M.Sc. Energy Engineering and Management

  • On Campus
  • 20 months
  • EUR30000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR30000 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Karlsruhe, Germany
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).


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).

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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  • There is no deadline for this start date.

Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • EUR30000 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR30000 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.


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)
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 20 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 20 months
Part-time variant Residential

Course Content

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


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.

More Information


The Master Program is accredited by the ASIIN since 2005.

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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Karlsruhe, Germany

Germany The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, briefly referred to as KIT, was established by the merger of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH and the Universität Karlsruhe (TH) on October 01, 2009. KIT combines the tasks of a university of the state of Baden-Württemberg with those of a research center of the Helmholtz Association in the areas of research, teaching, and innovation.

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