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Energy Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #147 (QS) Berlin, Germany | El Gouna, Egypt
The Master's degree program offers advanced education for students and young professionals holding a Bachelor's degree or academic equivalent in engineering or natural sciences.


The topics covered during the course of studies are tailor-made on the basis of research projects and enduring experiences of Technische Universität Berlin in the MENA region. On successful completion of the program, students will graduate with an official Master's of Science degree in Energy Engineering from Technische Universität Berlin.

Energy has been a key factor in the development of countries, enabling their economic growth and shaping their environments to the needs of human society. Due to the increasing requirements for energy and its carbon based generation, however, a range of serious problems have evolved, such as the exhausting of resources, air pollution and global warming. Air pollution was successfully tackled during the second half of the 20th century and is no longer a serious problem. The problems around resources and CO2 emissions, however, remain. Using renewable energies on a large scale could eliminate these problems. Renewable energy technologies include biofuels, solar heating and cooling, solar power, as well as water and wind power. Research and development at universities and industries faces the challenge of how to find innovative concepts for a safe, sustainable, and economic energy supply in the future.

Programme Structure

This program focuses on fundamental and applied aspects of energy engineering, including aspects of energy conversion and renewable energies. While it integrates the latest scientific developments and methods, it is also highly applied in nature. The program fosters system- and process-orientation and interdisciplinary thinking among students. To complement the classroom experience, interdisciplinary teams of students from both this program and the Master's degree programs in Urban Development and Water Engineering work on projects that address typical theoretical and applied problems.

New students are accepted into the Master's degree program “Energy Engineering” each winter semester (October –March). The majority of the courses are held at the Campus El Gouna in Egypt, whereas the remaining courses are taught in Berlin. All Courses are taught in English. The curriculum focuses on:
  • Energy engineering, with particular emphasis on applied and advanced thermodynamic and economic aspects;
  • Energy conversion techniques and integration of renewable energies, with practical experiments involving conventional conversion systems;
  • Refrigeration and air condoning under special climatic conditions;
  • Energy for buildings, especially primary energy consumption for heating and cooling equipment, along with calculation methods for planning of sophisticated homes and offices;
  • Electrical energy engineering, with special consideration of photovoltaic and different kind of energy storage systems;
  • Energy economics and systems, focusing on complex energy systems and the integration of renewable energy in markets, ensuring secure supply and commodity markets;
  • Social skills, intercultural competence, and research methods;
  • Practical and interdisciplinary projects and industry internship.
Students have the opportunity to choose among electives, to determine the subject of their project and their Master's thesis individually. Students receive extensive mentoring and support from professors and research associates of TU Berlin. Due to the spacious campus they can work in their own project room.Study Areas and ModulesThe master’s degree program in Energy Engineering covers the following core study areas (I-VI) and appendant moduls:(I) Energy Conversion and Components (30 credits)
  • Energy Engineering
  • Refrigeration and Air Condition
  • Conversion Technologies of renewable Energies
  • Components of Energy Conversion Systems
(II) Energy Systems (21 Credits)
  • Energy Economics and Systems
  • Energy for Buildings
(III) Electrical Energy Engineering (12 Credits)
  • Energy Storage and Conversion
  • Photovoltaics
(IV) Interdisciplinary Studies (21 Credits)
  • Intercultural Communications
  • Project Management
  • Projects "Energy Systems" and "Interdisciplinary"
(V) Internship (6 Credits)
  • Internship
(VI) Master`s Thesis (27 Credits)Master's Thesis


  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Frank Behrendt
  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Kochendörfer
  • Prof. Dr. Tetyana Morozyuk
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing Christoph Nytsch-Geusen
  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Rech
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Strasser
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Szyszka
  • Dr. rer. nat. Franz Trieb
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georgios Tsatsaronis
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Felix Ziegler
  • Christoph T. I. Banhardt, MSc.
  • Martin Heckmann, MSc.
  • Dipl.-Ing. Detlef Riebow
  • Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Wellmann
  • Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Credits
      120 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:


      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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      The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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    Academic Requirements

    • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

      The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test 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.

    General Requirements

    An academic background in the form of a relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is an obligatory requirement for all Master’s programs at TU Berlin Campus El Gouna. As professional experience is considered to be a valuable asset for the course profile, practical work experience in a subject related field is mandatory as well. Additional qualifications, such as social commitment, publications, participation in extra-curricular academic events, language abilities, and IT skills will also be taken into consideration.

    Energy Engineering (EE)

    Qualification in energy/power engineering and chemical engineering, followed by mechanical and industrial engineering as well as electrical and environmental engineering. The candidates should have a basic knowledge in thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer and fluid dynamics.

    Urban Development (UD)

    Qualification in a city related discipline is required: Architecture, Urban Planning, Environmental Planning, Geography, Urban Design, or Landscape Planning. Candidates with a background in Civil Engineering, Law, Political Science, Business, Administration, Sociology, or Economics are also encouraged to apply.

    Water Engineering (WE)

    Qualification in water related engineering or a natural science is required: Environmental, Chemical, Civil, Mechanical or Process Engineering, Biology, Geosciences, Chemistry, or similar.

    For more details, please have a look at the corresponding admission and study regulations on the right hand side.

    Formal Language Test

    The language of instruction at TUB Campus El Gouna is English. Hence, a formal language test is compulsory to enrol in any of our Master's programs (for instance 87 points for TOEFL iBT, grade 6.0 for IELTS, or comparable others).

    English native speakers are not required to supply proof of English language ability. Also, if English was the official language of instruction of your previous degree, you can be exempted from the language test. In this case, please provide us with a document from your university, stating that the curriculum was taught in English.

    Work Experience

    At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

    The advanced master’s programs at TU Berlin Campus El Gouna were designed for young professionals who wish to advance their academic education with the intention to take the next steps in their careers. Consequently, the Department of Energy Engineering is looking for applicants who have already acquired practical work experience of 12 to 24 months in an area that is relevant to the field of study.

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    Tuition Fee

    • International

      20000 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 20000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      20000 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 20000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

    Living costs for Berlin

    • 836 - 1340 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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