Energy Science and Engineering (M.Sc.)


Energy Science and Engineering (Master of Science)

(Energy Science and Engineering, M.Sc.)


General Information

Degree: Master of Science
Duration: 4 Semesters
Language: German and English
Requirements for Admission:
  • Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrolment) are comprised of a “Bachelor of Science” in Engineering or Science with a minimum of 18 ECTS (Credit Points) in Mathematics and a minimum of 24 ECTS in Engineering or Science that can be accredited in terms of content to a minimum of two different fields of study. These requirements are fulfilled, for example, by a Bachelor’s degree of the Technische Universität Darmstadt in one of the following programs or an equivalent degree:
    Applied Geosciences, Applied Mechanics, Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Chemistry, Computational Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Information Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics with a minor in Mechanics, Physics or Chemistry; Mechanics Mechatronics, Physics, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering – technical discipline: Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
  • Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description. For further questions, please contact the departmental student advisory service. Please also note the general information on the Master of Science degree programmes, including information for students with degrees from abroad: International Admission.
  • The required language skills for the Energy Science and Engineering (M.Sc.) programme are:
    1. for all applicants: English language skills at C1 level (GER);
    2. for all applicants without a German university entrance qualification: German language skills (DSH 2 exam).
    Language certificates or equivalents thereof are required for verification before the start of the programme; further information.
Admission Procedure: As long as the requirements for admission (Entrance Requirements Verification) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
Programme Start: winter semester (recommended) or summer semester (programme schedule not guaranteed)
Application Deadline: International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application: Online application
Special Features:

Brief Description

In the course of the interdisciplinary Master of Science programme Energy Science and Engineering, complementary fields of engineering and natural sciences are linked towards the topics of energy research and energy technology.

Apart from examining regenerative energies and the more efficient utilisation of conventional energy sources, the social framework will also be included in the studies. The programme can be adjusted to the students’ individual interests by choosing from an extensive optional compulsory subject area as well as by focusing on two selected key topics. A mentor system will provide guidance and support. During the programme, it is possible to study abroad.

Semester Course Schedule (print version)
Semester Course Schedule (print version)

1. Students are required to choose six of the following seven fundamental modules as assigned to them by the examination board from the Mandatory Subject Area; modules that were not part of the Bachelor’s degree programme.

  • Renewable Energies, Energy Scenarios and Climate Protection
  • Energy Technologies in Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Energy Technologies in Mechanical Engineering
  • Material Science for Renewable Energy Systems
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Chemistry for Energy Scientists and Engineers
  • Fundamental Law, Economics and Social Science Aspects of Energy Supply and Energy Consumption

The mandatory modules furthermore contain an Interdisciplinary Energy Project, which comprises the realisation of a planning and research project with as practical a relevance as possible in a project team.

2. At first, two key topics of the following seven are to be selected.

  • Energy-Efficient Construction
  • Infrastructure, Traffic and Transport
  • Regenerative Energy
  • Electrical Energy
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Energy Materials

Within each of these two key topics, the students are required to choose and attend modules from the corresponding subject catalogues. One of these key topics must be completed with 24 CPs and the other with 18 CPs. The Master’s Thesis is to be written in the field of the larger key topic.

3. The Optional Subject Area allows the students to enroll in any of the modules (for a total of 12 CPs) offered by the TU Darmstadt including the courses offered by the Language Resource Center. A minimum of 5 CPs of elective modules are to be acquired in the fields of law and economics, history and social sciences, or human sciences.

4. The Master’s Thesis concludes the program and is to be written with a department that is part of the field of study. Here, the larger key topic previously selected from the elective modules serves as a reference area. This independent research project takes an entire semester, thereby forming a major part of the Master’s degree programme.

More information:

Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Department of Energy Science and Engineering


Advice for Prospective M.Sc. Students

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