Energy Science and Engineering

Master of Science


The interdisciplinary Master's programme Energy Science and Engineering offers a specialization with a strong focus on energy. The central principle of this program is an interdisciplinary education. Students will gain a broad technical knowledge in the field of energy: Renewable Energies; Conventional Energy Technologies; Energy Conversion, Storage and Use; Basic Technological, Ecological, Economic and Societal conditions; Resource Situation and Climate Development. During the programme, it is possible to study abroad.

Students will be guided towards a scientifically oriented professional life in the areas of energy research and energy technology. Successful graduates of the program will be technically versatile and will be able to independently tackle new problems in research, industry, and management.

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Department of Energy Science and Engineering

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Degree Master of Science
Duration 4 Semesters
Language German and English
Programme Start winter semester (recommended) or summer semester (programme schedule not guaranteed)
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme 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.
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.
Language certificates or equivalents thereof are required for verification before the start of the programme; further information.
Internship -
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions

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 Technical University of Darmstadt or at another national or international university: Ph.D. at Technical University of 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.