Master's Degree in Regenerative Energy Technology

The course of study Regenerative Energy Technology at the TU Ilmenau is aimed at performance-oriented young people who are interested in energy supply from renewable energies. The course of studies leading to the degree of Master of Science (M.Sc.) imparts knowledge and methods for the production and further development of regenerative energy technology. The focus is on the following specialist areas:

- Photovoltaics

- Thermal energy systems

- Electrical systems engineering

Students are introduced to current research and learn to apply regenerative energy technology as a field of future technologies on a large scale. The core competence of graduates of this research-oriented course 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.

The energy technology internship in the first semester and the advanced internship in the third semester as well as basic modules on the fundamentals and framework conditions of regenerative energy technology round off the education.

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Information (modele description/key data/regulations and online application for the Master's programmeRET

Application documents for the Master's programme to the examination board:
Application for registration of master thesis
Application for external master thesis
Application for extension of master thesis
Application for recognition of LP

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Course offers in winter semester 2022/2023

 
TU Ilmenau

"Basics of technical solar energy conversion"

Lecture: Prof. Thomas Hannappel, faculty MN
Tuesday, at 13:00 - 14:30, 15.00 - 16.30 o'clock in the Helmholtzbau room H1520a
For questions: simone.gutsche@tu-ilmenau.de

Exercise course: M.Sc. Juliane Koch, faculty MN
Wednesday, at 13:00 - 14:30 o'clock in the Helmholtzbau room H2506
For questions: j.koch@tu-ilmenau.de

Lecture: Prof. Thomas Hannappel, faculty MN
Thursday, at 09:00 - 10:30 o'clock in the Helmholtzbau room H2509
For questions: simone.gutsche@tu-ilmenau.de

 
TU Ilmenau

"Innovative Solar Energy Conversion" 

Lecture: Prof. Thomas Hannappel, faculty MN
Monday, at 15:00 - 16:30 o'clock in the Kirchhoffbau room Sr K 2002A
For questions: simone.gutsche@tu-ilmenau.de

Exercise course: Dr. Peter Kleinschmidt, faculty MN
Monday, at 17:00 - 18:30 o'clock in the Humboldtbau room HU 011
For questions: peter.kleinschmidt@tu-ilmenau.de

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"Laboratory Internship Renewable Energy Technology" 

Students should have a practical insight into and handle techniques for converting solar energy into other forms of energy and their further use. In the field of solar cell technology, students learn to produce and characterize a simple inorganic and organic solar cell themselves.  After participation, the students have practical experience in experimental work. Theoretical knowledge of energy technology was expanded through practical experiments. Team orientation and work organization is reached. Total 60 SWS (4 SWS, 15 weeks)

Registration takes place in the exercise course "Basics of Solar Snergy Conversion". 

Internship experiments:
Solar Cell (E6); (Supervisor: Sahar Shekarabi, -4937; Location: Faradaybau F-1003/1004)
Lead-Acid Accumulator; (Betreuer: M. Stich, -3148; Location: Machine hall, ground floor, Lab 030,  -1555)
Solar collector (W5); Supervisor: Sahar Shekarabi, -4937; Location: Faradaybau F-1003/1004)
Grätzel cell; (Supervisor: A. Müller, -2576; Location: Meitnerbau 3.2.301)
Thermal engine; (Supervisor: Prof. C. Karcher; Location: Newtonbau 1905 (Wind tunnel in the rear part of the hall); : -2455)

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Internship regulations 
Infection control regulation  Labour protection regulations  Protkollkopf (2 Personen)    Protkollkopf (3 Personen)    Protkollkopf (4 Personen)

Dispensing of protocols after agreement with the supervisor

Ingo Schwirtlich

"Production technologies for the solar industry" 

Lecture: Prof. Ingo Schwirtlich, Company CEM Concept GmbH 

Takes place as a 2-day block event at the end of the lecture period.
Time schedule will be announced in December 2022.
For questions: simone.gutsche@tu-ilmenau.de

ari/Christian Koppka

"Advanced Lab Renewable Energy Technology" 

The students deepen the practical handling of techniques for the conversion of renewable energies into other forms of energy and for their further use or storage. They will be enabled to handle and evaluate such systems in practice. The organization of work to solve tasks of varying degrees of difficulty as well as the personal initiative to achieve the learning goals are developed. Team orientation and work organization is reached.

The students carry out experiments in one of the specialization fields (photovoltaics, thermal energy systems and electrical energy system technology) of the program. As a rule, the internship is carried out in one of the subject areas listed below. The selection is made in consultation with the heads of department and depends on the available teaching capacities of the departments. The specialization in the internship should be geared to the topic of the Master's thesis.

Experimental overview and topics:

Construction of energy relevant interfaces (FG Fundamentals of Energy Materials, Prof. Thomas Hannappel);

Measurement of charge carrier lifetimes in energy materials (FG Fundamentals of Energy Materials, Prof. Thomas Hannappel);

Photoelectrochemical model experiments on water splitting (FG Fundamentals of Energy Materials, Prof. Thomas Hannappel and FG Electrochemistry and Electroplating, Prof. Andreas Bund);

Electrochemical storage and conversion of energy with batteries, fuel cells etc. (FG Electrochemistry and Electroplating, Prof. Andreas Bund);

Electronic structure and chemical composition of energy relevant surfaces and interfaces including molecule-surface interaction (FG Technische Physik I, Prof. Stefan Krischok);

Optical spectroscopy of energy relevant materials (ellipsometry, low temperature PL etc.); Optical spectroscopy of energy relevant materials (ellipsometry, low temperature PL etc.); Optical spectroscopy of water splitting (FG Electrochemistry and Electroplating, Prof. Andreas Bund);

Electronic structure and chemical composition of energy relevant surfaces and interfaces including molecule-surface interaction (FG Technische Physik I, Prof. Stefan Krischok);

Optical spectroscopy of energy relevant materials (ellipsometry, low temperature PL etc.) ) (FG Technische Physik I, Prof. Stefan Krischok);

Thermal analysis of the liquid tin circulation channel TINTELO (FG Technische Thermodynamik, Prof. Christian Cierpka);

Electromagnetic flow measurement in liquid metal melts (FG Technische Thermodynamik, Prof. Christian Cierpka) Christian Cierpka);

Optical flow measurement by means of Particle Image Velocimetry (FG Technical Thermodynamics, Prof. Christian Cierpka);

Electrical Machines (FG Small Machines, Prof. Andreas Möckel);

Power Electronic Components and Power Supplies (FG Industrieelektronik, Prof. Tobias Reimann);

Stress of Insulating Systems and Dielectric Properties of Insulating Materials in Electrical Power Engineering (Research Group High Voltage Technologies, Prof. Carsten Leu);

Operation and Design of Electrical Energy Networks (FG Electrical Power Supply, Prof. Dirk Westermann);

n.V. (FG Power Electronics and Controls in Electrical Power Engineering, Prof. Jürgen Petzoldt).

Q CELLS

"Excursion / Workshop" 

Will be organized next winter semester together with the 1st and 3rd semester.

The full day excursion goes to Bitterfeld-Wolfen to the company Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH.

For questions: simone.gutsche@tu-ilmenau.de