Thermal Energy and Technology

It is a universal study programme in the field of energy engineering, designed to provide consistent knowledge about engineering and special knowledge about thermal energy which is necessary in the energy sectors and for the process management of heat technologies, as well as design, production, and operation of equipment. This programme develops skills of communication, leadership, and teamwork. The combination of knowledge and skills is oriented to the needs on the labour market in the energy sector.

Entry requirements
Code 6121EX023
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design
Cycle First cycle
Field Power Engineering
Language Lithuanian
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 4 y.
Degree awarded Bachelor of Engineering Sciences



A combination of an excellent knowledge and real practice

There are members and heads of five professional associations, scientists of the Lithuanian Energy Institute, and representatives of businesses among the lecturers of the department.


Energy sector has stable economic structure.

Energy resources and technologies determine the viability and competitiveness of all other national economic branches; therefore, a proactive and creative specialist has a wide range of career opportunities.


Business relationships with the most important corporate energy specialists by using material base of companies for the purpose of studies

The broad business connections create favourable assumptions to make prior decision, regarding the direction of career after the studies: scientific research, design, production, etc.

Demand on the labour market

The universality of the study programme provides opportunity for all graduates to get employed by their occupation

The demand of graduates who completed Thermal Energy and Technology study programme exceeds supply; therefore, the range of companies which are interested in the study programme during the professional guidance events (“Career Days”, “Traineeship Days”, etc.) is very broad. For example, companies agree to pay part of the tuition fee according to the target funding agreements and students are willingly accepted for internship by providing them further employment opportunities.



Heat – exchange, conductivity, transfer, thermodynamics, and hydromechanics
Systems – electrical power plants, boiler houses, heat networks, corporate energy economy sectors, fuel systems
Elements – boilers, heat engines, turbines, heat exchangers, heat pumps, refrigerators
Activity – design, management and optimization of energy sector and technological processes of heat; sustainable energy
Knowledge and skills, related to the analysis of thermal phenomena Elements and work of energy systems Information and smart technologies in energetics Sustainable energy engineering


Vytautas Stasiūnas

President of the Lithuanian District Heating Association


The sustainable progress of humanity and industry results from the efficient power supply. The development and efficient management of thermal technologies have a major impact on it. This can be guaranteed only by highly qualified energy engineering specialists. Thermal Energy and Technology study programme ensures the necessary qualification of such engineers and this is confirmed by over 3,000 prepared thermal energy specialists, forming the core of engineering and management personnel of thermal component of Lithuanian energy economy.

Virginijus Ramanauskas

Director General of UAB “Enerstena”


After the completion of thermal energy studies in 2002, I worked in various projects. Later, my university fellows and I decided to produce Lithuanian products which purpose was heat production. We are facing many challenges, but we are glad that we can put knowledge obtained at the university in practice and contribute to the welfare of the state by creating jobs.


Student’s competences:
– To apply theoretical knowledge of thermal engineering to solving of practical tasks;
– To design energy systems and elements applying advanced competences of engineering activities and interdisciplinary competences;
– To analyse and manage thermal processes and equipment related to generation and supply of thermal energy, cooling and refrigeration technologies;
– To apply modern methods for solving of energy saving and environmental problems.


Student’s skills:
– Able to comprehend modern thermal energy technologies and systems;
– Able to calculate and design thermal energy systems (boiler stations, combined heat and power (CHP) stations, refrigerators, etc.);
– Able to solve thermal energy saving problems;
– Able to solve environmental problems related to thermal processes;
– Able to use renewable energy sources for generation of thermal energy;
– Able to implement projects using modelling software.



You may become

– Assurance of technical conditions in equipment and technologies, and safety standards;
– Design of heating and refrigeration systems, thermal devices and equipment;
– Establishment of control standards and procedures ensuring efficient operation and safety of thermal energy equipment.

– Management and control of electricity and thermal energy generation systems and equipment while generating and distributing thermal energy;
– Registration of diagrams, readings of meters, trouble shooting, repair of defects;
– Registration of power plant’s data and preparation of reports, assessment of equipment’s operation.

– Design of machinery and equipment, technological systems related to thermal energy, and consultations on these issues;
– Establishment of control standards and procedures, ensuring efficient operation and safety of machinery, mechanisms, tools, engines, industrial devices, equipment of systems related to thermal energy.

– Performance of scientific research works, development and improvement of physical measures, software and methods (in the area of thermal energy and low temperature physics);
– Assessment of the results of research and experimental works, provision of conclusions using mathematical methods and models.


Minimum requirements

Proficiency in English
Language requirements

IELTS ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B1, or equivalent

Eligibility CGPA
High school certificate

Maximum 3 years after high school graduation is eligible.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject.


Score structure


Tuition fee

Full-time studies 3200 €
Price per credit 53,33 €
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 2595 €
Price per credit 43,25 €


Financial support