Short profile

Master of Science
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Restrictions on admission
none | individual acceptance
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Standard period of study
4 semester
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Start of studies
October 1
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Requirement for admission
Bachelor's degree in a similar field
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Credit points
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Teaching language
possible throughout the year


Electrical energy is the most important energy source of the future. The energy turnaround, i.e. the conversion of the electrical energy supply to predominantly renewable energy sources as well as new energy, information and communication technologies require emphatic changes in the operational environment of electrical energy systems. The study programme provides students with the latest technological and methodological knowledge in the fields of energy and automation technology.

The course is characterized by the topicality of the contents taught and intensive, practice-oriented research work. Projects to be worked on independently or in a team as well as an innovation project play an important role in the study programme. All project work takes place within the framework of highly topical research focuses. There is always close cooperation with the supervising scientists.

The programme is suitable for engineering graduates (bachelor's or equivalent degree), but also for engineers already working in the field of energy and systems engineering. Graduates work worldwide in small, medium or large companies in the fields of power generation, distribution and transmission, such as

- Network operator

- manufacturers of energy and automation technology products and systems

- Network planners and plant engineers

Content of study

Fundamental knowledge in Energy and Automation Technology (e. g. energy systems and devices, control engineering, power electronics, simulation and modeling, electric machines)

25 %

Optional topics according to specialisation ( systems and networks, electric machines, system analysis and control engineering, conversion of energy, switchgears and high voltage technology, power electronics)

29 %
Special seminars
8 %
Innovation project and master thesis
38 %
Detailed subject overview: Electrical Power and Control Engineering


  • Energy systems and networks
  • Electrical machines
  • System analysis and control engineering
  • Energy Conversion
  • Switchgear and high voltage technology
  • Power Electronics

Being able to make a contribution to the energy turnaround, coupled with excellent future prospects for engineers, is what makes this course of study so interesting for me.

Stefan Olbrich


Fields of work

  • Network operation
  • Network planning
  • Plant engineering
  • Production of energy and automation technology products and systems
  • Design and operation of electrical energy systems in the context of energy system transformation
  • Research, development and application of components and systems

Elli and Xinya are studying Electrical Power and Control Engineering at TU Ilmenau

Michael Reichel (ari)
Michael Reichel (ari)

Further information


Student advisory service

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Westermann

+49 3677 69-2840

Study organisation

Cornelia Scheibe

+49 3677 69-2610