ENTECH - Energy Technologies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
A broad-based education in a variety of key engineering disciplines. A focus on the inter-disciplinary aspects of the sustainable energy sector. And an in-depth understanding of the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in the future energy industry. MSc ENTECH enables you to think in new ways about energy, and gives you a solid foundation from which to meet tomorrow’s energy challenges.


With a strong focus on innovative problem solving, building effective international teams, and finding inspiration from fellow students, industrial partners, SMEs and start-ups, this programme is a learning journey that helps you find your unique role in the energy industry.

MSC ENTECH - Energy Technologies at InnoEnergy Master's School offers you a new way to think about your career in energy engineering. It focuses on inter-disciplinary practice, integrating creative, entrepreneurial and leadership skills, with the creation of new ideas, innovative products, services, processes and solutions. The programme gives you exceptional opportunities to engage with real-world challenges and the industry players attempting to solve them. Companies like Vattenfall and Schneider Electric are involved in the programme.

MSc ENTECH is an international programme for an international industry. You will join students from all over the world at two different universities and one of Europe’s leading business schools. After successfully completing the programme and your thesis, you will receive a double diploma in the form of a Master’s degree from two of the following institutes:

  • Master of Science in Fluid Mechanics and Energetics, from INP: Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
  • Master of Energy Engineering and Management, from IST: Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
  • Master of Science in Energy Technologies, from KIT: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Master of Science in Energy Technology, from UU: Uppsala University, Sweden
Your path to the future

The MSc ENTECH programme gives you the ability to meet the complex challenges in the design, development, operation and analysis of future energy technologies.

Students who successfully complete the MSc ENTECH programme acquire a wide range of basic engineering skills in the field of energy technologies, as well as in-depth knowledge in two fields of energy engineering, the ability to work in inter-disciplinary teams, and skills in project management and innovation.

In particular, students develop the ability to recognise problems and challenges that require an inter-disciplinary response and to approach them with innovative solutions. MSc EMINE graduates are quick to recognise new market trends and have the knowledge and skills needed to earn and maintain a leadership position through innovative ideas and projects of their own.

As a result, students are able to:

  • Design new processes and energy systems
  • Push the development of new technologies beyond the current state of the art
  • Evaluate the feasibility and impact of new technologies
  • Implement developed ideas


The MSc ENTECH programme is accredited by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

Programme Structure

With a choice of more than 200 individual courses that cover a comprehensive range of energy technologies, the two-year MSc ENTECH programme has a broad scope – with a special emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurial practice. The aim of the programme is to give you the inter-disciplinary knowledge, skills and networks needed to navigate the complexity of future energy systems.

In addition to deepening and broadening your engineering and technical knowledge, you will also study the economic, legal and ecological aspects of various energy technologies and their implementation. You will also learn the basics of innovation management and product development – with a focus on industrial issues of practical relevance, particularly during project work and during your Master’s thesis.

Year 1

In the first year, you can choose to attend either the KIT: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germanyor IST: Instituto Superior Técnicoin Portugal, where you will undertake basic courses to ensure that you have the necessary energy engineering knowledge across a broad range of topic areas. Classes have a modular structure, and you will be asked to agree to an individual Learning Agreement.

At the very beginning of the first year, students at IST attend an intensive ‘Entrepreneur in a week’ course at the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics in Portugal. Here you take courses relating to business and economics, including project management and business planning, to enhance your understanding of modern business practice in the energy sector.

In addition, all students will take courses on design thinking, business for founders, marketing and economics at during the first year. You will also have the opportunity to learn about pitching, shareholder management, and other fundamentals of business creation during seminars designed by GEM: Grenoble École de Management.

Year 2

In the second year, you can pursue the subject areas that interest you most, by choosing two specialist topics for study from the following list:

1.1. Thermal power plants

2.2. Energy in buildings

3.3. Chemical energy carriers

4.4. Decentralised power supply and grid integration

5.5. Nuclear and fusion technology

6.6. Renewable energy and energy storage

7.7. Energy economics and informatics

8.8. Utility facilities

Second-year students can swap between IST and KIT, or attend INP: Grenoble Institute of Technologyor UU: Uppsala University. The choice of specialisation will play a role in the selection of your second-year university.


You complete your second year by working on your Master’s thesis, which is worth 30 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits, and takes place throughout the fourth semester of the programme. You can choose a thesis topic that is part of a wider research project or is directly related to industry. The location for your thesis, whether it is an industrial enterprise or research institution, will depend on your chosen topic.

Open Space Studio

A defining feature of MSc ENTECH, you will attend complementary training sessions at the Open Space Studiothroughout the two-year programme.

The Open Space Studio has three main focus areas:

·1. Personal development: knowing yourself, your strengths, your talent, your passion, and your drivers in life

·2. Social skills development: community and team building, and creating a sense of trust and belonging

·3. Co-creation: bringing together entrepreneurship, innovation and education to create new solutions for real-world business challenges

Students attend a ‘Winter Atelier’ at the Open Space Studio in both their first and second years. Among other activities, students attend seminars designed by GEM: Grenoble École de Management during the Winter Atelier. There is alsoa ‘Summer Atelier’ between the first and second years, and a two-day personal-skills training course in each year of study. The Open Space Studio is also host to a final conference at the end of your second year.


Our ENTECH master programme is aimed at outstanding students with an above-average Bachelor’s 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Depending on the home institution you choose, start date for the programme is either September or October. We only have one intake per year, for the winter term.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • 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

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

Previous Studies: A Completed Bachelor’s Degree

In order to be admitted into a InnoEnergy MSc programme, you must have completed a Bachelor’s degree encompassing a minimum of 180 ECTS credits or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognized university. Please note that admissions depend on the specific BSc degree you hold for entry into 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 expected to qualify, receive a conditional offer. If you have not completed your studies, please include a written statement from your university’s administration office (or equivalent department), confirming that you are enrolled in the final year of your study programme and stating your expected completion date. If you receive a conditional offer, you should present your degree certificate to the InnoEnergy Admissions Office before your admission can be finalised. The InnoEnergy Admissions Office will forward your application to your appointed Year 1 university so that your application can be completed.

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

English Proficiency

Applicants must provide proof of their English language proficiency, which is generally established through an internationally recognized test. Please note that in order to be considered for one of our programmes, we need to receive your test result before 1 April 2015 when you are applying in the first application round and 1 June 2015 if you are applying in the second application round. Any scores received after those deadlines will not be considered. Therefore, it is important that you plan your test well ahead of the deadlines. Please note that it can take up to six weeks to receive test scores. The following tests and scores are accepted:

General English Proficiency Requirements


An overall band score of at least 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5, is required. IELTS tests are verified online by the Admissions office. Sending a photocopy of your test together with your application documents is therefore sufficient.


A total score of at least 92 (with the writing section scoring at least 22) is required. English test results from TOEFL must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The institution code you need to use (0683) is exclusive to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). This code is used regardless of the location of your studies at InnoEnergy. For KIT, you should choose the option ‘any department not listed’ and then you can manually enter the name of the InnoEnergy programme. Examinee score reports or photocopies are not accepted.

Please note that it can take several weeks for your test scores to arrive from ETS, so arrange for them to be sent as early as possible.

University of Cambridge / University of Oxford Certificates

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): grades A – C are accepted.

Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): grades A – C are accepted.

For the University of Cambridge Certificates: please provide your Candidate ID (3 letters and 6 numbers) and Secret number (4 digits) in our online application form, such that we can verify your results online. If not available, you will need to send a certified copy of your Cambridge Certificate by regular mail before the deadline.

Validity of English test results

Results of IELTS and TOEFL are valid from two years of the date of the exam. The same holds for CPE/CAE certificates. If you can show proof that you have maintained your English proficiency since then, we will consider this on a case by case basis.

English proficiency tests are waived for applicants who:

  • Have completed a higher education degree fully instructed in English at auniversity 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. Statements by professors are not accepted. Other documentation regarding language of instruction will not be accepted.
  • Have completed a degree in English at a university located in one of the following countries: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand.
Programme Specific Requirements

Previous studies: an outstanding, completed bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) in:

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

Admission of students with a different Bachelor’s 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 having achieved a required minimum score in the following courses:

  • Higher Mathematics I – III (21 Credit Points (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 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.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      12000 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA Applies to you

      12000 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Grenoble

    870 - 1240 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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



    There are two types of scholarships and they are not necessarily a full scholarship, and thus it may be necessary to find additional funding to be able to fully finance study and stay.

    • Fee waiver: 90 % of our admitted students will receive a participation fee waiver and thus not pay any participation fee.
    • Fee waiver + scholarship: 70 % of our admitted students will receive a participation fee waiver and a monthly scholarship of 750 € for up to 24 months.
    For EU* Students

    You can be nominated for this scholarship irrespective of whether your application has been received during round 0, round 1 and round 2.

    For Non-EU* Students

    You can be nominated for this scholarship only when applying in application round 0 (for MSc Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy, EMINE) or round 1 (for all MSc programmes – intake Fall)

    * By ‘EU students’, we mean students with citizenship in one of the EEA countries (all EU member states and Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland) or Switzerland. ‘Non-EU students’ are therefore classified as all students who do not comply with the above definition of an ‘EU student’.

    How to apply for a scholarship? When applying for one of our MSc programmes, please tick the appropriate box in the application form that you would like to apply for a scholarship.

    Code of conduct: Applicants who apply for a scholarship do agree to the terms of the InnoEnergy SE Student Code of Conduct.

    Scholarship levels: Scholarships are awarded to the highest ranking applicants per programme; scholarship levels depend on the budget available for each programme and may therefore vary. The ranking is based on several criteria such as academic performance, quality of previous education and university, experience with innovation and entrepreneurship, etc. Please note that it is not possible to appeal decisions in relation to scholarships; the selection results (ranking) as such do not constitute grounds for an appeal. It is not possible to transfer a InnoEnergy MSc scholarship to another InnoEnergy programme or to a non-InnoEnergy programme.

    Scholarships paid in Poland are 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).

    Other financial support

    In addition to applying for scholarships you can apply for Erasmus+ study loans. They have been created by the European Commission to make it easier to study a full degree programme abroad.

    Erasmus+ makes it possible for students who want to take a full Master’s-level degree in an Erasmus+ programme country to apply for a loan at a bank in their home country.

    Please note that the Erasmus+ study loan programme is not financed or organized by InnoEnergy.

    And you can also find other ways to finance your MSc programme in the scholarship portal.

    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

    The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

    Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.