 2024

SEK 280,600 / per year



An urgent need for rapid change within many technical fields has increased the demand for new management strategies. This program will provide you with the ability to lead production, engineering, and society in a sustainable direction.

Our current exploitation of natural resources has severe environmental implications, such as the emission of hazardous substances and resource scarcity. This program teaches you how to combine an interdisciplinary systems perspective with skills in modern environmental and energy engineering. This holistic and proactive approach is essential to limit, prevent and solve environmental problems.

Dual research perspectives

The program joins the perspectives of two departmental research groups – Energy Systems, and Environmental Technology and Management. These groups are developing system solutions and producing internationally renowned research in areas such as renewable energy and biofuels, energy efficiency, future waste management systems, urban and industrial symbioses, integrated product-service offerings, and corporate environmental management.

Specialization in concepts, strategies, and methods

The first semester features introductory courses in environmental engineering and energy systems and courses in traditional engineering topics such as product development and project management. The second and third semesters involve specialization in concepts, strategies, and methods for achieving more efficient use of materials and energy, at business, inter-business, and societal levels. These semesters also include courses on the development and implementation of sustainability concepts and strategies such as innovative entrepreneurship and innovation management. The program concludes with a degree project (30 ECTS) in the final semester.

New Technology in action

Linköping University hosts a national research excellence center on biogas production and utilization and is coordinating the Mistra REES (Resource-Efficient and Effective Solutions) program. Several renewable energy solutions have been implemented in this region, which means you will have the opportunity to see this new environmental technology in action.



A Master of Science in Sustainability Engineering and Management from Linköping University works with all aspects of the development of resource-efficient technical systems, complex products, and industrial processes.

A graduate from this program will be able to apply a multidisciplinary systems approach to proactive engineering with a strong focus on sustainability.

The program is aimed at students with a Bachelor's degree who would like to extend their knowledge of energy and environmental engineering. Graduates are suitable for employment in industry, business, academic institutions, and major research and development laboratories.


Mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering subjects

A Master of Science in Sustainability Engineering and Management

  • has solid foundations in mathematics and engineering sciences
  • is able to effectively use computerized tools for modeling, analysis, and visualization of engineering problems
  • has specialized knowledge in the area of Sustainability Engineering and Management

Personal and professional skills

A Master of Science in Sustainability Engineering and Management

  • has the ability to take a leading role in modern research and engineering
  • is able to gain competency in new fields of engineering, rapidly and independently
  • is able to participate effectively in multidisciplinary teams, either as a team leader or in a specialist role

Interpersonal skills: teamwork and communication

A Master of Science in Sustainability Engineering and Management

  • is capable of teamwork and active collaboration within the group by sharing in the tasks and responsibilities
  • is able to initiate, plan, carry out and evaluate scientific and engineering projects
  • is skilled in oral and written communication

Planning, execution, and presentation of research or development projects with respect to scientific and societal needs and requirements

A graduate has knowledge about suitable development processes for different kinds of research or development projects and is able to participate and actively contribute to all phases of research or development projects, including identification of needs, structuring, planning, execution, and presentation of projects, taking into account the importance of technology in society, including economic, social, and sustainable development.


Our research concerns changes in organizations, technical systems, products, and processes in the direction towards increased adaption to the environment. In particular, this involves studies to investigate the environmental impact of such changes.

Environmental Technology and Management

Division of Environmental Technology and Management is a research and education environment at the Department of Management and Engineering. We turn environmental problems into opportunities.

Efficient industrial energy use

How the can industry work with a long-term strategic view combining energy efficiency, increased productivity, and enhanced competitiveness is the focus of our research at LiU.

Industrial and Urban Symbiosis

Research is conducted into how local and regional collaboration that involves private and public organizations, and actors from different sectors, can bring opportunities for more efficient flows of material and energy, and other synergy effects.

Products Services and Innovation

A unit is a research group that is leading experts in applied and transdisciplinary research on sustainable value creation based on a system perspective that enables effective and efficient use and preservation of resources.

Sustainable Materials Management

Future resources will be found in the built environment. A lot of our natural resources have been moved from the earth's crust into society. We aim to develop knowledge and methods for more efficient and sustainable use of such hidden resources.



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