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The course is focused on people working in industries dealing with generation, transportation, distribution, storage and sales of energy (electrical, thermal, etc.), their suppliers and energy-intense industrial sectors. Graduates of the programme stand out due to an extensive knowledge of present and future energy systems and their elements. They are capable of participating in the successful introduction of new sustainable energy systems and of rating not only sustainability but also aspects of operating efficiency, availability, and safety.
Overview Engineering Modules (EM)
EM 1: Renewables
Courses: Introduction & Scope of EEM and Energy Systems, Wind & Water Power,
Solar & Geothermal Power
EM 2: Thermal Energy Conversion
Courses: Technical Combustion/Heat & Mass Transfer, Thermal Power Plants incl. Coal & Gas Power Plants, Turbo Machinery, Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS), Fracking, Energy from Biomass
EM 3: Electricity Generation and Energy Storage
Courses: Power Generators, Batteries & Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Technology, Photovoltaics, Thermal Energy Storage
EM 4: Smart Networks and Energy Distribution
Courses: Introduction to Power Systems/ High Voltage Engineering, Components of Power Systems, Transmission & Distribution, Smart Grids & Emerging Technologies
EM 5: Energy Economics
Courses: Energy Systems Analysis, Energy Markets, European Network Regulations, Energy Efficiency (supply & demand side), Integration of Energy Systems & e-Mobility
Overview Management Modules (MM)
MM 1: Innovation & Projects
MM 2: Finance & Value
MM 3: Marketing & Information
MM 4: Strategy & People (at ESADE, Barcelona)
MM 5: Decisions & Risk
The Master's program is offered at the HECTOR School, Technology Business School of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). It is especially designed for engineering professionals who have already worked in their jobs for approx. three years. It is designed as a part-time program over a duration of about 20 months and concludes with a Master of Science degree conferred by the KIT.
The academic calendar for the the programs starts in October each year and consists of 10 intensive modules, each with a duration of 10 days. At the end, the Master's program concludes with a Master's thesis.
Study abroad unit(s)
Management Module 4 in the Master's program Energy Engineering & Management is organised in cooperation with the ESADE Business School in Barcelona/Spain. Participants spend MM4 in Barcelona.
Forms of assessment
Written and oral exams at the end of each module + Master's thesis & colloquium after completion of the modules
Participants can understand, quantitatively describe, evaluate, and optimise the elements of energy systems in particular and their complex interactions. Graduates are able to understand innovation processes and can effectively and successfully apply their knowledge either in existing companies or in the foundation of "start-ups". For this, professional, methodical, process, and management knowledge is essential, which is taught in the modules of Energy Engineering & Management (EEM). On top of this, internationalisation and mobility are key factors of the Master's program, since the energy sector has an international nature.
English language test (e.g., TOEFL or IELTS) for non-native speakers (TOEFL score of at least 95 iBT)
Bachelor's, Master's, German Diploma ("Diplom"), etc. (university, university of applied sciences, cooperative state university)
Exception: other degrees may be accepted (e.g., professional experience)
Depending on the level of the first degree (210 or 180 ECTS points)
- One or two years of practical experience in the specific field of the course is required.
- Three years of work experience are recommended.
- References are needed as evidence.
Evidence of an adequate knowledge of the English language is required, normally in the form of a TOEFL (at least 95 iBT) or an equal qualification that must be checked individually.
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The tuition fee for the entire M.Sc. Program is 30.000 € (thirty thousand EUR). Please note that this fee is tax-deductible.
The HECTOR School office offers support to international participants regarding e.g., arrival procedures, visa requirements, etc.
Services and support for international students
The HECTOR School office takes care of international participants during their stay in Germany, also offering a wide range of social and cultural events, workshops, etc.
The HECTOR School is integrated into the campus of the International Department of the KIT with its own campus accommodation, which is available to all students of the International Department upon request.
For further information, see the campus website: www.hectorschool.kit.edu/accommodation.php