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.
- Power Generation (Solar, Thermal, Wind, Biomass, Gas, Coal)
- Energy Storage (Batteries, Thermal, Hydrogen, Fuel)
- Smart Grids & Buildings
- Power-to-X & X-to-Power
- 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
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.
"Selected Topics of Electrical Engineering", or
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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
Program Content & International Lectures
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.
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.
Program Structure & Academic Calendar
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.
Download the Academic Calendar Intake 2024 (PDF)
Content Overview & Learning Targets
Order now our "Content Overview and Learning Targets" (COLT) to get a better understanding of your favored Master Program. You will get an overview over
- 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
Economic Sector & Career Perspectives
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.
„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 & Admission Statutes
- University degree in a relevant subject
- Professional experience (at least 1-2 years) & current employment
- English proficiency
Detailed description of all admission requirements
Download here the statutes for admission (German PDF) to the Master's program in Energy Engineering and Management.
Program Directors & Faculties
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc Hiller
Prof. Dr. Stefan Nickel
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dimosthenis Trimis
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:
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Engler-Bunte-Institute Division of Combustion Technology
- Institute of Applied Geosciences
- Institute of Applied Materials
- Institute of Information Systems and Marketing
- Institute of Economic Policy Research
- Institute of Finance, Banking and Insurance
- Institute of Industrial Production
- Institute of Information Law
- Institute of Neutron Physics and Reactor Technology
- Institute of Nuclear Energy Technologies
- Institute of Technical Physics
- Institute of Theoretical Informatics
- Institute of Applied Business Studies and Management
- Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods
- Institute of Economic Policy Research
- Institute of Economic Theory and Statistics
- Institute of Product Development
- Institute of Thermal Turbomachinery
- Light Technology Institute
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.