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Managing the use of energy is crucial to industrial societies. The increasing use of energy has been associated with a number of serious problems, some of which, represent major global hazards, e.g. global warming.

Graduates of the Energy Engineering and Management (EEM) master program have acquired a comprehensive overview of present and future energy systems and their elements. They are capable of participating in the successful introduction of new sustainable energy systems. They are not only able to rate the sustainability, but can also consider the energy systems' operating efficiency, availability and safety in a appropriate way.

The graduates are able to understand innovation processes and can effectively and successfully apply their knowledge either at existing companies or at start-ups established by them. This requires the professional, methodological, process, and management knowledge conveyed by the modules of Energy Engineering & Management (EEM). Internationalization and mobility are key features of this Master Program.


The executive master program conveys up-to-date know-how of energy technology and management skills to engineers who aim for executive positions in energy industry. The course program focuses on basic processes of energy generation and conversion, renewable energies, and the management of energy grids.

The technical subjects are complemented by management modules to enhance the students ability to evaluate and develop the innovative processes of the energy industry. Of course, emphasis is placed on environmentally friendly and innovative methods to generate and distribute energy.

Official Program Startings
  • Intake 2016: 03 Oct 2016
  • Intake 2017: 02 Oct 2017
  • Intake 2018: 01 Oct 2018

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline open
Tuition fee
  • EUR 20000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 20000 Year (EEA)

The total cost for the Executive Master of Science Program at the HECTOR School is 30.000 EUR. The program cost include: * Entire tuition fees * Course materials, including core literature and all handouts * Access to the computer network and computer laboratories * Drinks & Snacks during the lectures Not included are: * Living expenses * Cost for accommodation in Karlsruhe * Transport to and from Karlsruhe

Start date Intake 2016: 03 Oct 2016 Intake 2017: 02 Oct 2017 Intake 2018: 01 Oct 2018
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 18 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 18 months
Part-time variant Residential

Course Content

5 Management Modules (MM) form the basis of all programs and provide basic knowledge in Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Project and HR Management as well as Law, so they can consider commercial consequences of business decisions.

The engineering emphasis of the program is taught in 5 additional Engineering Modules (EM) with specialization in Energy Engineering.

Management Modules:

International Project Management

  1. Project Management & Scheduling
  2. Multi-Project Management in an International Setting
  3. Development Management
  4. Intercultural Management
Finance for Executives
  1. Introduction
  2. Financial Accounting
  3. Fundamentals of Finance
Business Strategy, Marketing and Controlling
  1. Business Strategy
  2. Introduction to Management Accounting
  3. Marketing
Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ESADE, Spain)
  1. Corporate Entrepreneurship
  2. Entrepreneurial Leadership
  3. Strategic Innovation Management
  4. Opportunity Development - Design Thinking
  5. Exploring the Opportunity - Technology & Markets
  6. Pitching Business Ideas
  7. Creating Value through Business Models
  8. New Product Development & Service Innovation
  9. Measuring Innovation - Innovation Balanced Scorecard
  10. Pitching Business Models
Law & Contracts
  1. Decisions, Contracts, Markets & Trade
  2. International Law - The Law of Business Organizations
  3. International Intellectual Property Law

Engineering Modules:

  1. Introduction & Scope of EEM and Energy Systems
  2. Wind & Water Power
  3. Solar & Geothermal Power

Thermal Energy Conversion

  1. Technical Combustion / Heat & Mass Transfer
  2. Thermal Power Plants inc. Coal & Gas Power Plants
  3. Turbo Machinery
  4. Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS)
  5. Energy from Biomass
  6. Fracking
Electricity Generation & Energy Storage
  1. Power Generators
  2. Batteries & Fuel Cells
  3. Hydrogen Technology
  4. Photovoltaics
  5. Thermal Energy Storage
Smart Networks & Energy Distribution
  1. Introduction to Power Systems / High Voltage Engineering
  2. Components of Power Systems
  3. Transmission & Distribution
  4. Smart Grids & Emerging Technologies
  5. Building Performance in Smart Grids

Energy Economics

  1. Energy System Analysis
  2. Energy Markets
  3. European Network Regulations
  4. Energy Efficiency
  5. Integration of Energy Systems & e-Mobility

Master Thesis:

The master thesis is written within the framework of the students' employment at their respective companies, guided by a professor of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

English Language Requirements

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language. Find English courses on Language Learning Portal.

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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).

  • TOEFL Test: Evidence of an adequate knowledge of the English language is required, normally in the form of a TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language).
  • Interview: The last step of admission is the successful completion of the interview with the program director.

Work Experience

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

Professional Experience: Depending on the first degree´s level (210 or 180 ECTS points), 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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