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Renewable Energy Online - REO, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 42 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Oldenburg, Germany
Our part-time study programme Renewable Energy Online (M.Sc.) is the right choice for you if you want to become an expert on future energy systems by studying next to your job.  You will acquire competences in a broad range of Renewable Energy technologies, including solar and wind energy, storage technologies, electric power systems and the relationship between energy and society.


The Renewable Energy Online (REO) master's programme at the University of Oldenburg is an English-language, part-time study programme, which is especially suitable for students who are not able to study in Germany, e.g. due to job obligations or family duties.

The curriculum comprises 120 ECTS credits of mainly online study, including two mandatory on-campus periods. The regular study time is 7 semesters with a workload of approximately 20 hours per week. Due to its modular design, the REO curriculum can be adapted flexibly to your individual life situation.

In our study programme, you will acquire competences in four different competence areas.

Subject-Related Competences

After finishing the programme you will be able to:

  • Evaluate energy resources
  • Explain and apply principles of different renewable energy conversion processes
  • Technically design and assess renewable energy installations
  • Technically design and assess the integration of renewable energy systems into energy supply networks
  • Evaluate renewable energy technologies and their impact from a socio-economic and environmental perspective
  • Scientifically model renewable energy systems

Methodological competences

After finishing the programme you will be able to:

  • Communicate natural-science and related topics in oral and written format
  • Make estimations in cases of uncertainty and evaluations of their plausibility
  • Perform literature research in natural science data bases
  • Work on projects individually or in teams in a structured and self-responsible way
  • Critically and rationally evaluate scientific results, models or concepts
  • Contribute to scientific discussions on natural science related topics
  • Perform and critically evaluate data-acquisition and data-evaluation methods
  • Develop research questions and project proposals on natural-science related topics

Social Competences

After finishing the programme you will be able to:

  • Communicate and work in a diverse team, addressing different stakeholders
  • Name and apply criteria of different leadership styles
  • Manage conflicts
  • Moderate meetings and discussions
  • Name and apply basic negotiation strategies

Personal Competences

After finishing the programme you will be able to:

  • Work analytically, outcome-driven and efficiently
  • Act responsibly and apply good scientific practice
  • Critically reflect one's own professional competences and limitations
  • Organise yourself and manage your time
After finalising the programme, you will be able to work as a Renewable Energy expert in a self-organised, interdisciplinary, problem-oriented, responsible and scientific manner, to present results in a structured format and to critically reflect on them. Prospective employers are e.g. companies, governments, academia and development cooperation organisations.


The programme is accredited by ASIIN.

Programme Structure

Mandatory Modules

  • Renewable Energy Basics
  • Renewable Energy Laboratories and Excursion
  • Introduction to Renewable Energy Resources and Systems
  • Simulation and Laboratory
  • Wind Energy Fundamentals and Wind Farm Design
  • Basics of Photovoltaics
  • Energy Storage
  • Selected Technologies of Renewable Energy
  • Grid-Connected and Off-Grid Renewable Energy Systems
  • Energy and Society
  • Renewable Energy and Sustainability

Elective Modules

  • Design and Simulation of Wind Turbines
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Solar Resources and Systems
  • Grid Integration Project
  • Off-Grid Electrification Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Courses start every October, application is possible until 30 September, international applicants should apply until 31 July.

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 42 months
    • Intensity 20 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      The regular study time is 7 semesters with a workload of approximately 20 hours per week.

  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request, Proactive tutoring and support
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

The application process is divided in four steps:

1. Check the admission requirements:

  • First academic degree (bachelor or adequate degree) from a university
  • Minimum one year of professional experience
  • English language level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (or equivalent)
2. Submit your application online, including the following documents:
  • Certified copies of diplomas and certificates
  • Proof of professional experience (e.g. working contract or certificate)
  • Proof of English language level (not required for native speakers or if you have a degree from an English-language programme)

3. Selection process

4. Accept your study place and enroll at the university

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1250 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 EUR per module and a duration of 42 months.
  • National

    1250 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 EUR per module and a duration of 42 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Oldenburg

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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