Power Engineering M. Sc.
The master's program in Power Engineering deals with power plant engineering and electricity generation. Electricity generation originates principally in large thermal and hydraulic power plants and is increasingly complemented by decentralized generation technologies providing renewable energies. Students are able to understand innovative methods, technologies and structures in the area of centralized and decentralized power generation. The aim is to develop and apply strategies for ecological, inexpensive and sustainable energy systems.
The master's program in Power Engineering deepens students' previous knowledge of energy technologies. It addresses students with a Bachelor degree in electrical or mechanical engineering or a related field and is a two-year high-level international master's program involving lectures by the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Physics and Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering. It is entirely taught in English. Students are able to understand innovative methods, technologies and structures in the area of centralized and decentralized power generation. The aim is to develop and apply strategies for ecological, inexpensive and sustainable energy systems.
What you'll learn
As a graduate you are able to deal independently with complex projects in the area of power generation and supply. You are familiar with power plant construction and technologies and are able to interface with all associated disciplines. You know the most important processes and methods relating to power generation, energy storage and transmission and can classify and assess these. Your expertise allows you to recognize innovations in the area of electrical power supply and to evaluate their potential.
When at work you are always conscious of the technical, ecological and economic dimensions of energy systems. You understand the competitive energy market and are able to apply economic assessment methods. Working in project teams, you assume responsibility and coordinate interdisciplinary cooperation between various specialized areas.
The completion of the master's program opens up opportunities in the energy and power plant sectors. You are able to take up positions in the manufacture of both power plants and components, as well as at energy suppliers. Further opportunities arise in the form of research positions.
The master's program in power engineering deepens students' previous knowledge of energy technologies.
Students are enabled to understand innovative methods, technologies and structures in the area of centralized and decentralized power generation.
The aim is to develop and apply strategies for ecological, inexpensive and sustainable energy systems.
In addition to furthering core competencies in the areas of mechanical and electrical engineering, the master's program in power engineering offers students considerable freedom of choice. Modules are complemented by practical research.
- in the first semester, students' previous knowledge of various disciplines is deepened through core modules in the area of electrical and mechanical engineering
- the second and third semesters are devoted to the deepening of specialist knowledge and to an individual focus in the context of elective modules. This phase also includes practical research, where students collaborate on current projects conducted at a teaching or research institute. A seminar deepens the knowledge acquired from the modules and offers a further opportunity to focus on a special topic of research. Students can also supplement their management competencies and self-development through modules from outside the discipline.
- The fourth semester is devoted to the master's thesis, where the accrued knowledge of the discipline and its methods converge in the handling of a major task.
A nine-week research internship at one of the contributing institutes is mandatory. An industrial internship is not part of the Master programme.
For information on application and admission to the M.Sc. Power Engineering program, please refer to the information in the wiki.
For many international students, participation in the TUM Test Power Engineering is required.
Registration deadline: 05 February 2023
TUM Test Power Engineering 2023: 13 February 2023, 2pm German time (UTC+1)