Technische Universität Berlin
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IT for Energy, M.Sc.

Program overview

Information technologies and their application in the energy sector are of significant global importance. Increasing energy efficiency, cost- and environmental effectiveness of energy conversion processes, and energy supply are significant and complex challenges in the field of energy. 

The master’s program in Information Technology for Energy prepares students to find both theoretical and practical solutions: Students become experts in the development, implementation, and optimization of information technologies in electric energy power plants, particularly in the field of regenerative energy and fossil fuels. They also acquire a wide range of technical knowledge in the fields of information and energy technology, engineering, and business and economics.

Current scientific methods and developments and the economic, social, ecological, and industrial context of the fields of application play a central role in the study program.

The master’s program offers outstanding study conditions and facilities, including a “smart grid” testing site and a weather station for data preparation.

The Information Technology for Energy master’s program is held in two locations: the TU Berlin campus in EL Gouna, Egypt and TU Berlin’s main location in Berlin.

The master's program in Information Technology for 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 Restricted admission
Language of instruction English

Admission requirements

The formal admission requirements for the Information Technology for 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 electrical/electronics engineering, mechatronics, automatic control and systems engineering
  • 30 points for the subjects energy/power engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering
  • 25 points for the subjects chemical engineering, environmental engineering
  • 20 points for other It-related study subjects

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. The curriculum is taught through a mix 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.

Students must complete 120 credit points (LP) in the program, 30 of which are completed through the master’s thesis. By completing the master's thesis independently at the end of the program, you demonstrate your ability to conduct scientific work.

The curriculum is taught through a mix of integrated courses and seminars.

Students spend both winter semesters of the two-year program at the campus in El Gouna and the summer semesters at the University’s main location in Berlin.

Content and modules

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

  • Compulsory modules: Energy Engineering & IT (30 LP)
  • Compulsory elective modules: IT, Economics, Law (18-24 LP)
  • Compulsory elective components: 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 learn about different information technologies in the energy sector and their applications. They have advanced knowledge of conventional and renewable energy technologies as well as the use of information technologies in renewable energy plants. Students possess a holistic understanding of the fields of energy technology, economics, environmental management, cooling and climate technology, conversion technologies, building energy, and international contract and competition law.

As a graduate, you will be able to refer back to a broad spectrum of methods, analyze and solve scientific problems, critically reflect on contemporary developments, and understand the resulting implications for your own work. 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

As a graduate of this master's degree program, you have excellent professional prospects. There is a high demand for engineers with sound knowledge of information technologies and their fields of application in the energy sector in industry, energy economy, research institutes, and universities. Particularly in the MENA region (Middle East/North Africa) there is a growing need for such professionals.

Our graduates’ specialized knowledge of IT and energy technology and their interdisciplinary business and management skills qualify them for the demands of management positions in the energy industry; national, regional, and local governmental and nongovernmental organizations, companies in development cooperation; as well as in top-level research in university and non-university educational and research institutions.

Further information & downloads

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