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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Module description, key data and regulations for the Master's programme RET

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 summer semester 2022

"Thin film-Photovoltaic"

Lecture: Prof. Thomas Hannappel, faculty MN
Tuesday (even week), at 09:00 - 10:30 Uhr, Helmholtzbau Raum H2506
For questions: simone.gutsche@tu-ilmenau.de

Exercise course: M.Sc. Juliane Koch, faculty MN
Tuesday (odd week), at 09:00 - 10:30 Uhr, Helmholtzbau Raum H2506
For questions: j.koch@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).