Renewable Energy Systems
- Winter semester
- Mode of admission:
- without admission restriction
- directly at the University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
- Study mode:
- On campus
Five Reasons to choose this Master's Program
The M.Sc. in Renewable Energy Systems is intended for holders of a first bachelor’s degree in:
- Environmental engineering
- Process engineering
- Other related subjects
For those interested in advancing their qualifications and career opportunities in the field of renewable energy systems
Special Program Features
Specialize in the field of renewable energy
Learn about renewable energy systems such as wind turbines, biogas, biofuel production, and solar energy. You will gain unique knowledge and understand how these elements integrate into the utility grid.
Theory and practice combined
The theory you learn in lectures and seminars will be applied throughout the program in lab work and projects.
Professors with plenty of industry experience
You will not only gain theoretical knowledge, but you will also get an inside view of how the industry works since professors have several years of work experience outside of the university.
This degree program is regularly checked through a university accreditation system.
The application requirements for the study program in “Renewable Energy Systems” are:
Previous bachelor’s degree in:
- Environmental engineering
- Process engineering
- A related subject.
Min ECTS required:
- 180 ECTS*
*Applicants whose first Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree was of 6 semesters in duration or worth 180 credit points shall be required to attain the credit points they need to take them up to the level of 210 credit points which is necessary for formal admission to these Master of Science degree courses. Such applicants whose application is successful shall be provisionally admitted to the degree course on the condition that they demonstrably attain the credit points required. The Academic Advisor for the course shall determine, in consultation with the Examinations Committee, the Bachelor’s modules and, where applicable, periods of practical experience required of such students once they have commenced the Master’s degree course. These students must have completed all required examinations and periods of practical experience under this Regulation before they commence work on their Master’s thesis.
The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.
Application & Admission
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Application Procedure & Selection
To apply for the M.Sc in Process Engineering, please follow the online application process.
Curriculum vitae in tabular form.
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. Check the process here:
A Bachelor's (or equivalent) degree in process engineering or in a field of engineering related to the course.
Proof of relevant professional work experience or scientific achievements (papers, awards, etc.)
International applicants with less than 210 ECTS must provide a German language certificate of at least B2 level from a recognized institution accredited by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Applicants whose first degree was completed outside the EU are required to present proof of
having taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), a standardised test used in admissions to
graduate schools in the US.
'I wanted to learn more about renewable energy forms and Germany is the leader in this technology. And in Europe I have the opportunity to learn more about different cultures.' She applied and got offers to several German universities, but decided to study at the HAW Hamburg, because the English Master’s programme 'Renewable Energy Systems' offered the best insight into different alternative forms of energy and power plants.
Read more about Priyanka's testimonial here.
Mein Name ist Benjamin Pivotto Oliveira, und ich komme aus Brasilien. Ich habe den englischsprachigen internationalen Masterstudiengang Renewable Energy Systems an der HAW Hamburg absolviert.
In den ersten beiden Semestern konnten wir unser Wissen in verschiedenen erneuerbaren Energiearten wie Solar-, Wind- und Bioenergie vertiefen und Simulationsprogramme und das Management von Projekten kennen lernen.
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My name is Uddhav Pawar and I come from India. After completing my bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in India, it was the sheer reputation of Germany as a pioneer in research in the field of renewable energy that lured me into pursuing my Master’s in Renewable Energy Systems at the HAW Hamburg. My home country, India, has witnessed unprecedented economic growth recently and the challenge it faces is to ensure that this growth is sustainable.
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My name is Abdulsalam Mashood. I am from Nigeria and a student of the Master's program, Renewable Energy Systems (RES) at HAW Hamburg. I am currently writing my thesis on the Life Cycle Assessment of an Electric Thermal Energy Storage (ETES) system with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. With the increasing penetration of renewable energy in our energy mix and the gradual shutting down of fossil fuel power plants, energy storage is at the forefront of the ‘Energiewende’ (energy transition).
Read more about Abdulsalam's testimonial here.
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