• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
This distinctive model of integrating engineering and economics education, offered by Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) and Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão (ISEG), a joint venture of leading Engineering and Economics TULisbon schools, empowers students as leaders who can design innovative strategies and execute them in real world situations to promote Sustainable Energy Systems. 


The Sustainable Energy Systems Doctoral program curriculum from Instituto Superior Técnico enables this competitive advantage through rigorous coursework and R&D activities with world-class faculty, including MIT participation under the MIT-Portugal framework, challenging experimental learning, and hands-on teamwork and leadership experiences.


Create new knowledge through training programs (DFA/DEA) and R&D (PhD), promoting innovative product development and technology integration of sustainable energy systems where energy demand is fulfilled with the minimum use of non-renewable natural resources, with consideration of diverse situations across the globe;

Promote new forms of interaction between universities and enterprises, government, and society for the identification and implementation of sustainable energy policies and technology innovations.


Attaining the SES Doctor of Philosophy degree opens the door to a wide range of activities from employment with multinational companies to academia, in Portugal and elsewhere.

Operational Regime

The courses will be lectured from 18h00-22h00 from Monday to Friday. Depending on the course chosen by the student, in average, each student has two to three days of courses per week.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Curricular Unity from other University 
  • Energy in Buildings
  • Energy Management
  • Energy Systems Economics and Modeling
  • Energy Systems Optimization
  • Option II
  • Projects Evaluation and Externalities
  • Regulation Theory
  • Risk Management

        English Language Requirements

        This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

        General Requirements

        • Master's degree or equivalent. Students in the final year of a five-year degree or Bologna Master's two-year degree are welcome to apply now;
        • Fluency in English ;
        • Evaluation of candidates may involve an interview in English .

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          2750 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
        • EU/EEA

          2750 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        Living costs for Lisbon

        • 630 - 1130 EUR/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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