Renewable Energy Systems (M.Eng.)

One of the great challenges of the 21st century is to ensure a safe and environmentally sound energy supply in the context of an increasing global energy demand with dwindling fossil resources and accelerated climate change.

This fully English-taught Master's degree programme's goal is to educate and train specialists for the necessary global restruction of energy systems and thus contribute to the transfer of knowledge and experience.

Are you interested in taking part in designing our renewable energy future?
In three/four semesters, all important aspects related to renewable energies, global challenges of the future in rapidly changing energy markets and possible solutions will be addressed i.e.:

  • What are existing and emerging technologies to harness renewable resources?
  • How can they fulfill the demands for power, heat and fuels?
  • How can we integrate renewable energies into existing energy systems?
  • What benefits with respect to climate change, abatement of greenhouse gases and other environmental problems may be expected by strengthening renewable energies?

What are you waiting for? Join the master‘s degree course on Renewable Energy Systems at the University of Applied Sciences in Nordhausen!

Course/ Module overview

Semester

Module No.

Course Title

SWS

CP

         

Qualification Semester

(Winter Semester)

 

(mandatory for students holding a Bachelor's

degree with 180 ECTS credit points.)

   
 

870

Basics in Electrical Engineering

4

5

 

871

Basics in Thermal Engineering

4

5

 

872

Introduction in Renewable Energy Systems

4

5

 

873

Scientific Practice

4

5

 

907

Cultural Studies and Scientific Writing

4

5

 

908

German as a foreign language

4

5

         

1st semester

(Summer Semester)

       

Obligatory modules

854

Bioenergy Systems I - Solid Biomass

4

5

 

852

Photovoltaik Systems

4

5

 

851

Wind Power Plants

4

5

 

568

Project Management

4

5

 

910

German as a foreign language

4

5

 

86x

Obligatory Elective Course #1

4

5

         

2nd semester

(Winter Semester)

855

Bioenergy Systems II - Biogas and Liqiud Biofuels

4

5

Obligatory modules

859

Solar Thermal Lab

4

5

 

856

Lifecycle Analysis of Renewable Energyy Systems

4

5

 

858

Scientific Project

8

10

 

86x

Obligatory Elective Course #2

4

5

         

3rd semester

(Summer Semester)

860A

Master Thesis

 

26

 

860B

Presentation and Defence

 

4

         

Elective Courses

       
 

861

Ocean Energy and Hydropower

4

5

 

863

Fuel Cell Technology

4

5

 

864

Bioengineering

4

5

 

867

Numerical Methods in Heat and Mass Transfer

4

5

SWS = Hours per week

       

CP = Credit points (ECTS)

       

Excellent Career and future prospects!

Due to the expected dynamic growth of the international renewable energy sector, markets for appropriate technologies will expand rapidly. Consequently the global demand for highly qualified engineers in renewable
energies is increasing constantly, thus offering excellent career prospects for graduates of the Master’s degree course Renewable Energy Systems both nationally and internationally.
Typical examples of employment opportunities can be found in research and development (R&D) in industry and research institutions, as well as in the design, construction, operation or management of renewable energy systems, e.g. as

  • research and development engineer
  • project engineer
  • project manager
  • production engineer
  • technical employee in private utility companies or public administrations
  • expert
  • research assistant in research institutions.

The close contacts that the teaching staff possesses with companies and research institutes ensure that the training is practically oriented and the course contents are up-to-date.
Our Master’s degree in Renewable Energy Systems also qualifies its holder to pursue a PhD after succesful graduation.

Application Documents and Advice for Student-Visa Seekers

We accept online-only applications. You do not need to provide certified copies or translations (as long as the documents are in German, English or French).

As a minimum please provide the following documents:

  • High school diploma/certificate of higher education entrance qualification
  • Bachelor degree certificate (proof that Bachelor degree was succesfully completed)
  • Complete Transcript of Records (with overall grade)
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL iBT 79, IELTS 6.0 or Bachelor's Medium of Instruction is English)

Please also check if any additional documents are required

IMPORTANT: Documents can only be submitted through Uni-Assist before the application deadline.

Since Hochschule Nordhausen cannot influence the visa process in any way, all prospective applicants are advised to carefully check the visa requirements, appointment waiting and processing times at the reponsible German mission abroad.

Applicants with an INTERNATIONAL Bachelor degree please click the button below to start the online application.

Please select “Wintersemester 2023/2024" in the selection field "Semester" in order to find the study program "Renewable Energy Systems (M.Eng.)"

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Information brochure Renewable Energy Systems