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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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Brief description

The study program Regenerative Energy Technology at the TU Ilmenau is aimed at performance-oriented young people who are interested in energy supply from renewable energies. The program, which leads to a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree, imparts knowledge and methods for the production and further development of regenerative energy technology.

The focus is on the following topics:

- Solar energy conversion

- Thermal energy systems

- Electrical energy systems technology

Students are introduced to current research and learn to apply renewable energy technology as a field of future technologies on a large scale. The core competence of graduates of this research-oriented program is to gain new knowledge, generate new technical solutions and implement them in industrial production. Through close contact with commercial enterprises, students can gain a good insight into future practice at an early stage.

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Why Ilmenau?

One of the most important issues of our time and in the future is the sustainable provision of energy. The Regenerative Energy Technology degree program in Ilmenau enables you to make your own contribution to the success of the energy transition on a national or international level, to expand and secure a carbon-free future. During the course of the degree program, you can focus on three areas in particular:

  • solar energy conversion with semiconductor materials (which are equally of paramount importance to our society),
  • thermal energy systems or
  • electrical energy systems technology.

This will make you a sought-after specialist in the field of renewable energies. Learning in small groups enables individual support and direct contact with lecturers with proven, internationally recognized expertise. A comprehensive range of electives on the course allows you to set your own priorities.


Hieu studies regenerative energy technology at the TU Ilmenau

Study contents

Basic modules (e.g. Fundamentals of Technical Solar Energy Conversion, Mathematical and Scientific Fundamentals, Electrical Fundamentals, Renewable Energies and Storage Technology, Practical Laboratory Course in Renewable Energy Technology, Basics of Business Administration)

33 %

Specialisation module (Photovoltaics, Innovative Concepts of Solar Energy Conversion, Batteries and Fuel Cells, Fundamentals of Electrical Machines, Applied Heat Transfer, Technical Thermodynamics)

25 %

Elective modules (modules to choose from: Energy Physics, Business Ethics and Sustainability Management, Charge and Energy Transport Processes, Complex Networks and their Dynamics, Environmental and Analytical Measurement Technology, Functional Materials, Glass and Ceramic Materials for Micro and Nanotechnology, Semiconductors, Surface Physics Techniques, Micro and Semiconductor Technology 1, Measurement Techniques in Photovoltaics, Spectroscopic Methods, Thin Films and Surfaces, Technical Thermodynamics 1, Applied Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics, Aerodynamics, Microfluidics, Energy Use Optimisation - Fundamentals, Energy Use Optimisation - Multimodal Energy Systems, Lightning and Surge Protection, Transient Processes in Electrical Systems, Electrochemical phase boundaries, Electrochemical Kinetics, Active Filters and Power Flow Control in Electrical Networks).

13 %

Project work

4 %

Master thesis

25 %
Detailed subject overview: Studienplan Master Regenerative Energietechnik (Modultafel)


  • Solar Energy Conversion
  • Thermal energy systems
  • Electrical Energy Systems Engineering

Fields of work

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