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Photovoltaics Engineering Science

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

18 months
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The Photovoltaics Engineering Science is a 3 semesters Master program in English language from Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, which requires a Bachelor degree in engineering science or physics. No professional experience is needed. 

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Course content and objectives

This Photovoltaics Engineering Science program from Anhalt University of Applied Sciences consists of 2 semesters courses in solar cell physics, technology of crystalline silicon and thin-film solar cells and modules, cell and materials characterization, components of a PV system and their reliability, system design, monitoring, yield and performance analysis, storage systems and electric grids and solar energy integration. 

The technical subjects will be accompanied by courses in German language (usually at beginner level) and business administration. A final research semester under supervision of a professor from the University concludes the program. The courses combine lectures with exercises, seminars or practical laboratory work. 

The tuition in compact form will build up on a requested solid basis of knowledge in mathematics, physics, fundamentals of engineering and scientific methodology, which the applicant is expected to have acquired in a previous Bachelor program.  The research for the master thesis can be performed in the PV laboratory of Anhalt University, at the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP (in nearby city of Halle), or in any other PV laboratory or any PV company worldwide.

Career Opportunities

Engineer in research and development, design, construction, operation or management of photovoltaic power plants. Due to the forecast strong increase of  photovoltaic power generation, especially in the sun-rich countries around the world, excellent job perspectives are expected.

Programme Structure

Major fields of Study:

  • Physics of the Solar Cell
  • Crystalline and Thin Film Solar Cells
  • Solar Modules and Components
  • System Design, Monitoring, Yield and Performance Analysis
  • Solar Cell and System Reliability
  • Storage Systems, Electric Grids and Solar Energy Integration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An academic degree in engineering science, physics or related fields of study of at least 7 semesters (210 credits) is required.

1. final grade first academic degree:

  • Overall grades up to 3.0 (German grading scale) go into the selection process
  • Overall grades lower than 3.0 (German grading scale) cannot be admitted

2. other criteria:

  • letter of motivation
  • CV
  • in some cases aptitude interview

Tuition Fee

A service fee of 80,- € is charged per semester for the students social affairs agency (Studentenwerk); in the first semester plus 6,- € for the student Union.

Living costs for Bernburg

630 - 1000 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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