Energy Engineering and Management, M.Sc.

The energy transition is associated with many challenges such as an increase in efficiency of energy conversion systems based on renewable energies and their integration into future energy systems, requiring e.g. the development of capable energy storage systems and an intelligent demand side management. EEM covers all these aspects providing the skills to successfully face the challenges. The Energy Engineering and Management programme is offered by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The Master Program in Energy Engineering & Management provides a comprehensive unterstanding of present and future energy systems and the complex interactions of their elements. Graduates are able to analyze and optimize the energy systems' operating efficiency, availability and safety.

International Cooperation

HECTOR School maintains fruitful cooperations with various academic partners worldwide. In the Master Program Energy Engineering & Management one of the Management Modules is held in Barcelona at the ESADE Business School.

Career Perspectives

Providing a clima neutral, sustainable and affordable energy supply is one of the crucial tasks of our time. To master the manifold challenges of an energy revolution there is a need of highly qualified professionals who are willing to shape the future of energy supply.

The Energy Engineering and Management programme is offered by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).


The Master Program is accredited by the ASIIN since 2005.

Programme Structure

Hot Topics in EEM
  • Power Generation (Solar, Thermal, Wind, Biomass, Gas, Coal)
  • Energy Storage (Batteries, Thermal, Hydrogen, Fuel)
  • Smart Grids & Buildings
  • Fracking
  • Energy Market Regulations

The content of the Master Program is divided into 10 modules: 5 Engineering Modules addressing technological topics and 5 Management Modules providing general leadership know-how.

EM0: For applicants who hold an academic degree other than in the field of engineering but have several years of relevant professional experience in the utilities & energy sector we offer a preparatory module in Engineering Principles. Successful participation is the entry criteria for the Master Program for those particular applicants. EM0 will take place about 8 weeks before the program start. The exact date is available on request.


Engineering Modules

  • Renewables
  • Thermal Energy Conversion
  • Electricity Generation & Energy Storage
  • Smart Networks & Energy Distribution
  • Energy Economics
  • EM0: Engineering Principles (preparatory module, only for applicants with a non-engineering degree)

Management Modules

  • International Project Management
  • Finance for Executives
  • Business Strategy, Marketing & Controlling
  • Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship (at ESADE, Barcelona)
  • Law & Contracts


Professionals working as high potentials, project managers, or engineering executives in the branches of energy generation, transportation, distribution, storage or sales, e.g. in:

  • Utility companies
  • Energy suppliers
  • Manufacturers of power generation

Detailed Programme Facts

    • Starting in

      • There is no deadline for this start date.
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 20 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Part-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 20 months
  • Part-time variant
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Academic Requirements

In order to be admitted to our Energy Engineering and Management master program, the following requirements have to be fulfilled:

Appropriate qualification for university entrance
First degree: Bachelor, master, diploma... (University, University of Applied Sciences, Corporative State University). The first degree should be in:
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Business engineering
  • Economics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical engineering
  • Process engineering
  • or a related subject.
Basic knowledge of one of the following fields is required:
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • or electrical energy systems.

In exceptional cases, other degrees may be accepted (e.g. professional experience).

For a program start in October 2017 applications need to be submitted as soon as possible. Especially if a visa is required please keep in mind that the visa process may take several weeks.

English Qualification
  • Evidence of an adequate knowledge of the English language is required
  • Usually in the form of a TOEFL (at least 90 points iBT) or an equal qualification which must be checked individually

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

  • Depending on the first degree´s level, work or practical 1 or 2 years of experience in the program subject area is required. Three years of work experience are recommended.
  • References are needed as evidence.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 30000 International
  • EUR 30000 EU/EEA

The tuition fee for a Master of Science Program at the HECTOR School includes:

  • Tuition for all HECTOR School modules and supervision of the master's thesis
  • Course materials in a digital version
  • WLAN access to the KIT network and computer laboratories
  • Free usage of the KIT library
  • Free drinks & snack buffet during the lectures
  • Participation in social events during the HECTOR School modules

The following costs are not included:

  • Living expenses (food, clothes, and other everyday commodities)
  • Costs for accommodation in Karlsruhe (campus accommodation at the HECTOR School are available at special rates)
  • Travel to and back from Karlsruhe
  • Immatriculation fee of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (approx. 150 EUR per semester)
  • Transport and Accommodation during international modules (if applicable)


Financial Support & Scholarships

Different options exist for financing the tuition fees for the HECTOR School.

Study Loan Partners

In case you need external founding support, the HECTOR School recommends the following fund organizations:

  • FESTO Bildungsfonds (education fund) offers financial support for special further qualification programs in close cooperation with industry. With "G-TOP" interested students are offered a package deal, which includes participation in the master program "Production and Operations Management", "Management of Product Development" or "Electronic Systems Engineering and Management", internships with network partners of FESTO Bildungsfonds and additional qualification courses by FESTO. The complete package is offered at a special rate which can by pre-financed through the FESTO Bildungsfonds. Interested participants need to apply with the HECTOR School and indicate theire interest in receiving funding by FESTO. The HECTOR School will then establish the necessary contacts. For further information, see the website of FESTO Bildungsfonds

  • For more than five years, the "Bildungsfonds" initiative has been offering bank-independent and socially acceptable ways to finance advanced education.
HECTOR School Cooperation Partnerships

On an irregular basis, the HECTOR School offers special partnership scholarships based on cooperation agreements. Unfortunately, no such scholarships are offered at the moment.

Official Scholarship Funds
  • African Development Bank
  • Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung

    Baden-Württemberg Scholarship: The federal state supports international exchange with this scholarship.

  • Banco Interamericano de Desarollo
  • British Council:
  • Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft e.V.
  • Centre International des Etudiants et Stagiaires
  • Cusanus-Werk
  • DAAD
  • Deutsches Nationalkomitee des Lutherischen Weltbundes
  • The e8 Sustainable Energy Development Scholarship Programme. The e7 Network is an international non-profit organisation of leading electricity companies from the G8 nations dedicated to efficient and environmentally sound electricity generation methods as well as human capactiy building.
  • EED - Evangelischer Entwicklungs Dienst - Church Development Service. It is an organisation of the Protestant Churches in Germany.
  • European Development Fund
  • Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V.
  • Foundations Online
  • Friedrich Naumann Foundation
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Fritz Thyssen Stiftung
  • Fulbright-Kommission
  • Gottlieb Daimler- und Karl Benz-Stiftung
  • Hanns Seidel Foundation
  • Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
  • International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
  • IPSWaT - Programme of the BMBF - Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung/Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • KAAD Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-Dienst - Catholic Academic Exchange Service. Hausdorffstraße 151, D-53129 Bonn, Germany. For Catholics mainly from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe and also from Benin, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia. Please send curriculum vitae, degree or professional diploma and academic transcripts, description of church-based social activities to: Dr. Thomas Scheidtweiler, address as above. On passing the first selection procedure you will receive the organisation's application documents. Submit these to your local or regional representation of KAAD who will inform about you further steps.
  • Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. (KAS): Abt. Begabtenförderung, Rathausallee 12, D-53757 St. Augustin, Germany. For nationals from all countries. Applicants from Latin America, Asia and Africa are requested to apply at their respective local or regional KAS offices.
  • Minerva Foundation
  • Ökumenisches Studentenwerk (ÖSW): Girondelle 80, D-44799 Bochum, Germany. Phone +49 (0)234/93882-0. For Protestant applicants from developing countries. Please contact your local or regional representation of ÖSW. Stipulations: connection to a church-based organisation or NGO; firm intention of returning to home country after studies abroad.
  • Organization of American States (OAS), Washington, D.C. 20006, USA. Only applicable for candidates from OAS member states.
  • Otto Benecke Stiftung e.V.
  • Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin
  • Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft - Southeast Europe Association
  • UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)
  • UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisations)
  • Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften
  • VolkswagenStiftung
  • WHO (World Health Organisation):
  • World Bank . Please apply directly to them and to us.
  • World University Service
  • States, ministries, universities, churches and educational organisations in your home countries or here in Germany.

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