Within the programme “Power Engineering” (PE) there are three different branches of studies
EPE – Electrical Power Engineering
PPT – Power Plant Technology
SES – Sustainable Energy Supply
A degree “Master of Science” (MSc.) will be awarded after the successful completion of the programme. The programme is supported by a global network of cooperating universities and industrial enterprises.
Goal of the Programme
Education in Sustainable Energy Supply in a European Context
The development of durable concepts for safe, affordable and environmentally sound energy production is one of the most urgent, global challenges confronting humanity in the 21st century. It is inseparable from critical issues of environmental protection and sustainable development. Together with the management and supply of fuel and heat, the provision of secure electrical energy is a central problem in todays world.
The creation of key technologies through innovation as well as the creation of knowledge through research and education is decisive factors in a global market. It has been highlighted by the European Commissioner for Science and Research, which it will be necessary to develop strong regional poles of research, innovation and education, which are intensively linked to regional as well as to global economical aspects.
The PE-Masters course focuses on these key issues. Its close link to the regional energy industry is an essential part of the programme in order to ensure quality research taking into account the needs of industry today.
Traditional as well as renewable energies and their related industries for a long time have been a European stronghold. Now however, they face severe competition from emerging markets. Since the start of liberalisation of the European energy market industry has become very dynamic and has in some regions formed energy clusters of distinct economic relevance. In order to ensure further European prevalence in the field of energy research and innovation, the Masters course Power Engineering (PE) will cover the entire spectrum of energy research through cooperation with a global network of high ranking universities and strong industrial enterprises.
The intention of the PE-master is to establish a superior European programme of graduate education, to train and develop a network of experts which extends from Europe to the emerging energy markets throughout the world. Finally the programme will establish a connection between universities and industry which will not only open career opportunities to our graduates, but also will contribute to reaching the EU goal of boosting the competitiveness of European economies.
The programme will be offered at BTU Cottbus. A worldwide network of universities and industrial partners is will support the PE-Masters course. The language of instruction is English. The duration of the programme is four semesters and a joint degree Master of Science will be awarded.
Up to 30 national and international students in each of the three branches of studies will be admitted. A Bachelors degree in power engineering (electrical / thermal ect.) or a related engineering discipline is the main admissions criteria.
In total the PE-master is designed to create a strong European expertise in the field of power engineering. This will be achieved by
- attaining and generating knowledge through research
- disseminating knowledge through education and training and
- applying knowledge to promote innovation.
Start of the Programme
The Masters programme “Power Engineering” will start at the beginning of the Fall/Winter semester (first half of October each year).
Duration of the Programme
The duration of the programme “Power Engineering” is 4 Semesters (2 years) in total.
After successful completion of the programme a degree “Master of Science in Power Engineering“ will be granted.
Future Employment, Job Market Perspectives
The study programme enables graduates to work in the area of university and industrial research and development, as well as design, manufacturing and sales of technical products. Graduates of the programme work as engineers, supervisors or managers in the power industry and supply utilities field as well as in the fields of power generation, transmission, distribution and application. They develop concepts and strategies for new product lines for the technical infrastructure. Planning and development work in alternative uses of energy resources are further options of employment for graduates in the Masters programme Power Engineering.
Programme Requirements, Module Description
The official programme requirements are available only in German.
Here you can found the English description with additional explanations.
A detailed description of all modules offered within this programme can be found as pdf-file in english language or under the BTU – Module Catalogue in german language.