Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Energy and Process Engineering
Do you want to shape the energy supply of the future? Our master's program teaches you how energy can be provided renewably, stored, and converted efficiently, and how biotechnological and process engineering processes are being further developed for continuous decarbonization.
TUM School of Engineering and Design
- Full Time
- 4 semesters (fulltime)
Winter semester: 01.04. – 31.05.
Summer semester: 01.11. – 31.12.
- Possible for both winter and summer semester
Information on Degree Program
We provide a comprehensive understanding of energy-related machinery and instruments as well as industrial engineering processes ranging from biotechnology to process engineering industry and power plant technology. As a graduate of this master's program, you will have a broad knowledge of methods that enable you to develop new and innovative solutions for our industry and society.
The program is located at the interface of different disciplines that are relevant for solving current energy and process engineering problems. Working on these challenges always require the cooperation of a large number of experts from different disciplines. Their expertise and understanding of systems are essential for the challenges of a society without fossil raw materials and energy sources.
Energy and process engineering, as taught in our master's program, encompasses the fundamental physical, chemical and biological processes of material conversion for the provision of energy or industrial products. The combination of these basic building blocks into an overall process as well as the integration into possible fields of application and sectors are also considered. It is also possible to specialize in individual subject areas to gain a more in-depth understanding.
For a comprehensive description of the program, please refer to the degree program documentation:
The Master Degree Course allows you to create your own individual study course plan. The Program is structured as follows:
- Master Modules, divided into main subject areas methodological foundations, technical energy systems, , energy machinery and components, process engineering and engineering science flexibilization
- Practical courses
- Supplementary Subjects
- Research Internship (term project, team project, practical research course)
- Key Competences (language courses, soft skills workshops, …)
- Master’s Thesis
Required language skills for admission:
For this master’s program, you must provide proof of sufficient knowledge of the German language. The proof must be submitted to TUM by the end of the application period. An overview of all acceptable language certificates can be found here.
With these certificates you fulfill the minimum requirement for admission. However, to successfully complete your studies, it may be necessary to further expand and deepen your language skills. Our Language Center will be happy to provide you support.
Language of instruction:
The language of instruction in our program is generally German. This means that most modules are offered exclusively in German. However, individual modules can also be taught in English. In the module handbook you can find further information on the language of a module.
In addition, the advisors of the study program can provide further information about which modules are taught in which language.
As a graduate of our application and research-oriented master's program, you can make use of a broad methodological toolbox for your future professional life. Your expertise will be based on our focus areas: future-oriented energy systems, thermal process engineering and bioprocess engineering as well as their core components, such as heat exchangers, turbomachinery and separation equipment. Thematic links to plant engineering, chemical process engineering and other areas are also present. This enables you to find efficient solutions to complex problems, including:
- Transition to sustainable energy sources such as hydrogen
- Dynamic operation and flexibilization of process plants
- Energy system analysis as well as innovative energy conversion and storage technologies
- Description, analysis and optimization of chemical and bio-engineering processes
By completing your master's degree, you will have the best prerequisites to work on sustainable and innovative processes in energy supply or the manufacturing industry. You will be able to help shaping and implementing the solutions of tomorrow. In the recent past, energy and (bio)process technology has been characterized by an increasing dynamic and innovation strength with a wide range of opportunities and possibilities. In addition, exciting career prospects open for you in plant construction, in chemical, pharmaceutical as well as biotechnological industries, working for technology developers or in engineering companies. Consulting and service companies as well as public authorities are further potential employers.
If you are particularly interested in research and development, you will find a variety of employment opportunities at universities and research institutions, as well as in industry-related research.
You develop a business idea during your studies and want to start a company? We are happy to support you in this as well!
Binding Regulations for Progression of Studies, Examinations and Application
Application and Admission
Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment allows the TUM school or department to which you are applying the opportunity to evaluate your individual talents and motivation for study.
During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents.
If you receive an offer of admission, you will additionally have to submit individual documents as notarized hardcopies by post to be enrolled.
Generally, applicants with a qualification for postgraduate studies (e.g. a bachelor’s) obtained outside of the EU / EEA must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.
- Degree Certificate and Diploma or Subject and Grade Transcript of Studies to Date
- Transcript of Records
- Curriculum (e.g. module description)
- Proof of German Language Proficiency
- Letter of Motivation
- Complete and Current Résumé
- Preliminary Documentation (VPD) if the qualification for graduate studies (e.g. a bachelor's) is obtained outside the EU/EEA
We may require additional documents depending on your educational background and your country of origin. Complete the online application to receive a comprehensive list of the required documents.
- Application for Enrollment (signed)
- Degree Certificate and Diploma (certified copy)
- Transcript of Records (certified copy)
- Most Current Photo (as for ID)
- Student Health Insurance Certificate
We may require additional documents depending on the type of educational background you earned and your country of origin. After accepting an offer of admission in TUMonline, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hardcopy for enrollment.
Application period for winter semester: 01.04. – 31.05.
Application period for summer semester: 01.11. – 31.12
During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents. Please be aware that we can only process your application if you upload all required documents within the application period.
We will review your application as soon as it is complete. Please check your TUMonline account regularly, to see if we have any queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.
After receiving admission, you will see in TUMonline which documents you have to submit for enrollment, and in which form. Please note that you always have to send the signed application for enrollment and all notarized hardcopies by post.
We recommend that you submit the documents for enrollment as soon as possible after receiving admission. If individual documents are not available by then, you can submit them up to 5 weeks after the start of the lecture period. You will, however, only be enrolled once we have received all documents. Proof of the completed bachelor's degree must be provided within one year of commencement of the master's program.
You can check the status of your application at any time in your TUMonline account.
Selection takes place through an aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment is a two-part procedure after the submission of an official application to a program. In this procedure, the TUM school or department determines whether you meet the specific requirements for its master’s degree program.
In the initial stages, the grades you obtained during your bachelor's program, as well as your written documents, will be evaluated using a point system. Depending on the amount of points accumulated, applicants are either immediately admitted, rejected or invited to an admissions test.
If the applicant cannot provide proof of at least 8 weeks of industrial internship from the first degree, 8 weeks of internship will be required. For further details, please refer to your letter of admission and to the website of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
You have earned your master’s degree and are ready to start your career? TUM Alumni & Career can assist you with questions regarding professional orientation, job search and job application.
If you are interested in continuing your studies, you will find information of doctoral studies at TUM, here.
Questions about application and admission
Phone: +49 89 289 22245
In Person: Arcisstr. 21, Room 0144
Central Student Advising
Arcisstr. 21, Room 0144
Departmental Student Advising
Admission and Application
Dr. Anna Reif
Boltzmannstraße 15, Room MW0026a
Tel. +49 89 289 15022