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Energy Technology (MSc)

What is the degree programme about?

Energy Technology has a standard duration of four semesters and is an interdisciplinary, research-oriented degree programme which builds consecutively on the Bachelor's degree programme in Energy Technology. It has a modular structure and the workload is calculated according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). The Master's degree programme consists of 5 compulsory modules and wide catalogue of compulsory elective modules and electives:

  • 5 compulsory modules
  • Module catalogues for the specialisations in 'Process engineering: energy conversion', 'Electrical energy technology' and 'Materials science and engineering'. Students may choose any module from the different module groups in the specialisation, maximising the opportunity to study according to individual interests.
  • Technical/scientific and FAU-wide elective module group. The elective modules complete the Master's degree programme and ensure a high level of flexibility in the choice of subjects.

In addition to the module catalogues, students complete:

  • An advanced seminar
  • A laboratory course
  • A work placement in industry
  • A Master's thesis with presentation

The four-semester Master's degree programme has a total of 120 ECTS credits with 30 ECTS credits per semester.

Modules and degree programme structure

Students can choose from three specialisations for an individual and specialised academic profile. The Master's degree programme consists of the following modules for all specialisations:

  • 3 compulsory modules (15 ECTS)
  • 2 specialisation core modules (10 ECTS)
  • Specialisation focus modules (30 ECTS credits)
  • Elective modules (20 ECTS credits)
  • Soft skills (5 ECTS)
  • Eight-week work placement in industry (10 ECTS credits)
  • Master's thesis and presentation (30 ECTS credits)

120 ECTS credits are required to complete the degree programme successfully.

Good reasons for choosing to study at FAU
  • A wide range of options
  • Good career prospects
  • Work placement in industry for professional experience during your studies
Degree

The Master of Science (MSc) is an internationally recognised academic degree and a professional qualification. It qualifies graduates for doctoral degree programmes in Germany and abroad and for academic work in research and teaching. It also qualifies graduates for careers in business, administration and politics.

Admission requirements

An above average Bachelor's degree in energy technology or a related subject from a university in Germany or abroad with a grade of at least 2.5 is required for admission.

Applicants will also be admitted if the average grade for at least four of the following modules is 3.0 or better:

  • Materials: Mechanical properties and processing
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Machine design
  • Technical thermodynamics
  • Power engineering and drives
  • Energy technology
  • Chemical reaction engineering
  • Regenerative energy systems
  • Introduction to control engineering

a) Consecutive degree programme for the following Bachelor's degree:

  • Energy Technology

b) Related Bachelor's degrees/admission to the Master's degree programme possible with additional courses:

  • Chemical and Biological Engineering: providing an appropriate branch of study is chosen in the Master's degree programme
  • Chemical Engineering: providing an appropriate branch of study is chosen in the Master's degree programme
  • Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Information Technology: providing an appropriate branch of study is chosen in the Master's degree programme
  • Life Science Engineering: providing an appropriate branch of study is chosen in the Master's degree programme
  • Mechanical Engineering: providing an appropriate branch of study is chosen in the Master's degree programme
  • Mechatronics: providing an appropriate branch of study is chosen in the Master's degree programme
  • Materials Science and Biological Engineering: providing an appropriate branch of study is chosen in the Master's degree programme
  • Nanotechnology: providing an appropriate branch of study is chosen in the Master's degree programme
Applications

Applications for the winter semester must be submitted by 15 July; applications for the summer semester must be submitted by 15 January. Application via the online application portal campo. More information on how to apply for the Master's degree programme is available on the FAU website.

Studying abroad

Students can make use of the departments' partnerships and exchange programmes or find a university in another country themselves (as a free mover).

The departments' partnerships with other universities:

Erasmus+ programme

The Erasmus+ programme was set up by the European Commission to promote the mobility of students and lecturers in Europe. Students of the Master's degree programme Energy Technology can also take part in the programme and spend up to two semesters at a partner university. In order to study at a university in another country, there must be a cooperation agreement between the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering, or the Department of Materials Engineering and the university abroad that you wish to go to.

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Degree programme start date and application deadlines

Start date of degree programme: Summer Term, Winter Term

The FAU website provides an overview of the current application deadlines as well as information on the selection process and how to apply.

Location/Map

Please note: Despite careful checks, we cannot rule out errors or omissions. For this reason, all prospective students are advised to seek detailed information from FAU's Student Advice and Career Service (IBZ) before commencing their studies.

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Degree type: Master of Science (MSc)
Type of study: Master
Location: Erlangen
Standard duration of study: 4 Semester
Start date of degree programme: Summer Term, Winter Term
Language: German
Admission: Qualification assessment
Early entrance programme: no
Part-time study: yes
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

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