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.