MSPE Curriculum

Power Engineering Modules (70 ECTS Credits)

Core Modules Electrical Engineering (at least 20 ECTS Credits)

S.1 Module Number Module name Professor Cr.  

WS

(digital offer in winter semester 2020/21)

EI8028

Electrical Machines Herzog 5  

WS

(digital offer in winter semester 2020/21)

EI8029 Energy Systems and Energy Economy Wagner 5  
WS EI8030 High Voltage Technology - Fundamentals Koch 5  
WS EI8031 Power Electronics Kennel 5  
WS EI8032 Power Transmission Systems Witzmann 5  

WS

(digital offer in winter semester 2020/21)

EI80004 Sustainable Mobility Hamacher 5  
SS EI8033 Energy Storage Jossen 5  

Core Modules Mechanical Engineering (at least 20 ECTS Credits)

S.1 Module Number Module name Professor Cr.  

WS

(digital offer in winter semester 2020/21)

MW1420 Advanced Control Kotyczka 5  
WS MW1421 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems Rixen 5  
WS MW1419 Thermodynamics in Energy Conversion Vandersickel 5  
SS MW1532 Thermal Power Plants Spliethoff 5  
SS MW1581 Fluid Machinery Gümmer 5  
WS+SS MW1354 Renewable Energy Technology I & II Spliethoff 6  

WS/SS

(digital offer in winter semester 2020/21)

MW2152 Modeling, Control and Design of Wind Energy Systems Bottasso 5  

Elective Modules (addition) (15 ECTS Credits)

S.1 Module Number Module Name Professor Dep. Cr.
WS EI70860 Integration of Renewable Energies Hamacher EI 5
SS EI7490 Mathematical Modelling of Complex Systems in the Field of Energy Hamacher EI 5
WS MW0799 Introduction to Nuclear Energy Macián-Juan MW 5
SS MW1364 Internal Combustion Engines Wachtmeister MW 5
WS EI70740 Nanotechnology for Energy Systems Gagliardi EI 5
WS MW1808 Nonlinear Control Kotyczka MW 5
SS PH2068 Fuel Cells in Energy Technology Schindler PH 5
WS BGU42010 Civil Engineering in Energy Technology Mensinger, Fischer, Cudmani BV 5
WS/SS MW2228 Aeroelasticity Bottasso MW 5
SS EI71013 System Design for the Internet of the Things Steinhorst EI 5
WS EI70140 Optimal Control and Decision Making Buss EI 5
WS EI74661 Renewable Energy Systems in Developing Countries Hamacher EI 5
SS IN2305 Cyber-Physical Systems Althoff IN 6
SS MW0868 Modeling and Reduction of Complex Systems Kotyczka MW 5
WS BV460017 Hydro Power and Energy Storage Rutschmann BGU 3
WS/SS EI71069 Reliability of Electric Drives Kamermann / Bolvashenkov EI 5
WS EI76172 Renewable Energy Systems: Power Electronics, Modelling and Control Hackl EI 5
WS EIneu Active Distribution Grids Hamacher EI 5
           

Laboratories (at least 10 credits)

S.1 Module Number Module Name Professor Dep. Cr.
WS MW2134 Computational Thermo-Fluid Dynamics Polifke MW 4
WS/SS MW2267 Design of Wind Turbines Bottasso MW 4
SS EI73631 Electrical Energy Storage Lab Jossen EI 5
WS EI78023 Electrode - Electolyte Interfaces Wolfrum EI 6
WS EI78020 Embedded Control Systems Laboratory Müller-Gritschneder EI 6
WS/SS EI7467 Interdisciplinary Project Internship Concept Development of a Renewable Energy System in a Developing Country Hamacher EI 6
SS EI8035 Laboratory Course High Voltage Technology Witzmann EI 5
WS/SS EI7259 Laboratory on High Power Semiconductor Devices Schrag EI 6
WS/SS MW1869 Laboratory Course Energy Systems for MSPE Spliethoff MW 5
SS (not offered in SS 2020, but in WS 20/21) EI8037 Power Generation Lab Wagner EI 5
WS/SS EI78019 Practical Course Control of Low-Power Automotive Drives Kennel EI 6
WS/SS EI80006 Practical Course Power Electronics DC/DC Converter Kennel EI 6
WS/SS EI80003 Practical Course Simulation and Optimization of Mechatronic Drive Systems Kennel EI 6
WS/SS EI7417 Project Course Drive Systems and Power Electronics Kennel EI 6
SS EI80008 Project Laboratory on Distribution Grid Simulation Witzmann EI 5
SS EI7483 Project Lab Renewable und Sustainable Energy Systems Hamacher EI 5
SS EI80005 Sensor Nodes Laboratory Becherer EI 5
WS/SS EI78022 Simulation and Commissioning of Electrical Actuators Kammermann EI 5
WS/SS MW1277 Simulation of Thermofluids with Open Source Tools Polifke MW 4
WS MW2285 Wind Tunnel Testing of Wind Turbines Bottasso MW 4

Seminars (5 ECTS credits required)

S.1 Module Number Module name Professor Dep. Cr.
WS/SS EI8040 Seminar on Energy Systems and Energy Economy Wagner EI 5
WS/SS EI8044 Seminar on Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems Hamacher EI 5
WS/SS EI8016 Seminar on Electrical Actuators Herzog EI 5
WS/SS EI8041 Seminar on High Voltage Technology Witzmann EI 5
WS/SS EI8038 Seminar on Power Transmission Witzmann EI 5
WS/SS EI8039 Seminar on Intelligent Methods in Mechatronics Kennel EI 5
WS/SS EI8042 Seminar on Energy Storage Technologies Jossen EI 5
WS/SS EI77001 Seminar on Embedded Systems and Internet of the Things Steinhorst EI 5
WS/SS MW1813 Seminar on Thermal Energy Systems Spliethoff MW 5
WS/SS MW2089 Seminar on Nuclear Safety Principles Macián-Juan MW 5
WS/SS EI7770 Seminar on Electrophysical Problems in Microsystem Technology Schrag EI 5

Further Modules (50 credits)

Interdisciplinary Modules (8 ECTS Credits)


You have to earn eight credits from non power-engineering subjects.The choice is yours. Allowed are all modules not offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Also are allowed all modules from the Mechanical Engineering Department, excepting the subjects which belong to the curriculum. Modules from other departments and also language courses are accepted, too.

Some suggestions are:

  • Language Courses (digital offer in winter semester 2020/21)
  • EI04004 Strategic Management for Engineers, Prof. Sauerbrey.
  • MW2223 Soft Skills Training within the lab "Simulation of Thermofluids with Open Source Tools" Prof. Polifke

Research Internship (12 ECTS Credits)


The nine-week research internship has to be carried out at a chair at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering or at the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Master's Thesis (30 Credits)


The six-month Master's Thesis concludes the MSPE Program and it also has to be carried out at a chair at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering or at the Department of Mechanical Engineering.