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Power Engineering

Power Engineering
(Bachelor of Science)

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Course type
undergraduate studies (1 subject bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
Language Requirements
German HZB: none
International application: German C1
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Special Requirements

Pre-internship (recommended)

Unrestricted admission

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Climate change, a growing global population and natural disasters mean that the urgency of issues concerning sustainable resources to meet energy needs is growing. Electric energy plays a particularly important role in this connection. The demand for excellent engineers with interdisciplinary training is growing in line with this urgency. The degree programme in Power Engineering is an interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree course with equal parts in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Students receive a broad, scientifically grounded education that includes practical aspects.

Areas of Focus

  • Electrical power engineering
  • Thermal/mechanical power engineering
Course Content

Students receive a broad, scientifically grounded education that includes practical aspects.

The four-semester foundation stage focuses mainly on basic subjects in mathematics, science and engineering. It also includes eight weeks of basic practical training, which should be completed before embarking on the programme. As early as the first semester, students gain an insight into the broad spectrum of power engineering. Practical project work and construction projects conclude the foundation course. Over the next semesters, students take an interdisciplinary range of courses from the areas of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, electrical drive engineering and power electronics. Non-technical courses such as energy law and energy industry, and courses from the Studium Generale complete the curriculum. The sixth semester is set aside for the Bachelor’s thesis, which can be supervised by an institute of power engineering at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science or by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

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.

The programme involves eight weeks of basic internship, which prospective students are strongly recommended to complete before embarking on the degree programme. No specific time is set aside for completing this basic practical training during the degree programme.

Career Opportunities

Professional fields of activity for graduates in Power Engineering range from component manufacturers such as turbine and generator construction, power station and industrial plant construction, energy suppliers and grid operators to large industrial-scale users of electrical energy and planning offices.

In addition, the Bachelor’s degree qualifies graduates to embark on a postgraduate Master’s degree programme.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

This degree programme is admission-free.
If you did not graduate from a German school nor have a German higher education entrance qualification (for example, the Abitur), a language certificate proving your knowledge of German is required for the application and enrollment.

Application Deadlines

First-year students (Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)
  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year (application via uni-assist)
  • Applicants who have passed the assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) of a German foundation course (Studienkolleg): June 1st – Sept 30th of the year
Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)
  • Everyone: June 1st –  Sept 30th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st -  March 31st of the year for the summer semester

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