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Power Engineering

Power Engineering
(Master of Science)

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Course type
postgraduate studies (master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

In the interdisciplinary Master’s degree programme in Power Engineering, students concern themselves with technologies designed to ensure the efficient, environmentally sound and economical generation, transformation, storage and utilisation of energy. Thanks to the research-oriented application of equal proportions of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, students gain the knowledge required to further develop existing and new technologies into regenerative energies in times of climate change and the scarcity of resources, forging new paths.

Further information for students on the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Decentralised energy supply
  • Efficient energy utilisation
  • Power plant technology: solar thermal, geothermal, nuclear and fossil
  • Wind energy
Course Content

The Master’s degree programme in Power Engineering takes four semesters. The core subjects are Theory of Electrical Machines, High Voltage Technology I, Combustion Technology I, Power Electronics II, Electric Power Supply II, Fluid Mechanics II, Turbo Machinery I and II, advanced compulsory and optional courses within the chosen area of specialisation, the Studium Generale, Master labs, project work and, finally, the Master’s thesis.

On the whole, the Master’s degree programme is strongly research-oriented, enabling students to expand on their abilities to produce scientific work. Graduates of Power Engineering are able to apply an engineer’s sense of judgement to address the complex tasks of power engineering in a systematic and solution-oriented manner.

 

Kompetenzfeld/Semester1234
Ingenieurwissenschaftliche Pflichtmodule
  • Berechnung elektrischer Maschinen
  • Hochspannungstechnik 1
  • Kraftwerkstechnik 1
  • Aerodynamik der Strömungsmaschinen
Studienrichtung Wahl
Wahlkurs 1 aus  Studienrichtung
  • Wahlkurs 2
  • Wahlkurs 3
    (jeweils aus  Studienrichtung)
  • Studium Generale / Technischer Nachweis
Studienrichtung Wahlpflicht
Wahlpflichtkurs 1 aus Studienrichtung
  • Wahlpflichtkurs 2
  • Wahlpflichtkurs 3
  • Wahlpflichtkurs 4
    (jeweils aus  Studienrichtung)
Zusatz- und Schlüsselkompetenzen
  • Fachpraktikum (16 Wochen)
  • Große Laborarbeit
Masterarbeit
Masterarbeit inl. Präsentation
Leistungspunkte
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Recommended Abilities

Students of Power Engineering should possess strong powers of imagination and abstraction; it is also important that they have a technical flair, an interest in mathematics, and a logical, pragmatic and realistic way of thinking. Good foreign language skills are very important for entering the job market. Solid English language skills are therefore advantageous.

Career Opportunities

The Master of Science degree in Power Engineering qualifies graduates to take on managerial functions in various company departments. Graduates assume project responsibility for globally operating companies, medium-sized enterprises and smaller emerging engineering firms in the field of power supply, component manufacture (e.g. turbine and generator construction) or in the construction of power stations and industrial plant. Graduates are also capable of addressing issues relating to building energy and the energy industry. They also have the option of pursuing a doctorate.

Admission requirements and application

Application Deadlines

First-year students

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

 

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30167 Hannover
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