Energy Conversion and Management (ECM)

Photo: Hydroelectric Power in Offenburg
Hydroelectric power plant in Offenburg

Solar energy, bioenergy, hydro and wind power, power generation, energy management . . . :
Regardless of the energy topic, the professors at Offenburg University have it covered. Many of our lecturers work for global energy companies, engineering services or consulting firms. Through lectures and discussions, students learn all about the current hot topics in the energy sector.

Photo: student's at a biomass installation at Offenburg University of Applied Sciences
Biomass installation at Offenburg University of Applied Science

Studying Energy Conversion and Management means, first of all, developing comprehensive expertise in energy systems and their management, but also taking the relevant economic, social, and political environments into consideration. Graduates of our program, with its international focus, will be well prepared for leadership positions around the globe.

ECM at Offenburg University

Offenburg University enjoys an excellent reputation and consistently high ratings in nationwide rankings. Offenburg is a smaller university, and hence students benefit from the advantages of a manageable educational facility with personal attention from instructors. Offenburg University also offers comprehensive services and close integration with the regional economy.

Short image film, produced by students, about ECM and Offenburg University


IMPORTANT INFORMATION on upcoming tuition fees for international students!

Please note that the government of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, in which Offenburg is located, plans to introduce tuition fees for non-EU students from winter term 2017/18, amounting to € 1500 per semester, in addition to the current fees. Please take this into account when planning your financial affairs.

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Program at a Glance

Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Language of instruction English (first semester), English and German (from the second semester on)
Duration of program 3-4 semesters (one semester internship)
Begin of study program Winter semester (October)
Application deadline April 30
Fees 274€ per semester
Application prerequisites Above-average Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, process engineering or related field, TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.0, German A2, APS (only for applicants from China and Vietnam)
Internship not required
Selection procedure Yes
Accreditation Yes
ECTS 120 credits