Renewable Energy (BEng)

At a glance

Study programme
Renewable Energy (BEng)
Electrical Engineerung & Information Technology
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
Type of programme
Dual study programme , Campus-based programme
Standard Duration
7 semesters
Start of study programme
Winter semester
Admission Restriction
The programme has unrestricted admission.
Admission Requirements
University entrance qualification/subject-restricted university entrance qualification or master craftsperson examination. Also required: proof of practical experience. This can be an eight-week practical placement or relevant professional experience.
Language of instructions
Language Requirements
For international students: DSH 2 level German language skills by the day of enrolment. At the time of application, a lower level is sufficient. Applications up to 30 April: B 1 or equivalent; applications from1 May: DSH 1 or B 2 or equivalent
Specific Features
The programme is also available in a dual study version, i.e. in cooperation with a company.

What Is This Programme About?

Government legislation like Germany’s Renewable Energy Act has made it economically as well as morally interesting to invest in renewable energy. To guarantee a constant supply, generation, distribution and consumption must be connected in an intelligent way.
The Renewable Energy programme therefore delivers knowledge and skills to help you take a responsible approach to the technical, economic and social challenges and find innovative solutions to one of the foremost issues for the future.

Why Choose This Programme?

A key requirement for this programme is that you believe the “energy transition” to be an important step towards the future. We expect you to be interested in scientific, technical and mathematical questions, but you should also have an interest in issues such as sustainability, resource conservation and efficiency. You should be open to new ideas and have the interest and determination to want to find answers to the trickiest of questions.

How is the programme structured?

The standard duration of studies for the Bachelor’s programme in Renewable Energy is seven semesters. The programme is divided into four semesters of the basic courses and a subsequent three semesters of more advanced study. The content is made up of Electrical Engineering modules supplemented by Mechanical Engineering modules according the professional orientation of the programme.

The majority of the modules offered in the first four semesters are compulsory modules; in the fifth and sixth semesters you set your own individual focus by choosing compulsory elective modules and working on individual projects. In the concluding seventh semester you acquire additional practical skills in professional practice during the 15-week practical phase of the programme and demonstrate in the Bachelor’s thesis your capacity for independent problem-solving.

As an alternative to the regular course of studies, it is also possible to take a dual version of the study programme, i.e. in combination with extended practical periods. This means that, at the end of the programme, you not only have the theoretical knowledge from the lectures and seminars at university but are also familiar with working life in a profession or a specific sector. 

Where does it lead?

You can follow the Bachelor’s degree with a Master’s programme or by going straight into professional life. Few study programmes offer such a diverse range of graduate employment opportunities as Renewable Energy. Possible professions are in the following areas:

  • Utilities companies
  • Manufacturers and operators of wind, hydro and solar power systems
  • Research and development institutions
  • Automotive industry
  • Mechanical and plant engineering
  • Processing industry

Renewable energy is an important, high-potential market of the future. After completing their degree, graduates have a range of opportunities in small, medium-sized and large companies in the region as well as on the nationwide job market. These may be in plant planning, maintenance, sales, quality management and energy consulting.

Need help?

Subject-related advice

Beate Ruppe

Building 30 , Room 227
Beate Ruppe+49 661 9640-553
Consultation hours
nach Vereinbarung

General advice

Karin Heß

Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB)

Deputy Head of Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB)

Building 10 , Room 212
Karin Heß+49 661 9640-1431
Consultation hours
Without registration: Tue, Wed 9.30 am – 11.30 am With registration: Thu 9.30 am – 3 pm
Office hours
Tue – Thu: 8 am – 3 pm

Advice for international students

Britta Simon


Building 10 , Room 105
Britta Simon+49 661 9640-1453
Consultation hours
Mo: 9 – 11 Uhr Mi: 13.30 – 15.30 Uhr Fr: 09 – 11 Uhr
Office hours
Mo–Do: 9 – 12 Uhr, 14 - 15.30 Uhr Fr: 8:30 – 12 Uhr