Energy Technology
Master of Engineering (M. Eng.)

  1. Kempten University of Applied Sciences
  2. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  3. Degree courses
  4. Master’s degree
  5. Energy Technology

Your innovative energy

Are you inspired by the world of energy? Do you aspire to play a discerning role in the field of energy technology and want to help shape the energy revolution? Then we can offer you the perfect opportunity to advance your technical and practical expertise!

Our master’s degree in Energy Technology covers conventional, renewable and innovative technologies and systems together with related fields such as vehicle drives. The focus of this broadly based training in energy technology is on state-of-the-art simulation processes (e.g. CFD, process simulations) – preparing you perfectly for digitalisation. An industry-focused project and practical classes in the university’s laboratories also give you the chance to tray out hands-on applications using state-of-the-art technology.

Our master’s degree programme in Energy Energy Technology qualifies you to work independently on innovative and complex energy-related challenges. You will also be taught the basic generic skills required for project management and business tasks. Links with the university-wide Research Priority Area “Energy Systems and Industry” ensure that the latest scientific findings flow into our teaching.

The Master’s in Energy Technology offers you a high-quality degree programme with strong practical relevance, small tutorial groups (up to 30 students) and a wide range of options for studying / spending time abroad. The excellent quality that we offer has for years earned us a very high level of student satisfaction..

At a glance

  • Award

    Master of Engineering (M. Eng.)

  • Study mode

    full-time, part-time

  • Standard duration

    3 semesters

  • ECTS credits


  • Starts

    winter semester
    summer semester

  • Restricted admission


  • Taught in


  • Faculty

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Study abroad


  • Accreditation


Details about this course

The master’s degree programme in Energy Technology builds upon your undergraduate studies and is designed to take three semesters to complete. However, you can also study for this degree part-time, spread over six semesters in tandem with professional employment in an industrial company or working on a research project.

Tackling demanding challenges in energy technology and related fields calls for advanced knowledge of the energy technology principles, methods and the technologies themselves. In addition, you will be taught the generic core skills for independently directing projects while carefully considering a wide range of business aspects.

The university awards students who successfully complete the programme the academic title Master of Engineering (M.Eng.).

Advanced core principles:

Teaching in additional fields such as thermofluid dynamics, electrochemical energy storage systems

Advanced methods:

Teaching sophisticated methods, particularly software applications such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations, analysing and simulating complex systems (e.g. power plants or efficient vehicle drives), software for capturing and processing measurement data

Advanced technologies:

Analysis and detailed understanding of the components and systems used in energy technology, building upon the core technical subjects covered in undergraduate degrees, e.g. renewable energies, cogeneration (CHP), energy storage systems, refrigeration technology, vehicle drives, power plant engineering

Generic core principles:

Teaching auxiliary skills, e.g. project management and methods for calculating economic efficiency

Building upon bachelor’s degree programmes, this master’s degree in Energy Technology signifies an advanced technical level and greater complexity. The methodical skills taught on the programme are increasingly in demand for tackling innovative tasks efficiently and successfully.

Energy technology engineers work in mechanical and plant engineering, energy and process technology, energy supplies, the automotive industry and suppliers, high energy-consumption companies or public institutions, and engineering consultancies. Many new jobs have been created in recent years – in no small part due to the energy revolution.

A Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) formally qualifies you to commence doctoral studies (Doctor of Engineering or PhD) at universities either in Germany or abroad.

To be eligible for admission to this programme, you must have achieved a good (“2.5”) overall grade in your first degree in either electrical/electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, process engineering or aerospace technology at a German or foreign university. Alternatively, a similar HE qualification worth at least 210 ECTS Credit Points including at least 15 ECTS Credit Points in the fields of thermodynamics, thermal transfer or fluid mechanics is equally acceptable. The Energy Technology examinations board is responsible for ascertaining the equivalence of qualifications in each particular case. Applicants who have earned only 180 ECTS Credit Points (or have completed at least 140 hours of classes) in theory-based semesters must also provide evidence of working in a engineering role for at least 20 weeks. If you have not received your degree certificate by the time you submit your application, you can be admitted provisionally.

Have we whetted your appetite for a master’s degree programme? If so, we look forward to your application!

All the latest information and details on applying and the admission requirements can be found under Applications and admissions.

We ascribe to the values of openness, tolerance and acceptance. Our aim is to teach everyone involved at Kempten University of Applied Sciences about education in an international context. As part of this, we support university-wide, inter-faculty measures to promote international projects and cross-cultural interaction.

The department of energy technology has spent many years building up a wide range of personal contacts at foreign universities, which enables us to regularly offer our energy technology students simple pathways to studying relevant technical courses at interesting locations abroad for a semester.

Are you interested in learning more about options for you to study abroad? More about opportunities for studying abroad.

We compile all study programme and examination regulations centrally for you. There you will find all versions and changes. continue

Programme with extended practice

Study this Master's programme combined with in-depth practical studies! Your regular studies are combined with intensive practical phases, based on the course content. The offer is aimed at both regular, non-dual and dual Bachelor graduates who have completed a combined study programme or study programme with in-depth practice.
You can find more information about the offers here.


With our “Institute for Energy and Drive Technology“ and the inter-faculty Research Priority Area “Energy Systems and Industry” we are also active in fields of research. This enables us to incorporate latest findings into our teaching and is establishing a broad network of companies in the energy sector.


Additional information about the degree programme

Our concept:

Broad training in energy technology covering conventional and alternative technologies/systems

Strong practical focus, high digital content

Cutting-edge simulation processes using standard industrial software

  • Flow simulation (Ansys)
  • Process simulation (Ebsilon Professional)
  • Drive systems (Matlab/Simulink)
  • Capturing measurement data (LabView)

What can you expect?

  • Small groups (up to approx. 30)
  • Students from all over Germany
  • Practically focused project work, practical laboratory work & field trips
  • Link to the Energy Research Priority Area

Course structure & peripheral conditions

  • Postgraduate – master’s degree
  • Standard duration of study: 3 semesters (full-time)
  • Alternatively, 6 semesters part-time, e.g. in tandem with professional employment
  • No tuition fees

You can find further details on the modules (e.g. content) in the relevant Module Handbook (Geman Version).

Very high student satisfaction


We know how exciting it can be to embark upon a degree programme, so we want you to have someone to contact if you have any questions about studying with us.

Do you have any questions about your degree programme, application, or anything else along these lines?
If so, please don’t hesitate to contact the university’s central Student Advisory Service or an academic advisor.

Central Student Advisory Service

for general questions about studying, applications, admission and formalities.

Birgit Stumpp

Tel. +49 (0)831-2523-105
Building D, 3rd floor, Room D 410

Opening hours:
Mon, Tue, Weds & Fri: 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Closed Thursdays

Degree programme coordinator / academic advisor

for any questions concerning the content of the degree programme or the course structure:

Professor Matthias Finkenrath

Tel. +49 (0) 831-2523-9223
email: matthias.finkenrath(at)
Building S, Room 1.05