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Master's degree programme

The Master's degree programme in Energy Science and Technology (MEST) is offered by ETH Zurich to enable future engineers to rise to the challenge of developing future sustainable energy systems.

The programme provides education in a large number of scientific disciplines. Students individually structure their own study profile by selecting from a wide range of courses across many of the ETH departments.


MEST Brochure

Gain a quick overview of the aims and benefits of the MEST programme by looking at the MEST brochure, including alumni testimonials.  

MEST Programme Director

Prof. Christian Franck is the current MEST Programme Director. He commenced in autumn 2015, taking over from Prof. Göran Andersson who is retiring shortly after many years at the ETH and leading the MEST success. 

Alumni Portraits

Michael Koller

Michael Koller, a MEST alumni, was profiled in the German newspaper "Die Zeit" (german only) in July 2016 following his recent appointment, at the young age of 28, as Chief Technical Officer for EKZ, the electricity provider for the Canton of Zurich. In this role, he is a key player in the energy transition, directing research and development projects and shaping the integration of renewable electrical energy in Switzerland’s power grid.

Michael was the guest speaker at the spring 2015 MEST information event for prospective students whilst still in his earlier position with EKZ as an Energy Storage Specialist. Slides (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Eva Kaffe presentation

Evdokia Kaffe, talked to an audience at ETH in spring 2016 about her reasons for choosing the MEST programme and the benefits she gained. Now working for one of Zurich's electricity providers (ewz), she found the unique mix of engineering and economics / business courses studied meant that she was well prepared for the real world within a busy energy supplier. Slides (PDF, 5.9 MB)

Student Information Event

For current ETH bachelor students: information event about the MEST programme

An overview of this broad programme was held on 7 March 2017. The highlight was a talk by MEST graduate Ifigeneia Stefanidou who explained the reasons behind her academic and career choices. After working for two different users of grid technology, first ABB, then Axpo, she is now a Smart Grid Consultant at Landis+Gyr, a manufacturer of smart grid technology. Slides (PDF, 799 KB)

MEST Tutors

The list of the Professors working in the energy field who are MEST Tutors spans nine different ETH departments: MEST tutors.

Any changes for 2017 will be posted here at a later date. The last two new addditions were in 2016, when we welcomed the following profiled below:

Prof. Ulrike Grossner is Chair of Power Semiconductors in the department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (D-ITET). Internationally recognised for her research into new semiconductors based on wide bandgap materials, she joined the ETH in spring 2015 from ABB Corporate Research in Baden.

Prof. Guillaume Habert holds the Chair of Sustainable Construction in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (D-BAUG). His research work spans the development of sustainable concrete, the environmental evaluation of building materials and the development of new binders such as geopolymers.

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