Sustainable Systems Engineering

University of Freiburg

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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Sustainable Systems Engineering degree offered by the University of Freiburg with its international focus is addressed in particular to graduates with a bachelor's degree in engineering or natural sciences.

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Highlights of the course

As a Sustainable Systems Engineering degree offered by the University of Freiburg master student, you have the opportunity:

  • to work in cutting-edge research projects with internationally renowned professors,
  • to benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities of a modern and European campus,
  • to work through the uniquely close connection to the five Fraunhofer Institutes in Freiburg in renowned and innovative laboratories of these research institutes,
  • to design your curriculum flexibly and according to individual interests,
  • to live in one of the most popular and greenest student cities in Germany.

Career prospects

A master’s degree qualifies you for:
  • a scientific career in research;
  • senior positions in companies;
  • conventional and renewable energies;
  • as infrastructure operators for supply, mobility and energy;
  • at planning offices for networks, urban planning and infrastructure planning; and
  • with state authorities.

Programme Structure

In-depth knowledge will be taught in the following areas:
  • Sustainable Materials;
  • Energy Systems (in particular Solar Energy);
  • Resilience Engineering; and
  • Technology and Society.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • University degree/bachelor’s degree (at least average of 2.5 on a German scale) in the field of engineering or natural sciences. Previous knowledge in math, physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, materials science, computer science etc. 
  • English language proficiency (German higher education entrance qualification or other proof of CEFR level B2).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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