Energy Engineering and Management (Part-time), M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 20 months
  • Tuition Fee
    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
The Master Program in Energy Engineering and Management atKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) provides a comprehensive unterstanding of present and future energy systems and the complex interactions of their elements.


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. The Master Degree in Energy Engineering and Management (Part-time) from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) covers all these aspects providing the skills to successfully face the challenges.

Graduates are able to analyze and optimize the energy systems' operating efficiency, availability and safety.

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.  

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.
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 KIT is system-accredited by AAQ. All HECTOR School master programs are accredited by the internal quality assurance system of the KIT.

Programme Structure

Engineering Modules
  • Renewables
  • Thermal Energy Conversion
  • Electricity Generation & Energy Storage
  • Smart Networks & Energy Distribution
  • Energy Economics

Management Modules

  • International Project Management
  • Finance for Executives
  • Management Accounting, Marketing and Strategy
  • Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship (at ESADE, Barcelona)
  • Law & Contracts
For more information, please visit programme website.


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


Program Directors
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Jrg Bauer
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mathias Noe
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Nickel

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: HECTOR School of Engineering & Management has a rolling application process.

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 20 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

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

  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

University Qualification

First academic degree:Bachelor, Master, Diploma, etc. (University,University of Applied Sciences, Cooperative State University)in a relevant subject, such asEngineering, Natural Sciences, Information Scienceor Economics. In exceptionalcasesother 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

For more information, please visit programme website.

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

  • A minimum of 1 - 2 years of professional experience in the specific field of the Master Program (depending on the first degrees level); HECTOR Schools recommendation: > 3 years
  • References are needed as evidence

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 20 months.
  • EU/EEA

    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 20 months.

Living costs for Karlsruhe

810 - 1,230 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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