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Energy Engineering and Process Engineering, B.Sc.

Program overview

The Energy Engineering and Process Engineering bachelor’s study program teaches students how to technically implement processes for environmentally-friendly energy supply. Students also learn about processes used to manufacture pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs and about general resource conservation. The curriculum covers a diverse range of topics while bringing the disciplines energy, process, and building engineering together in one study program. The content you learn is accordingly varied. You acquire basic skills in math, physics, chemistry, thermodynamics, and economics as well as further knowledge specific to engineering from fields such as mechanics, electrical engineering and information technology, design, and materials science. Furthermore, students are already able to develop their own individual profile of qualifications during their undergraduate studies by choosing a specialization: If you choose energy engineering as your specialization, you will learn about the conversion, transport, storage, and efficient use of different energy forms and carriers. In the process engineering specialization, you will concentrate on the investigation, development, and technical implementation of processes which alter materials with regards to their type, properties, and composition. The building engineering specialization allows you to study energy-efficient system solutions when designing technology for the interior of buildings, vehicles, train carriages, and airplanes.

DegreeBachelor of Science
Standard period of study 6 semesters
Credit points180
Program start Summer and winter semester
Admission Open admission
Language of instruction German

Admission requirements

As for every other bachelor’s degree program at TU Berlin, applicants must possess a university entrance qualification certificate to apply. Generally, the Abitur serves as the university entrance qualification certificate. If you do not have a formal university entrance qualification, you may still be able to study at TU Berlin if you can provide proof of certain professional qualifications.

The Energy Engineering and Process Engineering bachelor’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 also offered in English. However, it is not a condition for admission to studies.

This bachelor’s program features an engineering curriculum founded in the natural sciences. Thus, it is desirable that students possess an interest in both engineering and natural science. It is particularly useful if you took advanced courses in subjects like mathematics, physics, or chemistry in school. As transferable skills play a key role in the curriculum, you should be an excellent team player with good communication skills as well as possess an awareness of socially relevant issues.

Program structure

At the start of the program, students learn the necessary basic principles from math, natural science and engineering. Through project work they learn about working methods and how to approach engineering work and problems. In the latter portion of your studies, you have an opportunity to tailor your personal skills profile in energy, process or building engineering. You are able to advance and expand your knowledge, abilities, and skills through a mix of compulsory and elective projects, seminars, and labs. The final requirement is a scientific bachelor’s thesis, which students complete independently.

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 six 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 these regulationsapplies to new students.

The most current version of the regulationsapplies to applicants.

Content and modules

The bachelor’s degree program in Energy Engineering and Process Engineering 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 bachelor’s program in Energy Engineering and Process Engineering is available in TU Berlin’s module transfer system (MTS). The MTS also provides an overview of which modules are mandatory and which are elective. Detailed module descriptions provide information about the contents of modules, learning objectives, participation requirements, workload, types of assessment, etc. 

The module catalogue is based on the study and exam regulations.

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Two industry internships are mandatory for this bachelor’s program: a basic internship and a technical internship. We strongly recommend completing the 6-8-week basic internship before beginning your studies. The two industry internships combined last a total of 12 weeks. Students are to submit proof of having completed all 12 weeks before registering for their final exam in the program.

During the basic internship you learn about production and processing methods used in industry and gain initial experience in a technical or industrial field. Students should gain experience in more than one of the following areas:

·        Machining processes, such as filing, sawing, drilling, lathing, milling

·        Forming processes, such as bending, riveting, forging

·        Primary shaping processes for ferrous and non-ferrous metals and plastics, such as molding and casting

·        Thermal joining and separation processes, such as welding, soldering, bonding

·        Assembly, repair, measurement, inspection

During the technical internship you learn about work in industry and technology from an engineering perspective. It provides an opportunity for you to apply the knowledge and methods skills you have acquired in your studies to an industrial environment. The technical internship is also intended to provide you with professional orientation, offering you insight into how you might wish to specialize and advance your knowledge.

You are required to complete the technical internship in an energy or chemistry company, engineering office, or companies in the fields of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning. During the internship you should be involved in the following:

  • Planning, operations scheduling, project management,
  • Design, construction, simulation,
  • Preparation, execution, and evaluation of trials
  • Plant operation, maintenance, optimization

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 this study program you acquire the technical knowledge and skills required for problem solving in your later profession. You also gain transferable skills which allow you to apply what you have learned to a constantly changing professional field in a way that is both ethical and socially responsible. You will learn content, principles, and methods in natural science, math, and engineering as well as additional content from the field of economics. Further, you will know how to purposefully apply all of your knowledge and skills, including in a scientific context.

After your studies

Upon successful completion of the bachelor’s study program in Energy Engineering and Process Engineering, you will have a first university degree qualifying you for professional work. This allows you to start your career immediately after graduating. You are qualified to work in, for example, plant technology, the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, environmental engineering, heating and cooling technology, biotechnology, medical technology, and food technology.

You are also qualified to pursue a consecutive master’s degree program. At TU Berlin, you can find master’s programs in which you specialize in energy, process, and building engineering Graduates are particularly suited to the following master’s program at TU Berlin: Energie- und Gebäudetechnik, Energy Engineering and Process Engineering, Process Energy and Environmental Systems Engineering, and Renewable Energy Systems.