Specialization themes SET

The Master Sustainable Energy Technology offers a range of specialization courses. For clarity the more than 30 specialization courses are categorized in four specialization themes. You can choose courses from all specializations, but your study program has to be approved by your mentor. This mentor is one of the assistant, associate or full professors of the SET sections. These sections are active in one or more of the specialization themes.


Within the department of Mechanical Engineering a Master Allocation Procedure is implemented to assign students to the sections of this department. Since the Mechanical Engineering department coordinates the Master’s Program SET and different sections from the Mechanical Engineering Department are involved in the SET Master’s Program, this allocation procedure will (in) directly affect students who would like to perform their thesis work in one of the SET sections.

Specialization sections

In the first quarter you will be informed further about the specializations and the sections will present themselves.

You can already check out the specialization options within each section. On their website (see overview below) they present all research areas they cover. Please note that not all research topics in each section are necessarily relevant to this program! The sections are autonomous, and are also involved in other programs. In the download menu on the right you can find a program specific presentation; covering only relevant research areas.

Sources, Fuels and Storage
Energy Technology Mechanical Engineering  
Power & Flow  Mechanical Engineering  
Stimuli-responsive Funct. Materials & Dev. Chemical Engineering & Chemistry  
Sustainable Process Engineering* Chemical Engineering & Chemistry  
Multi-scale Modelling of Multi-phase Flows* Chemical Engineering & Chemistry  
Transport in Permeable Media 

Applied Physics   

Plasma and Materials Processing Applied Physics  

 *Only for students with bachelor's degree Chemical Engineering or comparable

Electrical Power Systems
Section Department
Electrical Energy Systems Electrical Engineering
Electromechanics and Power Electronics Electrical Engineering
Application in the Built Environment
Section Department
Building Physics and Services Built Environment
Energy Technology (read article) Mechanical Engineering
Energy & Society
Section Department
Technology, Innovation & Society Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences