Master degree course: Energy Systems

The reorganization of our current energy supply system, referred to as the energy turnaround, is one of the major transformation processes for our industrial society alongside Industry 4.0. The necessary reduction of climate-damaging emissions can now be described as a social consensus. The distribution of further costs and the final design of our energy system are still a task for the future.

The master degree course Energy Systems thus addresses the needs arising from the energy transition. Whereas the previous focus of the energy transition was on the replacement of conventional energy supply plants with renewable alternatives, the conversion of the entire energy supply system is now increasingly taking place.
Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences, as one of the first universities in Germany, has followed the energy turnaround by establishing its own undergraduate program Renewable Energy Engineering and is taking the upcoming tasks into account with the master degree course Energy Systems.


Career prospects

Graduates of the degree course are predestined for the processing and implementation of comprehensive questions of energy technology.

Activities of this kind are required:

  • in research institutions,
  • with network operators,
  • at planning and advice centers,
  • at energy suppliers and municipal utilities,
  • in industrial companies and
  • in regenerative and conventional power plants.

Entry requirements

The requirement for starting your studies is a suitable Bachelor's degree with 180 or 210 credits. In the case of the admission requirement with 180 credits, a qualifying internship becomes necessary.



Course structure

The degree course Energy Systems comprises two theoretical study semesters and the master thesis. In the first semester, a qualification build-up takes place, which allows students with different initial qualifications to prepare for their studies. A significant proportion of the entire degree course has two project papers, which are planned for both semesters. In the project work, the students are integrated into current research projects of the in.RET (Institute for Renewable Energy Engineering) of Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences, so that in addition to working in a scientific team, they also gain insight into current research topics.


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