Technische Universität Berlin
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Energy Engineering and Process Engineering, M.Sc.

Program overview

In the Energy Engineering and Process Engineering master’s degree program, you can specialize in energy engineering, process engineering, or a combination of the two. This study program builds on the foundation laid by the bachelor’s degree and focuses on furthering your knowledge and skills in thermodynamics, process and plant dynamics, ground operations, and computer-supported methods. Students not only learn integrative planning approaches to the technical design, modeling, and optimization of apparatuses and facilities but also experimental and numerical methods for scientific tasks. In the compulsory elective component students study a specialization in which they acquire further skills and knowledge, for instance about material properties, probability analyses of energy and process engineering components and plants, or environmental effects on the operation of technical plants.

DegreeMaster of Science
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Credit points120
Program start Summer and winter semester
Admission Open admission
Language of instruction German

Admission requirements

Every master’s degree program at TU Berlin requires that applicants possess a first university degree qualifying them for professional work. Applicants to the consecutive master’s program in Energy Engineering and Process Engineering must possess a first university degree in energy engineering and process engineering or a related field qualifying them for professional work. The responsible examination board will decide whether the content of the related bachelor’s degree qualifies the applicant for the master’s program.

The Energy Engineering and Process Engineering master’s program is taught in German. If you are applying with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must provide proof of German skills at a specific level. This is a prerequisite for admission.

Knowledge of English is useful as some courses/modules are offered in English. However, it is not a condition for admission to studies.

It is important that you have an affinity for natural science and technical, economic, and ecological topics. The curriculum emphasizes teaching students scientific methods and how to recognize and analyze problems and draft various possible solutions. Thus, it is advantageous if you enjoy completing scientific work independently and working creatively.

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. The curriculum is taught through a mix of integrated courses, seminars, and labs. By completing the master's thesis independently, you demonstrate your ability to conduct scientific work.

You can find the proposed course schedule in the study and examination regulations of the study program. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants.

Content and modules

The master’s degree program is modular in design. A module combines curriculum content relating to a specific topic. Modules often include a variety of different study and teaching formats such as lectures, practical tutorials, seminars, and practical projects. Students are required to earn a specific number of credit points and complete certain coursework and assessments in each module.

A current overview of all modules in the Energy Engineering and Process Engineering master’s program can be found in the course catalogue in TU Berlin’s module database, the module transfer system (MTS). Additionally, the database provides an overview of which modules are compulsory and which are elective. It also includes detailed module descriptions providing information about the content, learning objectives, participation requirements, workload, type of assessment, and much more.

The module catalogue is based on the study and exam regulations. The most current version of these regulations applies to new students.

To module database


An internship is a compulsory component of the Energy Engineering and Process Engineering master's program curriculum. The internship must last at least six weeks. Students are to submit proof of having completed the internship before registering for their final exam in the program.

The internship is intended to provide you with professional orientation, offering you insight into how you might wish to specialize and advance your knowledge. During the technical internship you learn about work in industry and technology from an engineering perspective. This provides an opportunity for you to apply the knowledge and method skills you have acquired in your studies to an industrial environment. You are required to work in a number of the following areas:

•   Planning, project management

•   Design, construction

•   Research, development

•   Preparation, execution, and evaluation of trials

•   Plant operation, maintenance, optimization

•   Modeling, simulation, automation engineering

•   Application technology

•   Quality assurance

•   Analysis of operational processes

Further information is available in the program’s internship regulations.

Stays abroad

You can generally complete parts of the program abroad, either in the form of study abroad or internships. General information regarding stays abroad can be obtained from the TU Berlin International Office (study abroad) and from the Career Service (internships abroad).

Acquired skills

In the Energy Engineering and Process Engineering master’s program you acquire both the necessary knowledge and general and specific method skills for handling and solving tasks in this field. As a graduate you are able to independently recognize and evaluate natural science, physical, chemical, biological, technical, economic, and ecological relationships and apply these relationships to develop production processes, machines, apparatuses, and plants.

After your studies

Upon completion of this program you can assume a managerial position, planning and conducting operational work flows and projects. You can find work in industrial research, specifically in the field of energy and resource-saving and environmentally friendly processes for material and energy conversion. Further, you can find work planning, designing, and operating industrial-scale plants as well as in planning work along the entire value-added chain of energy supply.

Your master’s degree in Energy Engineering and Process Engineering also qualifies you to pursue a Dr.-Ing. degree.

Further information & downloads

Guidance and choosing the right degree program: Academic Advising Service

Questions about the degree program: Course Guidance

General questions: Student Info Services

Application and enrollment: Office of Student Affairs - Graduate Admissions

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board

Specific contact points for the degree program