Programme in detail

The master’s programme Sustainable Energy Technology offers seven profiles within the field of Sustainable Energy: Wind, Solar, Biomass, Power, Storage, Electric Mobility, and Economics and Society. These profiles are organised in eight cluster options, so-called Profile Clusters. Each cluster consists of three different profiles, which in turn are made up of courses in a particular energy field. Together they prepare the student to deal with current topics in sustainable energy technology. During the first quarter of the first year, students can choose their Profile Cluster.

Please find below the seven profiles followed by an overview of the eight Profile Clusters.

Profile Clusters

Profile course overview

How to choose your Profile Cluster?

Because the Profile Clusters cover a very broad range of topics, many students do not possess the background knowledge for all profiles in a Cluster. The table below shows which background fits best with the Clusters:

Prepare for other Profile Clusters

If you would like to choose a Profile Cluster for which you might NOT have all required knowledge based on your Bachelor programme, it is strongly recommended to prepare yourself before the start of the academic year in Delft.

The table below provides an overview of the topics which you are recommended to prepare for each cluster (per different bachelor’s degree background):

Biomass and Power

TU Delft offers special online linkage courses for the topics Biomass and Power. These linkage courses are designed to give you sufficient background for a specific cluster.

The admission links are:

Following a linkage course can cost you up to 120 hours of study time, so do not make the decision to follow one lightly. For the linkage courses, a diagnostic test has been developed which you can use to check your background knowledge in this field. Be sure to do the diagnostic test first in order to check if you have (part of) the required knowledge already.

If you want to take one of the linkage courses, please send an email to, providing the course you want to take and the email address you want us to use to create your account.  

Mechanics and Dynamics

For Mechanics and Dynamics there is no online linkage course available, as the study load exceeds 250 hours. We therefore advise you to choose the Clusters requiring mechanics and dynamics only if you have had a sizeable amount of these topics in your prior education.

For some courses in the Biomass profile a background in Transport Phenomena is beneficial. On the edX platform you can find courses on Transport Phenomena offered by Delft University of Technology. Please note that this course is only offered at certain moments during the academic year.

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