Master of Science in Energy Engineering and Management

Future Energy Systems and Technologies

The energy transition is associated with many challenges, such as an increase in the efficiency of energy conversion systems based on renewable energies and their integration into future energy systems, requiring e.g. the development of capable  energy  storage  systems  and  an  intelligent  demand side management. Our Master´s program in Energy Engineering and Management provides a comprehensive understanding of present and future energy systems, and the complex interactions of their elements. Graduates are able to analyze and optimize the energy systems' operating efficiency, availability, and safety.

Focus Points

  • Power Generation (Solar, Thermal, Wind, Biomass, Gas, Coal)
  • Energy Storage (Batteries, Thermal, Hydrogen, Fuel)
  • Smart Grids & Buildings
  • Power-to-X & X-to-Power

Key Facts

  • Structure: Part-time (but enrolled as a fulltime student)
    10 modules x 2 weeks in Karlsruhe + master thesis in the company or at a KIT institute
    • 5 Engineering Modules: Technological expertise
    • 5 Management Modules: Leadership know-how
  • Duration: Approx. 20 months (modules 14 months + master thesis 9 months)
  • Language: English
  • Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 90 ECTS
  • Start: Every year in October
  • Application deadline: There is none. We have a rolling application process.
  • Costs: detailed information on our costs and fees webpage
    • 36,000.00 € (thirty-six thousand Euro) for the entire Master´s program 
  • Admission requirements: First academic degree (e.g. Bachelor, Master or Diploma), at least 2 years professional experience, English language proficiency. Find more here.
  • Accreditation: by aaq


Activate the Progress of Intelligent Energy Systems and Energy Transition

The Master's program Energy Engineering and Management is divided into 5 Engineering and 5 Management modules of 2 weeks, each over a period of 15 months. The modules are followed by a Master Thesis written in the company (9 months) and often used as an innovation project for the company. The overall duration is approx. 20 months.

Engineering Modules Management Modules
  • Renewables
  • Thermal Energy Conversion
  • Electricity Generation & Energy Storage
  • Smart Networks & Energy Distribution
  • Energy Economics

Preparatory Courses*:

"Selected Topics of Electrical Engineering", or
"Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics", and
"Probability and Statistics" 

  • Marketing & Information
  • Finance & Value
  • Decisions & Risk
  • Corporate Innovation & Intrapreneurship (at ESADE, Barcelona)
  • Strategy & People
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Providing a climate neutral, sustainable and affordable energy supply is one of the crucial tasks of our time.

Source of Knowledge of our Master´s Program Energy Engineering and Management

KIT's core competencies in the energy sector cover the entire energy chain from (renewable) energy generation, conversion, and distribution to social integration. In view of the constantly changing regulations on the international energy markets, the Master's program with its selection of engineering modules from KIT's teaching offers a unique holistic and international approach to the further education of (junior) executives in this sector.

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International Cooperation

HECTOR School maintains fruitful cooperations with various academic partners worldwide. In the Master’s program Energy Engineering and Management, one of the Management modules is held in Barcelona at the ESADE Business School.


International Module held at the ESADE Business School
Timetable HECTOR School, KIT
Academic Calendar Intake 2024

Program Structure

The concurrently taught Executive Master’s program is designed for working professionals. Block lectures scheduled at intervals allow participants to continue their demanding careers while acquiring new skills.

5 Management modules present broader knowledge in management know-how, including two modules conveying the universal topic of digitalization and the associated disruptive innovations. The 5 Engineering modules provide deeper knowledge in technological topics.

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  • Study objectives (e.g. professional qualification for certain activities, scientific practice, knowledge of methods)
  • Structure of the program
  • Content and definition of courses (sub-areas, focal points)
  • Study plan

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Participants of Energy Engineering and Management

High Potentials working as project managers, or engineering executives in the branches of energy generation, transportation, distribution, storage or sales, e.g. in:

  • Utility companies
  • Energy suppliers
  • Manufacturers of power generation

Career Perspectives after Graduation

To master the manifold challenges of an energy revolution there is a need of highly qualified professionals who are willing to shape the future of energy supply.

Alumni Voice

„The program covers various areas (...), not only energy sources and supply, but also the economics aspects. The interesting fact about the course is that the lecturers are from both the university and industry. Hence, not only do I gain the theoretical background but also some insights of the real industry, which include a couple of excursions to running power plants.“
Siti Nurhafizah Haji Tengah, HECTOR School Graduate EEM, HAD Technologies

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Academic Requirements

  • University degree in a relevant subject
  • Professional experience (at least 1-2 years) & current employment
  • English proficiency

Detailed description of all admission requirements

Admission Statutes

Download here the statutes for admission (German PDF) to the Master's program in Energy Engineering and Management.

Program Directors

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc Hiller
Electrotechnical Institute (ETI) at the KIT

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Nickel
Head of the Institute of Operations Research (IOR), KIT

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dimosthenis Trimis
Head of the Chair of Combustion Technology at the KIT



KIT Teaching Quality

The HECTOR School offers top-level teaching derived from state-of-the-art research at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Numerous institutes and departments of the KIT are involved in the HECTOR School Master´s program Energy Engineering and Management:

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*Preparatory Courses:

Crash Courses „Selected topics of electrical engineering" and "Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics”: Participants without experience in the field of thermodynamics and/or fluid mechanics are highly recommended to take part in the Crash Courses „Selected topics of electrical engineering" or "Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics”, taking place from November 6 to November 10, 2023.

Crash Course “Probability and Statistics”: Participants without experience in the field of probability are highly recommended to take part in the Crash Course “Probability and Statistics” taking place from November 1 to November 10, 2023. Thanks to the blended learning format you can schedule the course yourself within these two weeks. You have an exchange with the lecturer during video meetings in order to prepare yourself optimally for the start of your studies.

We highly recommend all applicants to participate in the courses to update the technical knowledge, as it might be the crucial factor for a successful degree at HECTOR School.