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Energy technology

Study concept

Energy technology deals with the technologies required to provide and utilize energy in an environmentally friendly, efficient, safe, and economical way. The Master's degree program in Energy Engineering offers a research-oriented education that enables graduates to methodically classify and systematically combine knowledge from different areas and thus solve complex research and development tasks in the field of energy engineering.

The Master's degree program in Energy Engineering at TU Bergakademie Freiberg expands the general analytical and methodological skills acquired in the Bachelor's degree program in Energy Engineering (or a comparable degree program). No specialization has to be selected in the degree program, but students who have completed examinations amounting to at least 20 credit points from a compulsory elective complex will also receive an indication of a specialization on their certificate.

A team project is completed during the course of the study. The final Master's thesis is completed in the third semester.

 

Deepening

Deals with the necessary technologies for and the management of transmission networks for the supply of electrical energy as well as its storage and utilisation for electromobility and drive technology

Intensifies the use of gas, especially natural gas, for energy supply in the form of heat

Includes energy supply from renewable sources such as sun, wind, water and geothermal energy and teaches modern technologies for hydrogen production and utilisation

Faculty
Faculty of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (Faculty 4)
Degree
Master of Science (M. Sc.)
Standard period of study
3 Semester
Part-time possible
No
Start of studies
Winter semester
Summer semester
Admission requirement

A Bachelor's degree of at least 7 semesters in a related degree programme, graduates of a 6-semester Bachelor's degree may be admitted with conditions amounting to 30 LP
 

Language requirements
B1 level German

Course language
German
Professional advice
Dr. Andrea Dög
Leipziger Str. 30
09599 Freiberg
Andrea.Doeg [at] dekanat4.tu-freiberg.de
Central Student Advisory Service
Central Student Counselling Service
Prüferstr. 2, 3rd floor, room 3.405
studienberatung [at] tu-freiberg.de
Student Council
Student Representatives Faculty 4 (Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering)
Rammler-Bau
Leipziger Str. 28
fsr4 [at] stura.tu-freiberg.de
Job opportunities

Graduates of the Master's degree program in Energy Technology typically work

  • for operators of wind, hydro, or solar power plants,
  • in engineering offices in the field of renewable energy technology,
  • in energy consulting and energy management,
  • for energy supply companies,
  • for research institutes and
  • for licensing and control authorities in the field of energy supply.

Why study energy technology at TUBAF?

Humanity's growing hunger for energy is being offset by dwindling resources and increasing CO2 emissions. New forms of energy generation must be developed, as the energy industry is changing.

Well-trained specialists are therefore needed everywhere in the energy industry and related fields.

The TU Bergakademie Freiberg is a campus university with short distances and personal contact with lecturers who are well-networked. This provides students with opportunities for scholarships, collaboration on current research projects, and support for semesters abroad.

The city of Freiberg scores highly with its low cost of living, affordable and sufficient living space, and active student life.

Interests and skills you should bring with you

  • Interest in physics, heat, and energy aspects
  • The desire to provide a sustainable solution to the energy problems of the future, to handle fossil fuels carefully, and to contribute to energy-saving
  • Curiosity about the expansion of electricity grids and the development of alternative energy storage concepts

"If you want to choose the Energy Technology degree program to do something for the environment later on, then you've come to the right place. Unlike other similar degree programs, the focus here is not just on electrical engineering. A broad spectrum of fundamentals is taught and there are several opportunities to specialize, depending on your interests. There are also other very interesting and innovative modules that you can take.

In addition, Freiberg offers the advantages of a small university: close contact with the lecturers is possible, everyone is very helpful, there are always enough places in every course, and even courses for one person have already been arranged. The lecturers are competent and passionate about their subject area.
To summarise, I can only say that studying energy technology in Freiberg was the best decision I ever made."

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