Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)Hydrogen Economy and Technology Management

The challenges posed by the transition to renewable energies require the specialists and managers of the future to adopt new approaches on both the managerial and the technical level. The programme equips students with a broad knowledge of hydrogen applications and the management of sustainable technologies for use in the field of regenerative energy carriers, and thus opens up interesting career opportunities.

Most of the teaching takes place on our campus in Göppingen. Some lab work and certain electives take place in Esslingen.

  • Campus Goeppingen

  • Period in semester3 Semester

  • Languages of instructionGerman

  • Application PeriodsWinter semester: 30 April to 15 July
    Summer semester: 31 October to 15 January

  • Admission RequirementsBachelor degree in a technically oriented subject (STEM subjects, engineering (management) or industrial management).

Apply as of 30 April!

Content Information

The subject matter taught in the Master programme combines the skills from a range of disciplines:

  • Engineering & product management
  • Electrochemistry, process thermodynamics and technology
  • Management and law.

In their mandatory electives and research project, students can choose their own individual specialisations, for example:

  • Production/Manufacturing engineering and energy management
  • System development for applications in stationary and mobile systems
  • Business management - finance and financial control
  • Entrepreneurship and sustainability.

Students are taught scientific working practices and how to apply the latest engineering methods as part of research projects. These are undertaken in industrial companies or at the Institute for Sustainable Energy Technology and Mobility (INEM) at Esslingen.

Career Perspectives


The multi-faceted Master programme opens up the prospect of a responsible job as a specialist or manager in key areas centred around development and project/product management, or in cross-cutting fields focusing on purchasing, financial control, quality, production, service and sales & marketing. With a Master degree you can also go on to complete your doctorate.

The Master degree is good preparation for:

• Undertaking scientific work - you can combine methods and research results from the engineering and the economic sciences and apply them to complex problems.

• Identifying and further developing innovative business models for hydrogen technology already on the market – you can analyse economic relationships from both a theoretical and an empirical standpoint, and plan and optimise company structures and processes in a methodologically systematic way.

Developing products, processes and production relating to the utilisation of hydrogen – you can develop innovative technologies until they are commercially viable and practicable, and facilitate the use of new technologies in manufacture and production.

Technology management and regulatory frameworks – you can identify, apply and improve legal frameworks to promote the utilisation of hydrogen and take account of changed framework conditions in relation to practicability and acceptance as part of the technological transition.

Sustainability and the circular economy – you can compile assessments (LCA) and optimisations with a view to sustainability and material-efficient production and utilisation.



You apply for this degree programme online via the campus management system HEonline of the Hochschule Esslingen.

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Zwei Studierende lernen an einem Buch
  1. Check the requirements
    The admission and enrolment regulations as well as the special selection criteria for Master's degree programmes inform you about the application requirements for this degree programme.

  2. Enrol in the application portal
    You register in the “HEonline” application portal of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences with your personal data and enrol for the degree programme you would like to take.

  3. Upload your documents
    You upload your documents and certificates in the HEonline portal. We need your documents by the enrolment deadline at the latest.

  4. All done!
    Once you have uploaded all documents by the deadline, we will process your application. You will be informed as soon as possible after the application deadline whether we can offer you a place on this degree programme.


FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to take the programme on a part-time basis?

No. The Hydrogen Economy and Technology Management degree programme is a full-time continuation Master programme which must be completed within five semesters at most.


Which criteria do I have to fulfil to be admitted?

You must show you have successfully completed a degree in engineering or engineering management with 210 ECTS credits. If the degree awards less than 210 ECTS credits, the difference must be made up during the Master programme. We recommend that applicants already have some knowledge of thermodynamics, electrical engineering, general chemistry, process engineering and energy management, and have attended application-oriented lectures on norms/standards or plant/process equipment construction.

Experts in demand

The career prospects for those on this future-oriented degree programme are excellent, because the transformation towards the use of renewable energy carriers means a lot of companies in all sectors are looking for experts in hydrogen applications and the associated technologies.

Prof. Dr. Ralf Wörner, Programme coordinator Hydrogen Economy and Technology Management

What distinguishes usGood reasons for studying at Esslingen University

Application oriented

Our teaching staff and a network of experts working at the practical level ensure the programme content is application oriented.

Practical relevance guaranteed

Projects and Master thesis tackle issues of practical relevance in conjunction with partners from industry.

Excellent teaching

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences does not enjoy a good reputation without good reason. You benefit from Esslingen’s strengths.

Future oriented

Institute-based research projects as part of your doctoral studies prepare you for an academic career.

Individual specialisations

A large number of different electives are offered to help you to develop further and gain in-depth knowledge of your specialisation.

Hit the ground running

The Career Centre can help you get your professional life and career off to the best possible start.


Interested? Apply now! for the wintersemester 2024/2025