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Solar Energy Engineering

University of Freiburg

30 months
10000 EUR/year
10000 EUR/year
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Join the multinational solar community where world-renowned research advances and combines with your studies. Continue studying. Be inquisitive. The Solar Energy Engineering program is offered by University of Freiburg.


The Solar Energy Engineering program from University of Freiburg provides subject-relevant skills ranging from:

  • understanding the physical principles of solar cells, solar modules, and solar thermal collectors to
  • developing and designing photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, assembling complex plants, power stations, energy networks, and more.

Career opportunities with gained skills

A career in solar energy could take you to work outdoors on land or at sea, in an office or a laboratory. Besides, many roles provide travel opportunities and work in international environments.

As part of the clean energy economy, Solar Energy Engineers can design large-scale photovoltaic or solar thermal systems; after the design phase, they evaluate effectiveness, cost, reliability, and safety. They can work to integrate solar energy into the power grid safely, effectively, and efficiently. They can also provide technical direction or support to field teams during installation, start-up, testing, system commissioning. They can monitor performance and recommend necessary changes to achieve solar energy objectives. Another possible path for graduates of this master’s program is to engage in the research and development departments in the industry or the academics. Our Masters degree qualifies to enter a PhD program in Europe and beyond.

Many of our SEE students and alumni actively work as engineers and managers in the global solar energy industry. Graduates can start their own solar business or stay in academia to pursue a PhD. Whichever path they choose, they are sure to become essential agents in the ever-growing, international renewable energy arena. Some potential employers including, but not limited to, are equipment manufacturers, consulting companies, energy utility companies, government and non-government organisations, research and development departments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamental Modules contain basic knowledge about solar energy (photovoltaic, thermal, and energy systems), physics, semiconductors, and electrical engineering fields. 
  • Fundamentals provide the knowledge needed to understand and apply solar energy engineering expertise and skills in practice. 
  • Fundamental Modules are recommended for students who do not have previous essential knowledge in the field of solar energy, as well as for those who would like to review on their existing foundational understanding.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • First academic degree in engineering or natural sciences (physics, chemistry, electronics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, material sciences, computer engineering, etc.)
  • One year of work experience.
  • ‍Proof of English proficiency.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25000 EUR for the full programme during 30 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25000 EUR for the full programme during 30 months.
  • Full Track: € 25,000
  • Expert Track:€18,000


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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