Master of Science in Renewable Energy Systems (MSc)
This Master Program 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.
Final Degree: "Master of Science" (MSc) granted by the TU Wien
Language of Instruction: English
Duration: 4 semesters, part-time program, presented in modules
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 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 of selected European countries.
General Economic and Legal Framework: Participants obtain knowledge on the general economic and legal frameworks of the European Union as well as national directives and legal provisions of selected European countries.
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
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.
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.
With the MSc Program, 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 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.
EUR 19,500 (excluding travel expenses and cost of room and board).