Bachelor degree course: Renewable Energy Engineering

During your studies in Renewable Energy Engineering (B.Eng.) you will learn how to develop, plan and operate renewable energy systems. The basic elements of renewable energy systems, such as solar thermal, photovoltaic and wind energy systems as well as the use of bioenergy, are the focus of the training. In addition, the degree course deals with the integration of renewable energy systems into existing electricity and heating grids as well as questions of the energy industry and energy law.

Climate change and the related extremes of weather, scarce oil and the ever increasing gasoline and heating costs, and not least the Fukushima reactor catastrophe, have meant that we seriously have to rethink our energy supply. Not only to save costs, we need to use energy more sustainably and produce more environmentally friendly. It is also important for the sustainability of our energy supply to find alternatives for fossil fuels. The energy transition that has begun has ensured that engineers in renewable energy engineering are increasingly in demand in recent years.

Academic Degree
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Duration of study / Credits
7 semesters / 210 ECTS-Credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)

Admission requirements
General higher education entrance qualification, subject-linked university entrance qualification, university of applied sciences entrance qualification or recognized equivalent qualification

Internship prior to enrolment
Not required

Application period
The application period for this degree course runs from May 15th to September 30th. Studies can be started every winter semester.  

Admission restricted
No

Tution fee
No

Teaching language
German

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Career prospects

In recent years, many new jobs have been created in the field of renewable energies. Further details are available at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

Well maintained network of industrial contacts

Our well-maintained network of regional and national industry contacts as well as our close cooperation with the industry offer you a good entry into the labor market after graduation. As the degree course also covers classical energy technology and related topics beyond renewable energy, you can become active in the following fields of application:

  • Research and Development
  • Equipment design
  • Operation and repair
  • Production
  • Monitoring and verification
  • Consulting and teaching

Entry requirements

To study Renewable Energy Engineering (B.Eng.) at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences you need a general university entrance qualification, subject-specific higher education entrance qualification, university of applied sciences entrance qualification or an equivalent recognized degree.

Is Renewable Energy Engineering the right degree course for me?

The degree course Renewable Energy Engineering is the right course for you if you are interested in engineering and renewable energy. An understanding of the natural sciences as well as good English skills will be useful in this degree course.

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