M. Sc. in 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.


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)
Beginning of study program Winter semester (October)
End of Application April 30
Tuition and fees Fees per semester:
€ 1500 state tuition fee for non-EU citizens (exemptions see below)
€ 650 state tuition fee for a second degree (only for EU citizens who already obtained a master's degree from a German university)
€ 150 service contribution for EU citizens and other students exempted from the state tuition fees
€ 134 administration fees
Application requirements 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

* You are exempted from the tuition fees (EUR 1500) if:

  • You have received your qualification of university entrance from the state of Germany
  • You are a citizen of the EU and/or the EEA
  • Your spouse or one of your parent is citizen of the EU and/or the EEA
  • You are officially recognized as a refugee in Germany
  • You are an exchange student from one of Offenburg University's partner universities, or
  • You were already enrolled at Offenburg University before the 2017/2018 winter semester

This information is supplied without liability. The jurisdiction on the exemption from tuition lies with the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg. For more information please see: http://www.bw-studyguide.de/en/studying/finance-and-funding.html