From the academic year 2015/2016 onwards, Technische Universität Berlin offers a new Master's course in Energy Management on the EUREF Campus in the centre of Berlin. The course addresses engineers, economists and jurists who want to gain in-depth, special knowledge in the field of Energy Management. It is a comprehensive management course for those who plan a career in energy supply companies or electro-intensive companies. In addition to their own engineering, economics or law studies, participants will gain technical, legal and management skills tailored to the energy sector, and will be prepared for a management career in leadership positions across the boundaries of their own fields. In addition to sector-specific fundamentals, the programme includes leadership, project and innovation management modules. Strategic and operative planning, procurement and sales management are taught in line with current practice. E-learning units and company visits (excursions) effectively complement in-class lectures. Renowned European scientists experienced in the training of managers are responsible for the respective modules and will supervise the final Master's theses. The programme is also particularly suitable for young professionals who seek a leadership position in international companies.
First semester: Energy Management - technical fundamentals (6 cr) Energy Management - economic fundamentals of (renewable) energy industries (6 cr) Strategic Leadership and Global Management (10 cr) Energy Law (10 cr) One excursion to a company/firm (energy industry)
Second semester: Advanced course: power grids (10 cr) Advanced course: energy economy (10 cr) Advanced course: investments for grids, storage and power plants (10 cr) One excursion to a company/firm (energy industry)
Third semester: Compulsory elective: "Building energy efficiency" or "Technology and Innovation Management" (10 cr) Master's thesis (18 cr)
Forms of assessment
Test, written exam, business simulation, term paper, e-learning project task, Master's thesis
The Master's programme in Energy Management is intended to give young economists, engineers, and legal scholars from universities, enterprises, law firms, and public authorities the opportunity to gain in-depth, specialist knowledge. The programme enhances their professional skills in the area of energy infrastructure and prepares them for the specific challenges resulting from climate and economic changes.
Applicants must provide proof of their English skills: level B2 (or higher) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (not required in the case of high school graduation in English)
Applicants must have successfully completed a programme of studies preferably in engineering, economics or law, and they require professional experience of one year. All applicants must submit a written application which presents their educational and professional background, as well as their reasons for wanting to pursue the programme of study. Applicants should have professional experience preferably in the field of energy supply.
303.39 EUR per semester. The fee includes a semester ticket covering public transport in the Berlin metropolitan area.
Costs of living
In order to cover their living expenses (room and board, health insurance, books, personal costs) for the study period in Berlin, we recommend that participants budget approx. 600 EUR per month.
Because the full-day class lectures take place only two to three days per week in the first and second semesters, professional activities may be exercised to a limited extent, for example in firms and companies at the EUREF Campus. The Career Service at Technische Universität Berlin offers a wide array of services for students seeking employment during their studies in Berlin as well as after completion of their degree programme.
Funding opportunities within the university
Schneider Electric GmbH offers two scholarships for this programme. The scholarship covers the tuition fees (3x 4,000 EUR) and includes an internship at this company. Due to the Schneider Electric's "Gender Diversity program", they will give preference to female applicants. http://master-in-energy.com/schneider-electric-scholarship/
The TU Campus EUREF Team is ready to advise incoming students on all aspects of their arrival in Berlin and registration at the university. Moreover, the International Office - International Student Counselling of Technische Universität Berlin provides extensive counselling and advisory services for incoming and enrolled foreign students.
Services and support for international students
During the period of study, international students are supported by tutors and mentors.
Although Technische Universität Berlin does not itself provide student accommodation, the "Studentenwerk Berlin" (a local non-profit agency for students affairs) offers a number of accommodation options for students enrolled at educational institutions in Berlin. In general, programme participants have found affordable accommodation in Berlin without difficulty. Accommodation is available through the Student Services Office (http://www.studentenwerk-berlin.de) or on the private market. Rent for a single room in a student residence is approx. 200 EUR. Private accommodation can be found on the internet at: http://www.studenten-wg.de