Sustainable Innovation, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition Fee
    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    2006 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
University rank #141 (WUR) ,
The Sustainable Innovation program atEindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is unique because of the combination of courses focusing on people and society with technological courses. You learn the language of technology, but also the role of economic, societal and legal arguments in decisions about sustainable innovations.


Sustainable Innovation focuses on the redesign of technological systems from a societal and economic perspective, such as energy supplies and the built environment, to enable society at large to consume and produce in a sustainable way. 

The Sustainable Innovation program at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) also teaches you to place recent developments and discussions about sustainability in a long-term context, and covers the way in which developments in the Netherlands relate to those elsewhere in the world.

Practical focus

The Bachelors program in Eindhoven gives you a broad basis over three years, in which the practical aspects are a constant and strong element. You work together with fellow students on a number of Design-Based Learning (OGO) projects.

Graduated, what next?

With a Sustainable Innovation specialization, you can enroll in the Innovation Sciences masters degree program at TU/e or in other masters degree programs at TU/e or other universities. 

You also apply your knowledge of technology, socialsciences and economics in a wide range of fields, and take on a pivotal role in the interplay between sustainability, development and strategy. Our graduates work in industry, research institutes, governments, and consulting firms in a variety of sectors. Or they go into business for themselves. A wide range of careers awaits you.


Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The Bachelors program lasts three years. Youll follow a range of coursesand work on projects in the areas of technology, social sciences, economics and ethics.

Technical specialization

In the Sustainable Innovation major you can choose a technology specialization: Sustainable Energy or Sustainability in the built environment (English) with your own technology package of four courses which have to be completed in full during the Bachelors program.

Courses include:

  • Calculus
  • Sustainable Development in global context
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Managing Sustainable Technology
  • Research methods
  • Data Engineering
  • Economics Policy
For more information, please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

If you have followed previous education outside the Netherlands and do not have a Dutch pre-university diploma (vwo) your secondary education must first be recognized as being equivalent to the Dutch vwo diploma. This includes a specific level of Mathematics in the last two years of secondary education.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2006 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.

Living costs for Eindhoven

850 - 1,350 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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