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.  

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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.

Study information

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.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents. Minimum requirements to apply for a master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure

If you receive an offer of admission, you will additionally have to submit individual documents as notarized hardcopies by post to be enrolled.

Generally, applicants with a qualification for postgraduate studies (e.g. a bachelor’s) obtained outside of the EU/EEA must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.

In detail: Application, admission requirements and more 

References:
You require letters of reference by two people (only university professors) who are acquainted with your work during your Bachelor studies. Please use the form in Wiki. Download the official form for the letters of reference on your website. All pages must bear your referee's signature and stamp.

Please do not ask your referees to send their letters of reference directly to us. We will not be able to assign them to your application.
Furthermore, it is not sufficient just to provide a contact to a person who agreed to write a recommendation letter. In the assessment process, we need a letter which has been uploaded by applicant in TUM Online application system.

If you upload more than two letters of reference the reviewers of your application will randomly pick two of them and discard the others. If you upload only one letter of reference you will receive 0 points for the missing letter during the assessment process.

Proof of Proficiency in the English Language:
For further information please see here.