Master of Science in Renewable Energy Systems (MSc)

General

Programme Description

Master of Science in Renewable Energy Systems (MSc)

This Master Programme is unique throughout Europe's postgraduate education landscape. It is the first cross-border course dealing with the future issues of alternative energy production.With this comprehensive education in the field of renewable energy, you acquire knowledge and competence for the design of plants for the use of renewable energy sources from an economic and legal point-of-view, the operation of plants and the future assessment of environmental, technical and economic developments of renewable energy systems.

Key Facts

Final Degree "Master of Science" (MSc) granted by the TU Wien

Language of Instruction English

Duration 4 semesters, part-time program, presented in modules

Programme Start November 15, 2018

Application Deadline June 30, 2017

Contents

This master's program focuses on three aspects in particular: technological innovations, management of sustainable energy systems, and economic as well as legal frameworks.

  • Technological Innovations: Participants acquire a basic technical knowledge in the area of alternative energy production. The fast-changing nature and development of this sector are specifically considered. Focal points are solar energy, wind power, biomass, biogas, small hydropower stations, photovoltaics, biofuel, and geothermal technology as well as issues, such as energy saving and energy efficiency.
  • Management of Sustainable Energy Systems: Convey skills, such as project development, project financing, project operation, and knowledge of business management. Furthermore, participants obtain a detailed market overview on selected European countries.
  • General Economic and Legal Framework: Participants obtain knowledge on the general economic and legal frameworks of European Union as well as national directives and legal provisions of selected European countries.

Modules

  • Introduction on Renewable Energy
  • Biomass, Biofuels, and Biogas
  • Solar Energy – Solar Heating and Photovoltaics
  • Geothermal Energy, Wind Power, and Small Hydro Power
  • Efficient Energy Use and Thermal Building Optimization
  • General Legal and Economical Frameworks
  • Integration of Renewable Energy Sources into the Energy System
  • Management and Soft Skills
  • Perspectives on the Use of Renewable Energy
  • Master's Thesis

Country Modules

To provide the participants with in-depth knowledge of energy markets in Europe, tailor-made country modules in selected European countries are an essential part of this MSc program. For more information on the country modules, please visit our homepage.

Target Group

Individuals within companies, organizations, and authorities who are engaged in planning, operating or evaluation of renewable energy or who are involved in financing, promotion, legal licensing, the operation of facilities for the use of renewable energy or environmental issues.

Programme Objectives/Goals

With the MSc Programme, you acquire knowledge and competence for

  • the design of plants for the use of renewable energy sources from economic and legal point-of-view
  • the operation of plants for the use of renewable energy sources,
  • the future assessment of environmental, technological and economic developments of renewable energy systems.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are a Baccalaureate degree, Magister degree, or a diploma or equivalent in a relevant area of specialty (predominantly final degrees related to engineering, technology, natural science, economics or law) and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience. Persons holding an equivalent educational and professional qualification may also be admitted.

Tuition Fee

EUR 19,500 (excluding travel expenses and cost of room and board).

Last updated Jul 2019

About the School

For a number of decades now, the TU Wien has been one of the most high-profile providers of continuing education in Austria. The internationally oriented Continuing Education Center (CEC) of the TU Wi ... Read More

For a number of decades now, the TU Wien has been one of the most high-profile providers of continuing education in Austria. The internationally oriented Continuing Education Center (CEC) of the TU Wien sees its primary task as twofold. Firstly, to help graduates exploit the full potential of a technical and scientific education. Secondly, to open up new fields for professional development for individuals who display initiative and have the relevant practical experience. Read Less