B.Eng. in Energy Systems Engineering


Program Description

In modern-day life, unlimited access to a power supply at any time and in almost any place is expected. However, the future of this supply lies in renewable energies such as wind power, geothermal energy, or solar energy.

As a student of Energy Systems Engineering, you will be trained as an Engineer with the skills to convert power supplies from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy, involved in a range of areas such as power generation, conversion, transport, usage, and storage. You will learn through practical and theoretical instruction to explore the technical and economic aspects of current energy systems, to gain in-depth cross-sectional expertise in the supply, integration, and storage of future energy systems. Your future could be at the forefront of this exciting transitional period, you could shape the development of emerging power supply concepts, be involved in the decentralization of energy systems, or work on the continued development of smart power grids.

As an Engineer with excellent global qualification, you could create a sustainable and more environmentally friendly power industry for the future.

Fact Sheet Energy Systems Engineering

  • Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.).
  • Duration: 7 semesters.
  • Start: October (winter semester).
  • Location: European Campus Rottal-Inn, Pfarrkirchen, Germany.
  • Course language: English.
  • Admission requirements:
    • General university entrance qualification.
    • English level B2.
  • Fees: No tuition fees, only €62 student services fee per semester.

Career Prospects 

The transformation of energy systems and their supply technologies is an exciting area, regarded as a major global development challenge that will remain dominant over the lifespan of your future career. Expect to develop your career as a graduate in the following fields:

  • Development of energy systems and smart grids.
  • Smart buildings: design and development of intelligent energy management systems.
  • Deploying, commissioning, service, and maintenance.
  • Monitoring and assessment of energy systems.
  • Management of energy networks (electricity and gas).
  • Project planning.

You will be taught completely in English and this language training, coupled with intercultural aspects of the course, will perfectly prepare you for success in the national and international job market.

Subject Overview

Overview of the courses (From the Study and Examination Regulations), Weekly Semester Hours (SWS), and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) for the program Energy Systems Engineering.

1st Semester SWS   ECTS
Analytical Principles of Engineering 4 5
Informatics I 4 5
Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering 4 5
Physics 4 5
Chemistry 4 5
Foreign Language I 4 4
2nd Semester SWS ECTS
Mathematics for Engineering 4 5
Informatics II 4 5
Electrical and Power Engineering 4 5
Lab Work in Natural Sciences 4 5
Materials and Design 4 5
Intercultural Competences 2 2
Compulsory elective subject of a general academic nature (AWP) I 2 2
Foreign Language II 2 2
3rd Semester SWS ECTS
Advanced Mathematics 4 5
Energy Technology 4 5
Measurement and Control Engineering 4 5
Fundamentals of Energy Economy 4 5
Project Work I including Scientific Writing 6 6
Foreign Language III 4 4
4th Semester SWS ECTS
Project Work II incl. Simulation and Design 6 6
Renewable Energies 4 5
Sustainability 4 5
Plant Engineering 4 5
Compulsory Elective I* 2 2
Project Work II including Simulation and Design 4 5
Compulsory elective subject of a general academic nature (AWP) II 2 2
Foreign Language IV 2 2
5th Semester SWS ECTS
Internship including PLV seminars 30 30
6th Semester SWS ECTS
Power Grid Technologies 4 5
Energy Storage 4 5
Smart Systems and Technologies 4 5
Compulsory Elective II* 4 5
Project Work III including Lab Work in Energy Systems 8 10
7th Semester SWS ECTS
Grid Management 4 5
Site Planning and GIS 4 5
Compulsory Elective III* 4 5
Bachelor Thesis incl. Bachelor Seminar 14 15
*Compulsory Elective I-III: Students must acquire 15 ECTS credits from the "Pool of Electives I-III"

Pool of Electives I-III  

  • Advanced Fluid and Energy Technology
  • Computer Simulation in Energy and Resource Economics
  • Energy and Ressource Efficiency
  • Energy Economics Policy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Health Safety Environment
  • International Energy Regulations
  • Modeling Theory
  • MRO-Strategies and Process Reliability
  • Operational Processes
  • Principles of Energy Systems Management
  • Process Engineering
  • Process Optimization
  • Safety and Security in Energy Systems
  • Strategic Planning and Project Management
  • Technology and Intellectual Property Rights Management

Application Period

Regular application period:

  • It starts on 15 April for entry in October.
  • 15 November - 15 January for entry in March.


  • Master Strategic and International Management application portal open till 15 February for entry in March.
  • Master of Applied Research in Engineering Sciences application period is 15 April - 15 June for entry in October and 15 November - 15 December for entry in March.
Last updated May 2020

About the School

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We strive for academic excellence and indeed rank among the best universities of applied sciences in Germany. Founded in 1994, we are a modern, multi-award-winning and excellently equipped university offering undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses designed around the demands of national and global business and commerce. Read less
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