Technische Universität Berlin
© Philipp Arnoldt

Business Engineering Energy, M.Sc.

Program overview

Energy and energy engineering play a significant role in global development. The energy sector faces more complex political, economic, social, and ecological challenges than ever before, while also facing the task of unifying technical and economic feasibility. The master's program Business Engineering Energy explores these challenges. The program is unique in that it specifically focuses on energy engineering and energy economy in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa).

A large part of the program is spent on the TU Berlin campus in El Gouna, Egypt and combines theoretical knowledge with direct practical applications in the region. In the program you will learn how to plan, design, operate, evaluate, and also optimize energy systems. You are trained to become an expert with both diverse and specialized knowledge in the fields of energy engineering, business, and engineering, while equally possessing management skills and thorough technical knowledge. Current scientific methods and developments in energy engineering and economy make up an important part of the curriculum.

Our outstanding facilities on Campus El Gouna allow you to to conduct research using the latest technology, for instance with solar-thermal absorption cooling machines or fuel cell learning systems, testing centers for photovoltaic facilities, and steam power plants.

The master's program in Business Engineering Energy is a continuing education master's program and thus is fee-based.

DegreeMaster of Science
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Credit points120
Program start Winter semester
Admission Open admission
Language of instruction English

Admission requirements

The formal admission requirements for the Business Engineering Energy master’s program are a first university degree qualifying the applicant for professional work as well as at least one year’s subsequent work experience in a qualified professional field.

Applicants must provide proof of their aptitude for the subject, demonstrated by their first university degree. Applicants are awarded the following points for their completed study programs:

  • 35 points for the subjects industrial engineering, environmental engineering
  • 30 points for the subjects energy/power engineering, chemical engineering
  • 25 points for the subjects mechanical engineering, electrical engineering
  • 20 points for other related study subjects

Professional experience related to the content and qualification objectives of the master’s program is a further criterion for assessing applications. This includes work as a student assistant at a university lasting at least three months and work as a student employee in a company lasting at least six months.

You can find the proposed course schedule in the application and admission regulations.

The master’s program is taught exclusively in English. If English is not your native language, you must provide proof of English skills. The following certificates are accepted: internet-based TOEFL (at least 87 points), IELTS (at least band score 5), TOEIC (at least 785 points), UNIcert II, CET-6, or an English-language bachelor’s study program.

Foreign applicants are advised to acquire basic German skills before beginning the study program.

Program structure

There is a proposed course schedule for the degree program. This is a recommendation for how to complete the degree program within the standard period of study of four semesters. It provides an example of which modules to take in which semesters. While this proposed course schedule is ideal on paper, it is not mandatory. It’s simply an example of how to successfully schedule and shape your studies. You can find the proposed course schedule in the study and examination regulations. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants. 

Students must complete 120 credit points (LP) in the program, 30 of which are completed through the master’s thesis. The curriculum is taught in the form of integrated courses and seminars.

By completing the master's thesis independently at the end of the program, you demonstrate your ability to conduct scientific work.

Content and modules

The master’s study program encompasses the following modules and credit points:

  • Compulsory modules: Business Engineering (24 LP)
  • Compulsory elective modules: Economics and Law (18 - 24 LP)
  • Compulsory elective modules: Engineering (30 - 36 LP)
  • Interdisciplinary skills (at least 12 LP)

Detailed module descriptions can be found in the module catalog. These provide information about the content, learning objectives, participation requirements, workload, type of assessment, and much more. The module catalog is based on the study and exam regulations.

To module database

Internships

The master’s program does not require students to complete an internship. However, you are free to independently complete an internship during semester breaks to gain further personal qualifications.

Stays abroad

Students in this master’s program alternate studying at TU Berlin’s campus in El Gouna, Egypt, and the University’s main location in Berlin. As students alternate between the campuses every semester, no further stays abroad are included in the study program.

Acquired skills

Students acquire diverse technical knowledge in the fields of industrial engineering and management, energy engineering, engineering and business, and management. You master the planning and operation of power engineering processes, along with applicable methods for analysis, evaluation, and optimization. You learn the knowledge and skills necessary to develop concepts for economical and environmentally friendly system operation as well as concepts for saving energy and costs.

As a graduate you are familiar with management tasks in the energy sector and have mastered commercial simulation tools in the field of conventional and renewable energies. Furthermore, our graduates are team players and have particularly strong communication, interdisciplinary, and intercultural skills as a result of their study experiences in two vastly different environments with different cultural, social, and economic conditions. This allows them to flexibly adapt their knowledge and skills to different demands and environments - an ability that is much sought after in industry.

After your studies

The master’s study program trains and shapes you into an interdisciplinary thinker and flexible expert, who skillfully masters challenges by using specialized scientific, technological, and economic skills.

The combination of technical subject knowledge and knowledge from business and engineering is the key to a successful career in industry, particularly in the energy sector. Your management skills and specialized knowledge of economics qualify you for management positions and project management as well as management work in high tech and commercial enterprises.

Further typical fields of employment for our graduates include university and non-university educational and research institutions. You also have the option to continue your academic career with a doctoral program.

Further information & downloads

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General questions: Student Info Services

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