The energy transition is associated with many challenges such as an increase in efficiency of energy conversion systems based on renewable energies and their integration into future energy systems, requiring e.g. the development of capable energy storage systems and intelligent demand-side management. Energy Engineering and Management covers all these aspects providing the skills to successfully face the challenges.

The Master Program in Energy Engineering & Management provides a comprehensive understanding of present and future energy systems and the complex interactions of their elements. Graduates are able to analyze and optimize the energy systems' operating efficiency, availability and safety.

Target group

Professionals working as high potentials, project managers, or engineering executives in the branches of energy generation, transportation, distribution, storage or sales, e.g. in:

  • Utility companies
  • Energy suppliers
  • Manufacturers of power generation

Program content

  • Power Generation (Solar, Thermal, Wind, Biomass, Gas, Coal)
  • Wind Energy Plants
  • Energy Storage (Batteries, Thermal, Hydrogen, Fuel)
  • Smart Grids & Buildings
  • Fracking
  • Energy Systems Analysis
  • Energy Market Regulations


The content of the Master Program is divided into 10 modules:

5 Management Modules presents broader knowledge in management know-how and 5 Engineering Modules provides deeper knowledge in technological topics.

Crash Courses

  • Participants without experience in the field of thermodynamics an/or fluid mechanics have to take part in the Crash Courses „selected topics of electrical engineering" and "thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics”, taking place from November 4 to November 8, 2019.
  • Participants without experience in the field of probability have to take part in the Crash Course “probability and statistics” taking place from November 8 to November 9, 2019.

We highly recommend all applicants to participate in the courses to update the technical knowledge, as it might be the crucial factor for a successful degree at HECTOR School.

Engineering Modules

  • Renewables
  • Thermal Energy Conversion
  • Electricity Generation & Energy Storage
  • Smart Networks & Energy Distribution
  • Energy Economics
  • Crash Courses: "selected topics of electrical engineering" or
    "thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics", and "probability and statistics" (preparatory modules)

Management Modules

  • Marketing & Information
  • Finance & Value
  • Decisions & Risk
  • Corporate Innovation and Intrapreneurship (at ESADE, Barcelona)
  • Strategy & People

Specific Admission Requirements

First university degree in:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Business engineering
  • Economics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical engineering
  • Process engineering
  • or a related subject

Basic knowledge in:

  • Higher mathematics or stochastic

Basic knowledge in one of the following fields:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Electrical energy systems

Under certain circumstances, other degrees may be accepted (e.g. depending on professional experience).

English requirements

English language proficiency is required, e.g. English as mother tongue or test certificate (e.g. TOEFL score of at least 570 PBT; 230 CBT; 90 iBT or IELTS at least 6,5 points) or appropriate proof of C1 level.

Career perspectives

Providing a climate neutral, sustainable and affordable energy supply is one of the crucial tasks of our time. To master the manifold challenges of an energy revolution there is a need for highly qualified professionals who are willing to shape the future of energy supply.

Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated May 26, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Oct 2019
20 months
30,000 EUR
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Fit for the Energy Transition: M.Sc. in Energy Engineering & Management