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

Sustainability Engineering and Management, Master's Programme

Autumn 2024 / Full-time / Linköping

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Sustainability Engineering and Management, Master's Programme - Second admission round mainly for Swedish and EU/EEA students

Autumn 2024 / Full-time / Linköping

Our current exploitation of natural resources has severe environmental implications, such as the emission of hazardous substances and resource scarcity. This programme 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 programme 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, energy efficiency, future waste management systems, urban and industrial symbioses, integrated product service offerings, and corporate environmental management.

Specialisation in concepts, strategies and methods

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

New technology in action

Linköping University hosts a national research excellence centre on biogas production and utilisation. We are also coordinating the Mistra REES (Resource-Efficient and Effective Solutions) programme. Several renewable energy solutions have been implemented in our region, which means you will have the opportunity to see new environmental technology in action.

Syllabus and course details

A detailed syllabus, curriculum and information on courses, including literature, can be found in our Study Information database via the link below. For entry requirements and tuition fees, please click the ”Admission requirements” tab at the top of the page.


In this webinar, Programme Coordinator Niclas Svensson and second-year student Elena Fernández Cubillo talk about the programme structure, as well as what it is like to study at Linköping University and live in Sweden.

Career opportunities

Environmental engineering, including renewable energy solutions, is one of the fastest growing business sectors in Sweden and many other countries. As a graduate, you are qualified for a wide range of leading positions in companies and the public sector, dealing with energy consulting, investment strategies, development of local and regional systems for energy distribution and generation, development of new products and services, renewable energy, environmental consulting, waste management and recycling and strategic environmental management. Several alumni have also chosen a career within academia, pursuing doctoral studies at Linköping University and other universities throughout the world.

Student testimonial

Hanna – Brazil – Current student

I want to work with developing countries to build efficient and sustainable energy systems to power future technologies. I believe that my studies at LiU will give me the required tools to address global problems such as affordable and clean energy and make a direct impact on people’s lives by changing the ways products are manufactured and consumed.


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

Application and admission

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