MSc in Energy System Planning and Management

MSc in Energy System Planning and Management

Masters ·
2 years

M.Sc. Engineering in Energy System Planning and Management is a a two years (4-semester). This masters program is offered under the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Central Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University. 

This master program is designed to give students a focused, relevant and utilizable body of knowledge in energy system planning and policy making suitable for people with an interest in starting and managing energy related projects. Graduates from the program will be prepared to work for government and non-governmental institutions, international organizations, corporations/industries and entrepreneurial firms in the knowledge economy with capabilities to plan, manage and formulate energy related policies.

Institute of Engineering (IOE) Pulchowk Campus enrolls 20 students each year in Master of Science (M.Sc) in Energy System Planning and Management.


In order to be eligible for admission for Master of Science Engineering in Energy System Planning and Management (MS-ESPM), a candidate must have:

  • A Bachelors' Degree from a Four Year Engineering Program in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Computer, Civil, Agriculture and Industrial Engineering or Five Year Program in Architecture from Tribhuvan University and other recognized universities as well as degree equivalent to any of the aforementioned branches of engineering.
  • Secure at least a minimum score as prescribed by the Faculty Board in the admission test conducted by the Institute of Engineering.

Admission Criteria

The candidate willing to appear in the entrance examination to get enrollment into the M.Sc. program should fill and submit the Application Form online within the deadline prescribed by the Entrance Exam Board. Application forms will be available in the websites: or The application procedures are as follows:

1. The candidate should deposit required amount as an application fee for entrance examination in Account No mentioned in the notice by submitting a specially prepared voucher often by filling applicant's name and date of birth in it. The voucher No. indicated in the voucher needs to be specified in the online application form.

2. The candidate must select the appropriate entrance stream.

3. The candidate should fill up the other required fields in the form without skipping any steps.

4. The candidate also needs to upload his/her color photograph of prescribed specification and one of the following identification documents.

  • Citizenship certificate
  • Passport
  • Last exam admit card

If any change has to be done on the submitted information in application form, candidate has to pay extra fee to edit six or less number of normal text fields. For name, photo or ID document correction, he/she has to pay more amounts at ICTC and submit a letter of request for correction with the payment voucher

Seat/Quota distribution for M.Sc Program

Total Intake

Regular Merit

IOE Reserved

Full Fee







  1. One seat in regular category and One seat in full fee category are reserved for female candidates in each program
  2. One seat is reserved for IOE faculty. For IOE Reserved Quota, priority will be given to permanent IOE faculty. If there are no applicants from permanent IOE faculty, then priority will be given to faculties who have completed 5 years as a contract faculty. If there is no applicant in IOE reserve quota, it is added to Full Fee Seat. 1/4th of the sponsored quota is reserved for the Foreign students.
  3. Priority for the sponsored quota will be as follows:
    1. 1st Priority: Candidates from government offices & Government Owned Organizations or Companies
    2. 2nd Priority: Other Organizations
  4. If applications are not received in sponsored/foreign category, then the seat will be fulfilled as full fee category.

Curricular Structure

This Master Course focuses on the planning, designing, policy making and management of energy systems and formulating strategies. The program is structured with an objective to produce graduates who will have in-depth knowledge of energy system planning, analysis and formulating strategies so that they have capability to accept both technical and management responsibilities. An important influence is real life problem based learning including case studies and problem solving with quantitative and qualitative models including commercial modeling software.

First Semester Courses



Research Methodology (4 credits)

Core General Course


Operation Research/Management Science

Core Management Course



Core Technology Course


Energy Resources

Core Energy Course


Second Semester Courses



Energy/Economics and System Planning

Core Energy Planning Course


Energy Financial Management

Core Management Course


Elective I

Core Management Course


Elective II


Third Semester Courses



Elective III


Elective IV


Group Projects


Fourth Semester Course

Thesis/Dissertation Course

1. Total Credit = 60 Credits.
2. Course work , directed study and projects = 44 Credits
3. Dissertation = 16 Credits
4. Depending on the interest of students only 2 electives are offered in each term. Minimum number of students in each elective should be 6.

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