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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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The range of studies of the program Renewable Energy Technology with the degree Master of Science is open for achievement-oriented young people with Bachelor or equivalent degrees especially in nature science or engineering who want to meet the challenge to deepen their understanding, the production and development of renewable energy technology in research. There are three study directions:

The focus is on the following specialist areas:

- Photovoltaics

- Thermal Energy Systems

- Electrical Systems Engineering

The program aims also at teaching the students how to apply renewable energy technology to a large extend as a field of future technologies.

The core competence of the graduates is to achieve new knowledge and to generate new technical solutions and/or to implement them in industrial production. The Technische Universität Ilmenau works closely together with (mainly regional) companies in different fields of renewable energy technology. These contacts (for example in the Solarvalley Central Germany) are used to adapt the studies continously to the current developments of the rapidly developing labor market for university graduates of Renewable Energy Technology.

Content of study

Basic modules (e.g. basics of solar energy conversion, economic and social aspects of renewable energies, mathematical and scientific basics, electrical engineering basics, renewable energies and storage technology, internship renewable energy technology)

33 %

Supplementary modules (Photovoltaics 1&2, Thermal Energy Systems 1&2, Electrical Energy Systems Technology 1&2)

25 %

Optional modules (modules for selection: Dynamic System Behavior, Electrical Energy and Power Quality, Complex Networks and their Dynamics, Micro and Semiconductor Technology 1, Production and Logistics Management 2, Sustainable Development Goals, System Components, Business Ethics, Materials in Energy Technology, Decentralized and Centralized Power Supply, Electrochemical Phase Boundaries, Glass and Ceramics in Micro and Nano Technology, Semiconductors, Charge and Energy Transport Processes, Metrology in Photovoltaics, Microfluidics, Surface Physics, Environmental and Analytical Metrology)

13 %

Advanced internship

4 %

Master thesis

25 %
Module List (Curriculum): Renewable Energy Technology (Master)


  • Photovoltaics
  • Thermal energy systems
  • Electrical Systems Engineering

Fields of work

  • Academic work in universities and/or research institutes
  • Industrial research and development activities
  • Consultant for technology, management and politics

Hieu studies regenerative energy technology at the TU Ilmenau

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Programme coordinator

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Thomas Hannappel

+49 3677 69-2566

Study organisation

Dr. rer. nat. Gregor Schlingloff

03677 69-3763