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

The switch to a sustainable energy system is the central challenge for our future and for the world climate. The regenerative generation of electrical energy, its storage, transmission and distribution plays a key role - as does efficient use - especially in the field of e-mobility. The need for excellent, interdisciplinary trained engineers is growing accordingly.

Areas of Focus

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

Power Engineering is an interdisciplinary bachelor's degree programme with equal parts from electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. Students receive a broad, scientifically grounded  education that is combined with practical aspects.

The four-semester foundation stage deals primarily with mathematical, scientific and technical basic subjects. It also includes an eight-week basic internship that should be completed before the start of study. Already in the first semester, the students get an insight into the broad spectrum of power engineering.

Practical project work and construction projects conclude the foundation course. In the fifth and sixth semester, you choose advanced specializations in engineering, and the degree concludes with the bachelor thesis.

The power engineering degree programme, which is unique in Germany, is characterized by its diversity between conventional and renewable energy generation and thus creates a broad understanding of energy technology issues, which can be deepened in a consecutive master's degree.

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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Zentrale Studienberatung
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30167 Hannover
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Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover