Sustainable Systems Engineering, M.Sc. | University of Freiburg | Freiburg, Germany
M.Sc. On Campus

Sustainable Systems Engineering

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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The English-taught master’s degree program Sustainable Systems Engineering at University of Freiburg with its international focus is addressed in particular to graduates with a bachelor's degree in engineering or natural sciences.


Science and engineering are basic tools to achieve a sustainable development, also in domains like ecology, economics and society. 

The Sustainable Systems Engineering at University of Freiburg provides in-depth engineering skills in Energy Systems Engineering, Resilience Engineering and Sustainable Materials Engineering. Complementing interdisciplinary knowledge in natural resources and climate change, as well as technology and society is also taught during the two-year-program.

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




120 ECTS


On Campus

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

  • A Bachelor degree in engineering or science with a total of 180 ECTS and 3 years of duration at least (Asia and MENA regions: usually four years).
  • Outstanding performance! The "cut-off grade" of the M.Sc. SSE is 2.5 on a German scale.
  • 120 ECTS of your bachelor's degree must be engineering- and natural science-related subjects (such as Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics etc.). This precondition is usually fulfilled for example by electrical and mechanical engineers, but may also be fulfilled by graduates of similar programs such as environmental engineering, process (chemical) engineering, materials science, and energy engineering. The admission committee will decide about the suitability of your previous degree (i.e. whether or not it has prepared you well) for the M.Sc. SSE.
  • Advanced English language skills at the level of B2 on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Freiburg

790 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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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