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.


Content of study

30 %
Basic modules (e.g. introduction to solar energy, economic and social aspects of renewable energies, heat and wind, photovoltaics and optics, electrical systems, energy technological internship)
12 %
Supplementary modules (Modules at choice: basics of natural science | basics of electrical engineering and semiconductor | basics of mechanical engineering and material engineerig)
15 %
Specialisations (Modules at choice: photovoltaics | thermal energy systems | electrical energy systems engineering)
5 %
Project work
13 %
Job-related internship
25 %
Master thesis

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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