Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Renewable Energy Systems

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Renewable Energy, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Processes and Technology
Sustainability Environmental Engineering Green Tech Process Engineering
English only
Winter semester: 15 May
Application Deadlines
1.5 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
directly at the University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
Study mode:
On campus

Course Description

Do you want to know how to plan and construct renewable energy plants? Would you like to evaluate the effect of new energy production systems on the environment? Do you wish to conduct experiments, analyze data, and create computer simulations of solar plants or wind farms? If any of these topics interest you, then the M.Sc. in Renewable Energy Systems is the right choice for you. As a graduate student, you’ll be able to work in the development, planning, management, monitoring, or operations sectors of renewable energies. Alternatively, students have the opportunity to further develop their academic careers with a Ph.D.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in environmental engineering, process engineering or a similar field.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for applicants who do not have a Bachelor's qualification from an EU country.

Required ECTS credits: 210.

Applicants whose bachelor diploma consists of 180 credit points (ECTS) must acquire another 30 credit points during the first semester of their studies. The specific department decides which examinations and tuition must be completed. Applicants will then be temporarily admitted and enrolled for one term in order to complete the missing 30 credit points. After the end of the first semester, the department will inform the student administration center and the examination office whether the missing credit points have been acquired and the student may continue his studies.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

min 5.5
min 87
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: C
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: C
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: C
min A2
CEFR German
min A2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:April 01 (German)April 01 (EU)April 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:
In 26 days free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
Application Fee:
75 € for the first application, 30 € for each additional

Application Documents

  1. First degree as Bachelor (in related disciplines) qualifying for a professional career or a comparable course of studies or a Diploma of a university with 210 CP.
  2. Knowledge of the English language (see language requirements).
  3. German language certificate level A2 by acknowledged institutions like Goethe-Institut.
  4. Applicants holding a first academic degree (bachelor, diploma, etc.) from non-EU-countries: Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  5. Curriculum vitae.
  6. Proof of particular professional work experience or scientific achievements (papers, awards, etc).

If you completed your school education outside of Germany, you must send officially certified copies of your certificates to be reviewed by uni-assist BEFORE you can apply online to the HAW Hamburg. You will get a certificate - Vorprüfungsdokumentation (VPD) - from uni-assist that you must include with your application to the HAW Hamburg. Please apply early, as the VPD process can take 4-6 weeks.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website