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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can I apply although I have not yet received my final certificate?
Yes. You can also apply even though you have not yet received your final certificate. To admit you, we need only a summary of grades received with a provisional overall grade.
Can I apply even though I will not complete my studies until the application deadline has passed?
You can apply if you have written confirmation of the current provisional overall grade for your Bachelor/Diplom degree. You must provide proof of your final grade when you enrol, however.
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
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.
Esslingen University of Applied Sciences does not enjoy a good reputation without good reason. You benefit from Esslingen’s strengths.
Institute-based research projects as part of your doctoral studies prepare you for an academic career.
A large number of different electives are offered to help you to develop further and gain in-depth knowledge of your specialisation.
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