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MScSustainable and Energy Efficient Buildings

Kaunas University of Technology
Lithuania, Kaunas
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Tuition fee €5,266 per year

*KTU offers partial tuition fee waivers for the candidates with outstanding results

Application fee €100 one-time

Payable within 2 weeks from the application submission by transferring it to the KTU bank account. Non-refundable. Bank details will be provided during application.

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The Master’s study programme “Sustainable and Energy-efficient Buildings” is designed for persons that graduated from the Bachelor’s study programmes in Construction Engineering, Construction Technology, Building Engineering Systems or Energy Engineering and those willing to gain knowledge and be able to systematically analyse, assess and design building engineering systems, building micro-climate, building conformity with the principles of sustainable construction, energy costs, renewable energy source technology, system management principles, energy accumulation, transmission and consumption technology, perform their maintenance and be able to carry out the building energy efficiency inspection.

  • Studies are usually conducted in the evenings, but some academic classes take place during the day.


1. Growing demand in specialists understanding the principles of sustainable construction

There has been an increasing demand in qualified specialists analysing, modelling and designing advanced building engineering systems, having knowledge of the principles of sustainable construction and being able to systematically think and solve the problems related to thermal comfort, building inside environment micro-climate parameters, safety assurance, and similar engineering problems.

2. Studies oriented towards present and future market demands

The study programme is oriented towards research capacity and systematic thinking by maintaining strong nature of applied sciences. The study programme is related to the transition to zero carbon dioxide emission construction, energy generating buildings, and integration of advanced, energy-efficient systems in the buildings, as well as sustainable harmony with the environment.

3. Broad career opportunities

Graduates may conduct research in R&D institutions, be managers, the highest category designers or BIM project managers in design or manufacturing enterprises and organisations engaged in the building energy assessment, design of engineering systems, expert, consultancy, construction execution and supervision activities. The graduates may also establish and develop independent construction businesses, work in international companies in the field of engineering equipment and system development.

4. Demand for specialists in the market

Having graduated from the Master’s study programme “Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Buildings”, the graduates are able to work in many Lithuanian enterprises, such as AB “Kauno Energija”, UAB “Caverion Lietuva”, UAB “Vitaterma”, UAB “Enso Projects”, UAB “Terma”, UAB “Veda”, UAB “Rusnė”, UAB “ClimPro”, as well as in foreign companies, for instance, “ENER-G Controls” (Great Britain).

5. Smooth study process

Lecturers that take part in the study process are not only professionals, but they also apply flexible lecture schedules, consultancy times and they try to make students interested and involved in scientific research.

Career opportunities

“The demand for young, energetic specialists able to change and improve on a regular basis has been currently increasing given the rapidly rising advancement of technology. I tend to notice that these young specialists, having graduated from their Master’s studies, are more courageous in taking up more difficult tasks and more confident. I believe that knowledge gained during the Master’s studies not only broadened their knowledge, but also taught them to search, analyse, and find original engineering solutions which are in line with the latest trends.” – Konstantinas Marcinkus,
Director at UAB “Terma”

You may become

1. Expert of energy performance in buildings

Analyzing building projects, certifying their energy performance, preparing the necessary documentation and communicating with customers and designers of other parts of the building is the main role of these experts.

2. Sustainable building expert

Sustainability principles are ever-expanding, and these experts can properly implement them in buildings and advise on the necessary changes.

3. Researcher in the field of microclimate, sustainable development of buildings, energy efficiency of buildings

Researchers in this specialization plan and conduct research, evaluate their results, publish them, and ultimately present them at scientific conferences.

Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application deadline
30 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
1 Sept 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application deadline
30 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
1 Sept 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States