120 credits must be obtained over four semesters in order to be awarded the degree Master of Science in Global Production Engineering.
The GPE New Energy Technologies programme is structured into five module groups, each consisting of at least two modules. Each module is worth credit points (CP) based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). One credit point is worth a workload of 30 hours. The workload includes the lecture hours, exercises, preparation, exam, etc.
During the first three semesters, students shall pass modules with a total of 90 CP. Students have to complete at least 12 CP from module groups A, B, C, and D, and at least 6 CP from group E (total: 54 CP). A further 36 CP have to be chosen out of all the other modules (e.g. more than one module can be chosen from "Production") to gain a total of 90 CP. The five module groups are:
- A Production
- B Engineering
- C Management
- D Intercultural Communication
- E Special Profile
Additionally, students have to attend a workshop for "intercultural communication and relationships" and a seminar on "scientific working."
In semester four, an industrial internship of at least nine weeks (12 CP) must be completed. Towards the end of the programme, a Master's thesis must be written (18 CP) in order to complete the programme.
Within the international GPE New Energy Technologies study course, students have the opportunity to choose their core direction and to specialise in the fields of solar electricity, solar thermal or renewable energies. TU Berlin will confer the degree of Master of Science (MSc) in Global Production Engineering.
A nine-week (minimum) internship has to be completed. The internship can be done at any company in any country except your home country.
Forms of assessment
- A written or oral final exam is administered at the end of a course or equivalent coursework.
- Several graded exercises must be completed in each class.
The objective of GPE New Energy Technologies is to train engineers who have expertise in the management of renewable energy projects. Graduates will not only be able to undertake projects from a technological perspective, but will also have the legal, policy, and economic background to take the right decisions on project management and business development in a multicultural environment.
Graduates can work in the production industry, in consultancy, in the policy area, as well as at training and research facilities. Typical working areas for GPE New Energy Technologies graduates are:
- Environmental administrative and supervisory agencies at the community, regional, or federal level
- Universities and research institutions
- Engineering and planning enterprises for photovoltaic systems, solar thermal systems, wind energy systems, biogas systems, as well as energy transformation and distribution
- Energy production companies
- Research and development departments
- Consulting firms
- Grid integration, rehabilitation and operation
- Management of renewable energy projects