Energy Engineering and Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 20 months
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The Master Program in Energy Engineering and 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 at 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

  • Full-time duration 20 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 20 months

      • Duration: part-time lecture period of ~15 months • Master thesis: project work in the company, 9 months

    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

University Qualification

First academic degree: Bachelor, Master, Diploma, etc. (University, University of Applied Sciences, Cooperative State University) in a relevant subject, such as Engineering, Natural Sciences, Information Science or Economics. In exceptional cases other degrees may be accepted.

First university degree in:
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Business engineering
  • Economics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical engineering
  • Process engineering
  • or a related subject
Basic knowledge in one of the following fields:
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Electrical energy systems

Under certain circumstances, other degrees may be accepted (e.g. depending on professional experience).

Work Experience

  • 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 Full Programme

  • 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)


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