In the energy technology master’s program, you will learn about the natural and engineering sciences and concepts of energy conversion, storage and distribution. This leads you to a well-founded specialist knowledge in the fields of energy conversion and application. They deal with the potentials and profitability of various energy sources (fossil fuels, nuclear energy, solar energy, wind energy, hydropower and biomass) and their integration into the energy system.

After completing your studies, you will be able to analyze and evaluate plant and usage concepts for renewable and conventional energy technology from an energetic and economic point of view, as well as plan and carry out analytical and model studies.



  • Degree in a bachelor's degree program lasting at least six semesters (or an equivalent degree)
  • Degree in the respective course or a course with very similar content
  • Depending on the course, there may be additional requirements. The exact admission criteria can be found in the admission regulations

Admission with conditions

In the case of admission with conditions, you will be admitted, but you must catch up on certain examinations from the bachelor's degree before you register for the master's thesis. This can be the case, for example, if you completed your bachelor's degree at another university or a university of applied sciences and did not take seminars or modules there that you need for the master’s degree at the University of Stuttgart. The final decision as to whether your professional aptitude is recognized as sufficient is made by the admissions committee .

Graduated from a university of applied sciences

A degree from a university of applied sciences (formerly a university of applied sciences) or the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University basically entitles you to study for a master’s degree at a university, according to the State University Act.

Admission restriction (NC)

In master’s courses in which the number of study places is limited (Numerus Clausus (NC)), ranking lists are created for the allocation of study places based on the criteria that are a prerequisite for admission to the master’s course. The admission regulations for the relevant master’s degree program regulate further details.

Course-specific features

Apart from the admission with conditions, there are other variants of admission depending on the subject:



You will find your job in globally active companies, medium-sized companies or in engineering offices. You will also take on interesting tasks in the consulting industry, in the public sector, in the field of plant approval and monitoring as well as in development aid organizations.

The following fields of activity are available for graduates of the master’s program in power engineering:

  • Scientific Research
  • Process, product development
  • construction
  • attempt
  • Technical Sales
  • production
  • Purchasing, procurement
  • Materials, merchandise management, logistics
  • administration
  • Energy advice and management
  • Quality assurance and management
  • Environmental advice and management
  • Appraisal, expert activity
  • Maintenance, customer service
  • Teaching at universities
  • Installation, commissioning

By completing the master's degree in energy technology, knowledge and skills are imparted that qualify for employment in the following areas:

  • Conceiving, calculating, laying out, planning, drafting, developing, designing, processing and monitoring systems for energy generation, conversion and distribution
  • University and institutional research

Further job descriptions and job information can be found in the BERUFENET database of the Federal Employment Agency:

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