Master of Science in IT for Energy
The Master's degree program in Information Technology for Energy
If you are a holder of a bachelor degree or you have equivalent qualifications in Engineering and you are searching for an outstanding master program, Campus El Gouna of Technische Universität Berlin is an excellent choice for you.
Information technologies and their implementation in the energy sector is a challenging topic that grasps more and more attention as it is urgently needed for implementation in energy industry. The Information Technologies for Energy program at TU Berlin Campus El Gouna is a newly introduced master program, unique in its kind in the MENA region. The ITE program deals with the design, development, optimization and realization of renewable energy and fossil fuel-based energy-conversion plants with the support of information technologies. Meanwhile the ITE program covers the application of information technologies developed in the energy domain. Main application areas are electricity generation, energy storage and energy consumption management. Students will learn how to analyze, design, and implement information technologies to the needs of the energy sector. Increasing energy efficiency as well as cost- and environmental effectiveness of energy conversion processes which are most significant and complex urgencies in the field of energy. Both winter terms of the 2-year program take place at the Campus in El Gouna. During the summer term lectures are held at the main campus in Berlin. Students are therefore exposed to two very different study environments, offering a unique interdisciplinary and intercultural experience.
Introduction to the program - Why study IT for Energy?
Information technologies and their implementation in the energy sector is a challenging topic that grasps more and more attention as it is urgently needed for implementation in energy industry. The Information Technologies for Energy program at TU Berlins’ off-shore Campus El Gouna is a newly introduced master program, unique in its kind in the MENA region.
The ITE program deals with the design, development, optimization and realization of fossil fuel- and renewable energy-based energy-conversion plants with the support of information technologies. Meanwhile the ITE Program covers the application of information technologies developed in the energy domain. Main application areas are within electricity generation, energy storage and consumption. Students will learn how to analyze, design, and implement information technologies to the needs in the energy sector.
Increasing energy efficiency, cost- and environmental effectiveness of energy conversion processes are most significant and complex urgencies in the field of energy. Both winter terms of the 2-year program take place at the brand new Campus in El Gouna. In summer the whole campus travels to Berlin. Students are thus exposed to two very different study environments, offering a unique interdisciplinary and intercultural experience.
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.
Relevant Bachelor‘s programs include e.g. Automatic Control & Systems Engineering, Mechatronics, Industrial Engineering, Energy/Power Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering or technically related.
Schedules and characteristics
The Master’s degree program IT for Energy at Campus El Gouna focuses on fundamental aspects of energy engineering and the application of information technologies on energy challenges, including both conventional and renewable energies. Energy engineering is considered, including most recent issues such as integration of renewable energies and energy storage, Students are able to choose according to their preferences which Energy Engineering Electives they want to gain a deeper understanding in.
While the study program integrates the latest scientiﬁc developments and methods, it also pays attention to the economic, ecological, social and industrial applicability. Moreover energy systems design, evaluation and optimization with the help of information technologies belongs to the core learning goals and thus builds the compulsory module area.
Energy Engineering (1 and 2) along with Intercultural Competence, completed by an internship and the master’s thesis are mandatory. A total of 120 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation system (ECTS) will be awarded. After successful completion the Master of Science of the Technische Universität Berlin will be granted.
The program IT for Energy is adjusted to the students own choice of electives and consists of five core study areas:
I. Compulsory Engineering
In order to tackle the most current challenges within the energy sector, students need to firstly need a detailed knowledge of energy conversion system design and operation on system and component level. The module “Energy Engineering I” emphasizes applied and advanced thermodynamic as well as economic and environmental aspects for analysis and optimization of energy-conversion systems. Within the module Information Technologies for Energy, the mindset of the students shall be tackled, introducing them to the widespread opportunities of IT within the field of energy. The compulsory module Advanced Information Modeling is aiming to increase the students’ ability for finally applying IT Technology.
II. Energy Engineering Electives
In order to get a deeper understanding of Energy Engineering students are able to select modules out of the following core study areas: Energy Engineering and Components, Energy Systems, Electrical Engineering. The student can freely decide upon which energy topics to focus on: Energy Engineering II, Integration of Renewable Energy, Conversion Technologies for Renewable Energies, Energy for Buildings, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Photovoltaics, Energy Storage and Conversion, Components of Energy Conversion Systems. The program thereby aims to target issues most common in the MENA region, covering on the one hand fundamentals and on the other hand advanced application.
III. IT, Economics and Law Electives
Generally the study area IT, Economics and Law is the most diverse aiming to provide students with knowledge about the wide scope of energy, its challenges and the application areas for information technology. Energy Systems and Economics for instance debates the challenges and obstacles while applying energy technologies. IT technology can be applied within within the complex structure of diverse energy markets, economic calculation, fundamentals of energy trade and market incentives or within the power grid challenges.
IV. Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Competency
Social skills, intercultural competence, fruitful group work, managerial and presentation skills along with analytical thinking in problem solving are core competencies essential for a successful career. Obviously, soft skills cannot be learned by the book. At TU Berlin Campus El Gouna more than 20 nations and most diverse backgrounds meet, offering an exceptional exposure. The modules Project Management and Intercultural Communication as well as Interdisciplinary Project take advantage of the unique multicultural and diverse environment in order to encourage students to learn essential skills while independently carrying out, managing and finally presenting project work.
V. Internship and Masterthesis
The German higher education system is dominated by learning of self-management and organization along with an independent and systematic approach to scientific tasks. Thus students have the opportunity to choose among electives, locate the company for their two month industrial internship and independently select the subject of their projects and their Master's thesis topic, supervising institution and professors individually.
Application and Admission
The application process is similar to the application for the MSc. Energy Engineering. Please fill out the ITE application form electronically and save it as PDF file.
In addition to the application form, prepare the following documents for admission:
- Curriculum vitae
- Motivation letter (max. 2 pages)
- Bachelor (or similar) certificate and transcript in English
- Certificate of higher education entrance qualification (e.g. High School certificate)
- Proof of work experience / internships (recommendation letters)
- Proof of language proficiency for English (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or similar)
- Passport scan
- Proof of civil society engagement/ community activity/ voluntary work (optional)
Send all application files to the following email address with the subject "Application for ITE"
Your documents will be processed and send to the selection committee. In case of further questions, please contact us by using the same email address.
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