SES | Executive Masters Program


The SES Executive Masters program is a one-year program offered at the University of Lisbon and the University of Porto. The objective of the Executive Masters program is to educate mid-career professionals in energy systems and economics using a multi-disciplinary approach. With a focus on energy system design and analysis, as well as leadership and entrepreneurship, graduates will be at the forefront of sustainable systems development.

The program focuses on the policy and technology development necessary for the successful design and implementation of alternative energy strategies. Students have the opportunity to learn about the practical application of energy strategies through real-world case study research conducted in conjunction with industry partners.

Our Executive Masters helps students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and to extend their professional and academic networks, promoting new job opportunities for them.

SES Executive Masters graduates will have the tools to play leadership roles in implementing sustainable energy policy and developing new business opportunities. Students may proceed to the PhD program as long as they fulfill the requirements and are approved by the SES Educational Committee.


Candidates to the Executive program on Sustainable Energy Systems must hold a Bologna 2nd cycle degree OR an MSc. degree OR a five-year degree (Licenciatura) in engineering, science or management. Preference will be given to candidates with professional experience.


There are no scholarships available for the SES Executive Masters program.


Tuition fees

The tuition fee is 3.000 Euros at FEUP and 2.750 euros at IST/ISEG (UL).


At FEUP, classes typically run 3 days per week, from Tuesday to Thursday. Three of the four classes are taught from 18.00h to 20.00h, the 4th class will run from 16:00 to 18:00, during an afternoon in which there is already a class at 18.00h.

At UL classes run from 6 pm to 10 pm from Mondays to Fridays, having each course 2 hours of duration per week. On average each student has 2 or 3 days of classes per week depending on the number of courses that he/she chooses.



Director at IST/ISEG: Prof. Paulo Ferrão (Full Professor at IST-UL)

Director at FEUP: Prof. Vítor Leal (Assistant Professor at FEUP)



The contact person at IST for the Sustainable Energy Systems Focus Area is:
Mr. João Fumega
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The contact email at FEUP for the Sustainable Energy Systems Focus Area is:
Ms. Célia Couto
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