Energy Science and Engineering

Master of Science

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.

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Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Department of Energy Science and Engineering

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Degree Master of Science
Duration 4 Semesters
Language German and English
Internship
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.
  • Proof of proficiency in English on C1 (GER) level; required documents.
    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.
Information for students with degrees from abroad: International 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

While the Bachelor of Science degree focuses mainly on the fundamentals of the field, the Master of Science builds directly on this foundation by providing more breadth and depth scientifically and a more complete insight into the field. In contrast to the Bachelor degree programme, the Master of Science enables and requires students to adopt their own major focal area and to work towards their own independent academic, scientific research profile.

For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master of Science degree.

Upon successful completion of a Master of Science degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the TU Darmstadt or at another national or international university: Ph.D. at TU Darmstadt

Master of Science in Energy Science and Engineering graduates work at the interface of technical understanding, engineering-oriented application and social responsibility of energy-relevant projects.

Having acquired extensive expertise in the field of energy, energy scientists are able to approach the respective issues in university research as well as in administrative positions in governmental and non-governmental organisations. As the energy industry plays a significant role in the 21st century, job opportunities in industry or industry-oriented research and development as well as in consulting and assessment are increasing.

For this reason it is important to start early in the degree programme to gain practical work experience in relevant organisations. In this way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad.

Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:

BERUFENET

Gesellschaft für Energiewissenschaft und Energiepolitik e.V. (GEE) (Energy Science and Energy Policy Society)

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ) (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research)

International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

Semester Course Schedule

General Examination Terms of Technische Universität Darmstadt

Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.