Master of Science in Energy Engineering (EE)
The Master's degree program offers advanced education for students and young professionals holding a Bachelor's degree or academic equivalent in engineering or natural sciences. The topics covered during the course of studies are tailor-made on the basis of research projects and enduring experiences of Technische Universität Berlin in the MENA region. On successful completion of the program, students will graduate with an official Masters of Science degree in Energy Engineering from Technische Universität Berlin.
The application process for the next matriculation has started. The applicants should hold a BSc. degree in the fields of mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering. If you would like to apply for the MSc. Energy Engineering, please follow the instructions for the Admission Process.
Background and Challenges
Energy has been a key factor in the development of countries, enabling their economic growth and shaping their environments to the needs of human society. Due to the increasing requirements for energy and its carbon-based generation, however, a range of serious problems have evolved, such as the exhausting of resources, air pollution, and global warming. Air pollution was successfully tackled during the second half of the 20th century and is no longer a serious problem.
The problems around resources and CO2 emissions, however, remain. Using renewable energies on a large scale could eliminate these problems. Renewable energy technologies include biofuels, solar heating, and cooling, solar power, as well as water and wind power. Research and development at universities and industries face the challenge of how to find innovative concepts for a safe, sustainable, and economic energy supply in the future.
Introduction to the program
This program focuses on fundamental and applied aspects of energy engineering, including aspects of energy conversion and renewable energies. While it integrates the latest scientiﬁc developments and methods, it is also highly applied in nature. The program fosters system- and process-orientation and interdisciplinary thinking among students. To complement the classroom experience, interdisciplinary teams of students from both this program and the Master's degree programs in Urban Development and Water Engineering work on projects that address typical theoretical and applied problems.
Target group and requirements
An appropriate academic background in the form of a relevant Bachelor degree or equivalent is an obligatory requirement for all Master programs at TU Berlin Campus El Gouna. As professional experience is considered to be a valuable asset for the course proﬁle, practical work experience in a subject related ﬁeld is desired. Additional qualiﬁcations, such as social commitment, publications, participation in extra-curricular academic events, language abilities, and skills in information technology will also be taken into consideration.
A qualiﬁcation in energy-related engineerings like mechanical, electrical, or chemical engineering, or similar is required.
Admission to the program is limited to 30 students per year.
Schedules and characteristics
New students are accepted into the Master's degree program “Energy Engineering” each winter semester (October –March). The majority of the courses are held at the Campus El Gouna in Egypt, whereas the remaining courses are taught in Berlin. All Courses are taught in English.
The curriculum focuses on:
- Energy engineering, with particular emphasis on applied and advanced thermodynamic and economic aspects;
- Energy conversion techniques and integration of renewable energies, with practical experiments involving conventional conversion systems;
- Refrigeration and air condoning under special climatic conditions;
- Energy for buildings, especially primary energy consumption for heating and cooling equipment, along with calculation methods for planning of sophisticated homes and offices;
- Electrical energy engineering, with special consideration of photovoltaic and different kind of energy storage systems;
- Energy economics and systems, focusing on complex energy systems and the integration of renewable energy in markets, ensuring secure supply and commodity markets;
- Social skills, intercultural competence, and research methods;
- Practical and interdisciplinary projects and industry internship.
Students have the opportunity to choose among electives, to determine the subject of their project and their Master's thesis individually. Students receive extensive mentoring and support from professors and research associates of TU Berlin. Due to the spacious campus, they can work in their own project room.
Study Areas and Modules
The master’s degree program in Energy Engineering covers the following core study areas (I-VI) and appendant modules:
(I) Energy Conversion and Components (30 credits)
- Energy Engineering
- Refrigeration and Air Condition
- Conversion Technologies of Renewable Energies
- Components of Energy Conversion Systems
(II) Energy Systems (21 Credits)
- Energy Economics and Systems
- Energy for Buildings
(III) Electrical Energy Engineering (12 Credits)
- Energy Storage and Conversion
(IV) Interdisciplinary Studies (21 Credits)
- Intercultural Communications
- Project Management
- Projects "Energy Systems" and "Interdisciplinary"
(V) Internship (6 Credits)
(VI) Master`s Thesis (27 Credits)
Business and Academic Opportunities
Graduates with a Master’s degree in Energy Engineering have very good career prospects. The demand for knowledgeable engineers trained in the use and development of innovative technologies for renewable energies and sustainable power generation is on the rise. In-depth knowledge of the technology, however, accounts for just one part of the required profile; energy management and expertise on improving efficiency are of similar importance. The best graduates also have a range of excellent options in terms of continuing their academic careers in Ph.D. programs.
Teaching and Learning Methods
The modules include lectures, seminars, exercises, practical training and integrated projects which are provided by the respective professors (lectures) or research assistants (exercises, practical training) of the TU Berlin. The experiments in the technical hall and the laboratories will help the students to understand the sophisticated contents in the field of energy and process engineering. The interdisciplinary project work includes site viewings (excursions), group discussions, as well as team and study workshops. Due to the relatively new city infrastructure of El Gouna which includes modern supply systems, the students are able to access the facilities such as water desalination, power generation and transformer stations for their project work.
The participants also gain professional experience by studying and developing their social and intercultural skills at the same time. The performance of the students is assessed on the basis of written and oral exams, presentations and a final dissertation report (Master’s thesis).
Apply Now All Year Round
We have removed the fixed application periods for our three Master’s programs in Energy Engineering (EE), Urban Development (UD), and Water Engineering (WE). The programs commence once per year in October. You can now apply for the next intake up to twelve months in advance.
We expect this change in procedures to significantly enhance the chances of our prospective students to find suitable scholarships, as many donor organizations require several months to process funding requests. We, therefore, advise all interested students to apply for our Master’s programs as early as possible. After reviewing and approving your application documents, we will issue a Letter of Acceptance, which you can submit to scholarships providers with a request for financial assistance.
To avoid misunderstandings during your application, we would like to stress that our Master’s programs take place in El Gouna, Egypt (two or three semesters, depending on the program), and Berlin, Germany (one semester or one-month excursion, depending on the program). The tuition fees for our two-year Master’s programs amount to €20,000. For further information, please consult our FAQ section.
In order to enhance the application process, there are three different application periods.
Early Application - until 28 February 2017:
Applications submitted by 28 February 2017 will be answered as soon as possible with a Preliminary Letter of Acceptance under the condition that all documents (including transcripts) have been delivered and the applicant meets the eligibility criteria. This procedure supports our candidates' quest to obtain external funding or scholarships.
Regular Application - 1 March until 31 May 2017:
All documents have to be submitted and only complete applications will be processed. We expect applicants of this group to arrange their own funding as it is difficult to obtain any scholarships on such short notice.
Late Application - 1 June until 31 August 2017:
After the end of the regular application period, you can still apply for our Master's programs until the maximum number of students for each program has been reached. All documents have to be submitted and only complete applications will be processed. We expect applicants of this group to arrange their own funding as it is difficult to obtain any scholarships on such short notice.