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
April 1 or October 1
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Requirement for admission
Bachelor's degree in a similar field
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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

Application with German certificates and certificates from an educational institution within the EU / EEA

Application with certificates from an educational institution outside the EU / EEA

Ein Absolvent des Studiengangs Elektrische Energiesysteme lächelt in die Kamera.

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


Why Ilmenau?

In the Electrical Energy Systems degree program, you can choose all modules according to your interests. You can choose subjects from the engineering sciences and modules to develop your soft skills. Each semester is accompanied by practical research work as part of cutting-edge projects. Our excellent laboratory facilities are at your disposal.

We live 1-by-1 coaching with our students. You are part of the campus community from day one. Our graduates are competitive on the international job market. Many of our graduates now hold specialist and management positions in science and business. You will have the opportunity to participate in a scholarship program.

Content of study

Optional modules in Energy and Automation Technology

46 %

Optional modules in research and innovation methods

3 %

Interdisciplinary seminar and innovation project

21 %

Master thesis

25 %
Detailed subject overview: Electric Power and Control Systems Engineering


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

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

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Programme coordinator

Study organisation

Cornelia Scheibe

+49 3677 69-2610