Renewable Energy Technology

Short profile

Master of Science

admission restriction
none | individual acceptance

standard length of study
4 semester

study start
October 1

teaching language

credit points

admission requirements
Bachelor's degree in a similar field

possible throughout the year


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:

-  Photovoltaics
-  Thermal Energy Systems
-  Electrical Energy 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.



33 %
Grundmodule (z. B. Grundlagen der solartechnischen Energiekonversion, Wirtschaftliche & soziale Rahmenbedingungen, Mathematische und Naturwissenschaftliche Grundlagen, Elektrotechnische Grundlagen, Regenerative Energien und Speichertechnik, Praktikum Regenerative Energietechnik)
25 %
Spezialisierungsmodul (Photovoltaik 1&2, Thermische Energiesysteme 1&2, Elektroenergiesystemtechnik 1&2)
13 %
Wahlmodule (Module zur Auswahl: Dynamisches Systemverhalten, Elektroenergie- und Netzqualität, Komplexe Netzwerke und ihre Dynamik, Mikro- und Halbleitertechnologie 1, Produktions- und Logistikmanagement 2, Sustainable Development Goals, Systemkomponenten, Unternehmensethik, Werkstoffe der Energietechnik, Dezentrale und zentrale Elektroenergieversorgung, Elektrochemische Phasengrenzen, Glas und Keramik in der Mikro- und Nanotechnik, Halbleiter, Ladungs- und Energietransportprozesse, Messtechnik in der Photovoltaik, Mikrofluidik, Techniken der Oberflächenphysik, Umwelt- und Analysenmesstechnik)
4 %
25 %

Fields of work

  • Academic work in universities and/or research institutes

  • Expert work in research and development

  • Consultant for technology, management and politics

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