Power Engineering

Ecological, affordable and sustainable energy supply is a prerequisite for economic growth and prosperity of a society. The finite nature of fossil energy carriers and the growing climate problem makes power supply one of the main topics of the 21st century.

This Master's Program aims at educating engineers with well-founded technical expertise and broad non-technical skills who can shape a sustainable and affordable future energy system.

Power generation plays a dominant role both in industrialised nations and emerging nations. Still, power generation is mainly based on thermal and hydraulic power plants. These are increasingly being supplemented by distributed generation technologies on the basis of renewable energies and power plants for combined heat and power. To meet these challenges, professionals are required who are proficient in power engineering in terms of electrical, thermodynamic, and mechanical demands and the integration to energy systems including transport, distribution and storage.

New challenges entailed by the liberalisation of energy markets require interdisciplinary skills, e.g., in the field of business administration and political economics, environmental impacts, as well as a detailed understanding across territorial, social and cultural boundaries is of great importance in addition to technical knowledge.