Energy Systems and Energy Management (M.Eng.)

General information

The Energy Systems and Energy ManagementMaster programme takes account of the current and future demands resulting from the transition to renewable energies.

The increasing decentralisation of energy generation, the increased use of fluctuating renewable energies, and the task of coupling electricity, heating, cooling and mobility across all sectors represents a great challenge for intelligent energy management.

The programme has its roots in building services engineering and the curriculum of the full-time Master programme focuses on the interfaces between building, trade and industry and the electricity, gas and district heating networks of the public utilities, and the network-oriented operation of the systems.

The curriculum includes project management, corporate management, energy and heating technology with renewable, centralised and decentralised energy supplies through to plant simulation, automation systems, process management and facility management. Emphasis is also placed on energy management and energy sources of the future.

The material taught in the lectures is supplemented by independent study and the presentation of two pieces of project work from the subjects covered. In the third semester, students must write a Master thesis which deals with and consolidates their knowledge of a scientific topic; the work can be done either in an industrial company or at the university.

The Master programme may be taken immediately after a Bachelor programme, but is also open to engineers with practical experience as an advanced training programme.

Person to contact at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Rohrbach

Degree programme leaflet

Energy systems and Energy management (M.Eng.)

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Facts and Figures - at a glance

Degree awardedMaster of Engineering (M.Eng.)
FacultyScience, Energy and Building Services
CampusEsslingen City Centre Campus
Number of semesters3
Language of instructionGerman

For summer semester from 15 October to 15  January

For the winter semester: from April 24th to July 15th


Energy systems and energy management

Application and Admission

Applications for this degree programme must be submitted online via the

The step-by-step instructions for submitting an application are available at “How to apply for a Master programme". The Checklist for Master programmes lists the documents which must be submitted.

You can commence your studies in either the winter or the summer semester.

The deadlines for submitting applications are

  • 15 January for the summer semester
  • 15 July for the winter semester.


Appendix to the application for admission

Applicants with a degree from a foreign university

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences requires a university degree gained at a foreign university to be recognised by the Center for International Students at Constance University of Applied Sciences (Studienkolleg Konstanz).
Applicants must also have the necessary German language skills, proof of which is usually provided by means of a TestDaf certificate.

The curriculum for the degree programme and detailed descriptions of the programme modules are contained in the Module Catalogue.

Module Catalogue Energy Systems and Energy Management (M.Eng.) (German Version)

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Career prospects

With a Master of Engineering from the Energy Systems and Energy Management degree programme you have excellent career prospects in all sectors of the national and international energy industry, for example in:

  • companies supplying electricity, gas and district heating
  • planning and engineering offices which specialise in building services management and the network integration of regenerative energies
  • companies which specialise in carrying out energy engineering, energy management and automation
  • company departments with their own operations and plant management
  • companies which manufacture and sell energy systems and meter energy.

There are several good reasons why you should study for a Master in Energy Systems and Energy Management at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences:

Outstanding teaching

The curriculum of the Master programme is based on the latest findings. The renowned professors in the Department of Building Services and Energy teach the theoretical foundations and illustrate the system’s interrelationships between the complex structures in the energy sector. Building on these fundamentals, guest lecturers from regional and sometimes international industrial companies and businesses in the energy industry contribute the practical aspects and provide up-to-date insights into how the theory covered in the courses is actually put into practice.

Driving force for new developments

Developing new ways of generating electricity, heat and cooling is a very important step in the transition to renewable energies. The decentralisation of the energy supply markets means new concepts have to be developed.

The professors in the Department of Building Services and Energy have the expertise to be involved in designing the changes that are necessary. The faculty now has a very modern research infrastructure thanks to its new laboratory building. The Institute of Control Engineering, the Institute of Building Services Engineering and INEM (Institute for Sustainable Energy Technology and Mobility) and the research projects they undertake provide new approaches to finding solutions in automation engineering, hydrogen technologies or carbon neutral energy supplies, for example.

Working on research and student projects or final thesis projects which investigate subjects of relevance to the energy industry is a routine part of the coursework.

Benefit from the business contacts you make at all stages of your studies

Situated at the heart of the high-powered Stuttgart economic hub, the Department of Building Services and Energy at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences maintains a very good relationship with all relevant companies and energy providers. Students benefit from this close networking during all phases of their studies. The students can draw on the good business contacts they have made for student projects, final projects and also later on when they are looking for a job, of course.

Individual support is not just a promise

Students on the Energy Systems and Energy Management Master programme are assured of a good and close relationship with their professors. They can be contacted directly and offer support with all study-related issues.

Life on Campus

Esslingen - an attractive place to study

Esslingen itself is steeped in tradition and the people who live there certainly know how to enjoy life. Students in Esslingen enjoy all the advantages it has to offer, yet are only a few kilometres away from the city of Stuttgart, the state capital of Baden-Württemberg. In addition to the numerous cultural and sporting events which pack Esslingen’s calendar throughout the year, the campus life at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences also has a great deal to offer: the activities organised by the students themselves and the opportunities available through the University Sports Club and the University Music Group provide a very varied range of leisure activities.



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