M.Sc. ENTECH - Energy Technologies

KIC InnoEnergy Master School

Application deadline: February 28th (Application Round 1) & April 30th (Application Round 2)
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 8,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2014, September  2015, October  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Partnership: Joint
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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MSc ENTECH is a programme for engineering students wanting to create the energy technologies of the future. With its interdisciplinary set-up, ENTECH brings together students and teachers from different engineering backgrounds united in this aim. Its broad-based education in engineering leads to a variety of key specialisations in the energy industry. Together with classes dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship, the programme provides you with an excellent background for meeting future energy challenges.

Programme description
Meeting the challenges of future energy technologies reliability, sustainability, efficiency and environmental compatibility requires well-trained engineers with a profound knowledge of all the exciting opportunities available to us. MSc ENTECH gives you this know-how. In contrast to the engineering education of the past, which was typically restricted to single aspects like electrical or mechanical, ENTECH focuses on delivering the interdisciplinary knowledge you need to cope with the complexity of future energy systems. It gives you a wide range of hands-on opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills both in theory and in practice. Whats more, the programme strongly emphasises integrating creative, entrepreneurial and leadership skills to foster the creation of new ideas and turn them into innovative products, services, processes and policies.

MSc ENTECH equips you for meeting tough challenges in the design, development, operation and analysis of future energy technologies. At the same time you gain:

* In-depth knowledge in two fields of energy engineering
* A profound knowledge of the overall field
* The ability to work in interdisciplinary teams
* Skills in project management and innovation

This enables you to:

* Design new processes and energy systems
* Develop new technologies beyond current state-of-the-art
* Evaluate the feasibility and impact of new technologies
* Implement developed ideas

Target Group
ENTECH master programme is for outstanding students with an above-average Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Chemical Engineering. Admission of students with a different background in a related field may be possible after careful assessment.


ENTECHs scope is energy technologies in a broad sense. As students come from different backgrounds, the initial training (Basic Courses) will bring you all to a common level of energy engineering knowledge. This requires a modular class structure and a Learning Agreement developed on an individual student basis.

Subsequently, and based on the respective basic courses, several specialisations (Main Subjects) are offered. Topics, which differ between the collaborating universities, cover fields like electrical energy systems, transport and storage of energy, energy conversion, energy economics and energy system analysis. You select two main subjects to pursue in depth.

Special emphasis is put on innovation and management processes; you learn the basics of product development and how innovations can be realised in companies (Innovation & Entrepreneurship). Topics dealt with in project work and later on, particularly in the master thesis, are primarily industrial issues of practical relevance, or part of a larger research project carried out together with an industrial partner. Your studies also cover economic as well as legal and ecological aspects of different energy technologies and their implementation.

A complementary training programme, running throughout your two years of study, provides a learning process to master personal and social skills. It is specifically designed to learn how to handle the complex issues businesses deal with today, including increasing cross-functional, -cultural, -country, or -company cooperation, plus fast-changing requirements and know-how.

Possible specialisations:

* "Thermal Power Plants"
* "Energy in Buildings"
* "Chemical Energy Carriers"
* "Decentralized Power Supply and Grid Integration"
* "Nuclear and Fusion Technology"
* "Renewable Energy and Energy Storage "
* "Energy Economics and Informatics"
* "Utility Facilities"

According to European Institute of Innovation Technology (EIT) criteria, the programme envisages mobility from one university to another after the first study year. The university you choose for the first year is your home institution. You then continue your second year at one of the partner institutions according to the chosen major.

The four partner universities cooperating in ENTECH are:

* Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany (also the coordinating institution)
* Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Portugal
* Uppsala University (UU), Sweden
* Grenoble Institute of Technology (INP), France

KIT and IST offer full first-study year entry points as well as the second-year exit points. To broaden the possibilities within ENTECH, UU and Grenoble INP provide selected second-year specialisations.


To qualify, applicants need to fulfill the admission requirements based on previous studies, English proficiency and documentation.

Previous Studies: A completed Bachelors Degree
In order to be admitted to a KIC InnoEnergy MSc programme, you must have completed a Bachelors degree encompassing a minimum of 180 ECTS credits or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognized university. Please note below that the specific BSc degree depends on the MSc programme you are interested in.

Conditional Acceptance undergraduate students in Final Year
Students in their final year of undergraduate education may also apply and if qualified, receive a conditional offer. If you have not completed your studies, please include a written statement from the degree administration office (or equivalent department), confirming that you are enrolled in the final year of your education and giving your expected completion date. If you receive a conditional offer, you should present your degree certificate to the KIC InnoEnergy Admissions Office before your admission in a specific programme can be formalized. The KIC InnoEnergy Admissions Office will forward this to your programme, and appointed Year 1 university, such that your admission can be completed.

Applicants following longer technical programmes and who have completed courses equivalent to an amount of 180 ECTS, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Programme Specific Requirements

* Mechanical Engineering
* Chemical and Process Engineering
* Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Admission of students with a different Bachelors degree will be decided by the Admission Committee after assessment of equivalence. Additionally, admission to the ENTECH Master Program is subject to the following requirements:


a) proof of skills and qualifications provided by having achieved a required minimum score in the following courses:

* Higher Mathematics I III (21 CP),
* Scientific Basics (7 CP),
* Engineering Mechanics I IV (21 CP),
* Material Science I and II (incl. lab) (15 CP),
* Technical Thermodynamics I and II (13 CP),
* Mechanical Design I IV (18 CP),
* Key qualifications in Mechanical Engineering (6 CP),
* Production Operations Management (5 CP),
* Electrical Engineering (8 CP),
* Informatics (8 CP),
* Measurement and Control Systems (7 CP),
* Fluid Mechanics (7 CP),
* Machines and Processes (7 CP).

or, alternatively,

b) proof of skills and qualifications provided by having achieved a required minimum score in the following subjects:

* Higher Mathematics (24 CP),
* Programme and Numerical Methods (8 CP),
* Physics (9 CP),
* General and Inorganic Chemistry (5 CP),
* Organic Chemistry (4 CP),
* Engineering Mechanics (15 CP),
* Material Science (8 CP),
* Mechanical Design and Apparatus Engineering (9 CP),
* Technical Thermodynamics (14 CP),
* Fluid Dynamics (5 CP),
* Heat and Mass Transfer (7 CP),
* Control Systems and System Dynamics (4 CP),
* Chemical Process Engineering (6 CP),
* Mechanical Process Engineering (6 CP),
* Thermal Process Engineering (6 CP),
* Bioengineering (3 CP),
* Labs (10 CP).

or, alternatively,

c) proof of successful completion of courses with the following contents:

* Mathematics I and II,
* Theory of Probability,
* Complex Analysis and Integral Transformations,
* Physics I and II,
* Linear Electrical Grid,
* Electronic Circuits,
* Fields and Waves,
* Basic Practical Work,
* Digital Technique,
* Information Engineering,
* Lab Information Engineering.

You must fulfil all the requirements listed in either a) or b) or c). A combination of individual qualifications from different lists is not possible. If you do not submit proof of up to three qualifications in your previous studies, admission may still be granted if you provide a written commitment that you will complete these subjects successfully within the first two semesters of the master programme, in addition to the curriculum in its current version.

English proficiency tests are waived for the following:

a) Applicants who have completed a higher education degree instructed in English at a university (or a university of applied sciences) in an EU/EEA country. The official language of the degree programme has to be stated in the degree certificate or its supplement, or in the transcript of records. Other documentation regarding language of instruction will not be accepted.

b) Applicants who have completed a degree instructed in English at a university that is physically located in one of the following countries: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 5.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)
TOEFL iBT® test: 92


As KIC InnoEnergy nurtures high expectations for the career trajectories of its select group of firstrate students, it strives at promoting their education, the launching pad of their future as impactful energy engineers, in every possible way. Therefore, KIC InnoEnergy chooses to heavily invest in unique activities that turn the KIC InnoEnergy Master School trajectory into an extraordinary and extremely valuable episode in its students training to become an entrepreneurial player in the energy field. Part of the costs for your education will be borne by you and part by KIC InnoEnergy. Costs related to events integrated in the curriculum, e.g. Kick-off, innovation seminars and summer schools are covered by the programme, and included in the participation fee.

For European* Students applying to programmes

* For all admitted European students, there is a participation fee waiver, courtesy of KIC InnoEnergy.

* Scholarship possibility. Excellent students can be nominated for a monthly allowance of up to 750/month for a maximum of 24 months.
* You can be nominated for this scholarship independently of your application being received during either the first or the second application round.

For Non-European* Students applying to programmes

* The participation fee is 8000 /year.

* Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be nominated for a scholarship including both a participation fee waiver, and a one-time travel and installation support of up to 1000**, and a monthly allowance of up to 750 for a maximum of 24 months.
* You can be nominated for this scholarship only when applying in the first application round (closes on February 28th).

* By European applicants applicants with citizenship in one of the EEA countries (all EU member states and Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland) or Switzerland are meant. Non-European applicants are thus all applicants who do not comply with the above definition of a European applicant.

** Only applicants conforming to the definition of non-European above can be eligible for the one time travel and installation support.

Please note: A scholarship paid in Poland is presently subject to taxation in accordance with the provisions of Polish law. Subject to certain conditions, benefits paid by an entity having its registered office outside of Poland may be exempt from tax on the basis of Article 21 points 39, 40 and 40b of the Act of 26 July 1991. AGH shall endeavour to arrange a tax exemption for the Student. However, a final decision in this regard is issued by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education in accordance with the binding provisions on personal income tax (Journal of Laws of 2012 No. 361 as amended).



KIC InnoEnergy Degree Concept

Upon successful completion of all programme requirements, students will receive a double degree; one from each of the two institutions attended. The actual names of the degrees awarded depend on the study locations and can be seen in the table above.

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